Skatalites at Red Square!

Red Square, downtown Albany's venue for live, original music, is pleased to announce that The Skatalites - with their roots in the foundation of ska and rocksteady in Jamaica - will be performing live on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Tickets are on sale now at, and are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. Opening the show will be New Paltz's favorite rocksteady/ska/reggae outfit The Big Takeover (

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Check out some recent Cheap replica handbags press on The Skatalites:

“Jamaica’s answer to the Motown house band and Booker T. and the MG’s combined”


“I first knew the bittersweet theme from “The Guns of Navarone” from a 1961 hit instrumental—but it was nothing like the Skatalites version that Don Drummond adapted. The melody is the same, of course, but with the blazing horns and heavily pronounced beat, it was totally on fire—and so full of life that remains the hallmark of ska and the Skatalites.”



“I saw the Skatalites at the Palace in Los Angeles in 1989, playing with Bad Manners. I remember how astonishingly tight they were, and how swinging their jazzy ska groove was. I’ve been an admirer for at least…wow, is it 20 years by now?”

Phil Freeman | Managing Editor: GLOBAL RHYTHM MAGAZINE


“I am comforted each time I hear The Skatalites. They are each and all a precious keepsake of what is wonderful and joyous about Jamaican culture.”

Pat McKay | Reggae Format Gucci replica handbags Manager: SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO


“The Skatalites are pure energy: hot like fire, with a scorching, skanking rhythm and big-band bravado.”

Mark Harris | Editor: REGGAEREVIEWS.COM


About The Big Takeover:

The Big Takeover is a high energy sextet, with a refreshingly upbeat, yet groove oriented, party-making approach to interpreting the Jamaican tradition of rocksteady, ska and reggae music. Formed in the funky college replica handbags town of New Paltz, NY in 2007 and named after bassist Rob Kissner and drummer Sam Tritto’s proclivity for commandeering the stereo at campus parties, this band of self taught musicians has aquired a habit of making audiences look, listen and dance.

With over 300 live performances in the Northeast, ranging from Maine to North Carolina and a studio album (Following Too Close – 2008) behind them, the band look forward to what their 2011 release, Tale of My Life, is leading them to.

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