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    Come Together @ Frontier Ghost Town- May 2018

    How was it this year? I was there last labour day and i was surprised how young the community was.. it was a sorry old thing at all. Hoping to be there on Labour Day this year with the House of David Gang.
  2. Make it Funky present AFTER FUNK Celebrates James Brown's Birthday with DJ Farbsie, DJ Quesquecest of No Wahala DJs and Love Wagon. Friday May 4th, 2018 The Velvet Underground - 508 Queen St W, Toronto, ON thevelvet.ca Doors @ 9pm Tickets $10 advance / $15 at the door Facebook Link / Online Tickets
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    Come Together @ Frontier Ghost Town- May 2018

    cool that Slowcoaster are on there, I hear they have a reggae album coming out very soon.
  4. Nufunk Concerts present TRIBUTE TO THE WAILERS Celebration of the live of Peter Tosh, Bob Marley & Bunny Wailer with The House of David Gang, Sattalittes, Papa Levy and Noble Works Sound. Saturday April 28th, 2018 Lee's Palace - 529 Bloor St, Toronto, ON www.leespalace.com Doors @ 9pm Tickets $15 advance Facebook Link / Online Tickets THE WAILERS The Original and Legendary Wailers were Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. This night will celebrate this classic Roots Rock Reggae Trio! This trio defined reggae music as a genre and their music is still influencing people all over the world. Such tracks as "Soul Rebel", "Duppy Conqueror", "400 Years" and "Small Axe" were not only classics, but they defined the future direction of reggae. The 3 Original Wailers met in Trenchtown, Jamaica, and that is where the foundation of Reggae and Ska music was built. Toronto Reggae Warriors House of David Gang team up with the legendary Sattalites ISax, Papa Levy and Noble Works Sound for a Tribute to the original Wailers on Sat. April 28th at Lee's Palace.The Wailers were a ska, rocksteady, and reggae group formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, consisting of Bob Marley, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Cherry Smith. "Simmer Down" was the first single released by The Wailers, accompanied by the ska supergroup, The Skatalites, and produced by Coxsone Dodd in 1963. It was the number one hit in Jamaica in February, 1964 for the Studio One Records Label. They were called variously The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing Wailers, and finally The Wailers. By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left the band, leaving the trio of Wailer, Marley and Tosh.Some of The Wailers most notable songs were recorded together with Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band, The Upsetters. In the early 1970s, The Upsetters members Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother Carlton Barrett , formed the Wailers Band, and became the name of Bob Marley's backing band in Bob Marley and The Wailers. The Wailers also recorded such groundbreaking reggae songs as, "Trenchtown Rock", "Nice Time", "Stir It Up", "Get Up, Stand Up", and many others.The Wailers broke up in 1974, with each of the three main members going on to pursue solo careers. Bob Marley went on to international fame with Bob Marley & The Wailers (with the Wailers Band as the backing band and the I Threes as the backing vocalists). Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer each enjoyed considerable solo success, as reggae music continued to gain in popularity throughout the 70's and 80's. They were supported by their respective backing bands, Word, Sound and Power and The Solomonic Orchestra.Most of the group's members have since died. Marley died in 1981, Tosh in 1987, Braithwaite in 1999, and Smith in 2008. Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso are the only surviving original members of the group.
  5. Nufunk Concerts present TRIBUTE TO THE WAILERS Celebration of the live of Peter Tosh, Bob Marley & Bunny Wailer with The House of David Gang, Sattalittes, Papa Levy and Noble Works Sound. Saturday April 28th, 2018 Lee's Palace - 529 Bloor St, Toronto, ON www.leespalace.com Doors @ 9pm Tickets $15 advance / $20 at the door Facebook Link / Online Tickets
  6. Ottawa folks... Would love your help in spreading the word! I've got some free passes to anyone who can help with inviting people on FB, Tweets etc... Also trying to figure out some backline ... any tips to places to Rent drums/bass amp?
  7. Hey Bones - I'll take a look at Mike Love for sure! That was a wild one!
  8. that was an incredible show Bob so good to see you and Bones there! Yo was there too!
