What better way to bid adieu to the summer than with a horror-punk show at the Sidebar? Spine-tingling tunes will leave the lush, green grass dry and brown, ushering in the spookiest season of all: Fall!
On Wednesday, September 25th, the Sidebar features four groups all too familiar with the Baltimore punk scene: Carrie & The Dirty Pillows, PAIN!, The Recently Deceased, and the Koffin Kats. No strangers to the Sidebar, all three opening bands are fans of the Kats, always in attendance at their shows in the Land of Pleasant Living. Because of the city’s tight camaraderie within the punk music scene, this show is sure to be full of steadfast passion and mayhem of the best variety.
A psychobilly trio straight out of Baltimore is Carrie & The Dirty Pillows. The band features ex-Revelevens members, including singer and upright bassist, Carrie Donovan. The band opened for the Koffin Kats in September of last year. In fact, this upcoming show falls just past the one year anniversary of that very night! With a voice as robust as The King himself, Carrie’s strapping set of pipes will arrest your attention and detain you with the rhythmic slapping of her bass.
Well known across the Maryland music scene is PAIN!, a horror-punk metal quintet that has opened for the Koffin Kats on multiple occasions, including shows in West Virginia and Virginia as well as Maryland. Established in 2010, PAIN! is known for their catchy lyrics, crowd involvement, and ability to rouse an audience within minutes of taking the stage. The commanding, Danzig-like vocals, aptly complemented by impassioned power-chords, heavy bass-lines, and stamina-stacked drumming all make for a sound that is as dynamic as its performers.
A third psychobilly trio in the night’s line-up is The Recently Deceased. For years, they have been one of the Sidebar's most attendance eliciting local bands, always drawing in their long-standing fan base for a night of good-humored, fast-paced mayhem. Having already proven themselves apt openers for the legendary Koffin Kats, The Recently Deceased’s horror-driven lyrics and aggressive progressions leave the crowd pulsing with energy, utterly ripe for the reaping.
The Koffin Kats are more than just famous and incredibly talented musicians, they are also down to earth dudes, faithful in continuing to bring their music to a city that anticipates it year after year after year. One of the biggest names in Psychobilly and Punk, this well-established band has played over 1,200 shows in the past nine years, not just in the U.S, but across Europe as well! Having them return to the Sidebar at least once a year shows how great of a performance they put on; the show will be packed, quite possibly sold-out, on a Wednesday night! What makes the Koffin Kats such a perfect band to bury the summer six-feet underground? Absorbed in all that is horror and equipped with an arsenal of spine-chilling tracks, their sound will chill the air, brown the leaves, and send the barren trees dancing in the autumn breeze.
Show 8:00 pm -1:00 am
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