In the somewhat vain anticipation that summer will have finally arrived by the first of June, I’ve gone and booked some ice-cold rocksteady and red-hot ragga chat to see in the new season at The Cellar. Bring a sun hat!
THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS
Back by popular demand, The Sidewalk Doctors play proper old-time Rocksteady, with nods to the greats of Treasure Isle and Studio One. Between them singer Nathan Thomas and guitarist Lenny Bignell have worked with The Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals, Prince Buster, U Roy and Frankie Paul, among many others. Lots of great tracks from their debut LP ‘Music Is Medicine’ are available to listen to on their website – have a click!
MC KWASI ASANTE
Wind yer neck in – it’s MC Kwasi! Mic-mad Mancstafarian, as seen hosting the main stage at Outlook Festival, the Jazz Stage at Glastonbury, and holding down microphone duties for the likes of Aim, Shaun Ryder, Rae & Christian, Mungos Hi-Fi and The Nextmen, to name but a few.
COUNT SKYLARKIN & INDECISION
Long-time collaborators Skylarkin & Indecision are reunited once again. Dancehall, reggae, hip hop, dubstep, rocksteady, garage, ska and jungle all feature in the quick-fire mix.
Friday 1st June at The Cellar, Frewin Court, Oxford
9pm-3am | £5 advance/door