Catch Skaters Tonight at The Bowery BallroomJuly 19th, 2013
Singer Michael Ian Cummings and drummer Noah Rubin were making music together in Los Angeles as the Dead Trees when they began exchanging demos with guitarist Joshua Hubbard in London. Things began to click, so they met in the middle, New York City, to form Skaters (and the art magazine Yonks). Although no one in the band actually is a skater: “The name just reminds me of my youth and the way I felt listening to music and hanging out with my friends running around the city being a hooligan,” Cummings told the New York Times. The group’s well-received, self-released EP, Schemers, showing some of their melodic-punk influences (think: the Cars and Devo), came out last year. Skaters (above, doing “I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)” for BBC Radio 1) have been busy this year recording their debut LP at Electric Lady Studios in the Village, but you don’t have to wait for the album to come out to get your fix because they play a hometown show tonight at The Bowery Ballroom.