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Bag of Humans

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Established on Jan, 2000
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"Meet The Band / Bag Of Humans"

January 06, 2005|By Annie Linskey
Hometown: Baltimore

Current members are: Nicholas Lee, vocals, guitar, keyboards, samples; Jim Russell, guitar, synthesizer; Rob Parrish, drums, percussion; Mike vonBank; vocals, saxophone; Jon Carroll, bass.


Founded in: 1997

Style: Experimental punk

Influenced by: The Residents, Ornette Coleman, Slayer

Notable: The band's self-titled debut record comes out tomorrow. It's been in the works for a year and a half and considerable attention was paid to the artwork the accompanying CD booklet.

Quotable: Lee on the band's name: "It is about live humans being in a bag not being able to breathe. It is kind of like an analogy for the world. It came from being at the bottom of the dog pile, trying to make your way up."

Check out Bag of Humans tomorrow at the Ottobar. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 for people over 21 years old and $9 for under 21. The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. For more information, call 410-662-0069 or visit www.theot tobar.com.

For information about Bag of Humans, visit www.bagofhumans.com.

-- Annie Linskey

To see the archive of profiled artists, visit www.baltimoresun.com / meettheband. - Baltimore Sun


"Baltimore Weekly > People > Bag of Humans"

Baltimore Weekly > People > Bag of Humans

Bag of Humans
"heavy, melodic, creative and chaotic.. the Bag Of Humans has become a house-hold name in Baltimore's heavy music scene by creating elaborate, insanity-inducing rhythms and shows for approximately a decade. Although the band is shrouded in mystery, they appear once or twice a year to do nationwide tour or to record." - Baltimore City Paper / Weekly


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Bag of Humans
"heavy, melodic, creative and chaotic.. the Bag Of Humans has become a house-hold name in Baltimore's heavy music scene by creating elaborate, insanity-inducing rhythms and shows for approximately a decade. Although the band is shrouded in mystery, they appear once or twice a year to do nationwide tour or to record."

Baltimore City Paper - 2011 - Baltimore City Paper


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Still working on that hot first release.

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The Bag of Humans are an experimental, hardcore rock band that originated in Baltimore Maryland around 2000. They performed all the area's venues, from the underground punk clubs to premier showcase venues, continuing to make their stage show more and more extravagant and outlandish. They immediately took the insanity on the road, first regional, then national, making a base in Las Vegas where they finished writing what would become their debut, self-titled album. The "Bag of Humans" release was acknowledged with mixed emotions from critics, but was heralded by fans as a masterpiece. Songs from the album were played by radio and internet stations for some time, and the cd continues to sell in local and online music stores. The band has become somewhat of a legend, touring between two and three times a year, popping up randomly in California, Nevada, Maryland etc. Since the band's inception, there has been a focus or theme of apocalypse, so they planned their final show around the Mayan calendar, but when the world didn't end in December of 2012 they decided to make a new record. 

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