Evening portion of 2-part program: 7pm Bus Load of Faith, 8pm surf-rockers Killers from Space, and 9pm punk headliners The Downstrokes. [Part 1 with Frederick and WV rock schools will take place 12n-5pm, see separate event page for daytime portion.]
Fusing 70s NY rhythms, 80s LA energy, and 90s post-punk hooks, Maryland’s The Downstrokes play four-on-the-floor rock n roll. On their debut album, New York Girl, they explored their influences from the Kinks and the Patti Smith Group to the Adolescents and the Pixies. On their new E.P from Snubbed Records, they dare listeners to Fall in Love with Punk Rock Again. thedownstrokespunk.com
Forming in the summer of 1989, the Killers From Space deliver energetic theremin surf-and-space-rock. Break out the tiki mugs! www.facebook.com/killersfromspaceband
David Morreale and Bus Load to Faith lent “funky hippy vibes amongst the punk rockers” at college shows 30-odd years ago–this will be their first Frederick performance in over 25 years!
The Exploring Frederick’s Underground collective seeks to document and create an archive of the Frederick underground music and art scenes dating back to early 1980’s. The brainchild of filmmaker Don Ramirez, who has collaborated previously on the project with Area 31 Cinema Studios and Shepherd University. Co-organized by Ramirez with Nicholas Antonetti, Andrew Roff, and Heidi Frucella Stossel.
*Live & live-streamed, tix are for in-person event. Limited capacity to ensure social-distancing, masks required onsite for ages 5+ unless eating/drinking.
Doors half-hour before start time. All-ages, under 12 free, $10 on Eventbrite, beer/wine for 21+ w/ID, cards preferred.