KFAI is proud to sponsor a rare U.S. appearance by legendary British ska revival band The Selecter at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday, September 13, at 8:00 pm, with original members "Queen of Ska" Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson!
The 2 Tone group has been riding a wave of popular and critical acclaim in the wake of their brilliant new albums Made in Britain (2011), and String Theory (2013), and were a highlight at this year's Coachella Festival.
The Selecter’s iconic frontwoman Pauline Black is reverently referred to as the Queen of Ska – and with good reason, with Rolling Stone Magazine declaring, "Hands down, Pauline Black possessed the best voice that ever graced a 2-Tone release" and Gwen Stefani citing her as one of her formative influences.
Cincinnati's acclaimed reggae/ska band The Pinstripes open, making a quick return to The Cedar after wowing the capacity audience at Cat Empire. DJ Jake Rudh will spin some tunes before and between sets.
More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.