(Reviews by Steve Shafer)Hopeton Lewis “There She Goes” b/w Vin Gordon and The Supersonics “Reggay Trombone” (heavyweight 7″ vinyl single, Trojan Records, 2017): This limited edition Record Store Day 2017 release boasts two unreleased Duke Reid productions from Treasure Island’s archives. As both cuts are fantastic, one wonders why they lay hidden until now (perhaps the almost ridiculous abundance of incredible music in JA at the time made it difficult to choose what to release?).
As many of you are already aware, there is a big, two-day ska fest coming up over the Memorial Day weekend–the Supernova International Ska Festival in Fredericksburg, VA (which is about an hour or so south of Washington, DC). There are many top acts that don’t make to the East Coast with much frequency (if at all), like Derrick Morgan, The Aggrolites (with Greg Lee of Hepcat), Sonic Boom Six, The Skints, Monty Neysmith–and there are tons of amazing acts always worth seeing,
The great Laurel Aitken!Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pmJ. Navarro and The Traitors, Fuck It I Quit, Public SerpentsCape House2 Knickerbocker AvenueBrooklyn, NY$12/21++ + + +Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pmSister Nancy and Friends, Rice and Peas, Queen MajestyBrooklyn Bowl61 Wythe AvenueBrooklyn, NY$15/21++ + + +Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pmMonty Neysmith Montgomery of Symarip, Consumata, The BishopsCape House2 Knickerbocker AvenueBrooklyn, NY$15/21++
….and sooooooooo much more!——>