Friday, March 26, 2010

Two Free NYC Ska Shows This Weekend: The Bluebeats and Dub is A Weapon!

Every once in a while the gods smile down upon us New Yorkers. Despite how hard and mean and expensive this city can be, there are two free ska shows (well, rocksteady and dub, but both bands are very much part of the NYC ska scene) this Saturday night (3/27/10) in Brooklyn:

The Bluebeats
Two Boots Brooklyn
514 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 499-3253
10:00 pm showtime/Free!

Dub is A Weapon
Zebulon Cafe Concert
258 Wythe Avenue (Metropolitan + N. 3rd)
Brooklyn, NY
10:30 pm showtime/Free!

Both gigs are guaranteed to be the pressing question is: which one to go to?

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Here are two more NYC ska gigs on the horizon:

April 3, 7:30 pm @ The Knitting Factory Brooklyn: Skinnerbox (21st Anniversary show/first gig since '98), The Scofflaws, Eastern Standard Time, The Forthrights, and The Hard Times! (Tix are $10 in advance/$12 at the door.)

April 23, 8:00 pm @ B.B. Kings: NYC Ska Festival w/King Chango, Bigger Thomas, Hub City Stompers, Kofre, Beat Brigade, Skarioca, Floor Kiss, and Skarroneros. (Tix are $15 in advance/$20 day of the show; all ages.) Note: this is also the same night as the Ska Benefit for Haiti with The Pilfers, Across the Aisle, Tsunami Rising, Karen Gibson Roc at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn...

I'll have more to write about these two gigs in the weeks ahead.

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