Thursday, May 19, 2011
Gig Alert: Reggae Meets Ska in Orange, NJ This Friday May 20th - 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 May 20th, 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).
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 official Bigger Thomas show of the Summer of 2011, 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 'Permanent Error' 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!