4/2 – Superheaven, Crimson Wave (last show) at Metro Gallery

The second show of that night, was the already in progress show over at the Metro Gallery.  I sped off with my GPS guiding me to the venue from an unfamiliar direction.  I was cutting it close – Crimson Wave were to play at 9:30 PM and Metro Gallery is pretty good with set times.  The machine told me 15 minutes, but with the walk to my car, I was cutting it close.  I finally got to the area, parked blocks away, and ran to the venue.  I made it just in time. Local favorites Crimson Wave had just started. And it was packed.  I had to stand on the side of the stage to see this final outing of this bummer pop outfit.  I have all of their releases, and saw them three or four times since the first time at Baltimore Popfest 2013.  I will miss them and the set was bittersweet to experience.

crimson wave

I was able to get a good spot at the front of the stage for headlining band, Superheaven.  I guess they had less of a crossover appeal.  Superheaven‘s crowd was really young, and the Xs on hands outnumbered the 21 year old plus bracelets.  Not a diss, just an observation, as I am pretty sure I would have also dug this band if I was a teenager.  They are definitely a grunge throwback.  They played a shorter set than I expected (30 minutes) and that is my only complaint.  The songs off of Jar (and their new single) sounded good on the sound system and I left a it disappointed that I did not have any money on me to buy a t-shirt from them.

superheaven

After the show I hung out with a myriad of folks from Baltimore bands, and had a good chill time hanging out (something I needed that day).  It ended up being a longer night than I was expecting (I got home around 3:30 AM) but it was worth it.

photos by me from my Instagram

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