Asbestos Records 15th Anniversary Party Weekend!September 21, 2010
In this continuing celebration of our little label reaching the almost unbelievable age of 15, heres another weekend of shows consisting of some of our best friends. So with some help for friends at Manic Productions we proudly present Two Evenings of reunions with Sgt Scagnetti and Slackjaw.
Friday Nov. 26th @ THE SPACE, Hamden CT – 6:30pm – $12 – ALL AGES
For the first time in a decade these former CT Ska-core giants reunite for 2 shows. Combining the quirky ska-core of bands like the Blue Meanies, with the frantic metal/circus rock of Mr. Bungle, Sgt Scag dominated the CT Ska scene of the late 90’s. Originally started as a pop ska band, the addition of front man Steve Lonergan led to the incarnation of the band that most were familiar with. With Steve at the helm the band’s music took a harder, more frantic turn employing lyrics filled with dysfunctional families, drug use and revenge fantasies, and with it the band rose to be one of the most popular underground bands in the state. The reunion will feature the “Just another Trick/DE:TO:NA:TE era lineup of the band, along with special appearances of some of the founding members of the band as well.
in an era of the CT music scene where every band seemed to be clamoring to ape Blink 182, or the Drive Thru band of the moment, Slackjaw seemed to be the lone Epitaph/FAT Wreck style band to garner any attention. Taking cues from bands such as Operation Ivy, Anti-Flag and NOFX, Slackjaw rose to arguably be one of the biggest pop punk bands ever in the state. As the bands influences broadened, the musical stylings eventually morphed the band into what eventually become the post hardcore band Kennesaw, after Slackjaw’s demise. This will be their first show in over 5 years.
Distance, No Object
Manchester based Ska, featuring ex members of Flip ya For Real.
Northeast ska-punk supergroup featuring ex/current members of such bands as Edna’s Goldfish, The Flaming Tsunamis, We are the Union, Arrogant Sons of Bitches, Bomb the Music Industry!, The High School Football Heroes and more. This newly formed Long Island Ska/punk/rock band sounds like a crossbreed of Spring Heeled Jack, New Found Glory, and Motion City Soundtrack.
Across The Aisle
Female fronted ska-punk from NYC, featuring former Sgt Scagnetti alum, and current WPLR DJ Jesse Gosselin.
Power pop/ska from Stratford – featuring most of HKPOE!
SATURDAY Nov. 27th @ Daniel ST – Milford CT – 8pm – $12 – 21+
Tip The Van
CT’s reigning Kings of Ska, Fronted by the Oliva sisters, this long running act has been busy touring in support of bands such as Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, and Big D & the Kids Table as well as multiple stints on the Vans Warped Tour. The band is currently returning from a summer long tour to record for a split 7” with Reel Big Fish, as well as their Sophmore Lp.
Featuring a line up consisting of members of bands such as Shai Hulud (!), The Flaming Tsunamis, and Johnny Too Bad, the Hempsteadys play a traditional brand of Ska & reggae, and will be a wonderful flashback to anyone who remembers the mid 90’s CT Ska Scene.
TICKETS ONSALE FRIDAY 9/24 @ NOON!! THESE SHOWS WILL SELL OUT FAST!!!