Rocky & The Pressers
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
STEEL PULSE may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK's Grammy – Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots. The Group have continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music.
"We just can't ignore the politics, because every life and soul that's born on this earth is a political manoeuvre for someone, at some stage", Hinds explains. "From a spiritual aspect, it's really an upliftment through facing reality – what's out there. We deal with positive spirits. It means putting aside the guns, the drugs and all of the things that are ailments of society – especially the black communities right now".
STEEL PULSE have always taken their causes to heart, filing a $1 million class action lawsuit against New York City's Taxi & Limousine Commission. The group charged that cabbies refused to pick up blacks and Rastafarians throughout the streets of New York.
Rocky & The Pressers
Rocky and The Pressers is a six piece contemporary reggae band based in The Bronx, New York. The Pressers refresh the traditional genre tropes with lush vocal harmonies and flares of American folk, jazz and soul music. In September 2011, they began tracking the basic rhythm section elements for their forthcoming debut record, “Dance at The Playhouse”, on a remote island in coastal Maine. In the year that followed they over-dubbed vocals, keyboards and percussion, then expanded into the orchestral palette, employing horn players from Sharon Jones & The Dapkings and Antibalas, and violinists The Villalobos Brothers. The result is rhythmically rooted and identifiable as reggae, and should satisfy, even delight purists. Yet, many of the expected lyrical themes (i.e. Rastafari, ganja, revolution) are nowhere to be found. Rocky and The Pressers sing about what they do know and take loving care of a musical style too often misappropriated in the wrong hands.
$25.00 - $30.00