Five Firsts: Jim Romano of Capitle

February 19th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg
Jim Romano

Jim Romano of Capitle

NAME: Jim Romano
BAND AFFILIATION: CAPITLE
INSTRUMENT: AKG D 1000 E

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … LP – Gladys Knight & the Pips’ Imagination. 45 – Paul Revere & the Raiders’ “Indian Reservation”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Blue Oyster Cult, J Geils Band, Black Oak Arkansas, the Dictators

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3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … saxophone

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” for a school play

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … CAPITLE

On Saturday (February 21), Jim Romano grabs the mic to lead another reunion of Local 518 punk veterans Capitle in memory of the band’s bassist, Phil Samuels, who passed away a year ago. The Low Beat in Albany is hosting the second annual Phil Samuels Memorial Benefit Concert with performances by Vertebrae and Phantom Signals in addition to Capitle. (NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the Plague will not be performing, as previously scheduled.) The music is slated to get underway at 8pm, and suggested admission at the door is $20, which includes a special limited edition t-shirt. All proceeds will go directly to the non-profit Stand Up to Cancer.