Thursday, March 3, 2011
Gig Alert: Reggae Meets Ska in Orange, NJ This Friday March 4th - Bigger Thomas & Pidgin Droppings In A Combination!
Here is a heads-up to any adventurous music fans looking to venture a little bit outside New York City this weekend to hear ska and reggae music and eat some amazing food. This Friday March 4th, Hat City Kitchen in Orange, New Jersey is featuring a double-bill of the reggae/hip-hop sounds of Pidgin Droppings and the old school 2-Tone sound of my band Bigger Thomas (who will be joined by special guests Roy Radics of The Rudie Crew and Dave Barry of The Toasters).
Hat City Kitchen is a relatively new venue anchoring an arts district that is helping revitalize the East Orange and Orange area (its name has historical roots -- a century ago, Orange was known as Hat City when the Stetson brothers, among more than 30 other firms, operated hat factories there). It serves 'comfort food with soul' (the fried chicken, jambalaya and bread pudding get rave reviews!) along with a broad mix of bands and musical performers and has quickly established itself as an upcoming destination for music fans across the New York metropolitan area.
This is the first Bigger Thomas show of 2011 in New Jersey, so here's to hoping all you Jersey folks who have trouble getting into New York City will come out and enjoy the food, vibes and music. Here is a little taste of what you can expect if you do. The song 'I Can't Remember My Name' is on our new CD 'Steal My Sound' which is available as a 'pay-what-you-want' download.
Hope to see you at the show!