Upcoming Shows

The Pietasters

The Pietasters

100dBs

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Aboard The Half Moon

Friday, August 10, 2012

Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Half Moon

Boards: 7:00pm / Departs: 8:00pm
E. 23rd St. & FDR Dr. Maps & Directions

Advance: $25 / Day of Show: $30

This event is 21+

Tickets

The Pietasters
The Pietasters, a ska revival band, were founded in Washington D.C. in 1990 by singer/songwriter Stephen Jackson. In 1992, the group got their first big break when they were chosen as the opening act for a tour by the British ska band Bad Manners. Their first album, The Pietasters, was released by Moon Ska Records in 1993. Oolooloo followed on May 22, 1995. Strapped Live! was issued on April 30, 1996. In 1997, the Pietasters signed to Hellcat/Epitaph, with which they released two albums, Willis (October 7, 1997) and Awesome Mix Tape, Vol. 6 (August 3, 1999). They switched to the Fueled by Ramen label for Turbo (August 6, 2002). All Day was released by Indication Records on August 21, 2007. By that time, the lineup for the group, which had changed throughout its history, was: Jackson, Toby Hansen (guitar and vocals), Jon Darby (keyboards), Jorge Pezzimenti (bass, songwriter), Rob Steward (drums), Carlos Linares (trumpet), Jeremy Roberts (trombone), and Alan Makranczy (saxophone).
100dBs
100dBs

Brought up on albums dubbed by his mother from the local library, 100dBs was exposed to music before he could speak. A wealth of Romanian bootleg cassettes blaring tracks by Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder could also be heard throughout the house at night. This set the stage for a youth spent learning many instruments and setting up a home studio in his New Jersey basement. His vinyl collection started with Jamaican 45s imported by a friendly record store owner, and a fascination with producers quickly ensued. Taking a cue from reggae luminary Lee Perry, 100dBs saved up to buy a primitive four-track recorder and began crafting dub remixes. It was only after these experiments that he started creating more modern compositions and became interested in DJing.

With a record collection befitting a crate digger twice his age, a strong musical background, and an open mind, 100dBs knows how to build parties from the ground up and keep people dancing. An even bigger threat in the studio, his production work is revered by many and his work ethic rivaled by few. After hometown rappers heard his work behind the boards, he was invited to judge the Scribble Jam beat battles in New York. His unique take on reggae riddims has allowed him to share the stage as selector for The Slackers, but he's equally comfortable mixing raw raps over Aphex Twin's classic material. With cosigns from such diverse sources as Rolling Stone, Okayplayer, Stereogum, and Urb, 100dBs shows no signs of slowing down.

Aboard The Half Moon
Aboard The Half Moon

This cruise is aboard THE HALF MOON and will depart from Skyport Marina - East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side).

We will be boarding and departing at the times listed

on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don't be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away! There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at sancho@rocksoff.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com

Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat

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