The Alchemystics & The Big Takeover at Stone Church
Fueled by their passion to explore beyond the edges of traditional musical boundaries and their diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds, the Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into an utterly unique and distinctively original new sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal - an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; elementally raw soul; irresistible hooks; deep, driving rhythms; and old-school vocal harmonies - fired by the Alchemystic's unique blend of intensity, passion, and sheer artistic chemistry into a powerful, contemporary, and unmistakable sound.
Formed by producers, and rhythmic earth shakers Demse Zullo - drums/percussion & Garrett Sawyer - bass in early 2003, the Alchemystics under their musical direction have grown into an eclectic lineup of talented musicians combining the inspired, masterful vocals of Ras Jahn and Ian-I, the smooth and socially conscious lyricism of Force, the Afro-Caribbean infused percussion of Matthew King, and the cosmic keyboards of Jay Metcalf. Together, the Alchemystics have catalyzed into an original, unstoppable musical force. Their high-energy, fiercely dance-able live shows, have gained the band a passionately loyal multi-cultural, multi-generational following throughout New England, and beyond.
Traditionalists or progressives? Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and
songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays
original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican
pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the
old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends
traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big
hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st
century retro soul and R&B revival scene.
The Stone Church (Brattleboro, VT) (View)
210 Main st
Brattleboro, VT 05301
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|