Sat. Oct. 04 - 7PM - 18+
JUMP UP RECORDS 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH!!
ROY ELLIS of SYMARIP
MR SYMARIP is ROY ELLIS - the legendary voice behind original skinhead reggae band SYMARIP. The original voice and sound that influenced THE AGGROLITES, who have even backed him numerous times in Europe. ROY ELLIS’s latest album “SKINHEADS DEM A COME” (JUMP UP RECORDS) is full of tight riddims, ruffneck energy, and catchy lyrics that could have easily been penned during the late 60’s when the skinhead movement was in full swing – real MOONSTOMPING anthems!
EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Washington DC's premier Ska-Jazz outfit, Eastern Standard Time, brings together top musicians from the Jazz and Ska scenes of the nation's capitol. The diverse musical backgrounds of the players--from Emo to Funk, Hip Hop to Exotica, Bop to Metal--make for a unique spin on a traditional Jamaican sound, appealing to everyone from the Ska massive to the Caribbean community to the Jazz enthusiast. Eastern Standard Time is guaranteed to get your feet moving. Their unforgettable style and impeccable musicianship bring pleasure to the ears of all listeners. Their exciting live performances are an exceptional experience--not just a concert, but an event--proving that they can bring the house down, time and "Eastern Standard Time" again!
LORD MIKE'S DIRTY CALYPSONIANS (ex Deals Gone Bad)
With experienced players from diverse musical backgrounds, Lord Mike and his Dirty Calypsonians branch out from the familiar Jamaican sound to make sweet Trinidadian Carnival music. Lyrics riddled with double-entendre and innuendos are sure to entertain while the ten-piece orchestra pumps out powerful rhythms which neither feet nor hips can resist. Lord Mike, former singer of Deal’s Gone Bad, follows in the showmanship tradition of Calypso greats like Mighty Sparrow and Lord Invader and reminds of us the days when singers were also entertainers.
THE GREEN ROOM ROCKERS
A mix of American Soul and Jamaican Riddims, blending first wave ska, reggae and soul music.
DJ CHUCK WREN (jump Up Records)
Everything Off-Beat" is the world's premier ska radio show, launched in 1988 by DJ Chuck Wren. He currently hosts it on WLUW-FM 88.7 (Sundays 9 PM), plus he DJs around town with his extensive Jamaican 45 collection at Delialah’s, the JA’ GRILL, and at all big ska events in the City. His JUMP UP RECORDS label is the longest running ska label in the USA, started in 1993 and now boasts over 90 releases total including local faves Deal’s Gone Bad, The Drastics, Skapone, and Lord Mike’s Dirty Calypsonians.
Official Website: http://jumpuprecords.com/