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Marginal Man, one of the early bands on Dischord Records, played a one-off reunion show to a packed Black Cat on Saturday night. “When [Government Issue] did their reunion show back in December, [Marginal Man drummer] Mike Manos and I sat in on a couple of Marginal Man songs with Set to Explode, who opened for GI that night,” said Marginal Man guitarist Kenny Inouye recently. “It was a fun time, and it got even more folks hitting us up to do a reunion show.”
There may have been a general age difference of 20 or 30 years between the crowd in the mosh pit for Marginal Man and the crowd for the opener Strike Anywhere, but the ferocity and power was intense across the board. Signs reading “No crowd surfing or stage diving allowed” were nothing more than decorations.
All proceeds from T-shirt sales went to the Shirts for a Cure, an arm of the Baltimore-based Syrentha J. Savio Endowment, which provides financial assistance to underprivileged woman who cannot afford the expense of fighting breast cancer. SSE’s Mark Beemer said the Marginal Man shirts from Saturday will be available for mail order shortly; look for an announcement on the Marginal Man website and Facebook pages.
All photos from the Marginal Man show can be seen here.