Rocksteady Night ft. The Hempsteadys & The Captivators
Doors at 7 | Show at 8
Advance $10 | Day of $12
The Hempsteadys formed in 2006 on Hempstead Street in New London, Connecticut with a mission to capture the excitement and energy of the punk and ska shows they grew up on. For years they were strictly a live phenomenon, like a young Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, often playing until they passed out or the crowd could take no more.
After building a cult following off of their intense live performances alone, The Hempsteadys slowly released their first single in July of 2015. Quickly after the band released their concept album “El Amor de los Muertos” in November 2015, promoting the album with a steady stream of performances throughout the north eastern United States and Canada headlining many stages and sharing others with the likes of Andrew W.K., The Skints, We Are Scientists, Mates Of State, The Toasters, Mephiskapheles, The Slackers and The Aggrolites.
The Hempsteadys recently released their latest and most critically acclaimed album, “Séance! Séance!” in fall of 2018 on vinyl and digitally through all major platforms. They’re anticipating the release of two exclusive singles this winter that pay tribute to two artists they’ve admired while also displaying their unique gift of making every song they play sound as it was their own.
“The Hempsteadys [are] a high-energy, fun-centric performance unit whose through-the-roof stage act became an in-demand soundtrack for dozens of New London Saturday nights. Need a party? Find out where The Hempsteadys are playing. Problem solved.” – Rick Koster, The Day
“If you like old school ska, boy have we found a gem for you! The vocals are gritty and add just enough ‘punk essence ‘ to keep it from being reggae. The horns (and specifically the saxophone) are all incredible. If it’s one thing we thing we need more of in punk music these days, it’s more saxophone” – Dying Scene