Baltimore is known across the country for its reputation as a nurturer of the music scene. Many times bands move to Charm City, hoping to make a name for themselves. One of the most notable genres that continue to grow in the area is that of Punk Rock. You can get a taste of this at dozens of venues around the city. Some of the best places for a Punk show being the Ottobar on North Howard Street, the Sidebar Tavern on East Lexington Street, Charm City Art Space on Maryland Avenue, and Sonar on East Saratoga Street. A sub-genre that has developed quite a following in Baltimore is that of Horror-Punk. Feeding off of horror legends and films, most groups have are heavily influenced by the progenitors of the genre, the Misfits.
Dr. Chud was the drummer for the Misfits from 1995-2000. Some of the Misfits’ greatest albums, in my opinion, feature his drumming: American Psycho (1997) and Famous Monsters (1999). He has also played in distinguished bands such as Sardonica, Gorgeous Frankenstein, Graves, Dr. Chud’s X-Ward; he is also, alongside Joey Ramone, on the We Will Fall: A Tribute to Iggy Pop album. Thanks to very dedicated front-man, Johnny Shivers, Baltimore’s very own horror-rockers, The Sonic Creeps, have managed to recruit this legendary drummer for the recording of their first album, A Future Dead.
Though The Sonic Creeps may be relatively new, the band members have long-since established themselves as proficient punk rockers in Baltimore. “The Sonic Creeps were formed in 2006,” states front-man Johnny Shivers, “previously under the name, The Shivers.” Shivers spent half a decade in search of band-mates whose determination to make and perform praiseworthy horror-punk music matched his own. And in 2010, The Sonic Creeps were born! With Matt Mayhem (upright bass) and Ricky National (guitar), Shivers has made his dream– NO! — his nightmare of creating heart-exploding horror come true!
This Friday, November 30th, The Darkside Promotions hosts a killer show that brings the horror of Halloween back to life as the legendary Misfits drummer, Dr. Chud, plays with The Sonic Creeps in Frederick, Maryland at Café 611. This marks the group’s first performance of their full-length album, A Future Dead. But as a special bonus, the band will ALSO be playing an ENTIRE HOUR of Misfits 95’ and X-WARD songs. As a one-time offer, a limited number of A Future Demo discs will be pressed and available at the show; first come first serve, so don’t be late! Preview two of the songs at www.soniccreeps.com. The full length album will be available in 2013.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
In addition to this incredible headlining act, the show features four well-established bands whose extraordinary sound and stage presence will be sure to make the night filled with unfaltering, Punk driven fervor from start to finish!
Opening Acts Include:
JJ Damage and The Bandits, a “3 piece outlaw music machine”, kicks-off the night with a sound that mixes punk and rockabilly with a steadfast surfer vibe. Band members include J.J Damage, Dave Andrews, and Jake Damage. If their performance with the Koffin Kats last September was any indicator, the Bandits will be sure to usher in this punk-packed night with a bang!
Dead End Lane, one of the top names in Horror Punk within the Baltimore music scene, is known for the incredible vocals of front-woman, Erin Demise; the striking dexterity of guitarist, The Salacious T; the comical Aussie, Matt, whose heavy bass-lines endure through his stage acrobatics; and Joe, a drummer who manages to keep up with his energetic band-mates with ease, never missing a beat. But what really makes Dead End Lane great is their unique enthusiasm for and ability to blend 1950’s pop influences into the horror-punk genre. They are truly an act not to be missed.
Wrath of Typhon is a band from York, PA that brings unadulterated, in-your-face metal to the stage. The sheer energy of their performances, both instrumentally and physically, is so contagious it makes not-so-metal oriented fans flock to the front. This “full on metal assault” is comprised of front-man, Crazy J (howls), David (drums), Bill (guitar), and Reese 44 (bass and backup howls).
Teamster, a four-piece band from D.C, will “bring brutal hardcore to the masses” on Friday night. Influences include, but are not limited to, Slayer, Terror, and Agnostic Front. Making up this violently vigorous quartet are Jon (vocals), Nam (guitar), Juston (bass), and Sean (drums).
BUT WAIT…. THERE’S MORE!
Be sure to wear your best zombie make-up! There will be various contests and prizes throughout the night, including best-makeup. If you forget, or simply don’t know how to zombify yourself, don’t fret; there will be a make-up booth available by Blood Bath FX!
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/290583304389083/?fref=ts
$10 with Make-Up
$12 without Make-Up
611 N. Market St.