Bad Manners at The Studio at Webster Hall
There is a certain anxiety one feels when waiting for a band as, shall we say, "classic" as Bad Manners to come on stage. Are the few remaining original members just trying to cash in on nostalgia or name recognition? Are they just going to sleepwalk through the show? And how the hell is Buster still alive anyway? The answer to that last one may be that he gets a good workout every night putting on these shows. He's wilder than the kids playing the brass!
The Scofflaws at The Studio at Webster Hall
The last time I saw The Scofflaws was 1997 so I was not surprised to find that some things had changed. And by "things" I mean "band members". But they were always known as a live band and fortunately that great live energy is still there. In particular lead singer Richard Brooks is still a dynamo.
Brunt Of It at Bowery Poetry Club