The Pietasters

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.

Sgt. Scagnetti

Sgt. Scag (aka Sgt. Scagnetti) was a fixture on the Northeast ska/punk scene in the late 1990’s. Migrating from a ska-pop outfit into a harder more frantic sound, the band’s live shows were unpredictable and fun. They would arm the audience with 100’s of plastic toy swords, split them in half and have the crowd reenact a scene from Braveheart. Really. The Hartford Courant called them a “surefire crowd slayer.” The Hartford Courant is what used to be called a “newspaper.” Songs about dysfunctional parenting, revenge fantasies and drug abuse developed into teen center anthems. After an 18-year break (with a reunion show or two thrown in along the way) the band is BACK (their singer was quoted as saying a 2010 set of reunion shows would be their last, but he is a liar). Not a reunion show, but actively writing and recording new material about the drug of nostalgia, illegal firework salesmen and trust fund baby bands. They will play the old stuff too. Don’t worry

The Monkeychunks

Three Grown Bastards out to prove that Punk Rock Keeps you Young!
Suburban Street Punk spanning from NY's South Shore to NJ's Jersey Shore. Old school punk, snotty power pop, traces of hardcore and Oi! All the things that will make you Pogo 'til your pants fall down. Bring the kids. Heck, bring the babysitter. We're pretty sure her taste in music sucks and her pants are ugly. Everybody's pants are gonna fall down and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. Come out early. Stay late. Have a beer. Have a shot. Have a banana. Have an aneurysm. Freak out and go apeshit!

Disposable

Band of brothers from New Jersey playing surf punk ska.

No Vertebrae

We are No Vertebrae. We all like the same genre of music and play instruments. We love bands who play music with their hearts instead of their greed. What more is there to say?

$20.00

Tickets

$20 in advance, or $25 cash at the door.

$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.

Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
Stanhope House - Main Stage