The Pinstripes

The Pinstripes

Ska/Reggae (Cincinnati)

In the four years since the Pinstripes’ Cincinnati Entertainment Awards win for World Music, the Ska/Reggae/Dub/Soul collective has tricked out a couple of members but maintained a loving chokehold on their title as the city’s most driven band in any given genre. The Pinstripes play with a frenzied intensity and pursue their musical dream with a single-mindedness both admirable and unbelievable. Get yourself in a Pinstripes audience, take two big whiffs of ambition and talent and I guarantee you’ll be high for days. The Pinstripes are just about ready to drop their hot new thing, but the studio is only half of this band’s story and skill set. The new album will have you bobbing your head and driving fast, but the new show will have you shaking like you’ve been possessed by a Babylonian dance deity. Your life has been missing joy. Lively up youselves with the Pinstripes’ perfect blend of precision and party.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Kingston meets Motown in the Queen City. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)

"Make no mistake; the Pinstripes are working overtime to generate that joy, and the work shows through every bit as clearly as the play. The band knows its shit and executes it with tighter-than-a-Republican’s-ass marching band precision but with swing and swagger to spare. If the Pinstripes are playing, you want to be there." (CityBeat)