February 4, 2023

A bevy of musicians will honor Joe Strummer on the twentieth anniversary of his passing this Thursday (December twenty second) by busking in entrance of a well-known New York Metropolis mural of the legendary Conflict singer-guitarist. Featured artists embody members of D Era and Gogol Bordello.

The annual “Gates of the West” vacation profit takes place 6-8 p.m. on the painted Strummer memorial on the facet of the bar Niagara on 112 Avenue A. If there’s rain or snow (presently rain is within the forecast), the tribute will transfer to the stage inside Niagara.

Among the many performers are Niagara co-owner and D Era frontman Jesse Malin, Gogol Bordello singer Eugene Hutz, and the The So So Glows, plus a couple of dozen different artists. An after-party will start at 8 p.m. at Malin’s new bar 96 Tears, proper subsequent door at 110 Avenue A. Proceeds from

Strummer sadly died on the younger age of fifty on December twenty second, 2002, at his residence in Somerset, England, after getting back from strolling his canine. His official reason for dying was an undiagnosed congenital coronary heart defect. His dying preceded The Conflict’s induction into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame by just some months.

A pair months in the past, a brand new field set commemorating Joe Strummer’s post-Conflict band The Mescaleros arrived, amassing all three of the bands studio albums plus a brand new disc of rarities. Heavy Consequence caught up with Strummer’s widow, Lucinda Tait, who took us inside the method of amassing the archival materials for the discharge whereas sharing her reminiscences of the punk icon.

See the poster for the “Gates of the West” tribute to Joe Strummer beneath. Proceeds from the occasion will profit the Music & Reminiscence group.

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