Feed for http://thescotchbonnets.com/ News Feed for http://thescotchbonnets.com/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 03:08:39 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.1 (http://framework.zend.com) http://thescotchbonnets.com/ scotchbonnetsband@gmail.com (The Scotch Bonnets) The Scotch Bonnets Bonnets 3-Day THIS WEEKEND, two dates with Mephiskapheles! Wed, 04 May 2022 16:10:11 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-3-day-this-weekend-two-dates-with-mephiskapheles_1355 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-3-day-this-weekend-two-dates-with-mephiskapheles_1355


Bonnets 3-day weekend starts (surprise) TOMORROW!
Thursday, May 5: Baltimore, MD:
Waverly Commons Summer Music Series
Lot at the corner of 32nd & Brentwood
Two sets start at 5:30pm
FREE! (spend your $ at The Slackers show at the Ottobar, doors there at 7pm), ALL AGES!
Friday, May 6: Charlotte, NC
3400 Tuckaseegee Rd.
w/ Mephiskapheles, VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH, Bums Lie
9pm, $12, 18+
Saturday, May 7: Washington, DC
1339 H St. NE
w/ Mephiskapheles, Hub City Stompers
7pm doors, $15, ALL AGES!
First show of the year, 3/12, with Thirteen Towers Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:51:23 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/first-show-of-the-year-312-with-thirteen-towers_1354 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/first-show-of-the-year-312-with-thirteen-towers_1354 First show of the year for The Scotch Bonnets, and it's a banger of a local bill! Tickets can be purchased here. Hope to see you there!

New Holiday Single, "Winter Reggae Party", out now on Jump Up! Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:38:08 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/new-holiday-single-winter-reggae-party-out-now-on-jump-up_1352 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/new-holiday-single-winter-reggae-party-out-now-on-jump-up_1352 What do you do when a blizzard sweeps through town and forces you to stay home? Have a Winter Reggae Party! The Bonnets show you how on our newest addition to the holiday musical cannon. We are so stoked to have contributed this banger of a tune to this year's Xmas 45, available on Jump Up Records. Our song is the B-side with our UK buds The Skapones on the A-side. You can get yours from Jump Up OR we will have a limited number at our merch table when we play with The Slackers and The Aggrolites NEXT WEEK! Hope to see you there!

Bonnets open for Slackers AND Aggrolites, December 15-19! Wed, 27 Oct 2021 21:53:21 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-open-for-slackers-and-aggrolites-december-15-19_1351 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-open-for-slackers-and-aggrolites-december-15-19_1351 This December, the reigning champs of the East and West Coast Reggae scenes are gonna get a run for their money when the ladies and gents of The Scotch Bonnets share the stage with them on a string of East Coast dates. Catch us opening for New York's stalwards of Jamacian rock'n'roll, The Slackers, and LA's purveyors of dirty reggae, The Aggrolites, in VA, CT, NYC, and Boston!

All outdoor, Midwest mini-tour, August 19-22! Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:20:53 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/all-outdoor-midwest-mini-tour-august-19-22_1350 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/all-outdoor-midwest-mini-tour-august-19-22_1350 It's been over a year of staying at home, not traveling to see fans outside of Baltimore, and yet the coronavirus still hasn't gone away. As much as we have missed being on the road and playing for y'all, we don't want to jeopardize the health and well-being of our crew or our extended crew (our fans) by gathering people together indoors; to us, it still doesn't seem like the responsible thing to do. However, over the course of this pandemic, we as working musicians have learned what can be done to make shows safer. So, in that DIY spirit that fuels everything we do, The Scotch Bonnets have put together a weekend of outdoor Midwest gigs so our fans can once again experience our energetic live show in a safer environment. Outdoor concerts have been the staple of our regional summer calendar for years, and now we're taking that special experience on the road. Email us at scotchbonnetsband@gmail.com for info on how to get into those private parties; we've got you. And we urge you to get vaccinated in time for the shows, cause we want to hug all of you. It's been too long...

Mark your calenders: May 2 is a Scotch Bonnets Live Stream! Mon, 05 Apr 2021 16:24:21 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/mark-your-calenders-may-2-is-a-scotch-bonnets-live-stream_1349 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/mark-your-calenders-may-2-is-a-scotch-bonnets-live-stream_1349 The Bonnets are doing our first real live stream of the pandemic (read: playing live in the moment) on Sunday, May 2 at 5PM EST. In collaboration with Morphius Records, we will be streaming from their in-house studio, Lord Baltimore, while we record a live album! We'll be playing a bunch of new tunes as well as some updated arrangements of classic Bonnets jams. If you've ever been curious about what it's like to be a band in a recording studio, this is your fly-on-the-wall view. And of course, it's gonna be a party. The current lineup of the band is FEROCIOUS and has been sounding amazing in rehearsalS, so I hope you'll be a part of the fun!

Tickets to the live stream are just $6, and you have the option of bundling your ticket with digital tracks of the live album we'll be recording, a DVD of the show, a limited tee-shirt designed and printed by the band, and other VIP perks. Get yours today right here.

Peaking out of quarantine to play in the Park! Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:02:06 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/peaking-out-of-quarantine-to-play-in-the-park_1348 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/peaking-out-of-quarantine-to-play-in-the-park_1348 It's the Bonnets' first show since February, so we're not straying far from home (in fact, Union Square Park is only five blocks from the Hatchet Compound!). We missed everyone's faces, so we hope to see you Sunday, in a mask and at least six feet apart. Don't worry, we're still gonna get down together, even if we can't hug each other... two sets start at 4:30pm!

