Snapped a few shots of Baltimore’s own HOLLYWOOD on the roof of Sonar (RIP) during Death Fest. They are going to use them for promo, or something, I think. Check out the other shots and a bajillion more of the band here.
This show was REALLY fun. Brought to you by Unregistered Nurse, this was a good time sunday rock and roll show upstairs at the Ottobar, a great venue for punk/rock shows… great bar staff, lots of room, good prices… I love the Ottobar. I imagine it must be a bitch to move all those amps and whatnot up the stairs though…
Anyway, good times, good tunes, friends. Deep Sleep and Hollywood are local Baltimore bands, Hollywood is more on the garage side of things, while Deep Sleep is a fast hardcore band, fronted by Tony from Celebrated Summer records. The White Wires are from Canada, which they kept referencing, and were also REALLY DRUNK. They kept talking about how many centiliters of whiskey they had drink, which was funny since no one in the crowd probably had any idea how many centiliters are in a normal shot… or maybe even what a centiliter is. They were great live though, and tore through a quick set of poppy rock songs.
Caught a few random shows last week… dropped in at Cullen Stalin & Scottie B’s always entertaining NO RULE party (every monday at Metro Gallery in Baltimore). They bring in an always rotating assortment of out-of-towners who spin a wide variety of dance music… a great stop on a monday in baltimore.
I also checked out Hollywood & the Shirks at the Dionysus 3rd Floor (aka Jerrod’s Attic). Hollywood needs no introduction – really fun Baltimore rock n roll. Shirks are a DC band that I hadn’t seen before, but who are comprised of a bunch of familiar faces… I couldn’t place everyone in the band, but I think it’s all people who have been playing in bands for awhile. They were good, check them out. You can check the whole set here.
A few weekends back, I managed to go see Hollywood wreck the Golden West, then check out Dave Nada’s last Taxlo before he moves to LA to become a famous record producer, then Hampden Fest to see Double Dagger and Sick Weapons. (And THEN I went to shoot Vampire Weekend/Beach House/Dum Dum Girls, which I will post in it’s own blog entry soon). What a weekend, I love Baltimore.