Handstand Command 5th Anniversary
A rock marathon to benefit the
Saturday, June 18, 2005
doors at 8pm, $8, 21+
Union Square, 345 Somerville Ave
Karaoke (with guest vocalists)-12:30 am
(total last show ever! probably)-11:30 pm
(the new band of Paul Sinkcharmer)-8:30
Also: a photographic history of Handstand Command!
READ THE 5th ANNIVERSARY PRESS
Handstand Command 4th Anniversary
Saturday May 15th, 2004
Anniversary Rock with:
NICE & EASY
Digits backed by a live Handstand Command supragroup!
345 Somerville Avenue
Union Square, Somerville
9pm, 21+, $5, free copies of Not Dead Yet at the show
Saturday May 29th, 2004
Anniversary Party with:
DJin', singin'a-long, home movies, a poster exhibit,
and a very special Bookmobile
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
9:30 pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation to benefit the Bookmobile
and enter to win a prize from Bazaar
In summation, performances and rememberances by all
your favorite Handstand Command bands plus a special anniversary
compilation, Not Dead Yet, available only at the events above.
Our Anniversaries throughout the Ages...
Find out more about This Day in Handstand Command History below.
Handstand Command 3rd Anniversary
On May 16th, 2003 at the Milky
Way in JP, Handstand Command pillars The
Operators, and Asian Babe Alert--along with guests The
Reaganauts ('80s hardcore tribute band with members of Tizzy!)
and a little deejaying help from Geisslah of Scrapple--convened
to ring in the new year of HC (#3 chronologically, but hierarchically,
every year is #1 for us). There was cake, pizza, bowling, dancin...It
was also The Anchormen's release party for their third album, Nation
Then June 2003, we had a month-long residency
at the Choppin' Block, to round out the celebration. The Anchormen,
The Operators, Sinkcharmer, Asian Babe Alert, and Plunge into Death
made appearances, plus specialty guests: Origami, The In Out, Choo Choo
la Rouge, Big Digits, Pee Wee Fist, Mittens, Spoilsport, Travers, Cathy
Cathodic, and The Mary Reillys. There are pictures
and video of most of the performances.
Handstand Command First Anniversary
Handstand Command: The Beginning
- The Anchormen threw their first all-star karaoke show, with members
of all the HC bands singing Anchormen songs.
- The Operators were on the first episode of Cafe SCAT (music show
on Somerville Community Access TV).
- Sinkcharmer embarked on a mini-east coast tour.
- The Tardy was playing the Lizard Lounge with Mark Robinson, Mary
Timony, and Seana Carmody.
- Scrapple recorded The Scrapple Home Companion, their radio
drama, live on WMFO.
- The Anchormen had just recorded their second album, Punk Rock
Is Awesome (the original title was Stephanie Calling).
- The Operators had their first real show at The Kirkland; their
hero Tara from Mr. Airplane Man happened to drop in and catch the
- Sinkcharmer finished the last solo 4-track album before becoming
a full band, Breaking the Slide Rule.
- Jef Czekaj released his last solo-4-track album before forming
The Tardy with Steph, Songs about You and Your Boyfriend.
- Scrapple started work on a second album and a 12" dance remix.
Handstand Command Second Anniversary
May 2002 we did a month-long Abbey Lounge residency!
It was great fun. The Anchormen, The Operators, Sinkcharmer, The Tardy,
Scrapple, and Asian Babe Alert all played of course, with special guests
Mark Robinson, Seana Carmody, The Mary Reillys, The Count Me Outs, Mr.
Airplane Man, Mac Dare, Swizzle, The In Out, Twink, Naughty Shirley,
Cathy Cathodic, The Pee Wee Fist, Tizzy, and Palomar. There was also
a record release party for The Operators's first album, Citizens
Band. Phew! There are lots of pictures and stuff.