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Revolution in the Ridge!

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The British are coming — to Bay Ridge!

The Battle of Brooklyn anniversary was on Wednesday, but the British invasion continues into the weekend with a battalion of Brit-rock bands (well, two) successfully breaching the Narrows to rock the Ridge.

On Friday, arm yourself with a guitar and play along to your favorite tracks at the first Shredaoke at No Quarter (8015 Fifth Ave. between 80th and 81st streets) at 9 pm. Bring your own axe and don’t surrender until your fingers bleed.

When you’ve had enough wailing, retreat to Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets), where British Invasion rockers Harmony Brits will cover all your favorite tunes from across the pond. Then march to Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets), where party blues band Tomcat and the Whiskey Rats come sniffing around at 10 pm.

On Saturday, the campaign returns to Greenhouse Cafe for a trip through musical history, as Steppin’ Back plays party music from ’40s swing through today’s dance hits. The band gets into the swing of things at 9:30 pm.

And on Sunday, British and American forces will come together for a good cause at Lonestar Bar and Grill (8703 Fifth Ave. between 86th and 88th streets), which is throwing a special benefit concert for two-month-old Staten Island baby Dani Lynn, whose mother passed away at the end of July. Brit-rockers London Fog and a 50-50 raffle will lift partygoers’ spirits. Entry is free, and the fund-raiser begins at 3 pm.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
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