FIVE FIRSTS: Rob Kissner of the Big Takeover

Rob Kissner

Rob Kissner

NAME: Rob Kissner

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … On cassette tape, something AC/DC live!

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Flogging Molly at the Chance in Poughkeepsie

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … An acoustic guitar that my great uncle gave to my sister. It was sitting somewhere in a closet, and I picked it up, and eventually I broke it.

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … In front of a gas station in the middle of winter… simple jams I came up with on the spot, guitar and drums with Sam Tritto

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Flowmojo (surf rock/ska/punk)

Rob Kissner and his bandmates in the Big Takeover serve up their classic rocksteady ska and reggae sounds at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Saturday. Tix are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

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