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Debut Release from Ted Sirotas Heavyweight Dub

 
February 16, 2015

“Dub From the Roots” – HEAVYWEIGHTDUB! Starts Tuesdays at The Wild Hare 2/24/15!

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We’re very excited to anounce that HEAVYWEIGHTDUB! will be starting a steady Tuesday night gig at The Wild Hare in Chicago. The residency will kick off on 2/24 @ 9:30. The Wild Hare has been a vital Chicago institution since 1985, and has hosted a who’s who of Reggae artists over the years. We are honored to be invited to become part of the Wild Hare family. The Wild Hare and it’s owners have been to hell and back to keep this club open. If you don’t know the history of the battle the club had to fight in order to host live music at the new location,2610 N. Halsted Ave) do a web search (click here for one example). The owners have sacrificed so much and fought so hard in order to keep the Hare open so that people can still experience LIVE Reggae music on a regular basis. The venue is so important, not just for Chicagoans, but for touring acts coming through the Midwest, it is an Oasis. The Wild Hare got the nickname of “Reggae Capital USA” for a reason. We want to help them restore that title and give it even more punch. What can you do? Come out on Tuesdays starting 2/24! You’ll have a chance to hear the band evolve on a weekly basis. We are all about helping to create a home base for Reggae & Dub lovers in Chicago.  Check out the club even if we’re not playing. There is live Reggae Wed-Sun as well. Special parking rates at the Home Depot garage across the street. They’re serving killer food there now as well. It’s well worth it even to just grab a bite. There is a Reggae and Dub revival happening in Chicago – be a part of it!

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December 1, 2014

Heavyweight Dub on WBEZ/Radio M – Live Taping – 12/7/14

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Join us for a celebration of your membership on Sunday, December 7th at SPACE in Evanston. Tony Sarabia’s radio show, Radio M, will be taped live in a special performance commemorating how we celebrate holidays and traditions. At 6pm, play a round of trivia curated by Tony himself. Then, enjoy performances from Saraswathi Ranganathan and Heavyweight Dub. After that, we’ll open up the dance floor for the Balkan Tamburitza Band K.G.B.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS REQUIRED.
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
SPACE IS LIMITED.

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December 1, 2014

Heavyweight Dub @ House Cafe, DeKalb, IL on 12/11/14

vmf_vendor_LYL_1975221_1388808955315_809894That’s right folks! Heavyweight Dub is heading out to corn country to play our first gig in DeKalb, IL. If you live in the area please come to the show! If you know anybody who is a student at NIU please let them know about the show.

 

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December 1, 2014

John Brown’s Body w/special guests Heavyweight Dub! – 12/13/14

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We’re excited to once again be opening up for John Brown’s Body – this time at Schuba’s Tavern on 12/13/14. Come check us out as well as the “future roots” music of JBB. Chicago’s own Kinky P on the decks. Show is 18+

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December 1, 2014

The Dub Connection Presents “Tribute to Style Scott” with Heavyweight Dub

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The Reggae community lost one it’s greatest drummers on October 9, 2014 when Lincoln “Style” Scott was murdered in his home in Jamaica. Style, a member of Roots Radics, was one of my biggest influences as a Reggae drummer. We are still hurting from this senseless killing. We will pay tribute to Style on Thursday, Dec. 18 at our monthly “Dub Connection” gig at the Whistler in Chicago. We will play originals as well as some of the legendary tracks that Style recorded. Style Scott is gone but NOT forgotten.

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April 11, 2014

Heavyweight Dub Starts Monthly Residency at The Whistler in May!

10171745_10202565945802513_2109154155_nWe 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!

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February 20, 2014

Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub to join Easy Star All Stars & John Brown’s Body 4/3 @ Concord Music Hall

1743676_10152270497896202_2030800751_nWe 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.

 

 

 

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February 5, 2014

Moffitt, Ott, Lopes, Sirota To Pay Tribute to Booker Ervin on 3/19/14

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I’m pleased to announce that I will be reuniting with some old friends (Nina Ott & Chris Lopes) and playing with a new one (Barclay Moffitt) at Fulton Street Collective as part of their Jazz Record Art Collective Series hosted by Chris Anderson and Joe Lanasa. We will be performing our rendition of Booker Ervin’s records “The Freedom Book” and “The Space Book”. These records featured Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. Although these are technically two separate albums, they were combined on a double LP as a reissue, and we will be performing both records. Don’t miss this one time performance! Visit the Facebook event page here for more info.

Barclay Moffitt – Tenor Sax
Nina Ott – Piano
Chris Lopes – Bass
Ted Sirota – Drums

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February 5, 2014

TS Heavyweight Dub @ The Whistler this Sunday 2/9/14

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Join us this Sunday 2/9/14 at The Whistler as Heavyweight Dub makes their debut at this fine establishment! Roy McGrath, Chris Merrill, and Brian Citro will be making their debut with the band.

Roy McGrath – Tenor Sax
Matthew Davis – Trombone
Tom Vaitsas – Keys
Brian Citro – Guitar
Chris Merrill – Bass
Chris Paquette – Percussion
Anthony Abbinanti – Dub mix, Baritone Sax
Cosmos Ray – vocals
Yanira Marin – vocals

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January 19, 2014

TS Heavyweight Dub @ Mr. Brown’s Lounge – 1/22/14 – 9:00-Midnight

Join us this Wednesday at Mr. Brown’s Lounge as we perform as part of their World Music Wednesdays Series. Come vibe with us and enjoy some real authentic Jamaican cuisine! The great Cosmos Ray of Akasha and Mobile Disco Unit will be joining us once again on vocals and as usual, King Tony aka Anthony Abbinanti will be dub mixing us live! 1186692_10203189938093800_150151599_n

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