Two In A Row With The Slackers Wed, 04 Mar 2020 04:14:18 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/two-in-a-row-with-the-slackers_1347 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/two-in-a-row-with-the-slackers_1347 Any time The Slackers play, it is the place to be! We're stoked to be with them at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on Friday, March 27 and World Cafe in Philly on Saturday, March 28. For more info, including ticket links, check out the Shows page.

Hopping to the MidWest, next weekend! Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:32:30 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/hopping-to-the-midwest-next-weekend_1345 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/hopping-to-the-midwest-next-weekend_1345 Bonnets are heading out to Indianapolis for a special Leap Year Punk Rock Night with Mary Prankster and Manners Please. Along the way, we'll be in Cincinnati at Northside Yacht Club with the Newport Secret Six. Hope to see you there!

Heading North for Boxing Day! Mon, 16 Dec 2019 21:28:21 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/heading-north-for-boxing-day_1344 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/heading-north-for-boxing-day_1344 Because we're crazy like that, The Scotch Bonnets will be in Boston on December 26 for the Faux Down Throw Down with Toxic Toast and Foundation Rockers. AND THEN we're driving all the way back to DC to play The Hamilton with Yellow Dubmarine on December 28. It's gonna be nuts (aka tons of fun). Hope to see you somewhere!

Heading to the Midwest for Slackfest!!! Fri, 08 Nov 2019 05:48:25 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/heading-to-the-midwest-for-slackfest_1343 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/heading-to-the-midwest-for-slackfest_1343 Next week, the Bonnets are back in the van! This time, we're making tracks for Slackfest at Reggie's in Chicago. But before we get there, we're making a stop at Howler's in Pittsburgh. And on the way home, we'll be outside Detroit at Bowlero Lanes. Check out our events page for all the details. See you on the road!

Bonnets are back on the road with The Toasters THIS FRIDAY!!! Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:11:19 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-are-back-on-the-road-with-the-toasters-this-friday_1342 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-are-back-on-the-road-with-the-toasters-this-friday_1342 The Scotch Bonnets are getting back in the van again, playing dates throughout the south and east of the USA supporting Ska legends, The Toasters. This is the third leg of their massive 2019 gig calendar in support of their release, Come on Over (Jump Up Records). Check them on the road here:

Sept 27 - Cincinnati @ North Side Yacht Club

Sept 28 - Indianapolis @ Melody Inn

Sept 29 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

Sept 30 - Tulsa, OK @ Mercury Lounge

Oct 1 - Austin, TX @ Flamingo Cantina

Oct 2 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links

Oct 3 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

Oct 4 - Houston @ White Oak Music Hall

Oct 5 - New Orleans, LA @ Fontaine Palace

Oct 6 - Tallahassee, FL @ Willbury

Oct 7 - Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof

Oct 8 - Wilmington, NC @ Reggies 42nd Street

Oct 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar

Oct 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Surfer (The Bar)

Oct 11 - Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda

Oct 12 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub

Bonnets on Artscape's MAIN STAGE, 7/21, opening for THE ENGLISH BEAT! Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:17:13 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-on-artscapes-main-stage-721-opening-for-the-english-beat_1340 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/bonnets-on-artscapes-main-stage-721-opening-for-the-english-beat_1340 Coming home from tour doesn't mean slowing down for The Scotch Bonnets! We've got a summer full of festival shows, summer concert series appearances, and trips "downy ocean" to play beach bar gigs. 

First up is a coveted spot on the main stage for Baltimore's Artscape, America's largest free arts festival! Bonnets hit on Sunday, July 21 from 4 - 5pm as direct support for 2 Tone stalwards, The English Beat! Just like Artscape, this show is FREE and a must-see for local ska fans!

Check out all the places to catch the Bonnets this summer on our Shows page.

THE SCOTCH BONNETS TOURING TO WESTERN CANADA FOR THE VICTORIA SKA & REGGAE FEST! Tue, 04 Jun 2019 03:57:25 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/the-scotch-bonnets-touring-to-western-canada-for-the-victoria-ska-reggae-fest_1339 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/the-scotch-bonnets-touring-to-western-canada-for-the-victoria-ska-reggae-fest_1339 The Bonnets are heading west again, June 13 - 29, but this time we're venturing into the Pacific Northwest, culminating in our main stage performance at the Victoria Ska Fest in British Columbia, Canada on June 23!

“It’s like I have to pinch myself, cause I think I’m dreaming, but it’s for real: we’re going to Victoria!!!” exclaimed Lady Hatchet. “I was there in 2010 backing Fishbone’s Angelo Moore and I thought it was the most magical place I’d ever seen. To be going back with the band, I can’t even describe how grateful and excited I am.”

Find more details about each show on our SHOWS page. We hope to see you somewhere along the way!

New single, new artwork!!! Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:02:58 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/new-single-new-artwork_1337 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/new-single-new-artwork_1337 In advance of the February 2 release of our upcoming album Come On Over, The Scotch Bonnets are proud to present our first single, "Hair Did", along with the album art (big ups Erin Frisby for the amazing illustration, as well as David Andler for layout). Catch us on tour NEXT WEEK!!! Dates are on our shows page. Can't wait to see you, West Coast!!!