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Ultimate Battle Of The Bands III - 1979: New Wave vs Old School

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American Legion Post 360

1 Mill Dam Rd

Huntington, NY 11743

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Saturday, March 23rd
8:00 PM (Doors Open 7:00PM)
$20 In Advance / $25 Day Of Show

The New York Roots Music Association Presents
Ultimate Battle Of The Bands III - 1979: New Wave vs Old School

American Legion Post 360
1 Mill Dam Rd, Huntington NY

1979 was a transitional year for rock music. Disco, R&B, and country were sharing space on the charts - and the stages. Hip hop was coming on strong. But one of rock’s biggest threats came from within. New Wave means different things to different people, but certain words will always describe it - fresh, young, and in your face. To the older rockers, being different was nowhere as difficult to handle as was becoming irrelevant.

Now, forty years later, pretty much everything about music has changed. But in 1979 a battle was going on and on Saturday, March 23rd, NYRMA presents the Ultimate Battle Of The Bands III - 1979: New Wave vs Old School. Two sets - one featuring songs by some of rock’s most classic bands - the Old School, and the other featuring the next generation of New Wave groups. You’ll hear songs by Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Fleetwood Mac, The B-52s, Dire Straits, Blondie, Queen, The Police, Supertramp, XTC - and many more!

As usual, the NYRMA All-Stars - featuring Dave Wise, Steve Kaplan, Johnny Cola, Eli Moscovitz, Rich Hall, Mark Pohl, Howard Silverman, Brian Halverson, Tom Ryan, Al Speed and Dr. Dan Weymouth - will back an amazing selection of vocalists. Scheduled to appear are Jessica Upham, Annie Mark, Tommy Hendrickson, Andrew Fortier, Claudia Jacobs, Mike Drance, Raecine Coles, Michele Sivori, Guy Valic, Steve LaPorta, Cathy Kreger, Rob Pedini, Chris James, Tom Pfeifer, Eamonn Bowles, Amanda Mac, Terry Day, Cole Fortier, Joseph Perricone, Brett Dawson, Christine Sweeney, Steve Prisco, Bill Shuren - and more TBA!

So join us for what is shaping up to be an epic battle! Pick a side and join in on the fun!

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