The band’s upbeat ska and reggae sounds will get you grooving. Hub City Stompers don’t follow the typical ska/punk/hardcore formula that most bands these days tend to fall into. Their songs are different, and the lyrics are hilarious. In “Skins Don’t Cry,” an excellent ska rendition of the Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” lyrics include, “I would break a bottle on my head if it would curb my shame/but I say why bother?/I’m so loaded I forget your name.” Fun times, right? The band’s tenor sax and vocalist, Jenny Whiskey, really breaks up this male-dominated genre. If you’re sick of the same old formulaic ska/punk sound, Hub City Stompers will renew your faith in the scene.
Let’s get a good ol’ fashioned skank pit going! Check them out September 23rd at the Fire (412 W. Girard Avenue) from 12:30-1:15am.