Friday, May 24, 2013
Apple Stomp "Ska Brunch," Saturday, June 1st from 1-4pm!
In conjunction with the upcoming two-day Apple Stomp ska festival at Irving Plaza on May 31st and June 1st, Electric Avenue (run by Steve Shafer of Duff Guide To Ska and yours truly, Marco On The Bass) is hosting the Apple Stomp "Ska Brunch" on the afternoon of the second day of the festival.
The Apple Stomp "Ska Brunch" will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (before that night's Apple Stomp show with The Slackers, Spring Heeled Jack, MU330, Mephiskapheles, The Pietasters, The Scofflaws, Westbound Train, Thumper, and Bigger Thomas) and features Rude Boy George doing their cool ska, reggae and rocksteady covers of New Wave classics and Selecter Steve spinning a mix of vintage ska, rocksteady, reggae, and New Wave.
Here are a few Rude Boy George videos including versions of "Tempted" by Squeeze and "Don't Change" by INXS:
You can find Electric Avenue in the back room at Characters NYC (243 West 54th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue)--a short subway ride away from Union Square and Irving Plaza. The Apple Stomp Brunch is an all-ages event and the door is a mere $5.00 (all of which goes to the band).
We hope to see you there!