with special guests Inspecter 7 & Step2far
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11:55 PM EDT
Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ
We are super duper excited to be able to host this show at the Lanes....
And coming for 4/20 even...
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, and from day one began attracting a diverse, dedicated fan base.Flash-forward to today; and 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.
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
Inspecter 7 was formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 1992, during the “Ice Age” of New Jersey Ska. Fed up with the lack of Ska bands and Ska shows in the area, a rag tag group of local Skins, Mods, and others from the underground scene decided to make their own damn Ska band...and their own damned Ska shows. Originally dubbed "Agent 86", the band had their debut performance at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ. For the next year or so they continued to play watering holes and basement parties in Central Jersey going through line up changes and name changes ("The CrashBars" in 1993) along the way. At the tail end of 1993, inspired by an inspection tag found in a pair of frontman Giuseppe Mancini’s Levi’s, the band was renamed Inspecter 7.
In 1994, I7 kicked in the door of the NYC Ska scene with their appearance at the 2 night sold-out underground music festival known as "Oi!/Skampilation", which was recorded for a compilation CD released later that year. From then on they formed relationships with NYC and NJ’s hard working Oi!, Punk and Ska bands playing for and with the Skinhead & Punk underground when most other Ska bands were abandoning it. They continued playing for and with the people who supported them from the start, even as Ska began to mainstream in the mid-90s.
STEP TOO FAR
Doors open at 7pm
Bands start soon after
ALL AGES to see the show
21+ to have booze in the lounge
$18 the day of the show