Skate And Surf Festival is just a day away now, and we hope you’re all as excited as we are for an incredible weekend in Asbury Park, NJ. We thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Acts for the second day of the lineup today. Check out ticket/lineup information for the festival here, our list below, and reblog to let us know who we need to see while we’re at Skate this weekend!
POZ Skate And Surf Preview: Our Must-See Bands (Day 1)
New Found Glory
Pop-punk reigns supreme at Skate & Surf once again with the grandfathers of the genre headlining Sunday night. You already know exactly what you’re going to get from New Found Glory performing in a festival setting – a fast-paced run-through of their greatest hits, plus probably a cover of Green Day’s “Basket Case.” Despite knowing exactly what’s coming, it’ll probably be the most fun you’ll have all weekend. And if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll get to hear some new material.
Anthony Green is just truly insane. Circa Survive make really great music, but half of the fun of the band’s live show is just watching Anthony Green be kind of a freak. We all love it, and we know it’s going to be incredible. Plus, he’ll have just rocked out the day before with Saosin. This is Green’s weekend.
While many young pop-punk bands are prone to dull live shows and clichés, Light Years stray away from those mistakes like veterans. They’ve only released one full-length album, but it gives off a slightly “grown-up” vibe; like they’ve already been through the angst and now they’re worried about making real-life mistakes that could actually tectonically shift their lives. It’s cathartic and loud and you won’t want to miss it. They also play Saturday night at an after-show with Knuckle Puck, so hit that if you’re worried about squeezing them into your schedule.