The following write-up was done by Matt Henry, aside from Cosmic Halitosis – he’s the frontman so The Retinas wrote their description. (thanks for contributing!).
Cosmic Halitosis – Cosmic Halitosis rings you back to the good ole days of Jay Reatard inspired beats and no fucks given performances. They’re fast, unforgiving and melodic wrapped up in a punk sandwich.
The Retinas – On tour from Philly. I had the pleasure to book the Retinas last year at a house show; I jumped at the opportunity to book them again. They are exactly what I wanna see from a live show. They blend modern punk à la Jay Reatard (RIP) with 80’s college rock, think Hüsker Dü and early R.E.M. with a dash of Joy Division. Their set got me pumped and they tugged my heartstrings with their epic closer “Wretched Time”.
The Dissociated – Are they metal, are they punk, are they hard rock? Who cares? This band is loud and fun. Bassist Rohb and drummer Matt hold the rhythm section down solid whole vocalist/ guitarist Jacob SHREDS on a les paul over a wall of sound. They had a song title that referenced Iggy Pop and earlier in the night, Jacob had mentioned his favorite band is the Stooges. It’s not hard to tell.