Interstate Rivals / Bio

Interstate Rivals are a ska/punk band formed from the dying embers of crappy bands in 2008 in a Beltsville, Maryland basement. With Greg on trombone and Jesse on bass messing around with chords and song fragments while chugging Molsons, we were originally called No Dice (hence the e-mail address: nodiceMD@gmail.com). Our common interests in playing ska/punk united us with Kevin on drums and various guitar players named Ben until guitar-hero Adam took over the 6 strings. Trombonist Kenny and Sarah on the alto sax augmented the horn section for a few years until they and Greg decided to go in different directions. But Jesse, Kevin, and Adam strove to continue rocking. Re-branded as Interstate Rivals and playing as a 3-piece around DC and Baltimore, they're proving that ska/punk is still alive and well in the hearts of today's twenty-somethings. Influenced by 90's underground acts such as Less Than Jake, The Hippos, MU330, NOFX, et al, Interstate Rivals play their own brand of rock evolved from a horn-driven sound to a polished but beer-fueled onslaught of catchy numbers.

Pick up a copy of their latest release, "rockville", at the next show. Check the facebook events page or our official website: www.interstaterivals.com for show dates. Contact at rivals@interstaterivals.com OR nodiceMD@gmail.com

General Info

Band Members
Jesse Hightower, Adam Weintrop, Kevin Simonds
Artist Name
Interstate Rivals
Profile Page
Active Since
Ska / Post-Ska / Punk

Contact Info

Silver Spring, MD

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