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.

Starlight Girls

The BSide Session
Starlight Girls - The BSide Session

The Flying Eyes

The BSide Session
The Flying Eyes - The BSide Session

Rapdragons Microshow

Rapdragons is an incredibly cool rap group here in Baltimore. They pick stellar samples, their rhymes are infectious, they don’t take themselves too seriously, and they simply know how to have a good time.

Their forthcoming record “Featuring Baltimore” samples a ton of Baltimore bands, including: Weekends, The Agrarians, The Art Department, Mr. Moccasin, Lo Moda to name a few. It’s an interesting concept and this is a record to look out for. You gotta dig the Baltimore love.

For their microshow, Greg and Nick had the idea to, instead of using a sampler, bring in the people who performed the samples originally to play live on top of the beats. Jeff and Cory from Secret Mountains, Dustin Wong from Ponytail, Aran K from AK Slaughter and Sam from Future Islands are a few of the guests.

This set was perfect for our first spring-ish microshow. We know you’ll enjoy this set as much as we all did last night.

Technical info: All MC mics: Sennheiser 421, Room mics: AT boundary, Dustin/Cory guitar amp: Sennheiser 509, Jeff guitar amp: Shure SM57.


Recorded on March 11, 2010 at Mobtown Studios

Vocals by NICK OFTEN

Vocals by GREG WARD

Vocals by Sam Herring

Guitar by Dustin Wong

Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Artwork by David Manchester