Stza Crack Brings The Crack Rock Steady Back To Gotham

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Sunday night at Bushwick’s El Cortez was Scott “Stza Crack” Sturg’s first show in his hometown since Leftover Crack tore it up at Brooklyn Bazaar in August. Though his Crack Rock Steady 7 set was plagued by technical difficulties in the Safari Room on Sunday, The Godfather of The Crack Rock Steady still showed the Empire City who the real Crack Daddy is.

Beware of floating feet at any Crack Rock Steady event.
Beware of floating feet at any Crack Rock Steady event.

The Crack Rock Steady 7 ran through a bevy of classic hits by both Choking Victim and Leftover Crack including “500 Channels,” “Crack Rock Steady,” “Money Changes,” “Fucked Reality,” “Zombie Christ,” and quite a few more. Stza also unveiled a tune he says may be the first track on Leftover Crack’s upcoming record entitled Metal Banger.

Scott Sturgeon, left, and Jay Tancer of The Crack Rock Steady 7 at El Cortez Sunday Night
Scott Sturgeon, left, and Jay Tancer of The Crack Rock Steady 7 at El Cortez Sunday Night

The trouble for CS7 started when Stza and bass player Jay Tancer switched instruments for what the band called “the extended cut” of the LOC tune “You Can’t Go Home.” The bass cut out on the melodic intro 5-times before a frustrated and road weary Stza fled the stage. His bandmates were eventually able to solve the problem, after about 15-minutes, and Sturg re-entered and finished up strong with a rousing rendition of “Born to Die.”

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Scenic Presents put together a heavy hitting lineup where The Crack Rock Steady 7 were joined by an all New York lineup of Trashy, Rebelmatic, Cop/Out and Skullcaster.

all photos by Jeff Schaer-Moses Photography