ATA's original drummer left the band the first week of February, but in less than three weeks, we were back on track and moving forward! We are proud to announce our new drummer, Jay Reid (formerly of Excuse Me, the No Doubt tribute band). We only had one drummer come in to audition! After posting an ad on Craigslist and getting many responses, we knew we only wanted to see one guy! We are truly amazed at how(e) fast we found him! He really did his homework--he came in prepared and ready to rock. He hits the drums hard, with great passion and he truly has the love for ska in his heart. We're extremely excited to debut him at our next show at The Knitting Factory--April 23rd--for a benefit for Haiti with The Pilfers, Tsunami Rising, and Karen Gibson Roc (doors at 7:00 pm; show at 8:00 pm; tix are $15.00).
We are also playing an earlier gig at the Highline Ballroom on March 20th with Westbound Train and Big D and the Kids Table (doors at 6:00 pm; show at 6:30 pm; tix are $12 in advance, $15 day of the show).
Lastly, we've tweaked our latest EP, so we've re-released the new and improved tracks, which can be heard on our MySpace and purchased at the next show!
Madd Love, Megg & ATA
Monday, March 15, 2010
News from Across the Aisle
NYC's Across the Aisle, which can count The Duff Guide to Ska among its biggest fans, recently checked in with us with some news about the band and alerted us to several upcoming New York gigs of note: