April 3, 2018 8:00 pm
Elijah Shiffer and the Robber Crabs will perform songs from their debut album, “Unhinged” (OneTrickDog Records) and more at Erv’s on Beekman. Their music builds on the foundations of early blues, Dixieland, and swing, subverting these styles with a punk attitude, a groove, and often a surrealistic edge. It can be difficult to tell which of their songs are originals and which are standards from the 1910s and ‘20s, as some of their originals are in that style, and their arrangements of the standards are frequently highly off-kilter.
The Robber Crabs are named after a species of crab that lives on remote tropical islands and can rip open coconuts with its claws.