Band Profile

The AKAs

The AKAs
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Current Label: Paper + Plastick Records Websites: Official Website
MySpace Profile
Band Members: Chachi Darin on Drums
Nick Carlisi on Guitar
Josie Outlaw on Keyboards
Mike Ski on Vocals
Michael Camino on Bass

The AKAs Bio:

Since 2003, the Philadelphia five-some known also as The A.K.A.s have been bringing their Neo-Proto-Punk mission to the world. Equal parts energetic and enigmatic, the band has continued to make their mark by passionately raising awareness and raising roofs through their fun and anthem-riddled tunes. With the debut album “White Doves & Smoking Guns” (Fueled by Ramen Records), the band showcased their unique ability to defy genres with a signature blend of riff-soaked rock with vintage organ accompaniment. Both fist-pumping and hip-swinging, the music has been described as "Dancehall Fight Music."

Fronted by Mike Ski of hardcore icons Brothers Keeper, the vocals are belted out in sweat-soaked abandon. With charismatic displays drawn from Iggy Pop’s raw animal nature and Jello Biafra’s cynical quips, the band happily walks the line between punk politics and rock debauchery. On their follow-up release “Everybody Make Some Noise” on Metropolis Records, The A.K.A.s crush the line between The Clash, The MC5, and the B-52’s, with garage inspired guitars, pulse-driving drums and a dance-tainted touch of synths and organs. All the while, the band has toured relentlessly. With a live show honed from art gallery floors and basements to clubs and festival stages, the band has had the opportunity to share the stage with a wide range of characters; including The Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, and Dillinger Four,TSOL,The Dwarves, Streetlight Manifesto and Mindless Self-Indulgence. With an incessant work ethic, they have also become a staple part of the Vans Warped and “Rock Against Bush” Tours. Playing over 600 shows, The A.K.A.s have made their well-known slogan “THE A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere) an undisputed reality.

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