Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Next Electric Avenue Show: The Rudie Crew and The Royal Swindle on Saturday, March 23, 2013
The next Electric Avenue show will kick off on Saturday, March 23, 2013 with a headlining set by veteran NYC reggae/ska band The Rudie Crew (featuring Roy Radics on vocals and led by El Hussey on sax and Dan Dulin on trumpet who cut their chops with a variety of NYC ska bands, most notably Skinnerbox and Stubborn All-Stars)and Connecticut-based ska and soul band The Royal Swindle. Doors are at 8:30 pm and the cover is a super low $7!
Electric Avenue is a partnership between myself and my fellow New York City ska blogging pal Steve Shafer (Duff Guide To Ska). We have teamed up to present monthly ska and reggae shows at Characters NYC, a midtown Manhattan Irish pub (243 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue in Manhattan) with a big back room ideally suited for live music.
Since last fall, we've been undertaking this labor of love--doing it for free (the bands split 100% of the cover, nobody else takes a cut)--to support ska bands and their fans, and have some fun in the process. Electric Avenue shows already have featured some of the best acts on the Northeastern U.S. ska scene, including King Django (NJ), The Snails (Philadelphia), The Frightnrs (Brooklyn), Destroy Babylon (Massachusetts), Bigger Thomas (NY/NJ), Beat Brigade (NY), Doomsday! (NY), Los Skarronerros (Brooklyn), The Pandemics (Long Island), The Scofflaws (Long Island), The Bullbuckers (Wilmington, DE), The Reggay Lords (Brooklyn) and The Copacetics (Providence, RI).
The Facebook Electric Avenue event page can be found here. And take a moment to "like" the Electric Avenue FB page, so you keep up on our shows.