Mobtown Laboratories

Distilling all the kinetic energy and sonic kaboom of a large venue show into a teeny pint-sized house concert package, behold, the Mobtown Microshow.

Birth Defects


Albert Bagman

Albert Bagman - Microshow
Scroll Downers - Microshow
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The BSide Sessions

Revealing a distinctly intimate story narrated by song and sometimes-rowdy, sometimes-weary aftershow convo.

Guillermo Sexo

The BSide Session
Guillermo Sexo - The BSide Session

Ms. Sara And The Help Microshow

Wow. What a religious experience. The performance by Ms. Sara & The Help absolutely filled the room. Everyone in the room was simply swimming in their music and loving it. Literally, at one point, we were trying to figure out who in the audience was singing back-ups because the vocals just seemed to come from everywhere.

The Help was John Caplan on acoustic and resonator guitar and Jay on acoustic guitar and banjo. The guys also sang harmonies. There’s really not much else that can be said. You have to hear it for yourself. What a wonderful night of sick vocals, harmonies, stringed instruments galore, virtually all new songs and a few covers of fellow Baltimore artists.

Technical info: Ms. Sara vocals: Sennheisser 421, Jay’s acoustic guitar and banjo: SM81/Fathead ribbon, John’s acoustic guitar and resonator guitar: SM81/Fathead ribbon, Jay and John’s vocals: Sennheisser 421, Room mics: AT871R boundary.


Recorded on November 12, 2009 at Mobtown Studios

Vocals by Sara Kryscio

Guitar by Jay Bird

Guitar by John Caplan

Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Artwork by David Manchester