Punk/ska/hardcore bands Voodoo Glow Skulls and Mephiskapheles have announced a co-headlining show at Great Scott in Allston on the 20th of this month. Further support on the bill includes Californian hardcore/punk band Slow Children (insensitive jokes aside, however obvious they are) and local punk band Burning Streets.
I’m sure anyone who is familiar with both Great Scott and the Voodoo Glow Skulls is joining me in shaking our head in mild disbelief while saying “jesus christ” half under our breathe, as Great Scott is a pretty intimate venue and the Glow Skulls are known for their rambunctious live show, which can at times feature both the band’s frantic energy as well as visual aspects like gigantic Tiki men parading around the stage. Nevertheless this should be an awesome show, and the pairing of the Glow Skulls and Meph is fitting as both bands bring a chaotic mixture of ska and hardcore that could very well tear down Great Scott. Both bands even got a mention in Noisey’s recent documentary on Two Tone Ska, solidifying their status as highly influential bands that are deserving of a sold-out show at any venue. Check out the show’s Facebook event page for more info.
If you’ve already got a ticket, brush up on the bands playing: Voodoo Glow Skulls and Mephiskapheles both have websites with links to order their albums (not to mention copious videos on Youtube), while Burning Streets and Slow Children both have Bandcamps stocked with several releases.
UPDATE 6/17/15: It appears that the voodoo is once again working in our favor, as more tickets are now available for purchase via Ticketmaster. Get yours before the show sells out even more!
Below, check out the Glow Skulls play “Shoot The Moon” at the Middle East Club back in 2013 (check out our collection of photos and video from that show) and Mephiskapheles playing “Bad Toupee” when they last hit Great Scott last year around this same time (in the interim, Meph opened for The Slackers and Jesse Wagner at The Sinclair last December). Be sure to check out our Boston Ska event calendar for more local shows in the area.