The Selecter, Lee "Scratch" Perry

The Selecter

Lee "Scratch" Perry

Skinny Lister, DJ Lawless spinning at doors and between acts.

Mon, April 15, 2013

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$26.00

This event is all ages

PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS FOR THIS SHOW****- No transfers - Will call only - 4 ticket MAX per order, household, credit card, address. All violators will have their order cancelled without notice. NO EXCEPTIONS

The Selecter
The Selecter
The Selecter pioneered the ska revival movement alongside labelmates, The Specials & Madness, and were responsible for some of the scene’s classic hits, including On My Radio, Three Minute Hero, Missing Words & Too Much Pressure.
The Selecter’s iconic frontwoman Pauline Black is reverently referred to as the Queen of Ska – and with good reason, with Rolling Stone Magazine declaring, "Hands down, Pauline Black possessed the best voice that ever graced a 2-Tone release" and Gwen Stefani citing her as one of her formative influences.
In 2010, Black reunited with the band’s co-singer, the brilliantly charismatic Gaps Hendrickson known for his incisive toasting on the mic, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their classic Too Much Pressure. Since then, this refreshed and revitalised line-up have been the recipients of a wave of critical and popular acclaim for their brilliant 2011 album, Made In Britain.

As a thank you to their fans, both old and new, in October 2012, they embark on a brand new 11 date tour in support of their NEW album ‘Live In Britain’, which showcases the best of their incendiary ‘live’ set recorded on their near sell-out ‘Made In Britain’ tour in March 2012.

.. ‘dynamic, charismatic but also fun-lovin’g..- The Scotsman
.’.an album that would sit comfortably next to The Selecter's 1980 debut "Too Much Pressure’ - Mojo Magazine 2011
.’through all tracks, new & old, the crowd did not hit the
ground, which made for an unbelievable hour and a half of non-stop movement’ - MAG magazine 2012
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Made In Britain successfully explored the multicultural landscape of today's Britain & beyond. Mixing ska, pop and reggae in their inimitable style, it reflected the social and political issues confronting Britain’s new multicultural society. Just as they gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide in Thatcher’s recessionary Britain thirty years ago, The Selecter have returned to a 21st Century British landscape with an unnerving number of parallels to those dark times.
The 2-tone legacy continues because the idea of multiculturalism began when black and white youth, who had grown up in Britain decided to get together and make music that reflected their particular world. The Selecter seeks to continue that conversation and carry their "Multiculturalism rules!" message forward to anew generation & with an upcoming first ever tour of Australia in Nov 2012 and America in 2013, spread that message to the rest of the world.
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Lee "Scratch" Perry
The Godfather of Dub and Reggae has returned….

Grammy Winning Reggae Icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s returns with the highly anticipated new LP "REPENTANCE"-- with the sexually charged club anthem "Pum Pum," as the debut single which demonstrates Lee’s mastery of all sounds. The album touches on a multitude of genres ranging from hip-hop & dancehall to club ready dance hits.

By now you’ve heard the story that’s been followed by major music outlets from Billboard to Pitchfork. Starting with a chance meeting between Perry and hyper-energetic artist/producer Andrew W.K. at SXSW in 2006 that spawned an unthinkable friendship leading to a musical collaboration that would result in Lee Perry’s latest studio album.

“Repentance” is considered the best album he has produced in decades, standing alongside the innovative records of the 60’s & 70’s where Perry placed the DJ in the role of the artist. What Perry created can easily be seen as the prelude to the dance, hip hop and pop music genres which makes it easy to see where artists from Jay Z,,Santogold, Hot Chip, M.I.A., to Spank Rock cut their teeth and found their sound. With “Repentance,” Perry has truly reclaimed the thrown. He continues to influence the musical landscape of today by redefining every genre of music he touches with his unprecedented vision and production expertise. He remains revered by his peers and seen as one of the most influential artists by many of today’s contemporary performers.

Guest artists include electronic maven Moby, seminal producer Don Fleming, bassist Josh Werner of Matisyahu, drummer Brian Chippendale of staccato noise duo Lightning Bolt! and adult entertainer Sasha Grey.
Skinny Lister
Skinny Lister
Skinny Lister are not your average, modern day, gentrified English folk group. Fronted by Dan Heptinstall and Lorna Thomas; a vocalist with a lusty cackle and flirtatious presence, the London based five-piece hail from across England. Borrowing the nickname from the Lister family, pioneers in the use of anesthetic, the band have grown naturally and organically over the past two years. Yorkshire born songwriter Heptinstall, Lorna's older brother Max, and long-time shanty singer Sam 'Mule' Brace, met some time ago at a folk club in London's Greenwich area. The arrival of Tyneside bassist Dan Gray and the naturally exuberant Lorna lifted them into another realm. Up on their stomping feet and clicking their heels, the Skinny Lister sound took hold as Dan's perceptive ballads and folkie idylls were boosted by an eruption of a rambunctious free spirited rum fueled party music. Soon the Skinny Lister sound was charging down the nation's canals and waterways, bursting into spontaneous song in pubs and clubs, kicking up a summer frenzy at numerous festivals. Over 30 festivals in fact, a nonstop work rate that saw them acknowledged and awarded by PRS as the 'Hardest Working Band' of summer 2011. "We travelled hundreds of miles together in a Land Rover with a double bass strapped to the roof, sharing the driving, playing gigs every night and going out to party afterwards. We didn't make it easy on ourselves but it does bond you as family." Dan recollects. Their allure is immediate - at a time when modern homegrown folk music often spells designer bearded, theme park Americanisation, Skinny Lister are a welcome throwback to earthier bands. Their musical blend has something of The Pogues' infectious camaraderie and jovial recklessness combined with the bucolic English landscape of Alfred Wainwright's fell walking guides. Now, captured by producer David Wrench (Bat for Lashes, James Yorkston) on debut album Forge & Flagon, the band's distinctive qualities make their mark. Titled after a homemade pub ran by Lorna and Max's family friends, Forge & Flagon marks Skinny Lister as an outfit who are decidedly more than the sum of their parts. Galvanised by months of road action they transform traditional and contemporary influence into a singular sound. See them live and the impression is fortified. Not least as Lorna's outgoing crowd connecting personality is replicated by the rum dispensing, skirt hiking, leg shaking, five strong, all female, party starting troupe the Skinny Sisters. The group's folk roots go back to Leicester where Lorna and melodeon playing Max spent much of their youth at local folk clubs, hanging out under the stairs as the traditional sound filled the air. When Lorna reconnected with Max and Dan in London she found their interest in the local Thameside folk scene had blossomed to provide an exciting outlet for her newly finessed singing and ukulele skills. "As soon as they put the diddles, polkas and jigs in there, there was no holding me back," she laughs. "We never sat down again," explains Dan logically. The folk fever proved infectious and irresistible; "For years on the first weekend after Plough Monday every year, my dad has gone to sing songs and get legless with the local Molly Dancers. I disowned him at the time but now, of course, I join him!" notes Lorna.

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766
http://www.theglasshouse.us/