Music Park: The Front Bottoms @ Baltimore Soundstage — 5/23/18

The Front Bottoms perform at Baltimore Soundstage on May 23, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

The Front Bottoms returned to the area performing a two-part set that included three of their releases played in their entirety. When I arrived at Baltimore Soundstage this past Wednesday for The Front Bottoms show, the line was wrapped around the building.  Fans formed a line at least three hours before doors so they would be front and center for this performance!  There is no denying that The Front Bottoms have a solid fanbase.

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Don’t Miss: Brian Fallon @ 9:30 Club, 4/28/18

Brian Fallon (Photo by Drew Gurian)

Brian Fallon, singer and guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, released his second solo album, Sleepwalking, via Island Records in February. Brian is bringing his backing band, The Howling Weather, around to 9:30 Club for a sold-out show on Saturday, April 28.

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Don’t Miss: Mikey Erg (Opening for Hemlines) @ DC9, 6/26/16

Mikey Erg (Photo by Toni Skotcher)

Mikey Erg is a punk-rocker from New Jersey who plays some furious guitar!

And the prolific punk released his debut album recently — Tentative Decisions via Don Giovanni Records. He did so after performing with a mess of other bands, including The Ergs!.

On the second and latest single from the album, Mikey spits about lost love in a track called “Apart Time.”

Listen to the audio for “Apart Time” by Mikey Erg on YouTube:

The first track from Tentative Decisions was the mocking, clever “Comme Si About Me,” a play on words referencing the French phrase for “like this.” I’m going to be bold and say that Mikey sounds a bit like a very young (angry) Elvis Costello on the track (and he strikes a similar figure with his lanky frame and glasses). Mikey is touring to support the album, and he comes to DC9 on Sunday, June 26, filling out a big bill as an opening act for Hemlines.

Remember how we said Mikey is prolific? Well, Mikey is also the drummer for Worriers, a post-punk band fronted by Lauren Denitzio, and Worriers also are opening for Hemlines. Worriers released a new record Imaginary Life last year via Don Giovanni.

Tickets are available online.

Mikey Erg
(Opening for Hemlines)
Sunday, June 26
Doors @7:30pm
All ages

Sports Park: DC United Playoff Road Trip @ Red Bull Arena, 11/8/15


Well, DC United lost their home game last Sunday, 1-0. But they are not out yet. No. They play at Red Bull Arena (in Harrison, New Jersey) this Sunday, November 8th. Winner of the home-away series advances to the Eastern Conference Finals.

A 1-0 victory by the United ties the series and sends it to a 30 minute overtime, and then penalty kicks if still tied. A 2-0 or 2-1 victory, and your United advances! Needless to say, a loss is not acceptable.

Since the New York Red Bulls aren’t too far away, consider a road trip this weekend and support your team.

Go United!

Tickets can be purchased through the Screaming Eagles here or through La Barra Brava here.


MLS Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals Leg 2: DC United @ New York Red Bulls
Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey)
Sunday, November 8