Friday, February 24, 2012
Reggae Meets Ska Part V With Bigger Thomas, Rudie Crew and Pidgin Droppings: A NYC Ska Show In NYC!
Here is a heads-up to anyone looking to experience an actual ska show in Manhattan!: Reggae Meets Ska Part V featuring Bigger Thomas, The Rudie Crew, Pidgin Droppings and Ini Mighty Lockdown is scheduled for Friday March 2, 2012 at Cin-M-Art Space in Lower Manhattan. My fellow Big Apple ska blogger Steve Shafer (Duff Guide To Ska) will be spinning a mix of vintage, 2-Tone and modern ska in between band sets.
The Reggae Meets Ska series began with shows in New Jersey with, as the title suggest, a mix of ska, reggae and dancehall bands along with DJ sets. This will be the first show in New York City, and its long overdue. Sadly, the once burgeoning ska show scene that took root in Manhattan in the early 80's at CBGB's and The Continental and then moved to Wetlands in the 1990's and finally The Knitting Factory in the early 2000's, has moved, liked everything else, to Brooklyn. This is a show for all of you who have been resistant to head out to Brooklyn. Hopefully, it will be the first of more ska shows at this venue and others in Manhattan.
Cin-M-Art Space is located at 43 Murray Street (between Church Street and West Broadway) in downtown Manhattan. Its easy to reach for both Jersey-ites and Brooklyn-ites via PATH or the 1, 2, 3, A, C, N, and R subway lines). The show starts early (8pm) and goes late. Not a bad deal for $10.
If you're in the NYC area, I hope to see you there!