Posted in music | tour dates on May 7, 2014

Banner Pilot
Banner Pilot

Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot recently put out their new album, Souvenir, via Fat Wreck Chords. In their own words, "We sound a little like Jawbreaker, Lawrence Arms, Dillinger Four, and other bands like that," so one's trying to reinvent the wheel here, but if you're looking for more stuff like that Banner Pilot's got it. They're on tour now and will hit NYC on May 24 at Knitting Factory with local bands Sad & French and The Jukebox Romantics. Tickets are on sale now. Stream a track from the new album, with their list of dates, below.

Speaking of modern Fat Wreck Chords bands devoted to sounding like older ones, Masked Intruder (who literally perform masked) are touring with their former Red Scare labelmates Direct Hit! and directly hitting NYC on June 25 at The Studio at Webster Hall with The Priceduifkes. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Yet another Fat band, The Flatliners, will team up with melodic hardcore vets A Wilhelm Scream in NYC on July 12 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Local pop punk faves Chumped are on that show too, as well as A Balance Between. Tickets are on sale.

To see some actual '90s skate punks in NYC, Guttermouth will be at Santos Party House on June 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Captain, We're Sinking

Scranton, PA punks Captain, We're Sinking return to NYC on June 28 at Union Hall with Up For Nothing, City Limits and Sketchy. Tickets are on sale.

CWS singer Ben Barnett's brother Greg's band, The Menzingers, are also touring with Lemuria, PUP and Cayetana and will hit NYC on May 30 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available. Read our recent interview with The Menzingers.

Meanwhile, the exact same day at Irving Plaza (5/30) is the Anti-Nowhere League / Cro-Mags show which also includes Mephiskapheles, Night Birds, Up for Nothing, and DJ the Guvnor (tickets).

The day before that, fellow UK punks The Adicts play Highline Ballroom (5/29) (tickets). Both of those bands will be in the area after having played Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling.

NYC gets its own punk festival with tons of veteran bands, Black N' Blue Bowl, which happens on May 17 & 18 at The Well with Discharge, Agnostic Front, 7 Seconds and more. You can get single day passes or 2-day passes.

Other upcoming punk festivals include The Fest, Riot Fest, and This Is Hardcore.

Other punk vets with NYC shows include Subhumans, Dead Kennedys (without Jello Biafra), and Jello Biafra.

Apple Stomp

In related news, punk's upbeat, often-maligned yet often-beloved cousin, ska, will also be represented in NYC in the upcoming few months.

Tonight (5/7), the fun-loving theatrical weirdos The Aquabats hit Irving Plaza, and tickets are still available.

Irving also hosts a two-day ska festival, The Apple Stomp, on May 31 & June 1 with Five Iron Frenzy, Big D and the Kids Table, The Toasters and more. Tickets, including single-day and 2-day pass options, are on sale.

Mustard Plug play Knitting Factory on May 17 with Deal's Gone Bad, Butcher Knives and The Fad. Tickets are on sale.

Mad Caddies play Santos on May 16 with Mrs. Skannotto and Across the Aisle. You can get tickets.

The Pietasters go on a Rocks Off Cruise on July 25. Tickets are on sale for that.

And The Slackers also go on a Rocks Off Cruise on August 23. Tickets are on sale for that as well.

Of course there are always other punk and ska shows coming up in NYC too. What did we miss?

Some videos and streams, with the lists of Banner Pilot and Masked Intruder/Direct Hit! tour dates, below. Oh, and did you hear Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' new Christina Aguilera cover?


Banner Pilot - "Effigy"

Banner Pilot -- 2014 Tour Dates
05/08/14 Des Moines, IA Gas Lamp
05/09/14 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
05/10/14 Normal, IL Firehouse Pizza and Pub
05/22/14 Allston, MA Great Scott
05/23/14 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
05/24/14 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
05/25/14 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
05/26/14 Baltimore, MD The Metro Gallery


Masked Intruder - "Heart Shaped Guitar" live (ft. Maura Weaver)

Masked Intruder / Direct Hit! / Priceduifkes -- 2014 Tour Dates
06/19/14 Normal, IL Firehouse
06/20/14 Cleveland, OH Now That's Class
06/21/14 Pittsburgh, PA Smiling Moose
06/22/14 Philadelphia, PA The Fire
06/23/14 Baltimore, MD Sidebar
06/24/14 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
06/25/14 New York, NY UK Studio at Webster Hall
06/26/14 Boston, MA TT the Beat's
06/27/14 Montreal, QC Canada Underworld
06/28/14 Toronto, ON Canada The Cave at Lee's Palace
06/29/14 Detroit, MI Small's
06/30/14 Covington, KY UK CODA
07/01/14 Columbus, OH Woodland's Tavern
07/02/14 St Louis, MO Demo


The Flatliners

A Wilhelm Scream

Captain, We're Sinking



Comments (15)

hahaha... "ska."

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 11:16 AM

ska roundup? WTF is this, 1998?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 11:17 AM


Check out stuff from Fat Wreck Chords and other punk/ska labels on Spotify using LabelM8

Posted by lblbro | May 7, 2014 11:26 AM

Masked intruder are most likely a bunch of 40 year old guys playing shitty music to 15 year olds. I hope they don't actually like their music and are just going for a money grab. if so nice job dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 12:00 PM

stfu bv, ska is nobody's beloved

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 12:30 PM

I'm so happy I have no idea what stfu means.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 12:32 PM

Who's playing the Hot Topic in-store?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 12:58 PM

couldnt imagine the amount of lolz to be had at a ska show in 2014.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 1:10 PM

The Slackers always put on a great show. If you like good soul/reggae, they're definitly a great live band to see. Their boat shows are alot of fun.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 3:13 PM

1:10 said the nerd who used to probably wear a pork-pie hat and love Mustard Plug.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 3:13 PM

the iPuns

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2014 10:07 PM

BNB Bowl is a "punk festival"? HUH? Try a hardcore fest, dumbass.

I know, I know BV hates hardcore but really.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2014 12:52 AM

Mad caddies aren't really even a Ska band but they put on one of the best live shows you will ever see...They have some elements of Ska but are so much more...

Posted by Joey | May 12, 2014 11:39 AM

Wanna Know Why?

Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 2014 Apple Stomp 2 Was CANCELLED!

Apple Stomp 2 The So-called NYC Ska Fest was Cancelled Due to Low Ticket sells and the Very Successful NYC SKA Boycott Against Live Nation!

LOL!! LOL!! LOL!! LOL !!!!

But Sean McDonald of crooked Live Nation claims Matt Flood of Apple Stomp was Delusional and is not up to putting on Ska Shows at Irving plaza.

After very Low ticket sells and For Booking some Shady Fence Walker band's Like Hub City Stomper's that Lead to a Boycott of the Apple Stomp Shows Which is Now Banned. - OUCH!

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Posted by Anna SKA Chick | July 9, 2014 4:08 PM

( Quote: ) BNB Bowl is a "punk festival"? HUH? Try a hardcore fest, dumbass.

I know, I know BV hates hardcore but really.-

No BNB is More Like a Infiltrated Long Island Jerk-off Asshole Guido Sausage Low Life fest. NYHC is Dead.

Posted by Dan R.A.S.H. | August 15, 2014 2:21 PM

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