Southern California ska superstars, Reel Big Fish, bring their fast, furious and impossibly infectious sound to Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday, October 10, as part of Brick City Festival— the annual RIT community celebration for parents, alumni, students, faculty and staff. Opening act, Zebrahead, will also perform. The 8 p.m. concert is in RIT’s Clark Gymnasium.
A seven-man ensemble, Reel Big Fish started as an ordinary punk-rock trio before discovering ska and gradually grafting on a horn section. They shocked the music world in 1996 with their big-label debut, Turn the Radio Off, combining frat-boy humor with irresistible riffs. Since, while honing their style and songwriting skills, they’ve produced four more successful albums, including last year's Cheer Up!
Tickets—available in the College Activities Board office, game room and candy counter, all located in the Student Alumni Union—are $20 for the public. To purchase tickets with credit card, call 475-2239. For more information, call 475-2509.
Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,500 students in 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.