FEST: Scumfest Returns on Sunday


Video by William Rella

Remember the ’80s?

Some of you longtime Local 518 music fans may recall Scumfest, a punk fest that took place back in 1982.

Well, even punks get nostalgic, and for the past couple of years some of those same musicians – as well as those inspired by them – got together for 21st century Scumfest.

Apparently, a great deal of fun was had by all, so they’re doin’ it again. Scumfest 2016 is slated for 12noon on Sunday (September 4) at 618 Humphrey Road in Duanesburg – about as far away from the once thriving downtown punk scene as you could possibly get. Admission is a $14 donation, which includes a catered meal.

Here’s the schedule of the bands slated to ratchet it up for Scumfest 2016:

Shrapnel Warning
Hill Haints
Phantom Signals
Chloroform Party
Eternal Crimes
Moon Worship
The Alaskan

MELTASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL @ the former Catskill Game Farm, Catskill, September 2-4
CAPITAL DISTRICT SCOTTISH GAMES @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, September 3 & 4
ALBANY JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, September 10, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 16-18
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18, FREE
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE LAKE @ Charles Wood Park, Lake George, September 24 & 25

  1. Seymour says

    Nothing says PUNK ROCK like a catered meal. I mean it…nothing.

  2. Andrew Gregory says

    Oh, it’s punk alright. It’s a NON-descript catered meal, on a dead-end road with a pond. And there’s woods.

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