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Sonic Boom Six
Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:

Sonic Boom Six

with High School Football Heroes, Drop Party
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Space Ballroom
Hamden, CT

CT Ska Weekend Limited Weekend Passes available HERE!

General Admission Standing Room Only

SONIC BOOM SIX

Having toured the world for the last two decades, Sonic Boom Six took the turbulent times of the lost lockdown years to take a deep breath, watch, and create. The band will emerge from the rubble of culture and politics in 2023 with RE:Generation, a new compilation of their material from the last decade plus two brand-new tracks.

Lead single ‘Future Shock’ drops with quite literally a Boom - the band’s signature mix of heroically heavy riffs with dancefloor-ready grooves serves up their horror at the increasingly polarised warzone of social media discourse. New song ‘One Of The Boys' skewers the old boy’s network that has dominated British politics for as long as we care to remember over a mash-up of ska-punk and bass music. Throw in road-tested anthems like ‘Virus’, and ‘No Man No Right’ and we have a record that celebrates the band’s remarkable journey while continuing their artistic evolution.

Moreover, in October 2023, Sonic Boom Six are set to inspire a renewed sense of enthusiasm among their fans as they take their electrifying performances to stages across the country for the RE:Generation tour. SB6 is back to remind us once again that music has the extraordinary ability to touch our souls, unite us as a community, and pave the way for a brighter future.

Sonic Boom Six is an explosive and outspoken five-piece described as "taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk and metal apart, then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid" (Kerrang! Magazine). With a live show infamous for "clashing activism and good times", SB6's legendary gigs are a party that started in Manchester, UK, transcending genres and connecting people from all walks of life. The Boom’s influences include The Specials, The Streets, Rage Against The Machine and The Fugees.

Sonic Boom Six has released five studio albums, one mini-album and two full-length compilations with countless singles, EPs and compilation appearances. SB6 has performed headline tours of Europe, Japan and the US (including the 2016 Vans Warped Tour) as well as slots at festivals including Glastonbury, Download, Sonisphere and the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival. Sonic Boom Six has written and performed songs that have appeared on BBC Radio 1, Channel 4, BBC 2 (TV), Rock Band and Sims 3 video games, and much more.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HEROES

High School Football Heroes: Where Ska Punk Meets Indie Rock Glory

Hailing from the fertile music scene of Long Island, New York, High School Football Heroes (HSFH) weren't your typical jocks. Instead of Friday night lights, they chased the spotlight with a potent blend of ska punk, infusing catchy horn lines with the raw energy of indie rock. Drawing comparisons to bands like Less Than Jake, Taking Back Sunday, and Sublime, HSFH carved their own unique sound, resonating with a generation yearning for something beyond the ordinary.

Their journey began in the early 2000s, releasing a slew of demos and a split EP with fellow Long Islanders Premarital Sax. By 2003, their infectious sound and dedicated fanbase demanded a full-length album. Enter "Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades," a 14-track masterpiece released by Asbestos Records. This marked the start of a fruitful partnership, leading to another album release under the same label.

However, in 2006, the band decided to go their separate ways, pursuing other musical endeavors. But the HSFH spirit couldn't be extinguished for long. In 2014, a triumphant reunion ignited, and the band started releasing annual demos, reminding fans of their infectious ska-infused anthems.

The story of High School Football Heroes is one of passion, camaraderie, and a sound that transcended genres. Their music pulsates with youthful energy, tackling relatable themes of love, loss, and navigating the complexities of growing up. Whether in their frenetic ska tempos or introspective indie rock moments, HSFH always delivered heartfelt lyrics and an undeniable stage presence, leaving audiences breathless and wanting more.

Even though they haven't released a full-length album since the mid-2000s, their music continues to resonate with fans both old and new. Their annual demos serve as a testament to their enduring creativity, and their live shows remain exhilarating reminders of the raw energy that once filled the stadiums - not of football, but of music that truly connected.

So, if you're looking for a band that defies categorization, a band that blends genres with reckless abandon, and a band that leaves you breathless with their infectious energy, then look no further than High School Football Heroes. Turn up the volume, let the horns blare, and lose yourself in the music of these Long Island legends.

Links: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify

DROP PARTY

Led by choice horn melodies built on boisterous grooves, and launching off of hypnotic dance rhythms, Drop Party is a genre-bending American 7-piece band seamlessly carved out of the coastal Connecticut post ska scene, endowed with new age funk, apt to get the crowd moving.

This septet truly comes to life in their live performances – incorporating themed shows ripe with hidden Easter eggs, and scattered with seamless transitions and engaging moments. Having cut their teeth at The Acoustic in Bridgeport and The Warehouse in Fairfield, CT, and several other select legendary local spots, Drop Party was forged right out of early 2000’s show bills that were all ages, no alcohol, and a less than functional sound system. At their shows, they have found a way to fuse and channel the energy in Ska, stank of Funk, and sophistication of Jazz into something far more palatable.

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