Posts Tagged ‘Dance-A-Tron’

The Swath Hiatus and Abalienation Tribute Band

March 2, 2011

It’s been months and months since our last post to the blog here so I wanted to put up a quick post to update where we’re at.

Swath has been on a hiatus for the last six months or so with Dan getting married and off on his honeymoon last fall and some other personal commitments taking up a lot of time for the rest of us.

We’re still planning to get things back together at some point to get practicing, play more shows and record more.

In the meantime, Kevin and I are playing in a one-show only band called “A Trillion Lives”, which is a tribute band to legendary Binghamton punks Abalienation. Kevin is emulating Mike Dickinson on vocals while Bijoy is doing his best to play a large white man for his bassist impression of Big Jim. Steve Askew and Mike Escott from Dance-A-Tron round out the lineup on drums and guitar, respectively.

They’ll be bringing the old school chaos and rock on Friday, March 25, at Fitzie’s Irish Pub in Binghamton. It will be an event not to be missed if you were at all in the Binghamton music scene from the late 1980s to around 2000. Mark Dickinson’s current band, The Others, will also be on the bill and rumor has it that other Abalienation members may just show up….

Benefit Show Memorial for Adam Kulas This Weekend

May 12, 2010

Come down to Fitzies May 15th and rock out for a cause! Not just any all day (mostly) punk show. Doors at 3, show starts at 4. Only $5 for TEN bands! Additional donations are greatly appreciated. Any and all proceeds will go to the Kulas family. There will be raffles as well so be sure to stop down for the drinks and music, and stay for the chance to win t-shirts, cds, and other merch from various bands, a bar tab to fitzies, and more!

Bands playing (not in this order):

– Man Without Plan

– Daffodil

– Narrator

– Goodnite Sunshine

– Swath

– Dance – A – Tron

– Nancy

– The Jigawatts

++ More To Be Anounced!

Swath Playing Dance-A-Tron CD Release Show in Binghamton

April 14, 2010

This Saturday, April 17, Swath will be playing at Fitzie’s Irish Pub on Main Street in Binghamton.

The show will be headlined by Kevin’s other band, Dance-A-Tron, which will be releasing its new CD (the first recording with new guitar player, Mike Escott) that night.

Two other Binghamton bands, Daffodil and the Jigawatts, will also be playing.

The festivities will begin at 10 with Daffodil and the Jigawatts playing first and second, followed by Swath and then Dance-A-Tron.

Hope to see everyone there!

Big Day In: Ithaca Show on May 1

February 24, 2010

We have confirmed that we’ll be playing the next Big Day In presented by the Ithaca Underground on Saturday, May 1.

The bill will feature:

Tombs (from Brooklyn; signed to Relapse Records)
Magrudergrind (from Washington, D.C.)
Swath (hey, that’s us)
Dance-A-Tron (hey, that’s Kevin’s other band)
Iwo Jima Medkit (from Ithaca)
Sonorous Gale (from Buffalo)
Acipencer
Hiroshima Vacation
The Motivators
Makeshift
(and more TBA)

More details to be posted as we get them….

BelmarFest & BBQ This Sunday

August 6, 2009

This Sunday, Swath and 10 other bands will be playing the BelmarFest and BBQ at (not surprisingly) the Belmar bar located at 95 Main Street in Binghamton.

Check out the flyer below for details on the bands and other stuff.

The show will be held outside with lots o’ BBQ and lots o’ beer – so that should mean it’ll be lots o’ fun.

Swath should be playing in the 6 PM range.

Also, Kevin’s other band, Dance-A-Tron, will be making its debut with new guitar player – and Binghamton legend – Mike Escott. And we have insider info that they’ll be playing a surprising cover tune. They are slated to play around 4 PM.

BelmarPoster

Reporting Back After Last Week’s CD Release

February 7, 2009

We finally released our new album, “Confluence”, at last Saturday night’s show at Fitzie’s Irish Pub in Binghamton.

Thanks to everyone who came out and double-thanks to the 20 or so of you who bought CDs.

The night got off to a late start with The Jigawatts not going on until around 10:45 PM. They brought the energy and the old-school punk pretty well though. And they did a great cover of Black Flag’s “Wasted” so that always scores points with us.

Dance-A-Tron (Kevin’s other band) went on around 11:20 PM and delivered, as usual, a brutally fast and furious set. Their new album is out now, too. Contact them to get a copy.

Call For Backup followed next, and then we finally got to roll into our set after 1 AM. I hate to sound old and cranky, but that’s pretty late for us old fogies these days.

That being said, we had  a great time tearing through our intentionally short set…only to get called back up to play two additional songs (we went with “True Position” and “Kinetic Momentum”).

We appreciate all the support and hope anyone reading this will help us out, too, by picking up our new CD at future shows or by emailing bijoydatta@yahoo.com.