Mephiskapheles, Pilfers

Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:

Mephiskapheles

Pilfers

Sgt. Scagnetti, Stop The Presses

Fri, May 24, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Space Ballroom.

Hamden, CT

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Mephiskapheles
Mephiskapheles
Mephiskapheles are back in red and black. 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 in the works.
Pilfers
Pilfers
Pilfers are a legendary band out of New York City that play an infectious, unique sound that blends pop, reggae, hardcore, dub, punk, and ska. Their sound, dubbed “raggacore” features the talents of lead vocalist Coolie Ranx, guitarist/vocalist Nick Bacon, drummer James Blanck, bassist Ben Basile, and trombonist/keyboardist Billy Kottage. Pilfers are well known and loved for their intense live performances that encourage constant crowd participation. Followers of Pilfers have been affectionately named “Pilfers Crew.”

Formed in 1997, Pilfers has toured internationally with the likes of Bad Brains, Zebrahead, Reel Big Fish, the Specials, Madness, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Amazing Royal Crowns, Mustard Plug, and Goldfinger. Pilfers released two albums including a self-titled full-length and Chawalaleng (Mojo Records). In the summer of 2001, the band broke up over various differences. Since 2005, the original line up has come together for several sold out reunion shows along the East Coast for their devoted fans.

In 2013, Pilfers hit the road with Reel Big Fish making new fans across the U.S. and Canada. The strong demand for more from their Pilfers Crew and their love for playing intense live shows has them hitting the road more frequently. Pilfers are currently recording new songs for an upcoming full-length album. Stay tuned for big t’ings to come!
Sgt. Scagnetti
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. 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. 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.
Stop The Presses
Stop The Presses
Stop the Presses is ska/reggae with a retro-pop and new-wave persuasion from Brooklyn, NY.

Stop the Presses began in 2010 in the Miami suburb, Hialeah, FL and released their first EP “Does it Still Look Pretty” in 2011. After years of touring all over Florida, releasing their second album “Eskandalo” in 2013, and playing at the Vans Warped Tour (California dates) in 2014, song-writers Ali Culotta and Danny Portilla relocated to Brooklyn, NY in 2016 to put together a new band and release an album with a classic retro vibe. After their debut show in 2018 at the Van’s Warped Tour in Holmdel, NJ, Stop the Presses has been busy touring multiple cities in the North East like Philadelphia, Providence, Portland, New London, and Washington D.C, anticipating the release of their latest album “Money In the Bank”.

Stop the Presses has been honored to open for the following bands; The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Less Than Jake, The Slackers, Reel Big Fish, Badfish, Crazy and the Brains, Fishbone, The Supervillians, Ballyhoo, Authority Zero, The Expendables, and Big D and the Kids Table.
Venue Information:
Space Ballroom.
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514