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Coleman's Halloween Party!

This will be out 9th year playing this event! Crazy costumes and some spooky songs! Don't miss it!

Live Album Recording Session! - Shifty's Bar & Grill

We're celebrating our 20th birthday by recording a live album, and we're doing it right in front of your faces! Come be a part of Action! history as we attempt to capture our explosive live show while making as few mistakes as possible!

The Wildcat

Holy crap it's Thanksgiving eve! You're going to be out drinking anyway, right? Might as well watch us crush some rock and roll while you do it!

Coleman's Irish Pub

It's cold, it's the holidays, let's drink.

The Wildcat

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Moondog's Lounge

Headed back to Auburn to melt the walls of this intimate and awesome venue!

Copper City Craft Brewing

Who plays on Thursdays?!? We are pumped to make our debut at this cool brewery in Rome!

Live Album Release Party

Our 20th Anniversary celebration continues with the release of a new live album! More details TBA!


20th Anniversary Extravaganza!

October 11
Next month will be the 20th anniversary of our band, and we’re not letting it go by unnoticed! Playing music together has been a defining part of our lives and the fact that we’re still doing it after so long is worthy of some celebration! So that’s what we’re going to do! We’re planning to celebrate this anniversary throughout the year, in a variety of ways. You can expect new video content, merch giveaways, more live streaming, and …drum roll… THE RECORDING AND RELEASE OF A NEW LIVE ALBUM! The recording will take place November 16th at Shifty’s and the release party will be at Funk & Waffles on May 3rd. More details to come! Not a lot of bands make it to 20 years, and we certainly couldn’t have done it without continued support from our wives, families, fans, and each other. (Huge shoutout to Dave Piwinksi, Brandon Hall, and Chris Zarpentine for being a part of this long ride) We’re excited to be crossing this landmark with all of you, and looking forward to more fun and great music in the years to come! See you soon!

What is going on?

June 5
Hey website people! Sorry we haven't updated this space in a while. We've been singing and strumming and blowing and bashing pretty consistently for the last few months in promotion of our new album, 5! Now summer is here and we're taking a bit of a break to catch our breath and make plans for a huge fall! Follow us on facebook and instagram for more regular updates!


October 11
Join The Action! and LRS Records upstairs at the Dinosaur BBQ to celebrate the release of their new album, 5! It's been a long five years since we've last put out a full length album and we're going all out! There will be door prizes, new merch, new shirts, games, and chances to win cool stuff! Plus you get a FREE COPY of 5 with admission! Doors are at 7pm, admission is $10, music starts at 7:30 with our friends Matthew Blake & The Blues Dragons and The Causeway Giants! There will be a cash bar, and food can be ordered downstairs and brought up.


September 19
Our new album is called 5! We're releasing it on 10/14 at the Dinosaur BBQ. Admission is $10 at the door and comes with a free copy of the album. There will also be door prizes, contests, games and other cool things! Also performing will be The Causeway Giants and Matthew Blake & the Blues Dragons! Doors at 7pm, music starts at 7:30. We hope to see you there!


Monumental Instrumentals

November 14, 2015     |     4 Songs
This 4 song EP was released exclusively on 7" vinyl through LRS Records. We're keeping the costs up here because frankly we'd rather you buy the vinyl.


November 17, 2012     |     12 Songs
We think the songs on this album are really good.

Tangled in the Lights

November 17, 2012     |     10 Songs
Merry Christmas to Christmas and to all a good Christmas!

Exploding Radio

December 18, 2008     |     16 Songs
2009 Syracuse Area Music Award winner for Best Metal/Alternative Album. We know you're impressed.


The Action! is an innovative rock & roll band from Syracuse, NY. Their music is influenced by a wide range of genres including rock, pop, punk, jazz, reggae, and ska. Formally known as Skatos, The Action! formed in 1998 and quickly gained a devoted following throughout the region.

During their career, The Action! have released 4 full length albums, 5 EPs, and been included on a number of compilations. The band received 2 Syracuse Area Music Awards after being voted the People’s Choice – Best Band in 2008 and being given the 2009 Best Alternative Album award for their album Exploding Radio. Their vinyl EP, Monumental Instrumentals, was also nominated for Best Alternative release of 2015.

The Action! includes: Mike Gibson (lead vocals/guitar), Chris Nolan (trumpet/vocals), Craig Chamberlain (drums), Adam Carkey (bass), and Dan King (trombone). Each member brings extensive musical knowledge and ability to the band. Together, they produce a fantastic sound, a high energy level, and a contagious excitement during any performance.

The Action! has shared the stage with Gym Class Heroes, Reel Big Fish, The Toasters, The Pietasters, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, Jimmies Chicken Shack, The Planet Smashers, and The Sheila Devine, among countless other talents. On stage, the band delivers a tight, adrenaline-fueled performance that has remained unparalleled by their musical peers.

Their most recent release, Monumental Instrumentals, was released on 7″ vinyl through LRS Records in November 2015. It’s awesome.