Monday, May 4, 2009

Upcoming NYC Ska/Reggae Shows

The oppressive heat and humidity that we New Yorkers often have to bear with during the summer (which makes for one stinky city...let's just say we produce a lot of garbage that ferments while waiting for the sanitation trucks--very few kitchens are outfitted with garbage disposals in their sinks--and clearly, we don't have enough public toilets) is offset by the wealth of terrific live music that descends upon us, some of it's even free! Mark your electronic calendars, kids!

Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 pm: Dave Wakeling's version of The English Beat at Maxwell’s (in Hoboken, a quick PATH train ride away), $25.

Saturday, May 23 at 6:00 pm: Bigger Thomas, Kofi, The Rudie Crew, Across The Aisle, and Animus at Sullivan Hall, $10.

Friday, May 29 at 5:30 pm: 3 Floors of Ska with Mustard Plug, Eastern Standard Time, Void Union, Royal City Riot, the Hub City Stompers, King Django, Brunt of It, The Heavy Beat, Steady Sound System--all at The Knitting Factory (still in Manhattan), advance tickets are $17.

Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 pm: The Bluebeats at Shrine (Harlem).

Saturday, July 11 at 3:00 pm: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs at Central Park Summerstage (enter Central Park at 72nd and Fifth Avenue), free.

Sunday, July 19 at 3:00 pm: Alpha Blondy & The Solar System, Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dubblestandart, and Subatomic Sound System at Central Park Summerstage, free.

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A pearl of wisdom from Perry's MySpace page: "Piss is a must. Poop is a must."

Ain't it the truth, Scratch, ain't it the truth.


Jon said...

Wait, is that Kofi as in the Lovers Rock singerwith all the albums on Ariwa? If so... that's a REALLY strange lineup.

Jon said...

In answer to my own question. I think it's actually a group called Kofre that's on the bill for that night. They're apparently a Rock en Español/Ska group from New Jersey.

Steve from Moon said...

The Sullivan Hall website says 'Kofi', but you're probably right!

srudd said...

Man, I am so disappointed I'll be missing the Summerstage gig for Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. It's sure to be a great show. I'll be in the city a month too early :( Fingers crossed that they'll make a trip out west.