Fernando Pinto Presents: Sgt. Scagnetti / Cenzo / The Ghost Tones
Friday December 14, at Pacific Standard Tavern, New Haven
Doors 8pm showtime 9pm – tickets $10 Advance / $12 at the door
Sgt. Scag (aka Sgt. Scagnetti) was a fixture on the Northeast ska/punk scene in the late 1990’s. Migrating from a ska-pop outfit into a harder more frantic sound, the band’s live shows were unpredictable and fun. They would arm the audience with 100’s of plastic toy swords, split them in half and have the crowd reenact a scene from Braveheart. Really. The Hartford Courant called them a “surefire crowd slayer.” The Hartford Courant is what used to be called a “newspaper.” Songs about dysfunctional parenting, revenge fantasies and drug abuse developed into teen center anthems. After an 18-year break (with a reunion show or two thrown in along the way) the band is BACK, already playing shows in their home state of CT as well as stops in NY, MA, RI, NJ, PA and VA. Sgt. Scag is now actively writing and recording new material about the drug of nostalgia, illegal firework salesmen and starting cults. They will play the old stuff too. Don’t worry.
CENZO is the brainchild of Vinny Nobile. A group described as “rock reggae” with elements of punk and dancehall. This “supergroup” of long time scenesters makes music that is dynamic and dancy with no shortage of energy. They released one full length CD titled MAYBE NOW in the mid 2000’s and have reformed playing shows in the tri-state area. Featuring Vinny from Pilfers and Bim Skala Bim, Mike from Spring Heeled Jack, Matt from Pencilgrass, and Joe from Douglas Leader Orchestra.
Listen to CENZO now on Spotify!https://open.spotify.com/artist/4VhgWR09dsPueSU4heakry?si=8heCBYDgRuSn6m1sjy9Waw
+ The Ghost Tones