The Dictators NYC
plus Fu*k You Pay Me / I Love Rich
Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Dictators NYC are: Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ross The Boss, Thunderbolt Patterson, & Daniel Ray
Please be informed that this show is under a TOTAL ROCK ALERT. Be there when NYC meets Cleveland in a full-on collision that might call for backup from the National Guard! As Ira Robbins writes, “scads of credit is due these hearty pre-punk New Yorkers for blazing a long trail, melding the essentials of junk culture -- wrestling, fast food, TV, beer, dope, cars, scandal sheets -- with loud/hard/fast rock'n'roll and thus creating an archetype that has been adopted and adapted by countless other bands.” None come close to The Dictators, whose current lineup features guitarist Ross The Boss and hilariously brilliant smartass frontman / unchanging force of nature, Handsome Dick Manitoba. While Handsome Dick stands as a living symbol of New York City’s real rock n’ roll soul, FYPM’s frontman Tony Erba could only be a Clevelander (especially Parma). The jokes will fly and the blood might even spill as his band explodes in hardcore punk rock glory! Hilarious hard rockers I Love Rich take the opening slot. Rock and roll, as the Dictators sang, will make a man (or a woman) out of you tonight for sure! You thought the Van Halen reunion was sweet? Man, you gotta be kidding me! Beware the Dictators NYC!