Halloween Night with Mephiskapheles & Hub City Stompers
Hub City Stompers, Malvador, Broken Heroes
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Mephiskapheles are back in red and black for 2013. The band who invented the devilish, whimsical MTV- and radio-friendly genre of Satanic Ska, then defied critics by exploring even greater possibilities for their darkly original ska fusion, have reunited with a new tour and new album in the works.
Formed in the East Village of New York City in early 1991 by a group of artists, ad-agency employees, and jazz musicians, Mephiskapheles played their first show on Long Island. From day one, the band began to attract a diverse, dedicated fan base.
Flash-forward to today with Satanic Ska being, without a doubt, the genre of music most relevant to our current times. Mephiskapheles are picking up where they left off, with a reissue program with Jump Up Records, a focused performance schedule, and a new Mephiskapheles album slated for 2014.
Hub City Stompers
Hub City Stompers hail from the "hub city" of New Brunswick, NJ. The band was founded and formed by Rev Sinister, former vocalist/frontman for NJ Ska band Inspecter 7. After i7 had gone into a dormant state in 2001, RevSin, still bloodthirsty for making and performing music, went on the hunt to form a new band and in the summer of 2002 HCS was born. In the wasteland of the seemingly "dead" ska scene of the time, these necromaniacs romanced ska's rotted corpse, playing for the love of the music rather than the popularity of it, and formed a force to be reckoned with in the New Jersey music scene.
Embracing various styles and eras of ska from the 60's through the 80's, and adding reggae, punk, oi!, hardcore, and even hip-hop, jazz and classical influences, they manage to avoid a typical, formulaic ska sound and steer clear of cliche poppy ska lyrics.
Hub City Stompers' line up consists of ex-members of bands such as Inspecter 7, Bigger Thomas, Professor Plum, Predator Dub Assassins, Bomb Town, and The Heavy Beat.
Proudly roaming the no-man's-land between the popular ska-core world and the elitist trad-ska world, Hub City Stompers choose to entertain and offend everyone equally and stick to their underground roots. Allied with all in this underground, they share the stage with ska, reggae, oi!, punk, and hardcore bands alike.
They have one song ("Night of the Living") on the Jump Up/Megalith Records "Still Standing" ska compilation released in 2002.
Their debut full length CD, "Blood Sweat and Beers", was released in May 2004 on Megalith Records.
Their self-released "Mass Appeal" EP came out in July 2005.
A studio recording of live show favorite "I've Got A Boot" is featured on the "Megalith Records Sampler" released in January 2006.
Their second full length CD, "Dirty Jersey", was released in December 2006 on Megalith Records.
They released their ska/punk/dub "Ska Ska Black Sheep" CD in May 2009 on Stubborn Records.
In 2012 they exclusively released their song "Barking Up the Wrong Tree" on the "This Is Not Dead" 4 band split 7-inch on This Is Not Dead Records.
Their latest full length CD, "Life After Death", was released in December of 2014.
In 2014, after a year long HCS hiatus due to an attempt to revive i7 by merging HCS & i7 and abandoning the HCS name, RevSin and the majority of the i7 line up decided to leave behind the Inspecter 7 name once and for all, and bring back Hub City Stompers for good.
Now back in full effect, HCS is ready to bring their special brand of "dirty Jersey" Ska to all.
Malvador is an experimental rock band based in northern NJ. They indulge in an artistic, whimsically macabre blend of alt-rock and carnival sideshow.
Formed in 1991, the BROKEN HEROES are a New Jersey based band. Once complete, they hit the ground running. Playing many shows and shutting down most of those shows. The aggression that you expect from an oi!-punk band was prominant in BROKEN HEROES. It was a time when punk was still only cool to those that really loved it. (Not the whole entire friggin commercial world!) "The Pipeline", in Newark ...New Jersey, was their regular venue with other Jersey bands like Niblick Henbane, Those Unknown, The Wretched Ones, Headwound and many more. Each of these bands, as did the fans, created a scene that kept BROKEN HEROES alive.
$13 in advance, $15 at the door. $5 Food & beverage min. collected in cash at door for under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant. No re-entry event.
* Costume Contest!
Stanhope House - Main Stage
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