Lipstick Homicide and Boys were touring together and playing two back to back shows really close to me so I had to go to both, right? First I made the trip the Delaware for yet another great show, seriously Delaware always has some great shows, and I’ve never been to a bad one there. Keep it up guys! Then the next day it was off to Baltimore for another great show at my favorite place of all time the Charm City Art Space!
Bummers beach house – Newark, DE
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Bummers – I think this is the first time I’ve gotten to see the Bummers with a full band for their entire set (last time I got there late like a jerk). I’m guessing they’re just a full time full band now and it’s great. If you haven’t checked this band out I highly recommend you do it now. I believe they’ve got a record coming out soon on Bloated Kat Records, but it’s not soon enough, I want it now!
Boys – I had really high expectations seeing Boys because I’d listened to that demo somewhere around a billion times already and had never seen them before, yet they still totally blew me away. This band is incredible, if you’re not listening to them you’re fucking things up. And if you’ve had the chance to see them and didn’t, just quit at life. Go see this band whenever you can, they’re really really great.
The Murderburgers – Murderburgers are a band that I’ve been on the fence about. I liked some things they’ve put out but just as some pretty good pop punk. However after seeing them this time, they were a ton of fun and I decided I needed to buy some records.
Lipstick Homicide – Lipstick Homicide is one of the best bands in existence, they will melt your face with greatness every time you see them. This time was of course no exception. This was my seventh time seeing Lipstick Homicide in 2013 (out of eight) and out of those times that I’ve seen them this was one of the best, most fun sets of the year.
The Headies – The Headies are another band that you should know, and if you don’t you’re doing yourself an extreme disservice. Listen to their records; go to their shows, their one of the most fun bands around. It’s always a good time when you’re seeing the Headies. They mixed up the set a bit from the past few times that I’ve seen them but it’s not like that’s a problem for a band that doesn’t have any bad songs. Great set as always.
Martin – Martin wasn’t on the bill but they played a surprise set which was really great especially because I’d never seen them before. It was a rad short little set, looking forward to seeing this band again and hopefully many more times.
Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD
Friday, October 25, 2013
FTS FEST 12 Series
Lipstick Homicide – I don’t know how many times I can say Lipstick Homicide is one of the greatest bands both live and recorded. It’s just a fact. This night was especially great though because they covered a Rational Anthem song, there aren’t real words to describe how happy that made me. Hopefully I see this band as many times (or more) next year as I did this year.
The Murderburgers – Murderburgers turned me into a big fan the night before this. Tonight I bought the records I said I was going to buy yesterday after they were great once again. This is a case of I wish I’d seen the light of this band sooner.
Braceface – Braceface is a great pop punk band from Baltimore. I’ve seen them a bunch but not near enough times. Their songs are catchy as hell and they’re always fun to see. They had a great set tonight as they usually do. Bands like this remind me that pop punk isn’t dead in Baltimore.
Boys – Boys were great the night before and tonight was no different. Boys totally blew me away with their greatness for a second time in a row. When this band comes out with an album it’ll be an album of the year contender for sure. And I see them always being one people’s ‘best band’s I’ve seen this year’ list all the damn time.
Solid Citizen – I missed Solid Citizen, I blame the beer that I was drinking and the people that made me drink it!