Monday, June 18, 2018

October 29, 2000: De Nada, Chernobyl Kids, What Lies Ahead, Gamewinner, Ampersand, Looks Like Rain, The Chase, Bloody Corpse @ UMD Food Co-op, College Park, MD

Halloween shows are almost always a blast, and this was no different. That's a pretty sweet line-up of turn-of-the-century Maryland hardcore bands. I have another version of this flyer that replaces Chernobyl Kids with Daybreak. I can't remember which was the correct line-up. Were you there? What do you remember?

Friday, June 15, 2018

October 28, 2000: Looks Like Rain, Avulsion, Ramona Forever, Willhold, Horror Business @ the Solar Haus, Blacksburg, VA

Looks Like Rain shows at the Solar Haus in Blacksburg, VA were always fun, especially since our drummer, Bryan, went to school there at Virginia Tech, and still had a lot of friends there. Pretty sure we did a bunch of Misfits covers since it was a Halloween show. Don't remember the details of this one much. I wonder if that house is still standing and if it's current residents have any idea of the fun that was had on that 2nd floor.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

October 14, 2000: Acedia, Avulsion, From Earth to Ashes, Looks Like Rain @ Jamie's General Bean, Centreville, VA

To this day, this show is a favorite amongst Looks Like Rain members as a classic WTF story. Holly Le booked this at a coffee shop in northern Virginia. All of the bands were from Virginia except for LLR (Baltimore). About a week before the show she asked if I could provide a PA for the show. No problem. Looks Like Rain opens and then are followed by a bunch of Virginia metal bands (remember Tribunal Records?). (Aside: I don't remember Avulsion containing any members of Count Me Out, and From Earth To Ashes is a weird name for a band when there's already a band called From Autumn To Ashes that are on the same label as other bands on this show.) Anyway, the show ends and we're all packed up and Holly comes over and says 'Thanks for playing and bringing the PA. This is for you.', and hands me a 6-pack of raisins. Now, mind you, I've been in small bands for years and am used to not even getting gas money, but WE GOT PAID IN RAISINS! An experience I'll never forget.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

October 7, 2000: The Assistant, The Convocation Of..., Charm City Suicides, Stormshadow, Cex, The Cable Car Theory, Michinoku Driver 3, Looks Like Rain, Gary Barrett, Chris Myers @ the Wilson Center, Washington, DC

Here's a couple variations of flyers for a marathon of a show at the Wilson Center in DC. I don't have any recollection of this show. I'm assuming it happened, but I really don't remember. Drop some comments below if you do.

Monday, June 11, 2018

October 1, 2000: Run Devil Run, The Warriors, Looks Like Rain, Klopek's Furnace @ 123 Pleasant St, Morgantown, WV

It's October of 2000 and Looks Like Rain are back in Morgantown, WV for the third time in less than a year. This time we're featured on the flyer! We weren't actually that big in Morgantown. The photo was taken the first time we played there during a Misfits cover. We did always have a good time at those Morgantown shows. Run Devil Run were a Krishna-core band from Cleveland. I think there was some Erie hardcore connection as well. According to Discogs, apparently Mike Ski (Brother's Keeper) was a member for a bit. Looks like they also featured members of Abnegation, In Cold Blood, and someone that went on to play in Mushroomhead. Can't say I remember what The Warriors (not the band from CA) or Klopek's Furnace sounded like.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

September 30, 2000: Left Unsaid, the Overprivileged, Flirting with Disaster, Looks Like Rain, U.S. Agents @ the Vienna Community Center, Vienna, VA

Here's a flyer for a show in Vienna, VA with Looks Like Rain and a bunch of bands from NoVA. I have zero recollection of this show. May not have actually happened for all I remember. Only shows I remember playing in Vienna were at the Greenhouse. If you remember this one, let us know.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

August 25, 2000: Intention, On Deck, What Lies Ahead, Looks Like Rain, Nero @ Dave J's house, Bethel, PA

I had met Dave Jannes a few months before this show when Looks Like Rain played with Ensign and Shutdown in Hagerstown, MD and Dave had made the trip out for that show. He hit me up about playing a show at his house when his parents were going to be out of town. The flyer mentions "in cooperation with UKI". UKI was United Kids Incorporated, which was the name I gave to myself for the shows I put on. I don't remember having a hand in booking this, but I must have gotten What Lies Ahead on the show. Intention featured Zach Amster, who would later go on to play in Full Contant/Knockdown, Shark Attack, Violent Minds, and No Warning. I can't remember who else was in the band. Can't remember who was in On Deck, but I remember seeing them a handful of times at shows in Wikes-Barre. No idea who Nero were. I do remember Dave telling me that he did get busted by his parents for having the show, and to my knowledge, that was the only show that ever happened at his house.