Posts Tagged ‘Berne’

Friday Flashback: The Plague’s “Suckin’ in the Wind”

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The Plague: Suckin' in the Wind
Well, the title’s at least half right…

Yes, the year was 1984, and that’s Michael Eck, Nick Grind, Mike Rappazzo and illustrious frontman J.P.

And guess what? The Plague is gearing up for a reunion performance at Scumfest II somewhere in the wilds of Berne on Sunday (September 1). Apparently Rappazzo is MIA, so on Sunday the drum throne will be manned by the power-pounding George Lipscomb (the A.D.’s, Coal Palace Kings, Mime Choir, Erin Harkes & the Rebound, etc.).

You have been warned…

GO HERE for more info on Scumfest II.


Festival Fever: Scum Fest II in Berne, 9/1/13

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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):


Caffe LenaCartoonist John CaldwellThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantHolly & EvanJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysAdvertise on Nippertown!Leave Regular Radio BehindThe LindaBerkshire On StageArtist Charles HaymesHudson SoundsAlbany PoetsThe Sanctuary For Independent Media