For over five years, Unregistered Nurse Booking has booked some of the most enviable punk, garage, rock, and indie shows throughout Baltimore. Not surprisingly named Baltimore’s Best Music Promoter in 2012 by The Baltimore City Paper, they have secured some pretty awesome bands for their second annual music festival, spanning two jam-packed nights on October 18 and 19 at The Ottobar, as well as a day show at the Windup Space on Saturday, October 19.
Sub Pop‘s Pissed Jeans headline Friday night, and The Gories, Detroit garage heavyweights of the ’80s, headline Saturday night. The Gories started touring again in 2009 with The Oblivians and have toured sporadically since. Unfortunately, they are not passing through DC, so if you want to see them, traveling to Baltimore is your best bet.
We’re giving away one pass to a lucky winner, granting them access to Friday’s show at the Ottobar, Saturday’s day show at the Wind Up Space, and Saturday night’s show at the Ottobar.
Slumberland Records‘ indie shoegazers Weekend join the line-up on Saturday, and I am super-excited to see them. The headliners are also supported by many other amazing acts, including Roomrunner, Ex Cult, and more. We’ve got the complete line up, including set times, posted below.
At Saturday’s day show at Windup Space, you’ll get more obscure local punk acts, including Lost Tribe, in from Richmond. Friday features the obscure, psych noise-inspired Ex Cult. Fan Death Record’s Roomrunner anchors the line-up on Friday night, charging things up for Pissed Jeans.
Now on Sub Pop Records, Pissed Jeans played an epic show at The Black Cat a few months ago. I was lucky enough to attend and witness a really fun show. After a confrontational performance, audience members took over the stage at the end for the last song, screaming lyrics while frontman Matt Korvette writhed around in the crowd. When one kid wouldn’t get off the stage, another dude joined him, only to forcibly “stage-dive” the kid off the stage with sheer force. Then the drummer, Sean McGuinness, stage dove into the crowd and was carried clear across the room to the bar. Brilliant! Pissed Jeans inspire this kind of energy, and I can only fathom the energy a Baltimore crowd will lend the experience.
And this is all exemplified in the hilarious video for “Bathroom Laughter,” the band’s gory infomercial satire.
For a chance to win a pass to the festival, leave a comment below telling us your favorite infomercial. Mine is “Set It and Forget It” !
The winner will be chosen at noon on Wednesday, October 16. Full details for the show are available on the facebook event page. Tickets are still available, and prices vary:
Friday Night 10/18 $18 (Doors at 6pm)
Day Party $5 (free with VIP) (Doors at 2pm)
Saturday Night 10/19 $23 (Doors at 6pm)
*VIP ticket (limited to 50) includes: guaranteed entry to preparty (with RSVP), gift bag of items from Unregistered Nurse, Ottobar, Celebrated Summer Records, and Hunting Ground. Also includes a free hotdog/veggie dog from Totally Hotdogs and 3 buy-one-get-one-free drink coupons for Ottobar.
FRI. NIGHT (Ottobar, 6pm doors)
PISSED JEANS (12:15- )
ROOMRUNNER (11:30- 12:05)
EX-CULT (10:45- 11:15)
HUNTERS (10:00- 10:30)
JAILL (9:15 – 9:45)
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT (8:30 – 9:00)
OBNOX (7:45- 8:15)
OLD LINES (7:05- 7:30)
SICK FIX (6:30- 6:50)
DJ DAD WEED & DJ PLYMOUTH PROWLER BOYS
$18 (Doors at 6pm)
SAT. DAY (Windup Space, 2pm doors)
LOST TRIBE (5:30- 6:15)
IN SCHOOL (4:45- 5:15)
D.O.C. (4:00- 4:30)
WARXGAMES (3:20- 3:45)
WAR ON WOMEN (2:30- 2:55)
DJ Adray spinning deathrock
+ bloody mary specials!
$5 (free with VIP) (Doors at 2pm)
SAT. NIGHT (Ottobar, doors at 6)
THE GORIES (12:20-)
WEEKEND (11:25- 12:05)
DISAPPEARS (10:30- 11:10)
PEACH KELLI POP (9:45- 10:15)
AR-KAICS (9:05- 9:30)
WILDHONEY (8:25- 8:50)
JP5 (7:45- 8:10)
WET BRAIN (7:05- 7:30)
TWEENS (6:30- 6:55)
DJ sets from:: THE THING WITH TWO HEADS
SAVE YOUR SOUL (free w U+Nfest ticket!!
$23 (Doors at 6pm)