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QT loves The Creepshow: Review of 3/3/11 show at The Sidebar in Baltimore, MD

Updated on March 4, 2011
Flyer: The Creepshow at The Sidebar in Baltimore, Maryland
Flyer: The Creepshow at The Sidebar in Baltimore, Maryland
It's difficult to see but this is a pic of lead singer Sarah Blackwood standing on the bar playing her guitar
It's difficult to see but this is a pic of lead singer Sarah Blackwood standing on the bar playing her guitar
Notes from the Sidebar ladies' restroom...It says "I lost my virginity but I still have the cute little box it came in" haha...
Notes from the Sidebar ladies' restroom...It says "I lost my virginity but I still have the cute little box it came in" haha...

Even though my fiance and I didn't eat dinner, and didn't get to bed until 4am (special thanks to my awesome fiance for driving a roundtrip total of 4 hours last night), going to The Sidebar in Baltimore, MD to see the Canadian horror punk/psychobilly band The Creepshow was well-worth it!

The Sidebar is small even for a bar but what it lacks in space is made up for by the strong, relatively inexpensive drinks (I ordered a Jack & Coke and it came in a medium sized glass with a just-right mixture of booze, ice and cola), the mellow atmosphere and of course, the awesome bands on their show schedule (see examiner article by Anna Rombro for more about last night's opening bands).

After downing my drink a little too quickly without food in my stomach and already being tired from my work day (even though the opening bands were great) before The Creepshow started playing, I had begun to feel lethargic, much like a lumpy sack of dead flesh. When they took the stage, their energy was electrifying and I could feel myself being charged up, changing my condition from unmoving cadaver to a reanimated corpse rocking out, like Frankenstein's bride testing out her new dancing shoes. They played a great mixture of songs from all 3 of their albums including "Run For Your Life", "Rue Morgue Radio", "Demon Lover", "Sleep Tight", "They All Fall Down" and "Hellbound". I couldn't identify the songs from their debut album because I've only heard their second album "Run For Your Life" (2008) and their most recent release "They All Fall Down" (2010). Saying that The Creepshow is amazing live is an understatement! If you, dear Reader, ever get a chance to go to one of their shows, you won't be disappointed they f*cking ROCK live!!!

Not only is The Creepshow an awesome band, but they are also extremely charismatic, funny people who really know how to entertain a crowd with jokes and commentary about topics ranging from Canadian football to the bizarre things that members of the audience shout out at them. (Some guy kept yelling "vagin@" for some reason right before The Creepshow played their last song of the night, "Sleep Tight" aka Undead Eyes. I can't remember if it was Rev. McGinty (organ) or if it was Sean McNab (upright bass) who said it but one of them said "Undead Vagin@"...which made the crowd chuckle.) And talk about showman(woman)ship!!! Lead Singer Sarah Blackwood jumping up and down on the tiny stage and standing on top of the bar countertop playing her guitar, Sean McNab holding his upright bass up to touch the low ceiling, Matt Gee kicking out hard hitting drum beats and Rev McGinty talking about Canadian football and making out with a girl on stage----all ingredients to an unforgettable Thursday night!


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