Thursday, October 31, 2013

New York Loves Brandt Abner Benefit Show on 11/25/13 at B.B. King's

As we noted last month, Skinnerbox keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter Brandt Abner tragically passed away from thymic cancer on September 13, 2013 at age 43. In response (and in celebration of Brandt's life and music), the NYC ska scene is holding a massive benefit ska show with 100% of the proceeds going to support Brandt's family (his wife, whom he met while they were in high school, and his nine year-old daughter).

The New York Loves Brandt! benefit show will take place at B.B. King's on 42nd Street in Manhattan on Monday, November 25, 2013, starting at 5:30 pm and going all night long. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 16 and under (advance adult tickets may be purchased here).

Bands who are slated to appear so far (more to be announced soon) include:

Beat Brigade
Bigger Thomas
Cannabis Cup Band
Cibo Matto (Brandt was their keyboardist)
Dub is a Weapon
King Django
Rudie Crew
Skadanks (featuring Rocker T and Jamalski)
Abner's Oeuvre (featuring Malcolm Gold, James Yarish, Jon McCain, and Canvass)
Netherlands (featuring Timo Ellis)
Jeremy Manasia

Plus selectors:

Greg Caz (Brazilian Beats Brooklyn)
I, Storm (Urban Lounge Kings)
Agent Jay (Crazy Baldhead, Slackers)

This is going to be an extraordinary night of music--all of it in support of a worthy cause--so don't miss it if you are in the New York City area!

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