A389 Recordings IX Anniversary Bash: interview

A389 Records is a label from Baltimore, MD that has released some awesome slabs of wax and plastic. Their roster includes some killer hardcore, grind, and inbetween bands. Domenic Romeo, the head honcho (also known for holding down guitars in Pulling Teeth) is throwing a number of shows over a weekend in January 2013 for the label’s only latest anniversary. Despise You, Lack Of Interest, Left For Dead, and Integrity are a few of the high-profile, excitement-inducing bands making exclusive appearances at the bash.

Things are going to be a little different with this anniversary event, Dom says via email. “With past years the shows got so big that we started using the big room at Sonar [the club associated with Maryland Deathfest]. That used to put a lot of pressure on me since there were a lot more bands and expenses. This year I used a smaller venue and put together smaller lineups that were easier to manage. Weekend passes sold out in a few hours, so the financial worries were wiped away. Only thing I need to make sure is that everyone makes it here and plays.”

He says he tries to do “something special” with each anniversary, and he’s got something up his flannel-shirt sleeve this time too: “This year will be Ilsa’s first album, The Maggots Are Hungry, which was originally self-released as a handful of burnt CDs when they were starting out. I still have mine from a show they played with Oak and Bloody Panda. So yeah, we’ll be doing a super-limited-edition run of that as an LP using an alternate mix.”

So get ‘em while they’re hot, and get your tickets while they’re hot too. The main events are sold out, but you can still get in to the pre- and post-shows, listed below.

And for more info on A389, check out Scion A/V’s profile on the label at the Deciblog.

01/17 @ The Ottobar:
INTEGRITY / WITHDRAWAL / VILIPEND / DEAD GODS –
7 PM / $10 / ALL AGES

01/19 @ The Sidebar (matinee):
DESPISE YOU / GEHENNA / DEAD IN THE DIRT / ANCIENT SHORES / WARXGAMES
1 PM / $10 / ALL AGES

01/19 @ The Ottobar (upstairs/aftershow)
NOTHING
11 PM / FREE / 21+

01/20 @ Charm City Art Space (matinee):
LEFT FOR DEAD / IRON REAGAN / GOD’S AMERICA / EDDIE BROCK
1 PM / $10 / ALL AGES

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