  9. Friday, April 20th, 2018 aka 420Smokey & The Bandidos presentsA Tribute to the legend BOB MARLEY on 420 - Happy 420!!!House of David Gang (Toronto, Ontario) With support from Aspects & friendsHosted by: Rita CarterMusic provided by: DJ Quesquecest of No Wahala DJsThe 27 Club – 27 York St – Ottawa ON – Doors 9pm – Show 10pm Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2126045544296889/ Tickets: $10 in advance Available at: NRML (184 Rideau St), Vertigo Records (193 Rideau St), Mr. Smoke (43 York St)Bring extra $$$ for munchies. We'll be serving up some amazing finger foods...Jerk Chicken, Veggie Spring Rolls, Fried Chicken Wings, Brownies etc... STARRING: House of David Gang (Toronto, Ontario) Canada’s Reggae Warriors www.houseofdavidgang.com Dubbed “Canada's Reggae Warriors," House of David Gang is an authentic reggae band from Toronto that delivers late 70s and early 80s-style Jamaican reggae originals; mixed with folk, tropical and Canadiana influences. The band takes its name from the House of David, an after-hours hotspot for the Toronto's burgeoning Rastafarian and reggae community from the late 80’s until the mid-90’s. The band adopted the name "House of David Gang" in 1997 when the House of David venue got closed down by city authorities who were able to evict the band based on zoning and noise bylaws. The band then became well-known for live performances at The Bamboo and El Mocambo and hosting the Peter Tosh Tributes for over 25 years. Now the band continues to be influential for played over hundreds of dates across Canada and have shared the stage with top reggae artists such as Lee Scratch Perry, Xavier Rudd, Major Lazer, The Mighty Diamonds, Big Youth, Bushman, Mad Professor, Dawn Penn, Leroy Sibbles, Echo Minott, The Original Wailers and Ill Scarlett. The David Gang band members include Canada's top reggae session artists and have performed in front of enthusiastic crowds at some of Canada’s top music festivals including The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Hillside Festival, Atlantic Jazz Festival, Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto Festival of Beer, Ottawa Reggae Festival, Word On The Street, Irie Music Festival, Canada 150 Celebrations and more. A career highlight for the band was a performance for over 30,000 people at The Freedom Festival at Queen's Park in Toronto.
  10. Uma Nota and Nufunk Concerts present THE HUMAN RIGHTS 10 Year Anniversary Party with special guests Exco Levi, Dubmatix, Ammoye, TDot Batu, Maracatu Mar Aberto and many more. Saturday April 7th, 2018 The Redwood Theatre 1300 Gerrard St.E, Toronto, ON http://www.redwoodcircus.com Doors @ 8pm Tickets $15 advance / $20 at the door Facebook Link / Online Tickets Toronto Reggae collective The Human Rights celebrates 10 years of hard hitting live reggae with the best of Canada's Reggae Scene In the spring of 2008 three veterans of the Toronto reggae music scene -- Friendlyness, Bernie Pitters and I-Sax decided to take a chance and come together with four freshly graduated music school students to form an original conscious modern-roots Reggae band. Just months later they found themselves on stage in front of a sold-out Phoenix Concert Hall opening for one of the biggest names in Reggae music, Gregory Isaacs. The spark caught fire and ten years later, The Human Rights are at the top of their musical game. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the band is presenting a special 10 Year Anniversary party featuring an array of special guests and old friends from across the diverse Toronto music scene including: Exco Levi, Dubmatix, Ammoye, TDot Batu, Maracatu Mar Aberto and many more. About The Human Rights www.thehumanrights.ca Since they came together, The Human Rights have built a reputation as one of Canada's top Reggae bands -- specializing in original, high-energy, modern roots reggae with a mix of jazz, funk and R&B influences. The band is fronted by Juno nominee Friendlyness (formerly of Culture Shock & Big Sugar) and Juno nominee Tréson on lead vocals and features a blazing 3-piece horn section, two stellar guitar players, and a rock steady riddim section, topped off by legendary reggae keyboardist Bernie Pitters (Toots and the Maytals, Hit Squad, Leroy Brown, Sly & Robbie). In 2017 The Human Rights had the honour of opening up for world wide reggae legends The Wailers, once again in front of a sold-out crowd at Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto. The band also performed at Sound Academy, Harbourfront, Roy Thomson Hall and the Jambana Festival. In 2009, 2012 and 2016 they toured across Canada and performed at the Calgary Reggae Festival, one of the top Reggae festivals in the country. Since the release of their debut CD "One Thing" in 2010, The Human Rights have played well over 100 live shows, and released singles for 'Right Now', 'Take A Stance' and 'Old School Track' which spent a record 44 weeks on the listener-voted Rebel Vibez Top Ten Chart. Other highlights include opening for seminal Reggae legends such as John Holt, Beres Hammond, and Freddie McGregor, recording live for Big City, Small World on CBC Radio One, and a song placement in the Trailer Park Boys movie, "Don’t Legalize It." Produced by Big Sugar frontman and Canadian music icon Gordie Johnson, their 2016 self-titled album is The Human Rights’ most ambitious record yet, a powerful statement that the heartbeat of roots Reggae in Canada has never been stronger.
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    Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams.... and Kevin Breit!

    looks so good... I saw Larry lead a Tribute to The Band at Lincoln Center a few years ago. What an accomplished and tasty player! That whole woodstock, Hudson Valley scene is very rich, and Larry's been in the middle of it.
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    Paul Simon Farewell Tour

    I got a pair of tickets, pumped to see him, this will be the third time.. I remember a few years ago he was in the news on some domestic abuse, did that ever come to light?