Pure Anywear creates Caribbean Reggae Paradise
April 11, 2013
Every Second Saturday of every month Pure Anywear transforms the Stonehouse into a Caribbean reggae paradise with live music, dancing, food, drinks, arts, crafts, crystals, and more. Pure Second Saturdays at The Stonehouse continues this week with The Legendary Reggae Rub-A-Dub Duo and Original Studio One Recording Artists “Michigan & Smiley” together on stage with The Mighty 602 Band. Mister Kali opens the night with some original reggae/dancehall from New Mexico. Dr. Wood of The San Francisco Vintage Reggae Society will start the night off and warm things up with 45 rpm Rocksteady Selections. the areas finest Caribbean-style “Ital” food made with local organic ingredients is available all night. .
Michigan and Smiley are Jamaica’s legendary reggae dancehall singing duo, superstars of the late 1970s first wave of dancehall music, consisting of Papa Michigan (born Anthony Fairclough) and General Smiley (born Erroll Bennett). They first recorded at Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One in Jamaica, pressing their first No. 1 hit single, “Rub a Dub Style,” which featured their call-and-response-style vocals, overdubbed on the Studio One riddim, “Vanity” (the instrumental alias given to Alton Ellis’ Rocksteady classic, “I’m Just A Guy”). Their next single, perhaps a larger hit, “Nice Up the Dance” was a version of the quintessential Studio 1 rhythm, “Real Rock.” These singles, with four other tracks, also versions of Studio One rhythms, were released as their first album, “Nice Up the Dance.”
Saturday’s event kicks off at 9 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. Presale tickets are $12 through Brown Paper Tickets or $20 at the door. Tickets are only $15 if you show up before 10 p.m. or are have on “Pure” wear.
The Stonehouse is located at 107 Sacramento St. in Nevada City.