Crossroads Presents (part of Fenway Recording Sessions)
Slam Kitchen, DJ Cabo
Thu, August 10, 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:45 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)ONCE Ballroom
$22 - $25
This event is 18 and over
Crossroads Presents (as part of the Fenway Recording Sessions):
with Slam Kitchen
Doors 8pm / Show 8:45pm
18+ / All ages admitted with an adult
$22 Advance / $25 Day Of Show
Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show / Walk up tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the door day of show after 8pm (if not sold out)
Physical tickets can be purchased without fees at Somerville Grooves located at 26 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143 from 11am-7pm (cash only)http://www.oncesomerville.com/event/1488764/
Recorded and produced by Neil Pyzer and expertly mixed by "Prince Fatty" (Hollie Cook, Lily Allen, Graham Coxon & Gregory Isaacs etc ), ‘Subculture’ is the calling card of a ‘classic’ band that are completely tuned into the issues and challenges of the modern world.
Since re-forming a half-decade ago, The Selecter have become increasingly aware that their championing of 2-Tone, Ska, Reggae & Soul is firmly rooted outside of today’s mainstream genres.
Despite this, with over 110,000 Facebook fans and tens of thousands more across other networks, The Selecter’s following is worldwide and enduring. They remain figureheads for Skinheads, Mods, Punks, Northern-Soulers, Rude Boys & Girls and the many other groups who define themselves at variance with the status quo.
Led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, whose recent series of shows on BBC 6Music were hugely well received, and whose book ‘Black By Design’ continues to sell in droves worldwide, The Selecter have headlined hundreds of gigs, played Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight & Coachella festivals amongst hundreds more, and performed extensively across Europe, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.
The Selecter is not just Pauline Black though; alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, including Neil Pyzer (Spear Of Destiny) Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp) and they are co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson (who features extensively on Subculture). Pauline and Gaps will both be joining Jools Holland on an extensive tour of the UK this autumn.
The world has moved on since 2-tone arrived on the scene in 1979, and The Selecter have committed to moving right along with it. For them it is about moving away from nostalgia debates and focusing on the contemporary and revitalizing optimism that their live performance engenders in audiences all over the world. It’s in their DNA.
Make it out to one of their local shows to catch something truly unique. It may be our breakdancer ripping up the dancefloor, or a rap cypher going down, or an on-the-spot improvisation of a hip-hop beat.
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143