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DAM-FUNK & Master Blazter

Steve Arrington (of Slave!)

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Bryant K

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Beautiful Swimmers

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Aboard The Queen Of Hearts

Monday, May 30, 2011

Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard the Queen of Hearts

Boards: 6:00pm / Departs: 7:00pm
Pier 40. West Houston St. at West Side Highway Maps & Directions

Advance: $25 / Day of Show: $30

This event is 21+

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DAM-FUNK & Master Blazter
Dam-Funk & Master Blazter return to NYC to turn this motherfu*ker out! A ballin' night at Highline Ballroom with Dam-Funk's live band Master Blazter (Computer Jay and J-1). Also got Metro Area (Morgan Geist & Darshan Jesrani), DJ Spinna, and MatthewDavid [DJ set]. Smooth livin' baby.

Known as Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," Dãm-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm (pronounced "Dame" as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-'80s styles known as boogie, modern soul, and electro-funk. As a DJ and selector, Dãm attracts the most discerning boogie funk afficionados within driving distance of his storied Monday-night Funkmosphere parties. But it's not just collectors at the bar toasting to the melodic sounds. Anyone who grooves to the likes of Slave, Aurra, early Prince, Prelude Records, and the like will get a dose of those groups' unknown contemporaries – more obscure but equally funk-worthy.
Steve Arrington (of Slave!)
Steve Arrington (of Slave!)

For the first time, we bridge two generations of Funksters with the exciting inclusion of former Slave frontman/drummer Steve Arrington! Steve brings out his full-band straight from Chicago for this special event - performing all his signature group and solo classics as well as new material from his Dam-Funk produced LP 'Love, Peace & Funky Beats" for the Stones Throw imprint. A special treat for all, as Mr. Arrington has recently returned to the world of performing after a 25 year silence.

Steve Arrington, born and raised in Dayton, Ohio joined the funk group Slave (founded 1975) on their third LP called, The Concept in 1978 originally to play percussion, then later becoming the drummer and a backing vocalist. Eventually Arrington took over the lead vocals on the hit singles "Just a Touch of Love", "Watching You" (which has been sampled by Snoop Dog) and "Wait for Me".

Arrington left Slave in 1982, forming Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame,[2] [3] and had hit singles such as "Weak At The Knees" (which was sampled by Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, NWA, and more), and "Nobody Can Be You But You".

His most successful album was his 1985 solo work, Dancin' in the Key of Life, whose title track became a Top Ten R&B hit: The single also spent three weeks at number two on the dance charts.[4] Another single from the album, "Feel So Real" reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart in May that year. He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Best Male Artist of 1986.

In 1984, Arrington experienced a religious conversion, later becoming a minister and, in 1990, he left pop music until his re-emergence in October 2009. He reappeared with the independent release of Pure Thang.

Bryant K
Bryant K

Bryant K was born and raised in St. Louis, MO (home of O’mar “The Grandmaster Lover”), recently spent 3 years between Prague and Berlin, but lives and breathes in New York City where he has spent most of his adult life. He’s been active on the scene since the mid 90s and is known to be the "downtown swinger." He was also the first to broadcast East Village Radio on Monday nights from 6-8 PM with a show called B-sides.

Beautiful Swimmers

Beautiful Swimmers (DJ Set)

Aboard The Queen Of Hearts
Aboard The Queen Of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is a 400-capacity boat docked at Pier 40, at West Houston Street and the Hudson River. The Queen of Hearts is a 3-level boat, with a full bar and bathrooms on the lower level. The bands play on the upper level, which has a roof, but is open on the sides. There is also a large open deck on the middle level, where smoking is permitted as you enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond.

Departing from West Houston Street on the west side, The Queen of Hearts will barrel down the Hudson, usually heading straight for the Statue of Liberty. She will nose up to offer incredible views of Lady Liberty before cruising the harbor.