If we had a hammer…
The Washington Squares, a New York 1980’s band, part beatnik, with a edge of punksterism, will reunite for their first concert date in nearly a quarter century at City Winery located at 155 Varick Street on January 10.
Downtowner Tom Goodkind, who sings, and plays the banjo and the bass in the Squares is a long-time Battery Park City resident who has never really left the stage. Mr. Goodkind continues to serve as a community board member, affordable housing activist and founder/conductor of the TriBatteryPOPS, the quirky community band that rose out of the ashes of September 11th.
The Washington Squares began in 1983, auditioning for a gig at Speakeasy on MacDougal Street. From there, they quickly grew in popularity, capturing a New York Times write-up that lauded the Squares for their “deadpan flamboyance” and “throwback” sound. The band broke up in late 1990 and last played together in 1994.
Mr. Goodkind will take the City Winery stage on January 10th with Lauren Agnelli (guitar and vocals), Tony Shanahan (bass and vocals), Billy Ficca (drums), and Mike Fortnatale (bass).
Peter Yarrow will join for the encore.
Yes they are older, but haven’t mellowed a bit. Be prepared for a show you won’t forget.