Feed for http://thescotchbonnets.com/ News Feed for http://thescotchbonnets.com/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:07:49 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.1 (http://framework.zend.com) http://thescotchbonnets.com/ scotchbonnetsband@gmail.com (The Scotch Bonnets) The Scotch Bonnets Holy shit, the Bonnets open for FISHBONE at the FILLMORE on AUGUST 23!!! Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:21:41 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/holy-shit-the-bonnets-open-for-fishbone-at-the-fillmore-on-august-23_1334 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/holy-shit-the-bonnets-open-for-fishbone-at-the-fillmore-on-august-23_1334 Less than a month now until The Scotch Bonnets make their Fillmore debute, opening for the mightly Fishbone! Playing with their original lineup again, this band is red-hot and cannot be stopped. Get your tickets now here.

June 26: Bonnets open for The Toasters at Ottobar!!! Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:35:59 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/june-26-bonnets-open-for-the-toasters-at-ottobar_1333 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/june-26-bonnets-open-for-the-toasters-at-ottobar_1333 In TWO WEEKS, the Bonnets open for the NYC founders of US ska: The Toasters! Also playing are our brothers-in-ska The Players and The Soularites. Tickets are $12 in advance, and you can purchase them here. Don't let the bastards grind you down, come out and play on a Tuesday!

BONNETS BACK SPECIALS LEAD GUITARIST RODDY RADIATION AT SUPERNOVA SKA FEST, US CLUB DATES!!! Fri, 02 Mar 2018 02:29:49 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-back-specials-lead-guitarist-roddy-radiation-at-supernova-ska-fest-us-club-dates_1331 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-back-specials-lead-guitarist-roddy-radiation-at-supernova-ska-fest-us-club-dates_1331 The Scotch Bonnets will back and open for Roddy Radiation, former lead guitarist of the legendary British ska band The Specials, at the 2018 Supernova International Ska Festival, along with select club dates in the northeast and the Carolinas, May 17 through May 26.

"I'm very much looking forward to singing and playing my Specials hits," said Roddy from his home in England. “And treating my fans to a super show at Supernova Ska Festival!”

The Specials pioneered the ska revivial craze of the late 1970’s by combining the danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude. Roddy wrote many of The Specials’ classics such as "Concrete Jungle", "Hey Little Rich Girl", and "Rat Race", which helped to create the 2 Tone sound. Roddy has also played in rockabilly bands since his youth, such as The Tearjerkers and The Bonediggers. Currently, he leads The Skabilly Rebels, a band that forges a new sound by mixing ska rhythms with rockabilly guitars.

"The Specials' sound, their live energy, diversity and political philosophy are all things that have inspired my own music, as well as the way I think," admits Kristin Forbes, The Scotch Bonnets’ singer/guitarist. “But honestly, I'm excited to get to play with such a beast of a guitar player!”

The Supernova International Ska Festival is the largest ska party in the US, taking place in Fredericksburg, VA on May 26 and 27. Roddy joins a lineup that features The Pietasters, The Stubborn All-Starts, The Suicide Machines, MU330, and Greg Lee from Hepcat, singing with Western Standard Time.

A complete list of dates can be found on the Shows page.

Beat the winter blues with a pair of local shows Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:14:45 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/beat-the-winter-blues-with-a-pair-of-local-shows_1330 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/beat-the-winter-blues-with-a-pair-of-local-shows_1330 Happy new year! Now that the holidays are over, the twinkling of holiday lights no longer blind us to the fact that it's winter and dark and cold. But a good way to beat back the winter blues is by dancing, and the Bonnets have a pair of local shows to help you get out of your house and move your feet! Friday, January 19, we're at 13.5% Wine Bar in Baltimore, and Thursday, February 1, we're at Songbyrd in DC. Come have a drink (or three) with us, we feel ya and hope to make you leave feeling alright...

Birthday Romp benefiting AFSP with The Pietasters and The Scotch Bonnets! Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:30:07 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/birthday-romp-benefiting-afsp-with-the-pietasters-and-the-scotch-bonnets_1328 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/birthday-romp-benefiting-afsp-with-the-pietasters-and-the-scotch-bonnets_1328 Finally, we can announce this show that's been in the works for awhile now! 

On Saturday, December 9 come have a good birthday romp with our dear friends Maggie and Shaw Sprague!

The Bonnets will be opening for our crazy older brothers in ska, The Pietasters!

This party is benefiting American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in honor of Kyle Dorethy.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birthday-romp-benefiting-afsp-with-the-pietasters-and-the-scotch-bonnets-tickets-38919996758?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Next week starts The Scotch Bonnets' Halloween FEST Tour!!! Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:15:36 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/next-week-starts-the-scotch-bonnets-halloween-fest-tour_1327 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/next-week-starts-the-scotch-bonnets-halloween-fest-tour_1327 The Bonnets are packing their bags and getting ready to hit the road! They'll be travelling down to Gainesville for their performance at The FEST, with stops in places old and new along the way. Check out the shows page for all the dates!

WORLD PREMIER of the Bonnet's "Go, Adrian!" video, fall tour dates revealed! Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:04:36 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/world-premier-of-the-bonnets-go-adrian-video-fall-tour-dates-revealed9_1326 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/world-premier-of-the-bonnets-go-adrian-video-fall-tour-dates-revealed9_1326 It's finally here, the video for “Go, Adrian!”, the A-side of the Bonnets’ 7” record The District on Jump Up Records. Shot entirely on iPhones by friends of the band and edited by Lady Hatchet, this video was filmed April 1 and 2 in Washington, DC.

