The Selecter Celebrates Four Decades With A Very Special Night In The Big Apple

2-Tone ska legend the Selecter brought its 40th anniversary tour to NYC on September 11. It was a special night at the Gramercy Theatre, with Pauline Black, Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson and Co. playing all the hits and Rhoda Dakar (Bodysnatchers, Special AKA) joining in the festivities. But the real highlight was when the Selecter brought out NYC service people to pay tribute to the heroes from that fateful day 18 years ago. Overall, however, the night was one big, happy party, so MAGNET’s Wes Orshoski said, “Fuck art. Let’s dance. And take photos.”