Guelph Reggae Massive Presents Live at Biggie’s in Guelph:
Meet the Baudelaires: the Crown Princes of Scrappy Reggae. They’re curators—in love with the earliest incarnations of reggae, rocksteady and ska: Toots and the Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, the Slickers, Desmond Dekker . . . and they carry that torch dangerously close to their hearts. They toss a little dub gasoline into that mix too, proudly fanning the flames with a wanton infatuation with Lee Perry, King Tubby and other dub pioneers to scorch up the dance floors. This, they say sardonically, is reggae before Bob Marley ruined it.
Foundation Steppas are the budding new roots reggae band from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. They are the real deal in today’s rocksteady revival, performing strictly roots, rub-a-dub, and raw riddims for the Massive. A punchy 3-piece horn section, a solid riddim backing, entrancing percussion and rebel-soul vocals comprise this 9-piece reggae orchestra known as Foundation Steppers.
Friday, May 29th, 2015. 10PM.
$7 at the door
Live at Biggie’s Bar
107 Wyndham St N,
Guelph, ON N1H 4E9