Welcome to SKATERS’ Michael Ian Cummings’ Manhattan


SKATERS—the NYC-based post-punk rockers that we can’t seem to get enough of—have been titillating our earbuds for the past few months with singles like “Miss Teen Massachusetts” and live performances (like last night‘s album release party at Bowery Ballroom). Today, February 25th, their debut album is finally out, appropriately titled Manhattan (the city where they all met). Complimenting the album, the boys will hit the road, first appearing at SXSW 2014 before the official tour kicks off in Santa Ana, California on March 18th. To celebrate the release, we tracked down lead singer Michael Ian Cummings for a lightening round of his real-life Manhattan favorites.


Favorite performance venue?
Bowery Ballroom

Favorite sandwich place?
Russ and Daughters

Favorite burger?
Black Market 

Favorite museum?
Natural History

Favorite park?

Favorite record store?
Bleecker Street Records

Favorite place everyone knows about you wish they didn’t?
Miss Lily’s 

Favorite public restroom?
Crosby Street Hotel

Favorite late night haunt?

Favorite subway platform?

Favorite bullshit tourist thing that’s worth it?
Empire State Building

Favorite mode of transportation?
City Bike

Favorite neighborhood?
East Village

Favorite happy hour?
Black Crescent: $1 oysters and $2 beer mugs


Images courtesy of Shane Mccauley and Warner Music Group.