The Baltimore Free Farm hosted a Zombie Prom this past Saturday that turned out to be an incredible night of hardcore and punk acts amongst BRAINS!, body parts, and booze. The venue was about half-packed but the crowd that attended was lively and most came dressed in costume. It was fun to see the walking dead dipping chips in hummus bowls and drinking natty boh, including (one of my favorites) a zombie roman soldier.
There were three bands that I caught that night. The first, Corpse Light, was a fairly straight-forward (but tight) hardcore band that played the part of a good opener. The second was a very intense hardcore/punk band with some impressive guitar playing skills called Polyphony. The third, the highlight of the night, was Wet Brain, an all-girl psycho-surf-punk-grunge band with a little taste of the go-go’s thrown in. They had style, they were sludgey, and most of all they had cajones. Maybe it was the booze creeping in, but they had a spark that was impressive. Mostly playing on the floor, except for the drummer in zombie makeup playing on the stage, Wet Brain blazed through track after intense track of their brand of melodic hardcore music which would often veer into really interesting guitar riff territory. I think this is a band that is going somewhere in Baltimore and I highly recommend seeing them live wherever they are playing out again.
A few tracks from their bandcamp page, however this is one of those bands that does not come off as well in their recordings as they do live. Best song is the last, “Flasher”.
, wet brain