Posts Tagged ‘2 tone’

Bad Manners… Blue Island

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Bad Manners rolled into Lincoln Hall on May 9… check out our gallery for more pics!


Crombies Killin’ It at Lincoln Hall

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

The Crombies – America’s greatest 2 Tone band – opened for Bad Manners at Lincoln Hall. The boys were up for the task and turned out one of their best sets yet. Yes, there is video proof.

2 Tone, Scoots, and Merge!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Busy week in Chicago… find us at Late Bar on Wednesday, July 7 for Mixtape Meltdown and Chuck Wren’s ALL 80s SKA NITE, with the debut of the new HEAVY MANNERS 12″ single, their first new recordings since the early 80s! Late Bar also has tickets to giveaway for Saturday’s debut from The Crombies.

Friday night, July 9, Secret Society Scooter Club leads us all back to Late Bar for the first monthly scooter night – part of the weekly Merge celebration.  Inaugural DJs include Lady J, MLE, Aret, and JJ.  Should be more Crombies  / Mustard Plug tickets to giveaway too! Ride meets at 9:45pm at New Wave Coffee in Logan Square, embarking at 10:30 for an hour long city ride ending at Late Bar.

Saturday, July 10, is the day live 2 Tone returns to Chicago, with The Crombies hitting the stage at Beat Kitchen in support of Mustard Plug.  Don’t miss it – buy tickets online now! They’re only $12, you get 4 bands, more Chuck Wren, it’s 17+ and starts at 8:30pm.

Late Bar
3534 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 267-5283

Beat Kitchen
2100 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 281-4444

New Wave Coffee
Milwaukee Ave & Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-0646

The Crombies Are Coming

Monday, May 17th, 2010


Lord Mike, where have you gone? It has been over a year since the legendary last Lord Mike & The Dirty Calypsonians show at Metro. And people worldwide have inquired whether the former Deal’s Gone Bad singer – and world’s dirtiest Calypsonian – would ever sing again. Some were generally concerned for his mental state…but most wanted to gain back a sense of hope – what new band could fill the void and guarantee a night of drink and general stupor? Over the past few months, “Lord” Mike has been secretly plotting his new act – with former members of the Calypsonians – and they call themselves THE CROMBIES! Are you missing that live 2 Tone sound? Have no fear – the dance craze sound has returned to Chicago! And catch their debut show opening for Mustard Plug at the Beat Kitchen on July 10th! A MUST SEE SHOW!!

The CROMBIES are also gearing up for their debut 7″ single on Jump Up! this fall!!

Visit the Beat Kitchen site for tix!