Big Takeover, Other Black

World / Soul / Reggae

Big Takeover

Other Black

Kid Astronaut

Sat, July 21, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$17.00 - $23.00

This event is 21 and over

Big Takeover
Big Takeover
Since 2007, the New York six-piece The Big Takeover has been fulfilling the mission implied in their name: packing clubs in the city and upstate and building their brand and reputation on the road and in the studio. A far cry from the pop-punk of American ska, The Big Takeover take their cues from Desmond Dekker and the first wave of Jamaican pop music as well as from the soulful energy and sophistication of Motown. At the center of this tight, grooving ensemble is the live-wire singing and deceptively subtle songwriting of the Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie, a powerhouse performer who makes the audience feel like accomplices more than spectators. Traditional and experimental, The Big Takeover’s global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul, and a pop classicism that is their own thing entirely. In New York’s musically hopping Mid-Hudson Valley, they are only the band around that is welcomed and honored at all the major national-circuit rooms: the indie/experimental haven of BSP in Kingston, the jazz and blues gem that is the Falcon in Marlboro, the classic rock mecca of the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. The Big Takeover packs them all. On the road, the band has played over 500 shows, sharing stages with The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, Eek-a- Mouse, the Slackers and more. The band was recently selected to participate in a Converse Rubber Tracks Session in Brooklyn NY, and released their fourth full-length record, ‘Silly Girl’ at the beginning of 2017- to critical acclaim. A national tour to celebrate its release is in the works.
Other Black
Other Black
The Other Black, featuring Cosmic Slim (formerly of Air Dubai and Petals of Spain) is
an experience unlike anything you have yet to observe in the Denver music market.

Newly formed in the late Fall of 2012, this dynamic group started with a mere 9
members and has launched to upwards of 24. That's right, just about 30 musicians
collaborating to bring you a unique sound and leave you with a smile in your soul.
These are musicians that have already contributed successfully to the scene; from Birds
Of A Feather, Bonnie & The Beard, Petals of Spain, The People's Abstract and more.

Needless to say, upon taking stage - this assortment of artistry commands it's presence.
Their act has been compared to reading an old school Parliament comic book. In a
nutshell, this crowd's get-up is wild, garish, & funky with fresh attire that makes you
believe they MUST have a costume designer amongst them somewhere. In short, they
are like watching a cartoon come to life.

The Other Black clearly simply loves what they do. Their soul-funk- do-wop mix with a
modern squeeze endears them. People are on their feet when The Other Black hits the
stage. If you haven't seen them yet, you will.

All songs are written and arranged by Cosmic Slim, with the exception of the few covers
they perform honoring soul legends Sly & The Family Stone and Ray Charles.

All booking inquiries go to Cosette Simone at theotherblacksoulband@gmail.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOtherBlack
twitter: theotherblacksoulband

Photography by Rachel Waltman Photography

Bio Courtesy of Mel King
Kid Astronaut
Kid Astronaut
By slipping through portals, time, and dimensions - we’re able to find Kid Astronaut’s music the perfect soundtrack for soaring through the outer and inner cosmos.
Born Jon Shockness on May 23rd, 1990 in Denver, Colorado. Kid Astronaut is a visionary, a musician and a creator. Whether you’re a part of the live show, the album listening experience or a visual presentation, Kid Astronaut’s music will draw you in leading you on a incredible journey of love, loss, pain, connection and more.

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Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
http://www.opheliasdenver.com/