11 a.m., Oct. 17
RIYL: Dead On the Wire, Agent 86, the Executives, the A-Bortz
Upcoming Local Shows
Ex-Band Members: Chris Pennell, Drums
Influences: The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, Cock Sparrer, Toots & the Maytals, Los Fastidios, Citizen Fish, Replicantes, the Specials, Circle Jerks, Black Flag
"We are a Brazilian/American band," says Henrique Scapini Tubino, aka Ricky Scapini of Midnight Track. "We play punk rock music with influences from ska and reggae." The band, which has also included Moe Pasin, Lúcio Vieira, and (formerly) Chris Pennell, has had its share of bum gigs.
"The worse show ever, was the one we played at a coffee shop in Carlsbad," says Scapini. "The owner told us three times that we were playing too loud. So we decided to finish our set playing punk rock 'lounge style.' To our surprise, people liked that too."
Their Don't Be Proud of Me full-length was released in April 2016. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Forrest at Double Time Studios, the ten-song album was promoted with a 7-inch featuring "Contradictions" b/w "Sober Up." According to Scapini, "The album cover is an art piece from our Brazilian friend Jefferson Santos."
An album called Alienation was released in October 2018, featuring new drummer Lúcio Vieira. Its October 17 debut at the Tower Bar was followed by a west coast tour with dates in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.