Sat, Jul 21 - 9:30pm - $12

 



Drop Steady

Formed in the Fall of 2008 on Chicago's South Side, Steady Drop is a six-piece band hailing from across the United States and the carribean. Inspired by the traditional roots music of Jamaica, Drop Steady blends the sounds of reggae, ska, soca, dub and soul into a sonic cocktail guaranteed to awaken even the heaviest of dancing feet. Inspired by the traditional roots music of Jamaica, Steady Drop blends the sounds of reggae, ska, soca, dub and soul Into a sonic cocktail Guaranteed to awaken Even the heaviest of dancing feet.Combining a fresh diversity of musical talent, Drop Steady has already graced some of Chicago's biggest stages, and was recently declared the Winner of Harry Caray's Battle Of The Bands 2009 . Combining a fresh diversity of musical talent, Steady Drop Some Of You Already graced Chicago's biggest stages, and recently Was Declared the Winner of Harry Caray's Battle Of The Bands 2009. Known for their raw on-stage energy and explosive live performances, Drop Steady captivates audiences with their soulful melodies, intricate harmonies, and powerful, driving riddims. Known for Their on-stage raw energy and explosive live performances, captivates audiences to Steady Drop With their soulful melodies, intricate harmonies, and powerful, driving riddims.


Akasha

 Akasha: the best of roots reggae grooves and rich vocal harmonies. Stylistically, Akasha sounds like they stepped out of a 1972 session at Studio One. Their reggae is powerfully authentic but also is accessible to the contemporary ear. Akasha’s distinct approach is refreshing and earnest. They are courageously trailblazing a path for a new generation to receive the gifts of the Jamaican musical canon. The Akasha sound gives birth to an unmistakable variety of heavy, raw grooves reminiscent of The Skatalites, The Maytals, Desmond Dekker and The Wailers. 


On Your Marx

With a little help from some old friends, while making new ones along the way, ON YOUR MARXspent the months between January 2009 and September 2010 recording a new album which they hope will be theircrowning achievement in an attempt to write the next great Ska classic.With more than 15 musicians featured on the album, OYM has strived to grab what’s great from every genre of ska, reggae, 2 tone, dub, and ska-core to make the most diverse ska record to date.With content ranging from the most personal inside jokes, to the universal feelingstoward hate, fear, violence, love, and lament, OYM labors to speak to all of us on one level or another. 


King Tony's Cassette Dub Sound System

King Tony from The Drastics will be entertaining with live analog dub.  Also known as Anthony Abbinanti aka Nantee, the drummer from the Drastics.



Price: $12