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Scranton’s Menzingers get ‘Stoked for the Summer’ with Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park on Aug. 25

Scranton’s Menzingers get ‘Stoked for the Summer’ with Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park on Aug. 25
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New Jersey punk band The Bouncing Souls announced their second annual Stoked for the Summer show at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday, Aug. 25 and, this year, they’ve invited The Menzingers from Scranton to join them, along with Lucero, Mickey Rickshaw, and Timeshares.

In its inaugural year, Stoked for the Summer was held over two days in July with performances by Beach Slang, Cayetana, Rocket from the Crypt, The Explosion, and The Flatliners.

“All of our friends are coming to rock with us, so head to the beach on 8/25 for some tasty waves and a cool buzz!” The Bouncing Souls wrote on their Facebook page.

Tickets for the all-ages show, which are $36 in advance or $40 at the door, on The Stone Pony’s Summer Stage (913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ) go on sale this Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

The Scranton punk rockers, now based in Philadelphia, have toured and shared the stage with The Bouncing Souls many times before, releasing a split with them back in 2013 and often performing their cover of “Kate Is Great” from that EP. Here’s a video of them playing “Manthem” together last year:

The Menzingers recently made their television debut on “Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC and are currently on a European tour with many sold-out dates with The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil following a largely sold-out national headlining tour here in the States with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid.

Over the last few months, the band released music videos for their songs “After the Party,” “Lookers,” and “Bad Catholics,” with the latter being filmed in Scranton. They also put out a collaboration beer with Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in February appropriately named After the Party, a “crushable” 4 percent ABV Irish-style dry stout.

The quartet returned to their hometown area in February for an acoustic album release show for their latest Epitaph Records release, “After the Party,” at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, meeting local fans and signing autographs afterward. See photos and videos of the entire 10-song set here.