Ruder Than You * Moved to Warehouse On Watts, 923 N. Watts Street

30th Anniversary Show
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PhilaMOCA

531 N. 12th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

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The Philly ska band will play multiple sets reflecting their changing suite of members and styles over the years.

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Ruder Than You is Philadelphia’s definitive ska ensemble - for three decades. While their musical identity never fit too neatly into any of the generic ska music categorizations (“Third-Wave”, “Two-Tone”, “ska-punk”), ska and reggae stylings have always provided the common musical thread. They mix ska with dancehall reggae, hip-hop, rocksteady, rub-a-dub, funk, jazz, and punk to create their own “Philly Stylee” sound. Consistent is the band’s energy, enthusiasm, and ability to inspire people to shake a booty.

Independent ska label MoonSKA NYC put out the band’s debut album Big Step in 1992 and its follow-up Horny For Ska in 1996. By the late 90s the group had morphed from a five-piece into a nine-piece outfit and toured nationally, opening up for the Skatalites, No Doubt, Steel Pulse, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blink 182, Desmond Dekker, Ziggy Marley, 311, English Beat, Bad Manners, Fishbone, Yellowman and countless others. Ruder CDs were released in Japan and England, and songs can be found on dozens of compilation CDs far and wide.

Despite the brief incarceration of singer Freddie 3D in the early 2000’s, the sudden “Third Wave” ska crash and backlash and other setbacks, the band resumed their duties in 2003. Over the next few years the band self-released a series of CDs including Philly Stylee (2005), God's Ghetto (2008), and Creation Sounds (2010) which received rave reviews from ska-fans worldwide.

Band founder and leader Doug Dubrosky (vocals and tenor sax) continues to lead the band through all the changes three decades brings to a group of musical misfits. Music connoisseurs will tell you the band is best experienced live, where their contagious energy and enthusiasm inevitably pulls everyone onto the dance floor for pure skanking bliss.

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