The Pietasters (Photo courtesy the band)
You know good times are here again when DC ska legends The Pietasters return for their annual holiday-times show at 9:30 Club!
And indeed, Stephen Jackson and company perform at 9:30 Club once again on Thursday, Dec. 29.
Recently, The Pietasters announced their old friend Coolie Ranks, lead singer of Pilfers and former vocalist for The Toasters, joins the band for the 9:30 Club show!
It’s been a busy year for The Pietasters, who jaunted down to Florida on a fall East Coast tour. They also have some New York and New Jersey dates booked for February! So, expect the gents to be in fine form indeed with all of this time on the road to warm them up.
Also always in demand for the Virginia-based Supernova Ska Festival, The Pietasters are due to return to the party in 2023!
Watch The Pietasters perform “Freak Show” at the 2021 Supernova Ska Festival on YouTube:
We called The Pietasters a ska band, but they are earnestly much more than that. The Pietasters came of age around DC in a time of overlapping scenes and influences. The scene was small and all the Punks, Skins, and Mods intermixed in those days. You were as likely to see a Mod at a Scream show as you were to see a Punk at a Toasters show. This varied influence is what informed the covers that the Pietasters played and the originals they wrote trying to emulate their favorite bands. From Two-Tone Ska, to Jamaican crooners like Alton Ellis, to Stax, Motown, harDCore, and British Punk, The Pietasters played what they liked to play.
W/ Spring-Heeled Jack, Eastern Standard Time, DJ Selah
Thursday, Dec. 29
Doors @ 7pm