Inclusive as we try to be, certain things fly even under our radar -- the happenings at 222 Ormsby often fall under this category. Some of the bands associated with the space -- American Armada, Red Team Blue Team -- are ones you've probably heard of or seen, but the shows going on there are often a bit obscure (which is often how it has been, and ought to be, with house shows, given the constraints the model has).
The house is home to the Lock and Key Collective, a loose affiliation of bands and DIY promoters with a punk aesthetic, and hosts art shows to boot. And it's celebrating its second birthday this weekend with, of course, a house show. The bands: American Armada, Red Team Blue Team, Allies, Captain We're Sinking, Reverse the Curse, and The Scare. It all happens Saturday, the 15th, starting at 6 p.m. Five dollars gains entry. DIY mindset suggested, jug of Turner's optional.
Photo by Rich Schiavoni!!!
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