The Bruise Cruise is a little over a month away and
Crossfade's still begging El Jefe to pony up $1230 for us to secure an
interior, two-person cabin on the Carnival Imagination.
Maybe the fact that Ian Svenonius will serve as the cruise's master of ceremonies will convince boss man twelve-hundred bones is well worth the price of admission.
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Yesterday, promoters announced that Svenonius would act as cruise director, a position that traditionally entails hosting bingo and mingling with guests on the lido deck. According to a press release sent to Crossfade, Bruise Cruise is "thrilled to have him on board."
As the lead vocalist and trumpeter of Nation of Ulysses, Svenonius was a key contributor to D.C.'s underground punk scene in the late '80s, and early '90s. He built a reputation for his wildly energetic live shows, theoretical leftist lyrics, and intellectually curious persona.
We don't like to speculate ... But Chain & the Gang, Svenonius's latest musical project, is set to release an album some time in February, the same month as the cruise. Will Bruise Cruisers catch a not-so-impromptu set? For over $600 a head, we hope so.