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SAVE FERRIS

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Broken Goblet

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FW Shows and Broken Goblet present a Summer ska party with SAVE FERRIS!

Formed in 1995, Save Ferris remains one of the seminal and most beloved bands from the third wave of ska. The group’s Orange County home was fertile  ground for a thriving underground scene. The group’s humble beginnings saw them play house parties and local venues, powered by Monique Powell’s high-octane vocals and their live show instantly became a hit. As word spread, the band got a much-needed boost from legendary KROQ DJ; Rodney Bingenheimer, who got a hold of the band’s self-released album. He played their cover of Dexys Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen” on his Rodney on the ROQ show and the response was overwhelming. Soon thereafter, Kevin Weatherly picked up the song and it was added to the legendary taste-making rock station’s rotation. All of this happened independently without a record label and with Powell serving as the singer and band manager. Major labels started noticing the buzz that was emanating from Orange County and inn 1996, the band won a Grammy showcase award for best unsigned band, and with Epic Records’ David Massey as one of the judges. Save Ferris would later sign with the label and Epic re-released the Introducing Save Ferris EP and, in 1997, Save Ferris unleashed their debut album, It Means Everything. Save Ferris toured the world for the better part of the next six years, with 1999’s Modified released during that time.

In 2016, Powell and her bandmates went into the studio to record a new EP. Titled Checkered Past, the collection was released the following year, and produced by John Avila of Oingo Boingo and featured an appearance by Neville Staple of The Specials, one of Powell’s favorite artists.

Support from Kings of the Wild Things and 1 more TBA.

Doors 7PM, must be 18 or older to enter with a valid ID, Advance Tickets $25, Day of Show $30.

Details

Date:
August 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Website:
http://www.brokengoblet.com

Organizer

FW Shows

Venue

Broken Goblet
2500 State Rd. Unit D
Bensalem, PA 19020 United States
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