Irving Plaza 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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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 Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee from BREAK SCIENCE; Playing NYC tonight and Albany tomorrow! @breakscience @realdeitchbeats @borahmkeys

Brooklyn, NY electronic duo BREAK SCIENCE are fantastic! Though the explosive popularity of Dubstep and EDM has flooded the musical market with many hard partying yet derivative mp3 jockeys, these Brooklyn boys offer so much more in terms of writing creativity, performance quality, genre blending, and musical innovation than most of their counterparts.

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Interview with Mike McTernan from Damnation AD; Played Revelation Records 25th Anniversary in NYC

Here’s a little on the spot interview I conducted with Mike Mcternan from Damnation AD, the first real hardcore band I ever laid eyes on in concert. It was February 12th, 1995, and life really hasn’t been the same for me since. When you feel the floor pulsate prior to a band’s entrance, only to […]

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BATTERY Reunion show in DC 10/10/12; FREE ticket link below.

Go get ’em! One of DC’s finest in a rare appearance after many years. You can catch them at Rev 25 at Irving Plaza in NYC as well! http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/20812.aspx

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New Shai Hulud Album to feature Chad Gilbert; Playing Rev 25 in NYC 10/13

An out of control lineup just got even better, as original singer and current New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert is once again back with Shai Hulud for their new album on Metal Blade Records. He’ll also be the singer for REV 25 in NYC next month… Nuts!      

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