Concrete Jungle

Roddy Radiation, former lead guitarist of the legendary British ska band The Specials, will be playing Hank's Saloon on May 18th. "I'm very much looking forward to singing and playing my Specials hits," said Roddy from his home in England.

The Specials pioneered the ska revivial craze of the late 1970s by combining the danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude. Roddy wrote many of The Specials’ classics such as "Concrete Jungle," "Hey Little Rich Girl," and "Rat Race," which helped to create the 2Tone sound. Roddy has also played in rockabilly bands since his youth, such as The Tearjerkers and The Bonediggers. Currently, he leads The Skabilly Rebels, a band that forges a new sound by mixing ska rhythms with rockabilly guitars.

For this show and tour, Roddy will be backed by Baltimore/DC punky-reggae band The Scotch Bonnets (who will also do their own set). Rounding out this special night will be Dead Flowers Productions' very own DJ Mr. Lee spinning boss reggae and punk sounds.

Friday, May 18th at Hank's Saloon
46 Third Avenue (at Atlantic), Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $12 cover. 21+ with ID.