apple stomp Archive

Interview with Steve Jackson from The Pietasters; Playing #APPLESTOMP @irvingplaza THIS SATURDAY (6/1) #ska

It’s never a bad time to catch up with The Pietasters! The DC Ska legends, both for their tunes and hard partying ways, are one of very few groups that bring as much excitement to their crowds as they do inebriation, so you know you’ll have a blast when they take the stage. The morning […]

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Interview with Richard “Sammy” Brooks from The Scofflaws; Playing #APPLESTOMP this saturday! #ska

Huntington, NY 5-piece The Scofflaws were recently announced as an additional act on the first year of Apple Stomp, and what an excellent inclusion for this already incredible lineup! Blending Ska, Rocksteady, and RnB, The Scofflaws brings as much attitude to their performances as they do groove. Good shit!!!

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Interview with Mike Rutigliano from What’s Your Problem Brian; Playing #applestomp @irvingplaza @asbestosrecords

Poughkeepsie, NY sextet What’s Your Problem Brian will be helping open up the festivities at Irving Plaza on May 31st, when The Apple Stomp rolls through the Big Apple. I gotta be honest… I’ve never heard of them and haven’t even heard a single song they’ve played while I write this, but Asbestos Records puts […]

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Interview with Mephiskapheles; Playing #APPLESTOMP @irvingplaza @asbestosrecords

As a fan that never got a chance to catch them back in their heyday, I am ecstatic to report that Ska’s favorite demonic sons, Mephiskapheles, are reuniting to perform at this year’s inaugural edition of The Apple Stomp, taking place in NYC at Irving Plaza on May 31st and June 1st. I don’t know whose […]

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Drummer Spotlight with James Blanck (Pilfers); Playing #APPLESTOMP 5/31 @asbestosrecords @irvingplaza

What do you call a beautiful woman on a drummer’s arm? 
 A tattoo. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band […]

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Interview with Vic Ruggiero from The Slackers! Playing Rochester, NY’s Bug Jar TONIGHT and @applestomp @theslackersband

New York City’s The Slackers are probably the most constantly hard working band representing NYC SKA at this time. Not that this is a new phenomenon or anything, but whenever I look up or turn my head, The Slackers are going on tour, releasing something, or otherwise in the news with side projects and this […]

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Interview with Marc Wasserman from Bigger Thomas; Playing #APPLESTOMP @irvingplaza @asbestosrecord

NY/NJ’s Bigger Thomas is one of many, many acts that will be taking the stage at Irving Plaza from May 31st through June 1st for the first installment of The Apple Stomp (that I personally hope becomes an annual event.) Representing my first interview with a 9-piece band (Slipknot wasn’t available,) Bigger Thomas are celebrating […]

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Interview with Jimmy Doyle from THE FAD; Playing #APPLESTOMP @IRVINGPLAZA @ASBESTOSRECORDS

Long Island NY’s The Fad was one of the most fun bands I ever saw in the mid-2000’s. With a lightning quick attack and a ridiculously high stage energy, 4-piece punk-ska band tore through sets in some of the stickiest, grossest rooms I have ever had the pleasure of entering. You know you had fun […]

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Interview with Dan Potthast from MU330; Playing #APPLESTOMP @irvingplaza @asbestosrecords

St. Louis, Missouri’s quintet MU330 is playing Apple Stomp on June 1st at Irving Plaza in New York City. AWESOME!!! Am I alone when I say I’ve never had the privilege of checking them out live before? Though primary songwriter and lyricist Dan Potthast has remained very active in the independent music scene, MU330’s absence […]

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APPLE STOMP adds 3 more bands; Day Tickets available tomorrow! @icr_ecords @asbestosrecords #applestomp

Already boasting an incredible lineup, THE APPLE STOMP has added (3) more bands to the bill! The Fad, Inspecter 7, and The Scofflaws will now also be performing at Irving Plaza in NYC! Talk about a stacked bill… This is every Ska fans wet dream come to life! Single day tickets will be available starting […]

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THE APPLE STOMP! Irving Plaza NYC 5/31-6/1; Get your dancing shoes ready! *Updated w/ ticket link

After months of planning and a whole lot of waiting, we are very proud to announce the first ever APPLE STOMP, taking place at Irving Plaza in NYC on May 31st and June 1st courtesy of our friends at Asbestos Records and a host of awesome sponsors! In addition to an anxiously awaited reunion by […]

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