Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sgt. Scagnetti, Slackjaw Play Two Reunion Shows

Manic Productions in association with Asbestos Records presents

Friday, November 26 2010
The Space
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT

6:30pm - All Ages - $12 ($20 for both shows)

Buy tickets for the All Ages performance at The Space or pick them up at Redscroll Records

Saturday, November 27 2010
Daniel Street
21 Daniel Street
Milford, CT

8:00pm - 21+ - $12 ($20 for both shows)

Buy tickets for the 21+ performace at Daniel Street or pick them up at Redscroll Records

Purchase Weekend Passes for BOTH SHOWS HERE or pick passes up at Redscroll Records

The Hartford Courant has a good write-up about these two shows. Click on over to read it.

Bios from Manic's page
Sgt. Scagnetti:
For the first time in a decade these former CT Ska-core giants reunite for 2 shows. Combining the quirky ska-core of bands like the Blue Meanies, with the frantic metal/circus rock of Mr. Bungle, Sgt Scag dominated the CT Ska scene of the late 90’s. Originally started as a pop ska band, the addition of front man Steve Lonergan led to the incarnation of the band that most were familiar with. With Steve at the helm the band’s music took a harder, more frantic turn employing lyrics filled with dysfunctional families, drug use and revenge fantasies, and with it the band rose to be one of the most popular underground bands in the state. The reunion will feature the “Just another Trick/DE:TO:NA:TE era lineup of the band, along with special appearances of some of the founding members of the band as well.

In an era of the CT music scene where every band seemed to be clamoring to ape Blink 182, or the Drive Thru band of the moment, Slackjaw seemed to be the lone Epitaph/FAT Wreck style band to garner any attention. Taking cues from bands such as Operation Ivy, Anti-Flag and NOFX, Slackjaw rose to arguably be one of the biggest pop punk bands ever in the state. As the bands influences broadened, the musical stylings eventually morphed the band into what eventually become the post hardcore band Kennesaw, after Slackjaw’s demise. This will be their first show in over 5 years.

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