In continuing support of The District, this video trumpets the band's announcement of their tour this fall, heading to Gainesville for an appearance at this year’s FEST. The dates are:

Monday, October 23: Fredericksburg, VA => Spencer Devon Brewery
Tuesday, October 24: Chapel Hill, NC => The Cave
Wednesday, October 25: Charleston, SC => Tin Roof
Thursday, October 26: Atlanta, GA => Star Bar
Friday, October 27: Gainesville, FL => THE FEST
Saturday, October 28: Orlando, FL => The Sloppy Taco Palace
Sunday, October 29: Sanford, FL => West End Trading Company
Monday, October 30: Marietta, GA => Swayze's
Tuesday, October 31: NC => TBA
Wednesday, November 1: Baltimore, MD => Waterfront Hotel

See you soon, Southeast! Can't wait.

Bonnets kick off Adams Morgan Day Fest, 9/10! Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:01:33 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-kick-off-adams-morgan-day-fest-910_1325 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-kick-off-adams-morgan-day-fest-910_1325 We had so much fun last year, we're coming back for a second round of fun! We hit at 1:15pm (just after the mayor speaks) on the Songbyrd stage at 18th and Columbia Rd. Free and fun for all!

Bonnets with Chris Murray, 8/1 @ Villian & Saints! Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:17:33 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-with-chris-murray-81-villian-saints_1324 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-with-chris-murray-81-villian-saints_1324 Among other summer shows, the Bonnets are psyched to be sharing a stage with our friend, the Canadian-via-California troubador of ska, Chris Murray! Get your tickets here, and we'll see you at the show!

Supernova Ska Fest THIS WEEKEND! Thu, 25 May 2017 15:04:40 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/supernova-ska-fest-this-weekend_1322 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/supernova-ska-fest-this-weekend_1322 The Supernova International Ska Fest is upon us!!! The Bonnets have been waiting for this all year, and it's finally almost here. If you still haven't gotten your tickets for what will be the biggest ska party in America, what are you waiting for??!? You have scant few hours still to purchase them online here: supernovaska.eventbrite.com. The Bonnets are kicking things off on Saturday on the mainstage at 2:45pm, and it's our 7" release party, so don't be late and wear comfortable shoes. You're gonna need 'em; you'll be dancing all weekend!

BIG NEWS! BONNETS TO RELEASE THE DISTRICT 7” ON JUMP UP RECORDS, 5/27 Mon, 08 May 2017 15:27:44 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/big-news-bonnets-to-release-the-district-7-on-jump-up-records-527_1321 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/big-news-bonnets-to-release-the-district-7-on-jump-up-records-527_1321 The Scotch Bonnets will be delivering a love letter of sorts to their sister city Washington, DC with The District, a new seven-inch record on Jump Up Records to be released May 27. The disc features a new, funky reggae version of their original song “Go, Adrian!” backed with their hard-hitting rocksteady take on “Cut From The Cloth”, a song originally penned by The Evens. Both tracks were mixed by The Slacker’s guitarist Agent Jay.

In true DIY artistic spirit, the Bonnets are screen-printing all the cover artwork themselves. It will be a limited pressing of 500 records, all done with colored vinyl (250 in red, 250 in white). This is the latest release for the band since 2014’s Quest on Morphius Records, an EP done in collaboration with HR of Bad Brains. The Bonnets self-released their debut album Live Ya Life in 2013.

The District will be released during the Supernova International Ska Festival, America’s biggest ska party with artists from around the world, which is being held in Fredericksburg, Virginia over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 and 28. The Scotch Bonnets will also be playing this year’s FEST in Gainesville and are booking a southeast tour from October 23 through November 3.

Bonnets return to BlueBeat with The Snails, 4/20! Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:48:10 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-return-to-bluebeat-with-the-snails-420_1320 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-return-to-bluebeat-with-the-snails-420_1320 Psyched to be returning to DC's long-running ska night, Bluebeat! With our Philly friends, The Snails! This one's sure to be a burner!

Opening for The Slackers, 4/1 @ Rock & Roll Hotel! Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:22:04 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/opening-for-the-slackers-41-rock-roll-hotel_1319 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/opening-for-the-slackers-41-rock-roll-hotel_1319 It's always the best time when the Bonnets open for our brothers from NYC The Slackers! Also playing that night will be our buds from DC, The Captivators. All the details and a link to buy tickets can be found here.

Frozen Harbor NEXT FRIDAY! Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:58:37 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/frozen-harbor-next-friday_1316 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/frozen-harbor-next-friday_1316 Lots of cool bands at this Baltimore winter festival! Bonnets hit at 9pm on the Nieve stage in Mex Tequila Bar.

Happy New Year, happy birthday, Bob, and all that jazz! Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:56:36 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/happy-new-year-happy-birthday-bob-and-all-that-jazz_1314 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/happy-new-year-happy-birthday-bob-and-all-that-jazz_1314 Happy New Year, Bonnets fans!

Hatchet here. Sorry it's been a minute since I last updated this website. I don't really have any good excuse, other than I'm usually too busy rocking to be on top of everything. But still! I'm gonna try to be better in the new year (famous last words)...

Anywho, we're coming off a month off from playing because we've been in the studio, hard at work on a NEW ALBUM! Oh man, I can't wait for y'all to hear what we've got cooking. Hopefully, it'll be out in late spring/early summer, to complete a trifecta of 2017 releases. More on those as the time nears...

In the meantime, you can hear some of the new tunes from the upcoming album at any of our upcoming February shows, including this one for Bob Marley's birthday celebration, as well as one in Arlington, VA with our friends The Captivators and The Fuss, and a slot on this year's Frozen Harbor Festival.  

Stick around for all kinds of fun this year. It'll be way more fun with you here.