Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NYC Ska Gig Alert: The Toasters, The Pietasters, Hub City Stompers, and Royal City Riot at B.B. King's This Friday Night (10/29/10)!

This Friday night there is a special all-ages ska show at B.B. King's on 42nd Street in Manhattan featuring The Toasters (that's Buck at work there in the photo) and The Pietasters. It's a reasonably priced evening of top-shelf ska ($15 in advance, $17 the day of the show), but note that it is early: the doors open at 6:00 pm and the first band is on stage at 6:30 pm.

Here's the line-up:

The Toasters
The Pietasters
Hub City Stompers
Royal City Riot
(and the website states other acts TBA)

If you haven't been here before, B.B. King's is really a great place to catch a show. It's easy to get to (almost every train, bus, and subway in the metro area stops near here), it feels very intimate for a place that probably fits about 1,000 people, the sight lines are good, and the staff is pretty mellow.


Jon said...

The only downside is the cost of beer. Last time I was there they had a "special": Rheingold cans for $8.

Steve from Moon said...

Yeah, they need to make their money somehow.

Go for something on tap...I think it was a little bit less for a pint of Stella or Blue Moon ($7?).

Kames Jelly said...

I'll be there, but I'm leavin right after HCS's set.

Steve from Moon said...

Heard from a friend upstate who saw The Toasters in Buffalo that they've got some really good new material in the mix.