This news wasn’t posted on the website because we were having website issues when it was going down. It WAS posted on our Facebook page back in August. Posted for posterity in these ever changing times.
First off, HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to our last couple of shows last week!
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn was OFF THE HOOK! It came within a handful of people to being SOLD OUT! Not too shabby for a Wednesday! Our buds in Rude Boy George played great, and The Selecter had the whole room sweating their butts off playing a KILLER mix of their classic tunes and newer fare, including some new jams off their soon to be released Subculture! Catch it when it comes out in October! Special thanks as well to our friends over at ReadJunk who did an awesome review of the show (link in the comments!)! We really appreciate the kind words!
Our return to our east end roost, Stephen Talkhouse, was a lot of fun too! We played everything we knew and then some! MAJOR props to our buddy Lucas who caught us at BOTH of these shows, despite them being over 100 MILES APART! Now that’s dedication!
Lastly, on a more somber note, we reluctantly say goodbye to our immensely talented drummer Jake Navarro who has been playing with us for the last year or so. In his scant 14 months in the band Jake played some amazing shows with us with some of truly great bands, including The English Beat, Soul Asylum, King Django, Pilfers, J. Navarro & the Traitors (no relation), Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7, The Porkers, InCircles, The Skatalites Band and of course The Selecter and many more!
It truly has been our pleasure to play with Jake, and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors. We’re not sure who will be playing drums for us yet, but whoever it is is going to have some giant shoes to fill.
That’s pretty much it for now. Have a great summer everybody!