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One Question Interviews: Grath Madden

Grath Madden (The Steinways, House Boat)

SPB: What was the first punk show you attended?

Madden: Does Green Day with Riverdales at the Baltimore Arena count? ‘Cause probably not, but, yeah, it was that. When I was first starting to go see bands, I wasn't interested in "punk shows" as much as I was into "Mighty Mighty Bosstones concerts." I can neither confirm nor deny that I owned 8 Bosstones t-shirts, one Bosstones jacket and a handful of pairs of my dad's plaid pants. The first show I went to that wasn't that was some basement show in Baltimore featuring some bands who have proven to be completely unmemorable. I think I only lasted down there like 20 minutes. I didn't know anyone, and my way-less-interested-in-punk-rock friends wouldn't even come in. So, yeah, after standing awkwardly behind a water heater while watching 2/3rds of set's worth of some angular, loud, Baltimore-y punk rock, I ran off into the night. I always figured that once I started going seeing bands I actually liked, I'd feel way more comfortable at shows, but almost 20 years later, that still has proven to be entirely untrue. Punk rock shows make me nervous.


Words by Loren on Nov. 12, 2013, 7:43 a.m.

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