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SKATERS (Formed 2012) SKATERS are an American rock band, consisting of the members Michael Ian Cummings, Joshua Hubbard, Dan Burke, and Noah Rubbin. They are better known for their singles, "I Wanna Dance (But I Don't Know How), and "Deadbolt".

Formation: Singer and songwriter Michael Ian Cummings met English guitarist Josh Hubbard at a party in the summer of 2011. After landing in NYC, Hubbard contacted Cummings, suggesting that they play a gig. They got together with drummer Noah Rubbin and bassist Dan Burke. After playing some successful gigs, SKATERS began. They later signed with Warner Bros Records.

Music Career: They released their debut record "Manhattan" in February 2014. In 2012, the band set out to create an art magazine, YONK. They began to be managed by Nick Bobetsky of Red Light Management. They also recorded their single 'Schemers' around the same time. This was available on their website, with 5 songs available for free download. They reached 10,000 downloads. In April 2013, the band released their first 7-inch single, with "Armed" and "I Wanna Dance (But I Don't Know How)" featured on it.

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Introducing: NY Band Skaters, Who Bring 'Manhattan' To Texas For SXSW

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2014 looks to be a big year for New York quartet Skaters who released their debut album 'Manhattan' last month and are performing as part of several showcase events at SXSW this week.

SXSW festival brings some incredible artists to Texas this year and Skaters are no exception. They'll be hitting stages in Austin from March 12th where they'll be kicking off their SXSW stretch with a show at Holy Mountain as part of the Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival showcase. Their most anticipated show of the week will be the Eventbrite and Governors Ball Lawn Party, also taking place on the 12th, over at the Empire Control Room and Garage. The Governors Ball selection came after they were announced to be playing the festival at Randall's Park on June 6th; an event that sees Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes headlining.

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