Band: Vomit Spots, D.R.E.A.D., Vagrants
Date: Saturday, May 12, 9 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 day of show, available through Ticketfly
Local bands may come and go, but some groups leave such an impact on the scene that they will never be forgotten. Vomit Spots’ mark on Mobile’s underground scene still resonates from 1985, when a ragtag group of rowdy punk rockers pooled their sonic vehemence into one powerful force of music.
From the American Legion to the club Vincent Van Go-Go, Vomit Spots used adrenalized songs such as “Beano,” “Nina Haagen Dazs” and “Axl Rose (Cut Your Hair)” to whip its audience into a rampage. Even though life has taken its members in different directions, Vomit Spots still fill venues with annual reunion shows, such as this one.
With its mélange of homegrown metal, Azalea City metal masters D.R.E.A.D. will set the mood with an intense opening set.
Pensacola’s Vagrants will bring a taste of post-hardcore to the lineup. Roaring vocals and a mix of driving beats and riffs will highlight Vagrants’ time on The Merry Widow stage.