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Ska, Punk, and Passion: The Interrupters Ignite Brooklyn Paramount with Fiery Performance


Photo: Ehud Lazin

Saturday night, the historical Brooklyn Paramount was buzzing with an electrifying atmosphere, thanks to The Interrupters, who brought their distinctive blend of ska punk to the iconic venue on May 5, 2024. Formed in Los Angeles in 2011, this band is composed of Aimee Interrupter on vocals and the Bivona brothers—Kevin, Justin, and Jesse—on guitar, bass, and drums respectively. The group has carved out a unique niche in the music world with their energetic fusion of punk, ska, and a touch of reggae, championed by anthems that tackle both personal adversities and social commentaries.



The night kicked off with “Take Back the Power,” setting a defiant tone that coursed through the entire performance. The setlist was a well-curated mix of original tracks and covers that showcased the band’s dynamic range and musical versatility. “Title Holder” and “Worst for Me” had the crowd singing along to every word, while their rendition of Bob Marley’s “Judge Not” added a reggae-soaked, reflective pause amidst the high-octane show.



A delightful surprise was the snippet of The Outfield's “Your Love,” which Aimee introduced with a nostalgic nod to the 80s, giving it a punchy Interrupters twist. “On a Turntable” and “Kiss the Ground” were performed back-to-back, displaying the band’s skillful storytelling woven through compelling ska rhythms.



The emotional peak of the evening arrived with “She Got Arrested” and “Gave You Everything,” where the lyrics resonated deeply with the audience, reflecting the shared struggles and triumphs of life. The decision to cover Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” was a bold move that paid off, as it brought a fresh, punk-infused flavor to the pop hit, thrilling the younger fans in the crowd.


Photos: Ehud Lazin


Closing the night with “She’s Kerosene,” The Interrupters left everyone in attendance ignited with an irrepressible spirit. This wasn’t just a concert; it was a communal celebration of music’s power to unite and uplift, led by a band that continues to blaze their trail with passion and authenticity. In the ever-evolving landscape of music, The Interrupters stand out not just for their sound but for their unyielding commitment to their message and their fans. As the echoes of the night lingered, it was clear that their flame is only getting brighter.


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