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Black Rock Social, The Big Takeover

Black Rock Social

A roots reggae band with a twist, Black Rock Social comes hard with powerful originals, tasteful arrangements of reggae classics, and covers you'd never expect, all setting the stage for genre bending jams. Though only a band for a short time, they have already attracted sit-ins from the likes of Josh Barrett of The Wailers,Mighty Mystic, Pete Francis of Dispatch and Hayley Jane.

Black Rock Social members
Darian Cunning Lead Guitar & Vocals
Mike Tepper Bass
Michael Paolucci Drums
Nick Yost keys
Cassidy Abbott sax

The Big Takeover

The Big Takeover is a New York based high energy sextet with a refreshingly upbeat, party-making approach to interpreting the Jamaican tradition of rocksteady, ska, and reggae music. Whether live or recorded, they never fail to deliver, using an energetic fusion of their own innovative originals and crowd favorites to keep audiences jamming from the first note to the last. They are fronted by a genuine Jamaican singer, who is backed by a skin-tight rhythm section. They have done over 300 live performances, including shows with The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, Sam Kinninger from Soulive, Pete Seeger, Badfish, Taurrus Riley, Eek-a-Mouse, Groundation and West Bound Train, Norma Fraiser, The Pietasters, Tarrus Riley, Inner Vision, Inner Circle, The Meditations, Sister Nancy and Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. With the 2008 studio album (Following Too Close), and a 2010 well received release of Tale of My Life under their belt, the band continues to seek out new audiences and introduce them to their brand of foot-tapping revelry. 

Later Event: April 30
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