Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Wednesday October 29th 20??
Reptilian Records presents:
The Dwarves – This was the first time I ever saw the Dwarves and the best time. A lot of it had to do with the crowd filled with old punk rockers totally enjoying the show and stopping douches from being douches. There’s few things I’ve experienced at a show more satisfying than hearing an entire place filled with people singing along to ‘You Gotta Burn’. Though a bunch of douche bag kids doing spin kicks on the floor only to be overtaken by a title wave of old punk rockers moshing and circle pitting was pretty close.
The A.K.A.’s – This was the only time I saw the A.K.A.’s and that’s a shame because they were really good. They had a kind of strange and totally fun sound. They had a lot of great energy on stage too; I immediately bought their album after they played. Sadly it would be their only really great album release.
The Goons – The Goons were the weak link of this show, they weren’t bad but they just weren’t up to the standard of everyone else here. The only real problem was that the Goons were just super generic punk. They were good at what they did; I’d just heard it a billion times before.
The Means – The Means were incredible. I had no idea who these guys were before but after seeing them I bought everything they’d released. They were only second to the Dwarves on this show. They had a weird punk/hardcore/tiny bit of screamo thing going. I’d never heard a band like them, and still haven’t to this day. They were great on stage too, they played really well and even had a few jokes that made me laugh. Sadly this was the only time I saw them. Check these guys out if you haven’t, they’re still really great.