“Cosmic Halitosis feels exactly like a band that deserves its own patch. Driven by adrenaline, piss, vinegar, sweat and angst, this power trio deserves space on the back of an entire jean jacket with its debut LP, ‘Where Is She?’ To say that these 10 songs are in your face is kind of like saying the music space at Guido’s hasn’t run a sweeper across its floor since 1985.”
Oh, Guido’s. How I miss you.
Anyway, I wrote that all the way back in January of 2018 in regards to an LP released by Frederick’s own punk-poppers Cosmic Halitosis. The name of the record was “Where Is She?” and it was awesome. No, really. It was. Leader/creator/every-man Matt Henry put together a hell of a “we-have-no-flips-to-give” collection of songs and if I recall, even by the time the end-of-year best-of list came around, I took a long, hard look at that set.
This is all to say … well, the lads are heading to Cafe Nola on Friday night for a rare Frederick performance. Talking to Matt about it last week, he even added a wrinkle to the specialness: It’s his birthday! Indeed, not only will you hear some new music that the band is planning to record for a new album they hope will be released early next year, but you can also throw Matt a high five or two for getting through another year on this strange, complicated planet.
Also: Baltimore’s Dosser will perform for your entertainment, too. Turning 28 never looked so loud.
Elsewhere this weekend, something called Buzzard Luck is traveling to Frederick all the way from York, Pennsylvania, to take The Blue Side stage. Now, what is Buzzard Luck? Well, according to the band’s Facepage, it is a “trio creating their own take on Blues Rock, with high energy and a passion for their music.”
Or, if you take a look at a few of the band’s videos online, you’ll see that the group brings the blues ... but in a solidly soulful way. The fun at 6 S. Bentz St. is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., so adjust your live music schedules accordingly.
And then finally, in case you’re tired of getting hit in the face with increasingly cold weather, you can get hit in the face with a hard dose of rawk (with a “w”) as Frederick’s Although, and two Virginia bands, Weatherworn and Bake Sale Hotties, take the Designated Music Space at the Eagles Club on Patrick Street.
Initially scheduled for Guido’s, the show was moved to the Eagles after Guido’s closed its doors for the last time in September (and yes, now this roundup has officially come full circle). That fun begins at 7 p.m. and the show is open to all ages. Oh, and did I mention it’s free? I didn’t? OK. Well, it’s free.
And you can’t beat free.
Now, did I miss anything? Of course I did. So, if you’d like to be included in next week’s roundup, email email@example.com. In the meantime (and in between time), buckle in friends, because the holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means: family, and lots of it.
Be safe and, as always, be well.
Follow Colin McGuire on Twitter: @colinpadraic.