Monday, July 2, 2012

December 15th, 2000: Crispus Attucks, The Degenerics, Striking Distance, Looks Like Rain, Crestfallen @ the Crispus Attucks House, Hyattsville, MD

This was a cool show that Matt from Crispus Attucks (now owner of Smash! Records in Adams Morgan, DC) booked at the house he and some fellow punks lived in near College Park. One of the dudes from Crestfallen (a heavy, loud, screamy band, not unlike Page 99, Majority of Rule, City of Caterpillar, etc.) now plays in Mean Jeans (a Ramones-y punk band that sings mostly about partying). Not sure what the other dudes are doing. I'm sure I've mentioned this before but the Degenerics are one of the most underrated bands in recent memory. Totally unbelievably talented hc/punk (with dub interludes from time to time) from NJ. Seriously the closest thing I've ever heard to a reasonable Bad Brains comparison. You need to check out their "Generica" full-length if you've never done so.

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