Thursday, September 6, 2012

September Electric Avenue Show w/Beat Brigade, Bigger Thomas, and Doomsday!

Now that everyone's back from their summer vacation/mindset and we once again have your attention, I wanted to remind you about a great Electric Avenue show here in New York City on Saturday Sepetmber 15th that will feature some old school 80's and early 90's New York Ska bands including -- The Beat Brigade, Bigger Thomas and a very special reunion of members of Mephiskapheles who are going by the name Doomsday.

Electric Avenue is a partnership between myself and my fellow New York City-based ska blogger Steve Shafer (AKA Duff Guide To Ska). We have teamed up to present monthly ska and reggae shows at Characters NYC, a midtown Manhattan Irish pub with a big back room ideally suited for live music.

We are calling ourselevs Electric Avenue after the powerful Eddy Grant song that name checks the main street that runs through the Brixton section of London (it was the first street in London to be wired with electric lights). Ostensibly about the Brixton Riots of 1981, Electric Avenue is also where Caribbean and European cultures come together on market day. It was this idea of the mixing of cultures that inspired us to try the same thing with the many different ska, reggae and rock steady bands playing music across the Northeastern U.S.

To get you in the mood, here are a few videos of each band:

In addition to a great night of live ska music, DJ Duff will be spinning the best in ska, reggae and rocksteady all night. Hope to see you there!

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