Concert Review

Ska for A Cure

The Pressure Boys

The Connels

Dex Romweber Duo

AUGUST 8, 2014

The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation Benefit Concert at Cat’s Cradle was a huge success! $45,000 was raised between the two shows on August 8th (pictured above) and August 9th. Dex Romweber Duo opened, followed by The Connels, and east coast ska legends, The Pressure Boys, reuniting for only the second time in decades. The cult icons rocked the house, with fans both old and new traveling from as far as New Hampshire to see them play together for what might be the last time. 

This was my first ska show, but it definitely won’t be my last. Ska is for everyone. For those of you who don’t know, ska is a genre of music that includes fast guitar offbeats, walking basslines, and horns of all kinds. It’s fast, it’s complex, and it makes you want to dance. It was definitely the most fun I’ve had at a concert in a long time.

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