U+N FEST 6 - Day 1

Unregistered Nurse Booking presents

U+N FEST 6 - Day 1

Waxahatchee, Ought, GIVE, Post Pink, Swim Team, Essex Muro, Murder, Natural Velvet, Persephone

Fri · November 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

$17.00

This event is all ages

Note: Ottobar passes cannot be accepted for this show * Patrons under 21 years of age pay $2 surcharge at the door

U+N FEST 6
U+N FEST 6
Unregistered Nurse Booking presents U+NFest 6...Baltimore's annual punk/ garage/ hardcore/ rock & roll/ fest!!

For the past few years, Unregistered Nurse has been working tirelessly to bring good old-fashioned ass-kicking punk and garage rock to Baltimore. If it sounds anything like the Ramones, Unregistered Nurse's Dana Murphy likes it! Dans has been giving peeps in Baltimore & beyond a good education in some great bands that would otherwise have gone under the radar. Not only that, but she does it with a sense of grrrl power, making sure that women aren’t left out of the rock and roll scene.
Waxahatchee
Waxahatchee
Indie rock / folk project formed by Katie Crutchfield in 2010. The project is named after Waxahatchee Creek in Alabama USA.
Ought
Ought
Montréal Canada
Post Pink
Post Pink
Skip school with Post Pink. Shoplift some colorful plastic junk; detritus of western capitalism pedaled by a bigoted multinational corporate franchise. Grab all the free samples. Ride the display bikes around wal-mart until you get kicked out or have to run away. Post Pink is bad, but only in the best way. Their songs sound like the older kids in high school teaching you how to look cool when you spit, wear cat eyeliner, and make out. This Baltimore quartet is Sam Whitelaw of Crimson Wave, David Van McAleer, and both Angie Swiecicki and Emily Ferrara of Big Mouth. Post Pink is the Ferris Bueller to your Cameron Frye. Sounds like crashing some rich jerk's convertible and actually getting away with it. "I Believe You, OK" is the band's over-before-you-know-it 8 song Sister Polygon Records debut.
Swim Team
Swim Team
Cincinnati thrash-pop band Swim Team’s debut tape contains your 12 new favorite songs. It starts with “Dirty Work,” a grunge firecraker with unstoppable vocals, unapologetic lyrics, fuzzed-out guitar riffs, and a mid-song monologue that grows from a borderline deranged mumble to a ferocious catharsis. From then on, the album never stops. Feedback gives way to crunchy, headbang-inducing guitar and the drums and bass turn already-catchy tunes into straight up earworms with their relentless grooves. Singer Lillian Currens’ vocals jump from a caustic monotone to effortlessly cool croons to raw no-bullshit yelps, often seemlessly in the same track. Swim Team sounds like they could break free from your speakers at any moment, knocking you off your feet and leaving you scrambling for more.

In less than 30 minutes, the album blasts through every emotion you’ve ever buried deep inside yourself. (Hell, “Chlorine Dream”’s warped promises of love only take 23 seconds to hook you in.) “I’m Fine” and “TV” perfectly capture the growing itch of little frustrations and people you can’t stand anymore, while “Reanimator” comes to terms with falling for someone who can’t seem to muster any normal human emotion. (“I’m in love with the living dead,” yells Currens in the chorus.) Swim Team’s quieter moments, like acoustic “Everything Went Wrong” and organ-filled “Closest Thing,” lament a love that could have been. By the time you get to “Teenage Mind” — an intimate reflection on the pains of growing up, with lines like “And I’m sorry that we grew up, I’m old enough now, I’ve seen enough world to know” floating over soft guitar — all you’ll want to do is hit repeat.
Essex Muro
Essex Muro
Natural Velvet
Natural Velvet
Natural Velvet is Corynne Ostermann (bass, vocals), Greg Hatem (drums), Spike Arreaga (guitar) and Kim Te (guitar). The post-punk quartet is known in their native Baltimore for a distinct sound that is both aggressive and catchy. Framed by washing guitars, vocals that alternately howl and harmonize, and throbbing drum sounds, Natural Velvet creates music that moves between gazey indie pop and guttural, "wall of sound" noise rock. Aggressive bass lines throughout tie together a dark and foreboding framework, ultimately leaving the listener with haunting melody and hypnotic rhythm. At times confrontational, at times seductive, Ostermann's vocals guide the listener through dark rolling narratives of identity, existence and femininity.
Natural Velvet has played with a variety of national acts, including
Cayetana, Crocodiles, Ex Hex, Guerilla Toss, PC Worship, Thin Lips and many more, and has played festivals such as CMJ, Ladyfest Baltimore, Artscape, and Ratscape. Active in the underground music scene, the band has performed in both commercial and DIY spaces in native Baltimore and beyond. RIYL: Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Birthday Party, Cocteau Twins, Hole, Sonic Youth, Bauhaus, Ride, alien movies, feminist content, villainesses, etc.
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/