Monday, October 25, 2010
October 20th, 1999: Franklin, Q and not U, Scaramouche, the Future Perfect @ UMBC Patapsco Hall, Baltimore, MD
Here's a show I went to more for the cause than for the bands themselves. They're all fine bands, just not really my thing. I had been involved in the college radio station at UMBC since my freshman year and worked my way up through the ranks to assistant station manager. I spent a lot of time there, made some cool friends who I still keep in touch with, and got introduced to a lot of cool music through my time there. Station volunteer Drew Theimann put this show together in the basement of one of the dorms. The Future Perfect were a rad new band made up of members of Blank and Bridgewater. I don't think they ever recorded a demo but they played locally a bunch and I always enjoyed seeing them. I have no idea who Scaramouche were. Q and not U were the darlings of the DC indie scene. They were the first band signed to Dischord that had no members of previous Dischord bands since the first year of the label. They played smart catchy music and the kids loved 'em. Franklin were a dub/reggae influenced indie band from Philly. Their rhythm section was incredible.