Roadtrip: The Apple Stomp Two-Day Ska Festival in NYC, May 31-June 1

apple stomp shoe flyerTry as we may, we couldn’t go without mentioning The Apple Stomp, a two-day ska festival at Irving Plaza in New York City. The bill boasts a handful of the strongest current touring ska acts, but the real treat is the reunion of many defunct acts from the late 90s.

Personally, I’m excited to see the bands I’ve never seen or haven’t seen in over 10 years. I expect it will be well worth the train or bus ride.

Friday, May 31st, Night 1

The Suicide Machines
Pilfers
Murphy’s Law
Metro Stylee
Inspecter 7
What’s Your Problem Brian
The Fad

Saturday, June 1st, Night 2

The Slackers
Spring Heeled Jack USA
MU330
Mephiskapheles
The Pietasters
The Scofflaws
Westbound Train
Thumper
Bigger Thomas

Tickets range from $41 for one night to $69 for two nights, but it looks like the two-day passes are almost sold out.

UPDATE 5/30/13: Can’t make it to NYC? SuperSka is playing two sets at Sally O’Brien’s in Somerville Friday night. No Cover. Slightly more info on Facebook.

For updates, like The Apple Stomp on Facebook, join the Facebook event, and follow #applestomp on Twitter.

If you need a quick refresher, the folks at Asbestos Records have put together a Spotify playlist featuring all of the bands:

 

In related news, Pilfers recently posted a new song called “Easy Man” which they’ve been performing live.

If you’re not already familiar, the folks at Asbestos Records are also purveyors of new and old ska. Check out their store in Big Cartel, in particular the Ska Is Dead 7inch series which includes the aforementioned Pilfers tune.

Jacob Wake Up!

Jacob Wake Up! is managing editor of Boston Ska (dot) net. He's been going to ska shows since high school and never looked back. Jake lives in Roslindale and works in communications by day. You can see him perform with The New Limits or strike up conversation with him at a local ska show.

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