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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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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 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 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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FREE 35 songs compilation from SKALAPALOOZA! Download password included here!

Our friends over at Asbestos Records have put up a free 35 songs compilation record as an added perk to the already incredible Skalapalooza tour that took place last month. You can grab it right here! Download code: bandsonabudget http://asbestosrecords.bandsonabudget.com/skalapalooza

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SKALAPALOOZA Pix from Philly… 4 shows remain THIS WEEK!!!

        After much anticipation and a long wait, Skalapalooza kicked off last week in Philadelphia at World Cafe, and it was quite a spectacle! To think we’d be able to see The Pietasters, Pilfers, and Spring Heeled Jack one more time is beyond comprehension, but it happened, and what a time it […]

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Interview with Ronnie Ragona from SPRING HEELED JACK; Playing SKALAPALOOZA in select cities!

New Haven, Connecticut’s Spring Heeled Jack USA was a frontrunner of the East Coast Ska Scene during their tenure as a group. Existing from 1991-2001, the septet helped and encouraged the burgeoning Third Wave Ska movement, and made Connecticut’s scene one of the most active and vibrant in the nation. Several members of the third […]

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Interview with Joe Michelini from RIVER CITY EXTENSION

Tom’s River, NJ octet River City Extension is a band you fall in love with. I did, and if you give them a chance, you probably will, too. During SXSW 2012, I booked the 8-piece group from my hometown of Syracuse, NY, confident that the venue I was dealing with would make every accommodation for […]

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Pilfers Interview with Coolie Ranx

I gotta say… It’ll be a cold day in Hell when I stop thinking about the insanity and amusement of my many experiences watching The Pilfers perform. Formed when members Coolie Ranx, Vinnie Nobile, James Blanck, Anna Milet-Meyer, and Nick Bacon left their spots in The Toasters, Bim Skala Bim, Skinnerbox, and The Erratics (respectively), […]

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Edna’s Goldfish Interview with Brian Diaz

Let it be well known that a band doesn’t have to be around very long to have a tremendous impact on their genre. From 1997-2000, Edna’s Goldfish set the Long Island Ska scene on fire with their infectiously poppy, ridiculously energetic live performances. Touring with many of the heavyweights of the genre, the group exploded […]

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