Local Band of the Week - The Screw-Ups

The Screw-Ups are a four piece ska-reggae band out of Newtown, Connecticut, that emerged when the local music scene around them began to die. Starting off playing in bars to people years older than them, they have worked their way up to open for heavy hiters such as Big D and the Kids Table, The Toasters, Streetlight Manifesto, and Westbound Train.  They have been performing for over half a decade and are influenced by the likes of The Slackers, Rancid, Ray Charles, and Toots and The Maytals.

With two of their members being full time students here in Boston they have played their fair share of shows in Beantown. They have graced the stage in afterHOURS at the Green Line Records showcase last fall and have also played at Bay State College in April with Bad Rabbits at The Spot on Boylston. 

The Screw-Ups are known for being extremely laid back and down to party. You can find them on weekends tearing it up out in Brighton or playing basement shows to a select crowd. If there are people willing to listen then The Screw-Ups are willing to play and news about the band travels heavily through word of mouth.

The Screw-Ups’ next big show is at Zionific Productions Summer Solstice Music Festival the weekend up July 17th. For discounted tickets you can email screwupsband@yahoo.com.

Check out Student at Large’s review of The Screw-Ups

The Screw-Ups on Reverb Nation

The Screw-Ups on Facebook 

Click here to download The Screw-Ups’ song “No Truth” for free. 

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