2002 – present (16 years)
Hub City Stompers hail from the "hub city" of New Brunswick, NJ. Formed in the summer of 2002 in the wasteland of the seemingly "dead" ska scene. These necromaniacs romanced ska's rotted corpse, playing for the love of the music rather than the popularity of it, and formed a force to be reckoned with in the New Jersey music scene.
Embracing various styles and eras from the 60's through the 80's, and adding reggae, jazz, punk and even classical influences, they manage to avoid a typical, formulaic ska sound and steer clear of cliche poppy ska lyrics.
Hub City Stompers' line up consists of ex-members of bands such as Inspecter 7, The Dehumanized, Tri State Conspiracy, The Schematics, Foil, and Gotham City Swing.
They have performed with bands such as The Toasters, King Django, Bigger Thomas, The Wretched Ones, Niblick Henbane, Eastern Standard Time and Streetlight Manifesto.
They have one song ("Night of the Living") on the Jump Up/Megalith Records "Still Standing" ska compilation, and four albums out:
Mass Appeal EP (2005)
Blood, Sweat and Beer (Megalith Records, 2004)
Dirty Jersey (Megalith Records, 2006)
Ska Ska Black Sheep (Stubborn Records, 2009)
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