SHOWS I SEEN: Mr. T Experience – February 25th 2004 – Talking Head – Baltimore, MD

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Talking Head – Baltimore, MD

Wednesday February 25th 2004

To this day this is still one of the best shows top to bottom I’ve ever been to, maybe even the best. Partly due to the fact that going into this I knew MTX and I kind of knew Beatnik Termites, besides that it was just filler, or so I thought.


Gamma Rays – Gamma Rays were awesome, I got turned into an instant fan. I got to see them a couple more times before they broke up after this, they were always good but this was the best I’d ever see them.

Proteens – Another band that made me an instant fan, great pop punk, super cool, I bought some Proteens stuff pretty quickly after this show.

Copyrights – A band that I can’t imagine playing the Talking Head today, this was my first time even hearing them. Catchy as hell, I knew this was a band to pay attention to. They weren’t quite as energetic as they are today if you see them but they were solid as hell.

Beatnik Termites – Beatnik Termites almost stole the show with this one, I’ve seen them a bunch of times since this, and they’ve always been good but this was by far the best I’ve ever seen the band. Amazing pop punk, great stage presence, everything you want from a great band.

Mr. T Experience – The first and (so far) only time I’ve seen my favorite pop punk band of all time. They played for a good amount of time and played a lot of awesome songs. Dr. Frank even did some of the acoustic stuff. It was basically everything I could ask for…except that it did end at some point. I’d love to see MTX again because they were so damn awesome this time around.

Weekly Label Profile: Insubordination Records

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Name: Insubordination Records
Lifespan: 1996-Current
Web Site:
Notable Releases/Bands: Apers, Backseat Virgins, Be My Doppleganger, Beatnik Termites, Copyrights, For Science, Hard-Ons, Proteens, Radio With Guts, Unlovables
Started by Reggie Silvestri and Pat Kim in 1996 for Beatnik Termites albums, the label quickly grew from there and Chris Thacker was welcomed on board. In 2004 Mark Enoch brought Knock Knock Records into Insubordination Records and things continued to grow from there. Even today Insubordination records is well known for putting out quality pop punk for many years now, not to mention the now yearly Insubordination Fest in Baltimore, 3 days of pop punk that everybody loves

Insubordination Fest Line-up

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Insubordination Fest Pre-Show
June 24th

The Ottobar
2549 N. Howard Street
Baltimore MD 21218

MC Chris
Automatics, The
Charlie Brown
Dirt Bike Annie

Insubordination Fest 2010
June 25th and 26th

407 E Saratoga St
Baltimore, MD 21202

American Steel
Baracuda McMurder
Be My Doppelganger
Beatnik Termites
Blacklist Royals
Black Wine
Chinese Telephones
Dead Mechanical
Dear Landlord
Flamingo Nosebleed
Impulse International
Jetty Boys
Kepi Ghoulie and Friends
Less Than Jake
Max Levine Ensemble
Methadones (Playing “21st Century Power Pop Riot” in it’s entirety)
Night Birds
Noise By Numbers
Off With Their Heads
Smoking Popes
Teenage Bottlerocket
Varsity Weirdos

Canada Invasion at the Insubordination Fest 2010
Presented by Merman Records
Friday June 25th

Sonar, Second Stage

Old Wives
Roman Line

There are still a few bands TBA, I will update this list as they are confirmed.

REVIEW: Insubordination Fest 08 CD/DVD

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insub08Insubordination Fest 2008 came and went and once again I could not make it. However this year as last year Insubordination Records is doing CD/DVD sets. This compilation gives you a little bit of everything from this smorgasbord of pop punk tastiness. Things open up with a little bit of a harder edge with Deep Sleep’s top quality jam “Text Book Timebomb”. We’ve also got the last Insubordination Fest appearances from the now broken up Ergs! as well as Dateless. And a soon to be disbanded Steinways has they’re second to last Insubordination Fest (hopefully nothing goes wrong and they show up for this years). Also included are some rare appearances by reunited Doc Hopper, Sweet Baby and Weston. The Audio and Video quality are both much better than last years sets. If you’ve got an extra few bucks in your pocket and like the pop punk style of music you’ll be happy with owning this set.

1. Deep Sleep – Text Book Timebomb
2. Dopamines – Easy Living
3. Dear Landlord – Don’t Just Stand There
4. Off With Their Heads – Die Today
5. Parasites – Young and Stupid
6. The Drunken Cholos – We’d Have a Riot Doing Heroin
7. Kepi Ghoulie – Girlfriend
8. Cletus – I Don’t Mind
9. Ann Beretta – Angry All the Time
10. Copyrights – 57 North
11. The Ergs! – Bill Moon
12. Dateless – Taking Over Me
13. Backseat Virgins – Striptease
14. Proteens – Nothing but Trouble
15. Karmella’s Game – The Pit
16. Chinese Telephones – Stay Around
17. Doc Hopper – Zapruder Frame 313
18. 20 Belows – Look Out Below
19. Lemuria – Mechanicals
20. Leftovers – Dance With Me
21. Steinways – Today is the Day We are Getting Married
22. Zatopeks – Jumble Sale
23. Beatnik Termites – Red Haired Girl
24. The Crumbs – Girl You Make Me Rock and Roll
25. Sweet Baby – Baby x7 (I Love You)/Pretty Baby
26. Weston – Retarded
27. Sludgeworth – Someday
28. Sloppy Seconds – Let’s Kill a Trendy
29. The Queers – Girl About Town

Get it from Insubordination Records HERE

Get Insubordination Fest ’08 from Amazon HERE


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