"Highway to the Danger-Free Zone" will feature music by: The Honorable South The Local Skank Kelcy Mae Band Micah McKee and Little Maker Fo On The Flo w/ Slangston Hughes Jonathan Brown In an evening promoting community involvement, singer-songwriter and bandleader Kelcy Mae has assembled six New Orleans acts for a night of music, put on by the music community, to honor the hard work of Central City's APEX Youth Center. APEX Youth Center offers the city's youth a place to learn and grow in a safe environment. The multi-genre concert and benefit brings a diverse group of musicians and audiences together in an effort to reduce violence and create opportunities . APEX—Always Pursuing Excellence—is a non-profit, community-based youth center located in Central City. They offer local youth a safe space to laugh, learn, play and grow; while providing a meal, mentoring, tutoring, community service opportunities, recreation, and other structured activities. Visit www.apexyouthcenter.org for more details on the organization and the work of those dedicated to building a brighter future for area youth. Proceeds from the event benefit APEX Youth Center. Attendees can make donations to APEX Youth Center at the event, online via the APEX website (http://www.apexyouthcenter.org/index.php/support-apex-menu/apex-donation). The show will be held at Prytania Bar, one block off of the St. Charles streetcar line. 3445 Prytania St. New Orleans, LA 70115 Music runs from 6pm-'til.
Bio: Mere chance brought the ladies and gentleman of The Local Skank together in the summer of 2008. Responding to a Craigslist ad posted by guitarist Dani Moody, the band quickly fell into place. With trumpter Hannah Kreiger-Benson, and trombonist Ashley Shabankareh, the line-up was near complete. Ho...See Full Bio
Darryl DiMaggio, III
“On Tuesday, April 26, concertgoers at One Eyed Jacks were treated to such a rock show, where high-energy Japan-by-way-of Brooklyn absurdist punk band Peelander-Z made its second stop in the city in as many years, joined by a supporting cast equally as wild and energetic. Openers the Local Skank, a New Orleanean all-girl-and-one-guy third wave ska band, took the stage with kick drum mic’ed to the high heavens and the bass amp turned up to eleven. With the rhythm section practically shaking the entire venue, the group’s leads – face-painted and Hot Topic-costumed – worked the crowd with a playful tongue-in-cheek horrorcore send-up of rock n’ roll femininity (House of a Thousand Tina Weymouths?) that included teaching audience members how to skank, stopping their set for a round of shots, and encouraging the crowd to yell “fuck” as loud as possible.”