Late 1996

Having been booted from Brendan’s parents’ West Ave. basement because of noise complaints, Flesh Eating Creeps begin practicing above a record store just east of Lombardy on W. Broad St. The space is shared with a garage rock band called The Halfways, and Brendan’s other bands, Rukus and an early incarnation of Tri-State Killing Spree.

In December, the band borrows Joey’s mother’s minivan to play their first out-of-town show, at a gutted tire shop turned show space called Character One in Portsmouth, VA. The headliner is Fuckface, from the Probe Records scene in the Bay Area. The promoter is Dave Allison of Façade Burned Black and Amendment Records. He offers to release a Flesh Eating Creeps record.