Friday, April 27, 2018

February 19, 1999: The Thumbs, Crispus Attucks, Daycare Swindlers, the Clancy Six, Sisters of Morrissey @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

Here's another Damon Pieri poster for an all-locals show that was supposed to happen at the Chop Shop. It's likely that this got moved to the Sound Exchange in Ellicott City as well, but I don't recall. Let us know in the comments if you remember this show happening.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

February 6, 1999: In My Eyes, Ten Yard Fight, Brother's Keeper, Reach the Sky, Redline @ Phantasmagoria, Wheaton, MD

Here's three variations of the poster for one of my favorite shows I've ever booked. As you can see from the bottom two, it was originally scheduled to take place at the Chop Shop until it got shut down a couple weeks prior. It ended up at Phantasmagoria in Wheaton, MD thanks to Jamie Arthurs. You can read my original post for my prior recollections of the show. The last poster created, the one at the top, features the line up that actually happened. Damon Pieri drew the illustrated one. I made the one at the bottom.

Eric (EMS) from Brother's Keeper posted a few videos from this show...

Reach the Sky:

Ten Yard Fight:

In My Eyes:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

January 30, 1999: ErrorType:11, the Kill Quota, the Rookie Lot, the Cotton Weary @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

This show definitely didn't happen at the Chop Shop since it had gotten shut down the previous week. I can't remember if it got moved anywhere. Possibly the Sound Exchange in Ellicott City. Damon Pieri drew the poster and misspelled "Quota".

*UPDATE - Got some details from some fine folks filling in the holes on Facebook.

  • The show definitely got moved to the Sound Exchange. Owner Josh Greenbaum posted some pics in the comments.
  • Yearly may have also played.
  • The Kill Quota featured 3/5 of Walleye, from Newark, Delaware. Their demo is up on Bandcamp.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

January 19, 1999: Velvet, No Potential, Clancy 6, Slipstream, Churner @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

Here's a poster by Damon Pieri for a somewhat local show (York, PA, NoVA, and DC) that I have no recollection of. Not 100% sure this one happened. If I remember correctly, Velvet were an indie-rock band from DC. No idea who No Potential were. Clancy 6 were an noisy/grindy band from York, PA. No idea who Slipstream were. My memory of Churner is that they were a noisy hardcore band, maybe AmRep-ish, from norther VA. If anyone was at this show, please let us know what you remember in the comments.

Friday, April 20, 2018

January 15, 1999: Page 99, Orchid, Forthright, Seven Ages, Death Be Not Proud @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

Here's Damon Pieri's poster for the show at the Chop Shop with Page 99 and Orchid. The original post for this show has a flyer with a different line-up. I'd guess this one was the later one since the other flyer doesn't include Orchid. No clue who Death Be Not Proud were. The original post includes a few pictures I took of Page 99 and Orchid. Check it out.

Updates from Facebook comments:
  • Death Be Not Proud included Jeremy Flynn and Al Charity who later played in Hobis and Dawn Treader. (thanks Ganesh K.)
  • Forthright was a local band featuring Dan Owen, currently of Murder (thanks Dan O.)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

January 14, 1999: Lounge, Erikson, Fair Warning, Lanemeyer, Houseboy @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

I'm not positive this show actually happened. The only band I'm familiar with on this poster is Lanemeyer. Don't remember who Lounge are but they seem to have popped up on a bunch of the shows I did around this time. According to this post, it seems that Houseboy was a band from New Jersey. If anyone remembers being at this show, please let us know in the comments. Damon Pieri drew the poster.

*Update based on some Facebook comments. I'm guessing this show didn't actually happen as Lanemeyer played the show the next day at the Chop Shop with Page 99 and Orchid. (thanks Bryan F and Andy B.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

January 13th, 1999: Saves the Day, Purpose, FSJM (Chernobyl Kids), Paris, Texas, the Cotton Weary @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

This is the poster that Damon Pieri drew up for the Saves the Day/Purpose show at the Chop Shop. Check out the original post for my recollections and some pictures I took. The Chernobyl Kids also played this show (before they had a name so I dubbed them "FSJM" [Funny, Steve, John, Matt]) but were added later so they didn't make it onto this poster.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

January 9, 1999: Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Cave In, Torn Apart, Lynchpin @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

This is Damon Pieri's poster for this wild show that happened at the Chop Shop. I don't have a handbill version of a flyer for this show so I never made an original post on it. I remember having to leave during Cave In's set for a job I had working at 98 Rock engineering Dee Snider's syndicated radio show The House of Hair, so I don't remember much in the way of details from this one. I remember being told the next day that Jake threw up on the side of the stage right before their set. Jamie Arthurs booked this one so hopefully he'll chime in in the comments about his memories of this show. Sick line-up though. RIP Caleb Scofield.

Monday, April 16, 2018

January 7, 1999: Disenchanted, I Farm, Unfound, Devola, Red Sky, Splurge @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

I don't remember much about this show. It's basically a Long Island invades Baltimore show. Though I don't remember anything about Unfound or Red Sky. It's possible they were not from Long Island. This poster by Damon Pieri is the only flyer I have for it. I think I have some pictures of at least I Farm from this show. I also used to have a Devola t-shirt which I must have bought at this show as I don't remember seeing them any other time.

Let me know if you were here and remember this one.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

December 11, 1998: Joshua, Somerset, Penfold, Yearly @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

I don't recall if this show actually happened. I don't have a handbill version of a flyer for this show, so no original post on it. I also remember liking some stuff I'd heard from both Joshua and Penfold, but don't remember ever actually seeing them live. If anyone was at this show, please let me know what you remember. Also, why is Penfold listed twice? Flyer by Damon Pieri.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

November 18th, 1998: Sam the Butcher, Subsist, Wretch Like Me, On Edge @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

Here we have Damon Pieri's flyer for the Sam the Butcher show I did at the Chop Shop. See my original post for my recollections on the show. Only update I have since that is that I moved to Colorado a couple of years ago and found out that Abe from Wretch Like Me has a new band called Joy Subtraction that are pretty good. They opened for Good Riddance in Denver a little while ago and although they played earlier than expected and I missed them, I got to chat with Abe a bit about this show, Wretch Like Me, O&O Records and Fort Collins punk in the late 90s. Solid guy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

November 9th, 1998: Jimmy Eat World, Coalesce, Jejune, Situation at 1200, Compression, Meatjack @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

Here's the flyer Damon Pieri drew for the Jimmy Eat World/Coalesce show at the Chop Shop. Can't remember why Jejune didn't make it onto here. Maybe they got added to the tour later. See my original post on the show for my recollections.

Monday, April 2, 2018

November 4th, 1998: Living Sacrifice, Six Going On Seven, the Kill Van Kull, Cheater @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD

I recently found a box with a bunch of flyers that my old friend, Damon Pieri, drew for me, so I'm going to get even more out of chronological order for a bit and post these up. This one is for the first show at the Chop Shop (fka the Supreme Imperial). See my original post for my recollection of this show.