Those Who Dig & EMP Collective Present: Home Brew Hullabaloo

Those Who Dig & the EMP Collective are teaming up to present a party of epic proportions. The Home Brew Hullabaloo is a home brew competition and concert featuring the music of Norm ShermanInca, and the Chris Pumphrey Sextet. There will also be performances from the good folks at Sticky Buns Burlesque including Paco FishShortstaxx, and Ruby Rockafella. Any and all local home brewers are encouraged to bring their work to share. Please RSVP for space by emailing Home Brew Hullabaloo is sponsored in part by the Maryland Homebrew Store and Nepenthe Homebrew Store so the evening's winners will be receiving a gift certificate to the stores.  Additionally, pizza will be provided by Homeslyce in Baltimore who has also graciously co-sponsered the event to help feed you hungry beer drinkers.

The party is happening at the EMP space on 307 West Baltimore St Baltimore MD 21201 at 8:00 pm. Suggested donations for the party are $10 and the event is most definitely 21 and older.  All attendees are also the judges for the home brew competition so don't forget to practice your beer tasting between now and then. 

If you are unfamiliar with the performers please read our press release below to catch up:

Sticky Buns Burlesque is a Baltimore/ D.C. based troupe dedicated to pushing boundaries in both the art form of burlesque and our society at large. They produce original, high caliber shows that artfully and mindfully explore a cohesive theme, concept, or narrative. Their innovative performances will empower and entertain audiences by challenging conventions with sexy, comedic commentary. They aim to create tableaux of strange and arresting beauty through liberating, joyous performance, and desire to take their audiences on journeys that make them laugh, think, revel in bizarre freakishness, and feel alive.

Norm Sherman is a local singer/songwriter who brings together his expert classical guitar skills and his love for the strange, silky-slimy underbelly of the universe. Songs such as “There’s A Fetus in Your Kitchen” and “Jesus Clones” will delight the ear and slit the heart in twain. He has released two albums, and, when playing live, is often accompanied by Dave DeDionisio’s alter ego, Dusty Magnum. He also authors Drabblecast, the prestigious fantasy lit blog.

Inca is the fledgling solo project of keyboardist Jon Birkholz, bringing together Baltimore's finest to play his intricate pop songs. "[Inca] sounds like riff rock, big band, Jackson Browne, and Radiohead, all dressed up in jorts. Their compositional swagger comes from the fact that their front man, Jon Birkholz, is a jazz pianist by training, and I like that in taking on this new role he still retained the idea that songwriting is just that – writing. Whatever genre you want to call this project, music making always benefits from forethought and shape and [Inca's] songs had both of these." Those Who Dig

Chris Pumphrey Sextet is a group of varying size that originated as "The Financial Group" back in the day. "At two guitars, two alto saxophones, two tenor saxophones, two drums, and a bassist, the sex in the Chris Pumphrey Sextet is more visceral than numerical. Each piece is conducted by Chris Pumphrey who wields a National Bohemian for a conductor's baton in one hand, while the other brandishes an alto saxophone." Those Who Dig  

We can't wait to party with you. Please let us know you're coming by swinging by our facebook event page and confirming. If you or any home brewers in your life would like to share their work and take a shot at the top spot please just email me ( so that we can guarantee space. See you soon. You dig?