The Potato Pirates take various styles of music considered dead — or at least exhausted of ideas — and injects them with an infectious, youthful exuberance. Part ska, part punk, part whatever it is that this quintet has absorbed over the years, the resulting sound crackles with a wiry energy. The act's eponymous debut is nothing less than a great party record, yet subjects as weighty as racism, class and social oppression are tackled with thoughtfulness and humor. In advance of the band's CD-release show, we spoke with singer/guitarist Zach Capaldo-Smith and drummer Steve Stackhouse about the new album, the band's roots and its serendipitous... More >>>