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Manhattan Madness: Backstage Photos of Skaters

Go backstage with the New York post-punks at their album-release show

Nicole Fara Silver

New York City band Skaters celebrated the release of their debut, Manhattan, with a hometown gig at the Bowery Ballroom on February 24th and offered Rolling Stone an exclusive peek behind the scenes. Michael Ian Cummings, Josh Hubbard, Noah Rubin and Dan Burke even agreed to write the following captions.

"How many Skaters does it take to put a decal on a kick drum? Apparently three. This is a new decal we made for the Bowery show. It's a picture from the insert of our record. Day of show is always filled with this sort of last-minute stuff. These are the little things that occupy a band's time." 

Nicole Fara Silver

Close Quarters

"Here's the Skaters family checking out a great chicken tikka masala recipe online. Everyone looks very interested."

Nicole Fara Silver

High Strung

"Mic changing the strings on Josh's guitar with help from manager Nick Bobetsky (guitar string wizard). That guitar was custom made by Jimmy Cobra from Caveman for the band."

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