On Feb. 10, 2012, the Bruise Cruise launches a unique three-day experience that combines the leisure of a cruise with the thrill of a rock concert.
Bruise Cruise takes place aboard a Carnival cruise ship, “Imagination,” and takes passengers from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, and back. The cruise features performances from bands, solo artists and comedians. The main musical events tend to fall under the garage rock genre, but this year the festival will also have a bounce artist named Vockah Redu onboard as well as representatives from other sub-genres of rock.
“As it grows we want to capture different genres and expand on the extracurricular life on board activities we have,” said Michelle Cable, one of the organizers of Bruise Cruise.
One of the comedic acts this year is Neil Hamburger. Hamburger has made several appearances on the Internet talk show “Tom Green’s House Tonight,” and in 2006, he began his own Internet series called “Poolside Chats with Neil Hamburger.” There will be 11 bands and artists on board with music that ranges from the soulful rock of DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin to the psychedelic R&B of Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Other artists include Thee Oh Sees, King Kang and the Shrines, The Soft Pack, The Dirtbombs, Mikal Cronin, The Togas and Vivian Girls.