Rough Francis is preparing to play a show at Club Metronome alongside renowned NYC ska band, The Toasters, and reggae rockers , Husbands AKA, on Wednesday, September 29th. The bands will bring together their brands of hard rock, reggae, and ska to wreak havoc on the downtown Burlington, VT venue. Get ready to skank your hearts out.
“Rough Francis is honored to have a chance to play with the legendary Toasters, as well as our fellow hometown musicians, Husbands AKA, said Bobby Hackney Jr., lead singer of Rough Francis. “We really respect all of these guys and embrace their unique music styles. This is going to be a great show and we’re stoked to be a part of it.”
Rough Francis is staying busy this fall with multiple concerts planned, including a high profile show at Higher Ground with the legendary Death. They recently released their debut EP, Introducing… Rough Francis, and are currently working on new material. Rising out of the ashes of Death, Rough Francis is blazing their own path in rock n’ roll history.
The Toasters, one of the most celebrated ska/reggae bands to elevate the music world, took the music world by storm in the 80s playing shows at the notoriously gritty CBGB and Danceteria in NYC. Their longevity and adherence to core principles has earned them comparisons to the Ramones. The Toasters are coming back to travel the States after a massive European summer festival tour.
Husbands AKA have been local rock heroes around Burlington for some time now. Their signature style of reggae and ska has earned them a loyal Vermont following. Higher Ground named them “Band of the Month” to coincide with their show at the venue on June 8th. After the release of their debut album, Swift Street, Husbands AKA proved they are a legitimate ska force to be reckoned with.