The debut CD from Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub in now available for purchase/download. Get your copy today! If you are looking to purchase a physical CD go to Bandcamp. Download at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play. Streaming at Spotify – but don’t just stream or steal it, if you like it buy it!
Join us for a very special edition of The Dub Connection on Thursday, October 16, as we celebrate what would have been Peter Tosh’s 7oth Birthday, had he not been gunned down in 1987. We will be playing all Tosh tunes and special guests will include Tony “Doctah X” Harrington doing a live, solo dub set, Akasha, MC Zulu and others. Don’t miss it! Click here for the Facebook event page.
Join us for our monthly residency at The Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.) every 3rd Thursday of each month. We have a different theme each month and this time we’ll be featuring the music of one of the most important musicians in the history of Jamaican music – keyboardist/organist Jackie Mittoo. The Whistler is known to have some of the best drinks in Chi-Town and the place has been bumpin for our Dub Connection. Get there early to avoid standing in line to get in! DJ Kinky P will be spinning your favorite dub & reggae records. NO COVER.
Heavyweight Dub has been on fire this summer, and we’re going to keep the fire burning in August! Join us for an All-Star night of Reggae and Dub at Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in Wicker Park. Our friend Johnny Miller whipped up this great poster for us and we are ready to defeat Pac Man, Space Invaders, and whoever else gets in our way! Our brothers in Akasha will be bringing their sweet vocal harmonies, and the turntables will be in the very capable hands of Impala Sound Champs and King Tony. NO COVER! 8:00pm-1:30am.
It’s been a while but Rebel Souls are back with an all new lineup. Join us atAndy’s (11 E. Hubbard, Chicago) on Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2, 9:00pm-1:00am. We will be playing originals and music by Monk, Mingus, Ornette, Bird, Don Cherry etc. We will also be paying special tribute to the great bassist Charlie Haden who just recently passed.
We are pleased to announce that TS Heavyweight Dub will be starting a monthly residency at one of Chicago’s hippest little venues, The Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.), starting in May. Our goal is to make some great music and create a monthly event where fans of Dub Reggae can coalesce in Chicago. We will have special guests joining us so stay tuned. We kick off on Wed, May 21, then Wed June 18. Starting in July we will be at The Whistler every 3rd Thursday of the month. Mark your calendars!
Some kind words from Nice Up.com reviewer Tom Orr!
Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub to join Easy Star All Stars & John Brown’s Body 4/3 @ Concord Music Hall
We are pleased to announce that we will opening up for two of the finest bands in the biz, Easy Star All Stars and John Brown’s Body, on 4/3 at Concord Music Hall in Chicago. This should be a great night of Reggae, Dub & beyond! Get your tix now!
We will also be opening up for Easy Star All Stars (sans John Brown’s Body) at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI on 4/1.