Feed for http://thescotchbonnets.com/ News Feed for http://thescotchbonnets.com/ Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:40:41 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.1 (http://framework.zend.com) http://thescotchbonnets.com/ scotchbonnetsband@gmail.com (The Scotch Bonnets) The Scotch Bonnets 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!!!

Go West, good Bonnets! This February! Wed, 02 Jan 2019 23:26:24 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/go-west-good-bonnets-this-february_1336 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/go-west-good-bonnets-this-february_1336 The Bonnets will be hitting the road next month for an epic adventure to the West Coast for some dates with our brothers in arms, The Toasters! Check out our Shows page for more info...

TOMORROW!!! Last show of the year, with Jah Works! Thu, 27 Dec 2018 21:10:05 +0000 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/tomorrow-last-show-of-the-year-with-jah-works_1335 http://thescotchbonnets.com/news/tomorrow-last-show-of-the-year-with-jah-works_1335 Last show of the year and it's a big one, with our big brothers in reggae, Jah Works! Bonnets hit at 8:30, be there!

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...