Friday, March 4, 2011

NYC Ska Gig Alert: Version City Harlem w/King Django Septet, The Bluebeats, The Rudie Crew, The Times, The Justin Rothberg Trio

This is definitely a very cool development for the NYC ska scene: Version City is back in Manhattan after a long exile in Brooklyn! Welcome back to where ya belong!

The next Version City party--which is free, by the way (a huge plus in these downtrodden times)--is taking place on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Shrine in Harlem with a spectacular line-up (see below).

If you haven't been, Shrine is a great, intimate venue to catch ska and reggae acts--and very easy to get to. The last time I was there I took a city bus that dropped me off right in front of the venue and I walked just a few blocks to take the 2 train back downtown (or you can always catch a cab or car service back home). For a taste of the club, check out the video I shot of The Bluebeats performing The Drifters' "I Count the Tears" at Shrine back in the fall of 2009.

Here are all of the details:

Version City Harlem
Saturday March 12, 2011

Shrine World Music Venue
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Avenue at 134th Street)
New York, NY

King Django Septet
The Bluebeats
The Rudie Crew
The Times
Justin Rothberg Trio

21+ with ID • No Cover • No Minimum
Live music from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm


Kames Jelly said...

This is gonna be good times. Django doesn't bring the merch rig to the shrine so I'll just be hangin out for the night.

Steve from Moon said...

No busman's holiday for you, KJ!