Panic State Records held their 7th Anniversary show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ with a killer lineup headlined by Catch 22. This stacked lineup included a reunion show with The Youth Ahead along with Lost in Society, With the Punches, Sammy Kay, Rebuilder, Teenage Halloween and World/Inferno Friendship Society.
Catch 22 is a really cool ska, punk, reggae band who hails from dirty Jersey. Some of them have younger kids who travel with them and hang out on stage while they perform. It’s awesome to watch the band have so much fun while their kids are dancing along with them.
Every single band brought excitement and energy to their fans especially With The Punches. The bodies just kept coming and coming over the rail fighting and singing their way into the security guards arms.
The Youth Ahead came out to play a reunion show, I remember being at their last show played years ago at Starland Ballroom. They performed just as good as they did back then.
I first saw World/Inferno Friendship Society a couple of months back opening up for The Bouncing Souls during their Home For The Holidays shows. I just love bands that have fun on stage and include the crowd into what they are doing.
Lost in Society is one of my local favorites, they always play around town and jump on all the fun shows. With a new Lp coming out I’m sure we will be seeing them a lot over the next few months.
Sammy Kay and Rebuilder played some cool acoustic sets as well, both home town favorites.
The youngest band of the night was Teenage Halloween who impressed me beyond my imagination. Frontman Luke Hendericks was on point with his song and play.