Ska legends, The Pietasters make their debut at The Station
Direct Support from The Pandemics (NY SKA!)
Some Ska Band will start the night off
doors at 7pm
show at 8pm
$17 in advance
$20 day of show
21+ only with valid id
The seed was planted in 1990. A bunch of friends started a band with no pretensions: the idea was to make music for house parties, not to make a career out of music. These guys and a girl grew up in and around Washington, D.C. The scene was small and all the Punks, Skins, and Mods intermixed in those days. You were as likely to see a Mod at a Scream show as you were to see a Punk at a Toasters show. This varied influence is what informed the covers that the Pietasters played and the originals they wrote trying to emulate their favorite bands. From Two-Tone Ska, to Jamaican crooners like Alton Ellis, to Stax, Motown, harDCore, and British Punk, the Pietasters played what they liked to play and the house partiers appreciated the mix and crammed into basements and living rooms for sweaty all night keg drinking and dancing.
The Pandemics are an 8 piece veritable ska army of scene veterans and new comers alike from New York City. They have one shared goal: to spread their infectious brand of NY Ska Punk to the masses until skanking in the streets causes a mass hysteria. In the past year and a half after having traveled all over the north east, opening for such institutions as The Toasters, Mustard Plug, Flatfoot 56, King Django and The Slackers, The Pandemics bring the party home to unleash their contagious grooves on a crowd that’s been going through withdrawal symptoms!
Some Ska Band
In October, 2011, in the basement of a local ad agency, five scrappy musicians formed a band with one simple dream: to pull off the biggest diamond heist the world had ever seen. They also discovered that they shared a love of ska, that greatest of all music genres. From the earliest works of the originators like Theo. Beckford, Desmond Deckker and The Skatalites, through the 2Tone era of The Specials, Madness and The English Beat, to 3rd wave and contemporary powerhouses like Rancid, The Toasters and The New Town Kings, Some Ska Band has it covered. Plus, they have a growing pile of originals that have hit written all over them. All told, the band spans 5 decades and two time zones, bringing a loose, laid-back, “what’s-the-worst-that-can-happen?” party attitude to every show.