Bio

 

Jesse Hightower (Bass), Kevin Simonds (Drums), and Adam Weintrop (Guitar)

Interstate Rivals are a post-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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  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. 

Jesse, Kevin, and Adam strove to continue rocking.  Re-branded as Interstate Rivals, the 3-piece continues to play all over the DC and Baltimore area.  Influenced by 90's underground acts such as Less Than Jake, The Hippos, MU330, NOFX, et al, they made up their own genre of post-ska/punk and evolved from a horn-driven sound to a polished but beer-fueled onslaught of catchy tunes.

Pick up a copy of their latest release "rockville" or your very own T-shirt at the next show and check the ReverbNation widget at the bottom of this site or Facebook for upcoming events: www.facebook.com/InterstateRivals. Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.