Remember the ’80s?
Some of you longtime Local 518 music fans may recall Scumfest, a punk fest that took place back in 1982.
Well, apparently even punks get nostalgic, and now more than three decades later, it seems as though some of those same musicians – as well as those inspired by them – are getting together this weekend for Scumfest II.
The big bash is slated for 12:30pm on Sunday (September 1) at 1269 Helderberg Trail in Berne – about as far away from the once thriving downtown punk scene as you could possibly get. Admission is a $12 donation, which includes a catered meal (?!?). And while we’re on the topic of things un-punk, we were horrified to hear that some of the bands – we’re not going to name any names here – were actually rehearsing for the fest.
UPDATED: 8/31/13): At latest report, the bands slated to rachet it up for Scum Fest 2013 include (in estimated order of appearance):
The Savage Randys
Mark Boil (acoustic)
Jim Whiting (acoustic)
The Extras, Jim Romano (of Capitle) and Bourbon Scum – who had previously been announced as performers – have apparently bowed out of the proceedings and will not be performing.
UPDATE: (8/31/13): Chloroform Party has been added to the bill, replacing Bourbon Scum.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
New Music Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/20-22/13
Farm Aid @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13 (SOLD OUT)
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, 9/21/13 (FREE)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/28/13 (FREE)