The great people over at Duff Guide To Ska had some great things to say about Hey Stranger‘s recent set at The Knitting Factory at the last Version City Party. Be sure to visit their site for a wide range of news from the ska world, not just in the NYC area.
Hey Stranger delivered a great set of their tight, high-energy ska-punk-pop tunes. Clearly, they were having a blast on stage and so was the audience, which seemed to be heavily stacked in their favor. Trombonist Ginger Hale (“heartthrob” according to their MySpace page), the most uninhibited and irrepressible member of the band, may have had the most fun of all (and his performance was strangely riveting–notice how in the videos I shot that I usually placed him in the center of the frame…).
They also snagged some great video clips!