Punk Island

...NYC punk is alive and kicking hard.

Abundant proof will be found at the second annual Punk Island, on Sunday, June 21st on Governors Island, when Make Music New York transforms the ordinarily quiet outpost into a punk/hardcore paradise.

Over 70 bands will appear on twelve stages scattered around the island, as free ferries transport revelers from the Battery Maritime Building at the tip of Lower Manhattan to Governors Island, every half hour beginning at 10am.

Just like the rest of Make Music New York, all performances are outdoors and completely free.

Full lineup and more info below...


Punk Island begins at 10am and ends at 5pm sharp. Ferries leave every 30 minutes from the Battery Maritime Terminal, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. Take the 1 train to South Ferry Station, or the R train to Whitehall St. Station. The ferry to Governors Island is free.

Governors Island is state park property. No alcoholic beverages, pets, or weapons are permitted. For detailed rules and regulations, please visit http://www.govisland.com/Visit_the_Island/rules.asp.

Once you arrive, programs will be available at the Punk Island registration table. Water, snacks, and soft drinks will be for sale, along with Punk Island shirts, stickers and special limited edition skateboards. All proceeds from refreshments and merchandise go towards the Punk Island production expenses.

Special Punk Island t-shirts can be purchased before June 21st by visiting http://www.myspace.com/mmnypunkisland or by emailing Slug Boa at slug (at) makemusicny.org. Register at the MySpace site to receive updates, make friends, arrange shared rides, find a place to stay, and network with the bands.

In addition to the music, Worship Skateboards will be on hand to sponsor a skateboard demo. Sponsored skaters will rock out with wicked half-pipe shredding, and sell their limited edition Punk Island skateboards.


Stage 1. Main Stage Bands with headlining Special Guests
Stage 2. Hardcore Punk Bands with headliner Burger Wurger from Germany
Stage 3. Philadelphia Street Punk Bands with headliner Street Vengeance
Stage 4. Skate Punk Bands with skateboarding demo by Worship Skateboards
Stage 5, 6, and 7. Hardcore Punk Bands of New York and Philadelphia including Kung Fu Killers and Iconicide
Stage 8. Curated by Cadaver Concepts
Stage 9. Ska and Melodic Bands including Captain Ronzo and the Thirsty Pirates
Stage 10. Crust Punk or D-Beat Bands
Stage 11. Female-fronted Bands including Rock & Roll Punk, OI and Girl Rock.
Stage 12. Old-School Bands, with Poison Control from California.


Alley Rats, NY
Angry Youth, VA
Ballistik, PA
Ballz, NY
Blackout Shoppers, NY
The Blame, NY
Blood Bomber, PA
The Boils, PA
Bucket Flush, PA
Burger Wurger, Germany
Bust It!, CT
Captain Ronzo & The Thirsty Pirates, NY
Chesty Malone and the Slice 'Em Ups!, NY
Cinema, Cinema, NY
Combat Crisis, PA
Common Enemy, PA
Criminal Mischief, NJ
Dead Aces, NY
Dealin' With It, NY
Descender, NY
Dissystema, PA
Electric Frankenstein, NJ
Feet First, NY
Halfway Crooks, NY
Hate and War, PA
Hipster Holocaust, NY
Iconicide, NY
Kids Carry Germs, NY
Kissy Kamikaze, NY
Kung Fu Killers, NJ
Lightning Crabs, NY
Long Drop, CT
Major Potential, NY
makeoutmusic, NY
Mutilated Martyr, NY
Nervous Breakdown, NY
No Account, CT
Nothing But Enemies/SCFF, MA
O.P.S., FL
Olde York, NY
Percocettes, PA
Pigsh*t Engine, NY
Piss Ants, VA
Poison Control, CA
Quarterlife Crisis, NY
Rabia, NY
Rapid Deployment Force, NY
The Ray Gradys, PA
Razors in the Night, MA
Robocock, NY
Run Johnny Run, NY
Sedated, PA
Seizure Crypt, NY
Sexual Suicide, NY
Skum City, NY
S.M.U.T., NY
Social Standards, NY
Star F*cking Hipsters, NY
Stark, NY
Straphangers, NY
Street Vengeance, PA
Stress Bomb, CT
Team Spider, NY
Ultra Violence, NY
The Underclassed, PA
The UN Posse, NY
U.T.D., NY,
Vagiant, MA
The Wheezing Stumblers, NY
Yo! Scunt, NY
Zero Content, NY