It was 1998 and they opened some shows for the Soul/Bad Brains. Did some club gigs as well. The first show was at Hal Daddys' in Baltimore. Still the worst PA I ever mixed on, and it was new! The FOH speakers were behind the band, the console was in the kitchen. Crazy feedback. Band liked the place, I didn't.
Second show was at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Biggest room I had ever mixed in, like 6,000 capacity or something. The PA was amazing and I had no idea how to run it. I asked the house engineer for help and he was great. The show went off without a hitch. Good mix before ego, always.
Chrome Locust recorded one album before disintegrating in a storm of bad feelings. A shame, they could have been somebody. Their cd is available for something like $0.71 on Amazon. Buy it now!