Stage 48 Welcomes Raw Oyster Cult with Members of The Radiators, Papa Grows Funk and Johnny Sketch, Tonight
Tonight, May 30, RAW OYSTER CULT, featuring Dave Malone, Frank Bua Jr and Camile Baudoin of The Radiators, John Gros of Papa Grows Funk, and Dave Pomerleau of Johnny Sketch will perform at Stage 48 with special guests THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN. Doors open at 6:00pm, and the show begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $50 for Seated VIP and can be purchased at Nolafunk.com or
Ticketweb.com. All tickets are General Admission and patrons must be 16 or over to enter.
New Orleans is known for its legendary supergroups. The latest and one of the greatest ever is Raw Oyster Cult, featuring members of The Radiators, Papa Grows Funk and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Radiators front-man and guitarist Dave Malone and PGF founder John Gros give the band two of New Orleans' most distinctive lead vocalists. Gros adds his monster Hammond B-3 organ playing to the mix. Former Radiators Camile Baudoin on guitar and vocals and Rads' drummer Frank Bua, Jr round out this amazing line-up. Bassist/vocalist Dave Pomerleau juggles his schedule with Johnny Sketch to be able to play with both bands.
Raw Oyster Cult was founded by Malone to provide an outlet to continue performing the classic Rads tunes that so many fans miss hearing. They also write original music, put a different spin on favorite older songs and work up brand new tunes written or co-written by Ed Volker, the Rads' prolific songwriter. "It's great rethinking Rads songs," says Malone, "tweaking arrangements and even adding vocal harmonies, something the Rads were not really known for. We're all really enjoying playing together and can't wait to see what new tunes emerge."
One thing is for sure: a Raw Oyster Cult show makes a joyful noise!
STAGE 48, located at 605 West 48th Street in Hell's Kitchen NYC, is a four floor, multi-use venue that hosts concerts, nightlife, private and corporate events. Built in the 1950s as a horse stable, the building has been completely remodeled based on the classic beauty of the original industrial architecture while incorporating complementary modern elements to create an ambience that is at once intimate and grandiose. A large horseshoe balcony overlooks the main floor, providing excellent site-lines of the 34-foot wide stage. Multiple elevated VIP areas are located throughout the venue. A newly installed state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video system ensures an A/V experience as powerful and inspiring as any in the city.