The Drastics

The Drastics

The Opposition Party, Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub

Thu, August 8, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

The Drastics
The Drastics
The Drastics are modern roots music. Their sound fits as easily in a Kingston dancehall as it does in an artist's loft-party in the warehouse district. Though primarily classified as a reggae group, The Drastics embrace many styles of music both live and in the studio. This can be heard in their songs which draw from roots Jamaican music, hip hop, hard-bop jazz, afro-beat, dancehall, as well as folk music from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Take this powder keg cocktail of styles, add the pulse of gritty everyday urban living and you get one explosive sound. Not playing into any gimmicks or compromising to trends ("The Drastics deserve much credit for moving deep into unchartered territories" - allMusic Guide) The Drastics have been consistantly rocking crowds for three years from NYC to LA and everywhere in between ("dub masters, The Drastics ... never fail to put on a killer party" - TimeOut Chicago).

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/drasticdub#ixzz11jNxh3Dk
The Opposition Party
The Opposition Party
The Opposition Party is a ten-piece Chicago musical collective, centered around performance of polyrhythmic music, particularly the cross-pollination of African music, Jamaican reggae and dub, and American funk and jazz. Heavy grooves and high-energy rhythms come alive in a catalog that features music from artists like Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Thomas Mapfumo, Jackie Mittoo, and originals that stir up all these influences and bake them into something new.
Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub
Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub
We are a live dub reggae band in the tradition of the great Jamaican studio and backing bands amp; producers such as King Tubby, Scientist, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Roots Radics, The Upsetters, Sly amp; Robbie, The Revolutionaries etc. The band will also feature my original music.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com