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Video: Skaters – “Judy Is A Punk” (Ramones Cover) Live on ‘Like A Version’

posted by Oscar August 12, 2014

This one slipped through us for a couple of days but nevertheless, it’s worth a post even if it’s late. Rockers, SKATERS went on triple J’s Like A Version to play a few tunes in their studios and as is customary they performed a cover. The band paid tribute to fellow NYC’ers, The Ramones by playing their classic, “Judy Is A Punk” (above) and playing their own hit, “Miss Teen Massachusetts” (below).

These guys sure know how to do solid covers of classic tracks. Skaters are coming to Chicago for Riot Fest and we can only hope they’ve got something like this under their sleeves for their upcoming live shows. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest 2014 Lineup feat. The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan

posted by Oscar May 13, 2014

Riot Fest 2014

Another one of our favored festivals has finally unveiled their lineup for this year and it sure has delivered great names! The highlights for the 2014 edition of Riot Fest include huge names like The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, and Cheap Trick. Some of the other notable acts are Taking Back Sunday, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Dashboard Confessional, Andrew W.K., Skaters and The Orwells. Even long-time POD favorite, ShowYouSuck is on this! This lineup kicks ass!

Riot Fest Chicago will take place in Humboldt Park September 12, 13, & 14; tickets on sale at 8pm CDT: http://goo.gl/6yMNAS

For the Denver lineup (similar lineup with some overlap on the headliners) see here; tickets: On sale at 7pm MDT: http://goo.gl/Vog1FQ

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Video: SKATERS – “Nice Hat”

posted by Oscar March 17, 2014

Check out the latest video from NY band SKATERS for their song, “Nice Hat.” The visuals were directed by Steven Mertens and they’re pretty damn cool thanks to the gnarly animation featuring explosions, monsters and plenty more that could possibly come from their imagination. Check it out above.

Download ‘Manhattan’ on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1hAosTN

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Stream: SKATERS – ‘Manhattan’

posted by Oscar February 17, 2014


We first got a glimpse at SKATERS’ sound when their video for “Miss Teen Massachusetts” was released last month. Heavy on fuzzy guitars and great hooks, SKATERS are set to release their debut album, Manhattan. 11 tracks recorded at NYC’s legendary Electric Lady Studios is due out February 25 via Warner Bros. The band has put for streaming for a week until its eventual release, so hear while it’s available. Look out for our review in the coming days.

Listen to the album over at SPIN and pre-order Manhattan on iTunes.

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Video: SKATERS – “Miss Teen Massachusetts”

posted by Oscar January 12, 2014

Check out SKATERS’ video for “Miss Teen Massachusetts,” directed by Danilo Parra. The track comes off their debut album, Manhattan, due out February 25th. The visuals are creepy, focusing on “The Lonely Girls Retreat Mental Institute (Somewhere in Massachusetts)” and their patients, which goes perfectly with the guitar hooks heavy on distortion and particularly when the chorus goes “I guess I’ll never change your mind.”

Pre-order ‘Manhattan’ on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1hAosTN