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.
Skate And Surf Festival is just a few days 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 first day of the lineup today, with a day two feature coming tomorrow. 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!
Reunions have been something that have become engraved in both the Skate And Surf-then-Bamboozle-then-Skate And Surf culture. Whether it was The Movielife, Further Seems Forever, Fall Out Boy, or something in between, there’s just nothing like the excitement that comes from not seeing your favorite band in 10 years, and then seeing them again. That’s part of why Skate And Surf 2014 is so goddamn exciting. We’ve been waiting for years to hear Midtown sing, “I wish I could hate you for the rest of my…” and we’re just days away now.
There were rumors for years about Anthony Green being interesting in a reunion once again with Saosin. That time has come. Saosin of course only have one EP with Green and a few b-sides, so expect the set to be quick and incredible. What may be more interesting might be the “new ideas” Saosin will be playing.
Citizan frontman Mat Kerekes was very young – and still is very young – when Youth came out, and the result of youth (lmao) is a relative inexperience performing live. As the band has toured more, though, Kerekes has vastly improved both his stage presence and the quality of his vocals, making Citizen a can’t-miss act when they come to town. The same can be said for a Skate & Surf Day 1 lineup that has a bit of a weak middle; simply put, don’t miss them.
The Early November
Uh huh, let’s see here…The Early November playing a show in New Jersey. If you need any more of an explanation as to why you should watch that happen, then I don’t know what to tell you.
Knuckle Puck, Light Years, The Weaks, and Back And Forth are playing a POZ/Bad Timing Records sponsored Skate And Surf after party on Saturday, May 17th that will kickoff at 10PM at The Wonder Loft in Asbury Park, NJ. Buy tickets right here and check out more details below after the jump.
Skate And Surf 2014 Lineup
Skate And Surf is kicking off this weekend. Check out the set times for the main stage below after the jump.
Skate And Surf Festival is coming up this weekend and we cannot wait to see reunions from Midtown and Saosin and PropertyOfZack favorites like The Early November and Circa Survive. We are however even more excited to be announcing an official after party co-hosted by Bad Timing Records on the evening of May 17th at The Wonder Loft with Knuckle Puck, Light Years, The Weaks, Back And Forth. The show will be incredibly limited and tickets go on sale Wednesday at 12PM EST here via Bad Timing.
Skate And Surf 2014 Lineup
Skate And Surf have added Citizen to their lineup. Check out the rest of the lineup below after the jump.
Skate And Surf have added Fucked Up and four other bands to their lineup. Check out the additions below after the jump.
Skate And Surf will be making another lineup announcement at noon on Thursday. Check out a tweet from the festival below after the jump.
Skate And Surf have added Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory, and many more to their full lineup. Check out all the details below after the jump!
Skate And Surf will be making another big announcement for their festival on Thursday. Check out a tweet below after the jump.
Skate And Surf will be held in Asbury Park, NJ on May 17th and May 18th. You can check out an updated lineup below after the jump.
PropertyOfZack has confirmed with sources that the 2014 Skate And Surf Festival will be moving back home to Asbury Park, NJ.
The City of Asbury Park voted unanimously on a multi-year deal last night to bring Skate And Surf back with plans to expand to the beach area of the town following two days this May in Bradley Park.
POZ has also confirmed five more lineup announcements for festival-goers ahead of an additional 30 that will be announced over the next few days. Check those names, an Asbury festival map, a few more details below!