The Suicide Machines Destruction by Definition Cover Art

Suicide Machines Announce “Destruction By Definition” Album Show at Brighton Music Hall April 6

photo by Bryan Kremkau,, used with permission

Photo by Bryan Kremkau,, used with permission

We recently learned that Detroit ska/punk vets Suicide Machines will perform at Brighton Music Hall on Monday, April 6. If that’s not enough in itself, the band will be performing the highly influential and legendary 1996 record Destruction by Definition in it’s entirety. The last time they played in the northeast I believe was day 1 2013 Apple Stomp show in New York City. I have no idea when they were last in Boston.

This record holds a special place in my record collection. “No Face” was one of the three songs that really drove me to pick up my first instrument, bass guitar, hearing it for originally college radio in high school in Connecticut. I never got to see them during that era and it was worth the trip to NYC to see them at Apple Stomp. At that show they were joined on stage by trombonist Vinnie Nobile of Bim Skala Bim and Pilfers fame a couple songs, songs that he played on the record but I can’t imagine he’s able to do that live very often.

photo by Bryan Kremkau,, used with permission

Photo by Bryan Kremkau,, used with permission

This is an all ages show, doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Tickets will run you $20 and they go on sale Friday, February 13 at 12pm. I imagine these will sell out fast. Supporting the bill will be Detroit pop/punk band Break Anchor, featuring Suicide Machines vocalist Jason Navarro.

The Suicide Machines – “Break the Glass” – 5/31/13, Irving Plaza, Apple Stomp

This is track 3 from “Destruction by Definition.”

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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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