Neutral Nation was formed in Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1982 by Dave Chabot, Mike Yarworth and Steve Lepper, with John Cote joining soon after. Lepper left in 1984 and was replaced by Tom (T-Buck) Bucland; Cote left in 1989 and was replaced by the mighty, mighty Stumpy on drums.
The band started out playing shows at The Living Room in Providence, and in 1985 released their first record, the seven-song EP titled Invasion of the Sumo Wrestler. Their first album, It's A Bash, followed in 1987 and they toured throughout the Northeast and Canada as headliners, opening for acts such as The Bad Brains, The Ramones and The Replacements. The band was recently inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.
Join us for a screening of the documentary "It's A Bash", the film that tells the story of the punk rock legends and the music scene they thrived in. And stick around after the screening for a live performance by the band!