Punk Rock Plays the Embassy

February 17, 2017

Embassy Theatre

On Friday, February 17th, the Embassy hosts three bands: Broken Radio (Cumberland), the downstrokes (Frostburg-Cumberland) and Jet Set Vapour Trails (Morgantown).

Opening act Broken Radio is an opening act playing cover and original songs. These kids bring the spirit and energy of punk to a whole new generation of local kids. Some people might call it punk rock, others might call it gritty rock n' roll, but Western Maryland's the downstrokes bring a variety of influences to their mix of straight ahead, four on the floor garage music. From the Stones, the Who, and the Kinks to the Ramones, the Clash, and Social Distortion; from the Replacements and Pixies to Agnostic Front and H2O, the downstrokes are fans of the music they play. After three years, the downstrokes still explore the boundaries of punk.

Power chords from the early 70's, the rhythmic angularity of 90's alt rock, a pinch of stoner doom and a unique melodic sense. Put them all together and you get Jet Set Vapour Trails. This power trio of Morgantown music veterans deliver original tunes, introspective and savage.

Tickets are $7. This show is for 18+ and IDs are required for admittance. Doors open at 7:30, music starts at 8. The Embassy Theatre is at 49 Baltimore St. in downtown Cumberland, and reservations may be made at 240-362-7183.