Friday, September 18, 2009

Next Big NYC Ska Show: Megalith Showcase at Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Spoiled Manhattanite that I am, I always kind of dread having to head for the boroughs via public transportation--when some drinking is going to be involved--for some night-life (trains run infrequently in the wee hours, I sometimes get lost, etc.), but I gotta go where the ska is, right? The first big ska show at the Knitting Factory's new home in Crookland (361 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg; take the L/G train to Lorimer Metropolitan or L train to Bedford Avenue--either way you have to walk a bunch of blocks from the subway) is taking place on Saturday, October 3. Billed as "Skasplash Saturday," this Megalith Records showcase will feature:

Hub City Stompers (ska/reggae/punk from New Brunswick, NJ)
Void Union (vintage ska from Beantown)
Channel One (Texas ska from San Antonio way)
The Stress (vintage ska/rocksteady from Rhode Island)
The Hard Times (NYC skinhead reggae/vintage ska)

Doors are at 7:00 pm; tix are $12 in advance, $15 day of the show.

Gonna try to make this one, as I really like what I hear on The Stress' and The Hard Times' respective MySpace pages--and I think I need to see Channel One live, too. (No disrespect to Void Union and Hub City Stompers, of course, they are both terrific bands on stage and CD...)


Kames Jelly said...

There are also gonna be Ska Splash Sunday Matinees here in Jersey at the Asbury Lanes.

Sunday 10/4 @ 4:00 pm


Asbury Lanes
209 4th Ave
Asbury Park, NJ

$8 adv / $10 dos

All ages to enter / 21 to drink

From what i understand, every month there will be a Ska Splash in NYC on Saturday night, and then a matinee in Asbury Park on Sunday afternoon.

So if you cant make it into NYC, or you just liked what you heard so much you wanna see it again, you can!

Steve from Moon said...

Thanks for the heads up, Kames!

The question is if the bands will have enough time to recover from Saturday night to play Sunday afternoon!

Actually, it's a terrific idea.