BIG RASCALS UNIT
Guitarist, arranger, band leader Wade Ripka
is crazy. And to prove his point, as a birthday gift to Barbès, he has endeavored to bring us the largest possible band and see how it will fit in our backroom. The band will be playing the music of the Little Rascals- transcribed, arranged, re-arranged and adapted for a 15 piece band that will feature members of Slavic Soul Party
, the Xylopholks
, Las Rubias del Norte
, Greek Judas, The Klezmatics, Gato Loco
and other extraordinary outfits.
Why The Little Rascals, may you ask.. Well, for starters, because the music of Leroy Shield is actually pretty good and may not get the attention it deserves.
And who needs a reason anyway. A Big Band in our backroom is reason enough. Thank you Wade and Happy 20th to us.