Friday, March 11, 2011

Gig Alert: Version City Brings Ska To Shrine In Harlem On Saturday March 12th

King Django is bringing his traveling Version City party back to Harlem here in Manhattan this Saturday, March 12, 2011 after a long residency in Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory and stops in Connecticut.  This is a nice development as this show and regular ska shows booked by the Brooklyn Rocksteady crew (the folks who bring us shows at The Lake in Bushwick) at Otto's Shrunken Head in the East Village are finally bringing ska and reggae back to Manhattan on a more regular basis.

A seminal force in the American ska & reggae scene, King Django has made his name internationally as a singer, ragamuffin MC, songwriter, arranger, instrumentalist (trombone, ukulele, harmonica, melodica, etc.), producer, studio engineer and label owner (Stubborn Records). He has also produced the last two Bigger Thomas albums -- We Wear The Mask and Steal My Sound at his Version City recording studio.

The Version City party--which is FREE--is taking place from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem with a kicking line-up of some of the best NYC ska bands currently performing. Hope to see a few of you there!

Here are the show details:

Version City Harlem
Saturday March 12, 2011
Shrine World Music Venue
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Avenue at 134th Street)
New York, NY

Here is the line-up

King Django Septet
The Bluebeats
The Rudie Crew
The Times
Justin Rothberg Trio

Check out videos of the band below:


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