11/10: Bruce Lee Band + Jeff Rosenstock at Downbeat Lounge

The Bruce Lee Band and Jeff Rosenstock headline a one night only event in Honolulu on November 10th at Downbeat Lounge in Chinatown, Honolulu.

Formed in 1995, The Bruce Lee Band (sometimes abbreviated The B. Lee Band, for legal reasons) is the first solo project of Mike Park, member of Skankin’ Pickle, The Chinkees, and founder of Asian Man Records, which has put out music by the likes of Less Than Jake, Alkaline Trio, and Big D and The Kids Table. Featuring members of MU330, Slow Gherkin, and The Chinkees, ska fans will rejoice in their loud, fun, and energetic set.

Punknews.org: “The music played by Bruce Lee Band spans nearly all sub-genres of ska music. The most recent release, Beautiful World, showcased a heavily two-tone influenced sound, using exclusively clean guitar and unusual song structure. In contrast, the debut release features more third-wave qualities, and a sound that was very typical of 1995 - the year in which it was released.”

Beginning his musical career in 1995, Jeff Rosenstock has played for or been a part of multiple music outlets including Mustard Plug, AJJ, The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, The Bruce Lee Band, and most famously Bomb The Music Industry!, which lasted from 2004 until 2014. More recently, he has embarked on a successful solo career, and has traveled all over the world in support of his third studio album, Worry., released in October 2016.

Pitchfork.com: “Rosenstock didn’t really need a magnum opus to solidify his reputation as one of the most important figures in modern punk music—in certain circles, he’s basically an Ian MacKaye figure, a paragon of ethics whose web-based, pay-what-you-want record label gave him legitimate reason to feel salty when Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead were called revolutionaries for doing the same thing years later. However, he was doing this as the leader of a ska-punk project called the Arrogant Sons of Bitches and, later, Bomb the Music Industry! As the names of these acts might imply, this stuff wasn’t bound for mainstream acceptance, though Rosenstock’s sonic and philosophical influence has been acknowledged by verbose and principled young acts like Joyce Manor, Modern Baseball, and Mitski.”

Downbeat Lounge
42 N Hotel Street Honolulu, HI 96817
Friday November 10th, 2017
special guests Completely Insane and SMITZ
18+ with valid photo I.D.
Doors at 9pm
Music at 930pm
$15 at the door and $10 pre-sale

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