The A.K.A.s Offer Philly A Free Show And A Free Tattoo

posted May 18, 2009

The A.K.A.s Offer Philly A Free Show And A Free Tattoo

Art-fused garage punks and issue-oriented rockers The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere!) are turning their sights onto their homebase of Philadelphia to offer a break from the economic recession by offering a free concert and a free tattoos (lead singer Mike Ski is a very well-respected and well-known tattoo artist).

"One of the things we look forward to most is creative and fun opportunities to combine the visual aesthetics we love with our music," says Ski. "These two events combine so many of our overlapping passions that we are super stoked and anxious!"

As the only area performance before they hit the road all summer long on Vans Warped Tour, The A.K.A.s will be rocking a free outside performance in Philadelphia. The all ages event is the first in a series of performances presented by Sailor Jerry Clothing. Details below:
The A.K.A.s Live Outdoor Performance
Friday, June 12th at 7PM
116-118 S. 13th Street @ Sansom St.
(Outside the Sailor Jerry Store.)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

A longtime tattoo artist, Ski has inked members of Bayside, Less Than Jake, Silverstein, Bleeding Through, Bring Me The Horizon, Hawthorne Heights, Fall Out Boy, Set Your Goals, Emery, among many others. On June 14th, he will be tattooing the band's logo for free all day.

Sunday, June 14th
Philadelphia Eddie's Tattoo (Chinatown)
904 Arch Street.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
11AM - 6PM
*Must be over 18 with proper ID *
First come first serve!

The A.K.A.s are currently wrapping up production on their follow-up to the acclaimed Everybody Make Some Noise! with Jamie Woolford (of Let Go/The Stereo fame) in the producer's chair.

"We know our strengths well and have always strived to capture it on our recordings," explains Ski. "Jamie's unique ear and personality have managed to successfully showcase the energy and attitude of our live show, while managing to bring out the melody in our madness."

The as-yet-untitled new album will be released Summer 2009.