Dig Deeper is honored to present legendary Jamaican rocksteady stars Keith & Tex for a rare Brooklyn appearance backed by Crazy Baldhead and special guest Queen P on backing vocals. Crazy Baldhead will be opening the night with their own set!
Keith & Tex (Keith Rowe and Texas Dixon) actively recorded for just a few brief years in the late sixties in Kingston, Jamaica - but in that short window with producer Derrick Harriott, they created some of the iconic singles of soulful rocksteady, the bridge between the frenetic sounds of ska and the mellower vibe we've all come to know as reggae.
"Stop that train", their mellower take on the Spanishtonians' ska hit is instantly recognizable from the turn of the opening guitar lick, and has grown to be one of the best-known records of the rocksteady era, both on its own merits as well as from Scotty's "Draw your breaks" version that appeared on the immensely popular soundtrack to "The Harder They Come", in addition to being sampled by the Beastie Boys and Vanilla Ice, among others.
Since parting ways in 1970 – Keith moving to the US and Tex to Canada – Keith & Tex have reunited only a handful of times. It is high time that Brooklyn have the chance to hear "Stop that train", "Tonight", "This is my song", "Hypnotizing eyes", and many of their other singles, performed by the original masters of the rocksteady era.
Guest DJ Scratch Famous of Deadly Dragon Sound System joins residents DJ Honky and Mr. Robinson, spinning all original rocksteady, reggae, ska, and soul 45s.
622 Degraw Street
Doors @ 9PM
$20 - $25
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