It’s been a year and a half since his last visit but now he’s back for another legendary night of nasty Rockabilly/Reggae/Folk/Garage/Rhumba/GodKnowsWhat where everything can (and surely will) happen.
For this show only and as an exception on his European Tour, Vic Ruggiero will be performing his eclectic style on the Electric Sitar.
Well known for his work as a frontman of NYC Ska and Reggae band The Slackers, Ruggiero’s voice has a distinct Bronx accent that has a hard, guttural quality. His lyrics usually follow several themes, including the apocalypse, dark humor, political distrust, paranoia, murder, love and loss. His songs have ranged from narrative ballads to nonsense songs inspired by Beat generation poets and songwriters, such as Jack Kerouac and John Lennon respectively. His shows are known for being a full-range entertainment experience with amazing stories and sharp humor being a constant presence.
Following the live show is an afterparty and DJ Fass is gonna play records on the boat named Café Barco!
(Barco = Portuguese for boat)
Friday August 2nd @ Barco, Oosterdokskade 10, Amsterdam, 22h – 3h, €5.
Here is Taking Care Of Business, taken from the album Vic & Kepi Live!
It was recorded on September 4th 2009, at De Doos, Amsterdam.