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Apocalypse Hoboken was an American punk rock band hailing from Chicago, Illinois which toured the US and Europe and released seven albums on various labels, including Rocco Records and Dyslexic Records. The band initially formed in 1987 as Positive Outlook with Ted Locascio (vocals), Scott Hoffman (guitar), Rich Cassady (bass), and Tony Esposito (drums) but split that year and reunited in 1989 as Apocalypse Hoboken with the new drummer Andy Peterson. The bulk of their activity took place in the 1990s. The original line-up consisted of Ted Locascio (vocals), Scott Hoffman (guitar), Rich Cassady (bass), and Andy Peterson (drums). After various line-up changes, the line up of Hoffman, Peterson, vocalist Todd Pot, bassist Kurdt Dinse (who had briefly replaced Rich Cassady in 1987), and guitarist Billy Thompson came together in 1992 and would begin the band's most productive run. Thompson left the band in 1996 and was replaced by Sean Seeling.
Apocalypse Hoboken have toured with The Vandals, The Ataris, Ten Foot Pole, Sidekick Kato, Less Than Jake, Swingin' Utters, Agent Orange, Guttermouth, Strung Out, Bigwig, Suicide Machines, At the Drive-In, Murder City Devils, and appeared on West Coast dates of the Warped Tour.
After the release of their 1999 album, Microstars, the group's core line-up split. Drummer Andy Peterson and vocalist Todd Pot continued playing with other members. Eventually, they split up in 2001.
The band has played several reunion shows around Chicago since their split. These shows have consisted of the line up of Todd Pot, Scott Hoffman, Andy Peterson, Sean Seeling, and Kurdt Dinse.
Original Line Up
- Ted Locascio - Vocals (1987, 1989–1990)
- Scott Hoffman - Guitar (1987, 1989–1999)
- Rich Cassady - Bass (1987, 1989–1991)
- Andy Peterson - Drums (1987, 1989–2001)
1992-2000 Line Up
- Todd Paglialong (aka Todd Pot) - Vocals (1992–2001)
- Scott Hoffman - Guitar
- Billy Thompson - Guitar (1992–1996)
- Sean Seeling - Guitar (1996–2000)
- Kurdt Dinse (aka Kurdt Buddah) - Bass (1987, 1992–2000)
- Andy Peterson - Drums
Other Short-Term Members
- Lyle Zimmerman - Vocals (1990–1992)
- Josh Caterer - Guitar (1990–1991)
- Erik Bocek - Bass (2000–2001)
- John San Juan - Guitar/Keyboards (2000–2001)
- Scott Thompson - Guitar (2000)
- Erik Byrne - Guitar (2000)
- Yes, But... Cassette (1989, Self-released)
- Green Monster 7" (1990, Fullon Records)
- Punish The Innocent Cassette (1992, Fullon Records)
- The Kingpin 7" (1993, Dick Records)
- Strikes Back 7" (1993, Dick Records)
- Superincredibleheavydutydudes CD (1994, Dyslexic Records, reissued in 1998 on Labyrinth Records)
- Jerk Lessons 10" (1994, Dyslexic Records)
- Date Rape Nation 2x7" (1994 Johann's Face Records)
- split 7" w/Sidekick Kato (1994, Dyslexic Records)
- Easy Instructions for Complex Machinery LP/CD (1995, Johann's Face Records)
- Date Rape Nation/Jerk Lessons CD (1996, Johann's Face Records)
- Now's Not a Good Time EP (1997, Rocco Records)
- Led Zeppelin III 7" (1997, Fueled By Ramen Records)
- Apocalypse Hoboken/Oblivion split 7" (1997, Harmless Records)
- VMLive 7" (1997, VML Records)
- House of the Rising Son of a Bitch CD/LP (1998, Kung Fu Records)
- Inverse, Reverse, Perverse CD compilation (1999, Suburban Home Records)
- Microstars CD/LP (1999, Kung Fu Records)
- Box Set (2002, limited self-release)
- Native American Rights LP & 7" (1989)
- includes the song "Thug"
- Decline Of The Western Suburbs 7" (1989, Shakefork Records)
- includes the song "Slack"
- Achtung Chicago LP (1989, Underdog Records)
- includes the song "Punk Rock Gods" (also included on the CD release of Achtung Chicago Drei in 1993)
- Planet Minivan CD (1995, Dyslexic Records)
- includes the songs "Oreo" and "Stand By Me"
- A Taste Of Chicago CD (1995, Strike Out Rekhords)
- includes the songs "Safe Rock" and "Blistered Up"
- Nothing To Believe In CD (1995, Know Records)
- includes the song "All American"
- Jolt - America's Most Powerful Compilation CD (1996, J4 Records)
- includes the song "Be Alright"
- Ground Rule Double (1996, Divot Records)
- includes the song "Capitols Bark at the Moon"
- One Big Happy Slam Pit (1996, Spider Club Music 40002)
- includes the song "The Family Strong"
- Marc's a Dick and Gar's a Drunk: The Johann's Face Story LP/CD (1997, Johann's Face Records 33)
- includes the song "Quick Joey Small"
- Punk Bites, Vol. 2 Cassette/CD(1997, Fearless Records 30)
- includes the song "Pulling Worms Apart"
- No Stars, Just Talent (1999, Kung Fu Records)
- includes the songs "Submissive Wetter" and "Box of Pills"
- The "Gone With the Wind" of Punk Rock Samplers (2000, Kung Fu Records)
- includes the song "Little Fingers"
- Magnetic Curses CD (2000, Symbiotic Records 68)
- includes the song "The Devil Has a Pussy"
- Playing 4 Square CD (2000, Suburban Home Records 017)
- includes the song "Considerate Suicide"
- Plea for Peace CD (2000, Asian Man Records 60)
- includes the song "Gummi"
- WLUW Breakthru Indie Radio CD (2000, Veronica Records 9)
- includes the song "When's Steve Coming Home"
- Q101.1 Local 101 Vol. 2 CD (2000, Unknown B000M37UGW)
- includes the song "Little Fingers"
- Punk Chartbusters, Vol. 4 (2001, SPV Records 8532)
- includes the song "Darling Nikki"
- VML Live Series 1 Volume 8 (Liberation Records)
- The Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show (2003, Springman Records)
- covering "Sweet Transvestite"
- Mexican Cheerleader - Andy Peterson, Scott Hoffman
- Jr.Loader, My Anthem - Billy Thompson
- Traitors - Todd Paglialong
- Jerkwater - Sean Seeling
- Tongues - Todd Paglialong, Andy Peterson, Erik Bocek
- The House That Gloria Vanderbilt - Todd Paglialong
- Vicelords - Todd Paglialong
- Werewolfs - Todd Paglialong
- The Mons - Andy Peterson, Scott Hoffman
- Original vocalist Ted Locascio performs under the name Ted Lukas
- Apocalypse Hoboken Official Website
- Apocalypse Hoboken on MySpace
- Apocalypse Hoboken - BandToBand.com
- The House That Gloria Vanderbilt on MySpace
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