In honor of the memory of Ari Up aka Ariane Forster, lead singer of the Slits, True Warriors and more, Vivien Goldman, Dunia Best, Aram Sinnreich and friends threw a PUNKY REGGAE PARTY yesterday (January 16, 2010) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Artists included original and current members of the Slits. Tessa Pollitt, Hollie Cook, Neneh Cherry and Anna Ozawa; Bruce Smith of PiL and the Slits; members of the Slackers, Brave New Girl; legendary Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, Afro-Punk avatar Tamar-Kali, King Django, Honeychild Coleman, Barbara Gogan, Sherelene Nubro, Lisa Samuels and many more from the punk and reggae worlds backed by the True Warriors performing classic Slits hits and dancehall originals by Ari Up. Lyrical Readings by Michael Patrick McDonald and Greg Tate. A real beautiful night with lots of smiles and loads of dancing.
Anyone else notice that Tomato Du Plenty from brilliant synth punk band "The Screamers" looks just like the character "Ed" or "Evil" from the 1985 vampire movie "Fright Night?"