Rocky & The Pressers, DJ JAH Culture
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:45 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 are a Bronx-based band known for their lush vocal arrangements and innovative reggae sound that draws from diverse influences. Since releasing their debut album (Dance at the Playhouse), they have been on hiatus while members pursued other projects and incubated new material. They are pleased to return to the stage at BK Bowl in support of Steel Pulse, featuring the four original members of the group playing both new and old material.
DJ JAH Culture
JAH Culture was harvested from the mind of Walter Anthony Teperino, way back in the early 90's at NYC's world famous "Wetlands Preserve" (R.I.P.!). It was here, while working as part of the staff, Walter/JAH CULTURE was exposed to many incredible years of amazingly talented bands, musicians & artists who graced the stage (including The Cannabis Cup Band), and also, not to forget mentioning the incredible artists, musicians & behind-the-scenes folks who made up the Wetlands staff (who ironically, many are now part of the heart & soul of your awesome ROCKS OFF crew today). That environment nurtured the many years of being involved as a touring & recording drummer for Punk/POP band "Lady Luck" (w/ Denise Teperino-Miret (his sister) on Vox & Roger Miret of Agnostic Front on Bass), & was also touring drummer for Punk/Reggae band: "King Django" (Hellcat/Epitaph Records) for the "Reason Tour".
Various US, Caribbean, European tours and other minor shows later, while on a vacation to JAMAICA, DJ JAH CULTURE was formed based on a need to continue doing music while not in a currently touring band, & while also being exposed to inspiring Jamaican Reggae & Dancehall culture. Upon returning to NYC/NJ, JAH Culture immediately started collecting records & purchasing turntables w/ the help & advice of longtime bredren & NYC DJ/Producer : "DJ GRAVY" (Rice & Peas NYC, & LargeUp.com). At the same time JAH Culture also started acquiring sound system equipment & knowledge w/ the help of a longtime bredren & audio engineer by the name of "BANANA SOUND" (Fair Lawn, NJ). Banana & JAH Culture originally met back in the Wetlands days (where Banana was the in house audio company), and after years of being out of contact after Wetlands closed (the week of 9/11), they ran into each other again and have not stopped working together since on countless productions & shows (including many ROCKS OFF productions).
JAH Culture Sound System & DJ/Selector JAH Culture is a touring American sound system dedicated to widening international awareness of sound system culture. Its key goal is unifying people of all beliefs and backgrounds through the healing power of music. JAH Culture brings you upbeat musical entertainment and a positive mental vibe for ANY & ALL occasions. JAAAH MON!!! - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=5621&o=2#sthash.meVLKuQh.dpuf
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