Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NYC Ska/Rocksteady Gig Alert: Stranger Cole and Patsy Backed by Crazy Baldhead This Saturday Nite!

There really is no other reason to be anywhere else this Saturday night (10/1/11) in NYC than the Bell House in Brooklyn (click on the image at right for all of the details) to see the first performance together in NYC by Stranger Cole and Patsy, backed by the all-star Crazy Baldhead band (plus Mr. Robinson & DJ Honky on the decks, as well as the Deadly Dragon Sound System). This is an extremely rare and historic opportunity to witness two of the ska and rocksteady eras' greatest and most soulful singers making incredible music (apparently it took the promoters--namely Agent Jay--around four years of pursuing, pleading, and negotiating with the artists to make this happen)!

For those not in the know, my friends at Marco on the Bass and Lawless Street have some terrific background on Stranger Cole and Patsy that will inform you of their great significance to the history of Jamaican music and provide you with some more info on the show (like who's performing in the all-star Crazy Baldhead band).

From the event's Dig Deeper Facebook page, it looks like everyone who is anyone in the current ska scene will be there, so there will be lots of familiar faces in the crowd to catch up with and share the experience.

Tickets are available for purchase online here. It might be a good idea to buy them in advance (I've got mine right here), since there is a big buzz about this show...

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