SUBMARINE SCREENDOOR, WILD AND CRAZY KIDS, MINDSET
Show Review 1-26-2008
@ Charm City Art Space
It was local punker
Mariya's birthday celebration and comradery was in the air.
Friends were greeted with hugs, high fives and other displays
of affection. The first band of the night was DR. NICK. it was
the singing debut of Wild and Crazy Kid Jordan and it was fun!
Jordan knocked into me a couple of times and as the mosh pit
intensified I was relegated to the far corner of the room.. As
it was their first show, the band played a very short set,
this is a band I'd like to hear more from in the future.
next band to play was THE SKANARCHISTS who I�ve seen countless
times and every time I see them they get better and better.
Their performance at this show was the best. I'd never seen
them play with such enthusiasm, they were all brimming with
energy and they did a DEFIANCE, OHIO cover for an encore which
had the crowd singing along.
Up next was the superb SUBMARINE SCREENDOOR a.k.a SUB SCREEN from Harrisburg, PA the band
played fast thrashy songs and even put their own spin on two
BLINK 182 songs. They gave their set a grand finale with their
hit song 'Apeshit' and there�s nothing like a chorus of punks
chanting 'I'm gonna go apeshit on you' This is a band that you
have to see live to know what I'm talking about, they are just
magnetic in a way that I can't really convey. The next band to
play was WILD AND CRAZY KIDS, an energetic punk band who's
primary occupation is enjoying their youth and having fun.
What's truly unique about this band is their positive
attitude. While most bands with a similar sound to them have
negative or apathetic lyrics these guys come in with a
refreshing happy angle. In this way I guess they're comparable
to BAD BRAINS. The pit became bizarre during their set, people
started to bring in and crowdsurf cardboard cut-outs and blow
on kazoos. They treated us to a JAWBREAKER cover a la the
vocal stylings of Jordan which fell apart and eventually
became a capella.
band of the night was MINDSET a Straight Edge/ Youth Crew band
with an open mind and an awesome sound. The pit was at its
thrashing height during this band, even when I was against the
wall I got hit several times. Joe from Sub Screen came
slamming into my shoulder and some other stuff happened. To my
delight the band covered OPERATION IVY which I of course had
to sing along to.
To sum up
it was the most fun I've had in a long time