Reggae * Ska * Dub * Rock Steady DUBcember Party The Tritonics

Ivy Room Presents

Reggae * Ska * Dub * Rock Steady DUBcember Party The Tritonics

Joseph's Bones, Franco Nero

Sun · December 10, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Tritonics
The Tritonics
The Tritonics are Jeff Stehr, Dave Bolyard, Tom Plutshack and Dave Cusma. They write, arrange and perform original music written in the Jamaican roots styles of rock steady, ska and reggae. They also cover crucial standards of those genres by artists like Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson, Toots and the Maytalls, The Heptones, Johnny Clarke, The Valentines and The Jamaicans. In addition, The Tritonics apply a unique process they've dubbed "doowopification" to rock n roll classics by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and many others. Doowopification reinterprets and revitalizes (Ital-izes!) classic rock standards, anointing them in the name of Jah with stripped down, Jamaican roots-style arrangements, one drop-centered rhythm and harmony-heavy vocals.

The Tritonics are committed to keeping the citizenry drinking, dancing and well informed through song.
Joseph's Bones
Joseph's Bones
Joseph’s Bones is to King Tubby as Helmut Lachenmann is to musique concrète. Composer and drummer Jason Levis leads his trombone-based, dub-reggae ensemble in bringing the electronic sound-transformation processes of Jamaican dub to an acoustic setting. With a combination of original compositions and Jamaican classics from the 60's and 70's, Joseph's Bones pulls the thread between visceral groove and abstract sonic suspension.

Levis, who holds a PhD in classical composition, says “The exploration of experimental techniques in classical music takes place in the concert hall. Jamaican musical experiments are brought to the dance floor. Joseph's Bones blends those worlds to create "Avant-Dub Instrumentale" and bring the rich, colorful sound-scape of dub to life.”
Franco Nero
Franco Nero pays tribute to Don Drummond, and his compositions, keeping ska alive. Trombonist Scott Larson has assembled a crew of his favorite musicians to skank hard and steady. Ska combines Caribbean beats, with the jazz improvisations, to form a truly original music. Franco Nero performs original music by Scott Larson, and covers music from The Skatalites, Laurel Atken, Baba Brooks and Tommy McCook to name a few.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706