HR (of Bad Brains)  & Human Rights

HR (of Bad Brains) & Human Rights

The Upstarters, Canker Blossom, DJ Bobby Babylon

Fri · May 18, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15 advance

This event is all ages

Patrons under 21 years of age pay $2 surcharge at the door

HR (of Bad Brains) & Human Rights
HR (of Bad Brains)  & Human Rights
Paul “HR” Hudson is best known as the front man of the iconic punk band Bad Brains, formed in 1979. With unprecedented speed and precision, Bad Brains took the Washington, DC music scene by storm and quickly became the most influential band in American punk history, breaking down cultural barriers and creating emotionally charged music centered on the message of maintaining a positive mental attitude (PMA). This concept of PMA continues to inspire HR’s fans.

Early in his career, HR became interested in reggae and the Rastafarian movement. These pursuits transformed him, and he began to focus more on the spiritual nature of reggae rather than the fast lifestyle of the punk scene. In 1984, HR formed his reggae band Human Rights, which has performed and recorded in various incarnations for more than three decades. Now, HR has joined with Philadelphia reggae group Kingsound Vibration (Ezekiel Zagar, guitar, and Josh Freshy, bass) plus Wesley Rast, drums, to form HR & Human Rights: The New Gospel. Each member brings experience in multiple genres, and HR and the band perform classic Human Rights songs and new compositions.
The Upstarters
The Upstarters
"Tactical-Genre Bending-Action!!!" We are a concept band with an aim to get mainstream, casual music fans exposed to a variety of genres, using Pop music as a catalyst. Our D.I.Y. debut record has some songs that contain the fury of metal and punk, some the fire of reggae and ska, one is a little country-blues, and others the bump of hip-hop and R&B -- with a coating of pop for digestibility.

Artists The Upstarters also like:
HR Human Rights, Dr MaddVibe, Scream, Year Of The Dragon, Slackers, P-Funk, Joe Keyes, The Toasters, Mustard Plug
Canker Blossom
Canker Blossom
Canker Blossom are a 3-piece pop-punk band from Baltimore. They play lots of repetitive, fast music to get frustrated to. Sometimes they like to play less fast music for your enjoyment.

Influences:
Bikini Kill, The Muffs, The Ramones, Operation Ivy, The Ergs, Descendents, The Velvet Underground, Green Day, The Beach Boys, Blink-182, 88 Fingers Louie, The Distillers, The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, Big D & The Kids Table, Shinobu, The Clash, The Lillingtons, Tokyo Police Club, Masked Intruder, Minor Threat
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/