Unregistered Nurse Booking presents
Fri, Nov 9
Sun, Nov 11
U+NFest 7 - 2 Day Pass: 11/9 & 11/10
Lower Dens, Shannon And The Clams, Smoke Bellow, Dirty Fences, Soul Glo, Des Demonas, Glitterer, BACCHAE, Romantic States, Dehd
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
U+NFest 7 - 2 Day Pass: 11/9 & 11/10
U+NFest is Unregistered Nurse Booking's annual two-day festival, showcasing every possible expression of punk between local, national, and international acts. Over seven years, U+NFest has included acts such as Waxahatchee, Screaming Females, ESG, The Gories, Snail Mail, Moss Icon, Downtown Boys, Nothing, Night Birds, Chain and the Gang, Pure Disgust, Sheer Mag, Iron Reagan, Weekend, Angel Du$t and many more. The festival began in 2012, and takes place every October at Baltimore's Ottobar. Each night, bands play on the floor and stage in Ottobar's main room, while DJs spin between sets. At the upstairs bar, events such as the premiere screening of "Cave Girls and Trashy Fashions: Unseen Videos by Post Punk Women", "Punk is a Drag" Drag Night, "Save your Soul" Dance Night and Punks is Blacks take over.
American indie rock band from Baltimore, MD, active since 2010.
Shannon And The Clams
Over the last decade, Shannon and her chief collaborator, guitarist Cody Blanchard, have released four albums of 60s-inspired pop on indie labels, toured tirelessly and have gradually solidified a lineup of devoted Bay Area musicians, Nate Mahan on drums and Will Sprott on keyboards. Nate has played keyboard, guitar and drums in various Bay Area bands for a decade, and Will has served as front man and songwriter for his band the Mumlers and more recently his solo project, Will Sprott, releasing records on his own Hairdo Records. In this current iteration, Shannon and the Clams have developed notoriety for lively and genuine stage performances and a zealous following that craves their particular authenticity and innovation on classic sounds. Their last record, Gone by the Dawn, arrived in fall 2015 and took them to Coachella and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in the year following. On the album you can hear the band progressing from straight 60s-inspired rock and exploring their taste for psychedelic, dramatic throwback pop.
Since Smoke Bellow’s debut release Blooming/Middling in 2014, core members Meredith McHugh and Christian J. Best have relocated from Baltimore USA to Melbourne Australia and back again. The inherent chaos of moving across the globe twice, plus the pull and influence of varied geography and culture have shaped this latest release, ISOLATION 3000, immeasurably. These new perspectives have led to an entirely new writing process, drawing from 70s/ 80s NY post punk, high minded pastoral krautrock, modern minimalist composition, as well as west African guitar groups.
ISOLATION 3000 was written over the summer of 2016/2017 in a quintessentially Australian backyard shed. The record's title is a reference to the conditions it was created in; a musical summary of two people feeling the effects of being uprooted from their former musical community in Baltimore.
NYC Fast Rock N Roll
Post-punk / synthrock
On its fifth album, Baltimore’s Romantic States light a small yet inextinguishable fire. "Corduroy In Italy" captures the minimalist rock group’s undefeatable spirit. It is nothing new for a small duo like Romantic States to sound huge, as they often do. But it is rare to hear a twosome like this. Drummer Ilenia Madelaire and guitarist Jim Triplett (they both sing) have a considerate collaboration that does not hide the beauty of simplicity. There is a seamless responsiveness in their playing. This is music made with soulful intent, inspired by those who prefer one note over two.
Rock band from Chicago, IL
From the fog, pop prevails. Members Emily Kempf, Eric McGrady and Jason Balla formed Dehd in the Summer of 2 thousand 15. Kempf and Balla's vocals meet and depart over wiggling guitar licks and the lazy rhythms of McGrady's stand-up drum kit. Dizzy days and desert nights are the stuff dreams are made of, as are the musical recordings Dehd have assembled.
$25 Limited Early Bird 2-Day Tix / $30 GA 2-Day Tix, prices increase after 10/23
NOTE: Ottobar passes cannot be accepted to this event. Patrons under age 21 pay $2 surcharge at the door