Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout members play Capitol Theatre bar

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The members of Bridgeport bands Kung Fu and Deep Banana Blackout will rally together for a performance at Garcia’s, the new lobby bar at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., on Sunday, June 30.

The new supergroup, which is billing itself as The BaFunes, features Kung Fu’s Tim Palmieri on guitar and Rob Somerville on saxaphone; and DBB’s Cyrus Madan on keyboards, Eric Kalb on drums and Benje LeFevre on bass.

Tickets to the show, which cost $10, are on sale via the Capitol Theatre website.

Opening in May, Garcia’s was named in honor of Jerry Garcia, the late Grateful Dead guitarist and singer who counted the Capitol Theatre among his favorite venues.

“There’s only two theaters that are set up pretty groovy all around for music — The Fillmore and The Capitol Theatre,” Garcia once proclaimed.

The bar, which is open seven days a week, features rare photos, artwork and equipment, including vintage shots from famed photographer Roberto Robanne, who met Garcia in 1966 and took photos of the Grateful Dead. It also boast an impressive line-up of craft beers.

Scott Gargan

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