Post 4/20 Earth Day Show Ft. Nappy Riddem & Talking Dreads – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – April 21st, 2017

Post 4/20 Earth Day Show Ft. Nappy Riddem & Talking Dreads

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Post 4/20 Earth Day Show Ft. Nappy Riddem & Talking Dreads

Higher Education

Fri, April 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $12/ Day of Show $15 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Nappy Riddem: Reggae/Funk/Soul 

Talking Dreads; Reggae Talking Heads Tribute

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Nappy Riddem
Nappy Riddem
Since releasing their debut album on Fort Knox Recordings in 2011, NAPPY RIDDEMhas been busy touring nationwide and releasing a string of remixes, transforming itself into an uplifting and conscious reggae band that is funky enough to pack the dance floor. Started by Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem, Nappy Riddem has expanded into a six-piece band, whose live show is engaging and compelling, getting the crowd moving and grooving with a smile on their faces.

In 2013 Nappy Riddem released "The Rock Steady EP" and was awarded "Best Reggae Recording" by the Washington Area Music Association, in 2014. Nappy Riddem stepped out of the studio to focus on touring. They've toured up and down the East Coast as well as Texas, Colorado and California. Nappy Riddem has headlined world famous venues like the 9:30 Club and Brooklyn Bowl. This band of brothers has had the pleasure of supporting Steel Pulse, the English Beat, Go-Go rockers Experience Unlimited, John Brown's Body, Lee Scratch Perry, and every current incarnation of Bob Marley's Wailers, most recently featuring Aston "Family Man" Barret and Marley's Lead Guitarist Junior Marvin. Junior Marvin also selected Nappy Riddem to mentor and tour with him as his backing band during their 2014 California tour. The highlight of which was headlining the prestigious Joshua Tree Music Festival. Nappy Riddem's performances meld Reggae, Rock, and Funk together into their unique brand of "Dancehall Funk".
Talking Dreads
Talking Dreads
alking Dreads began as a project born from the audacious notion that hardcore Heads-lovers wouldn’t mind a tinkering or two with their favorite Talking Heads tunes, and there is a lot of great music here that will make you stop, listen and smile a little bit more as you’re grooving along to the joyous rhythms and jubilant spirit of the island vibe.

Talking Dreads is the brainchild of Head Dread, Mystic Bowie, a Jamaican artist whose long and close relationship with Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth, founding members of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, began when he joined the latter group as a singer in 1996. He then recorded and performed with Tom Tom Club for nearly twenty years and continues to bear fruit from their unending collaborations.

This inaugural effort from Talking Dreads features an amazing lineup of stellar reggae stalwarts including Freddie McGregor [‘Rastaman Camp’, Bobby Babylon], ska-guitar master Ernest Ranglin (session player and arranger of Millie’s smash ‘My Boy Lollipop’, the Melodians ‘Rivers Of Babylon’, and countless other tracks], and Tarrus Reilly (’Start Anew’, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’) as well as a little help from punk-pop diva Cindy Wilson of The B-52s (‘Rock Lobster’, ‘Love
Higher Education
Higher Education
Residing in College Park, Maryland, the power trio Higher Education is an eclectic rock band known for their high-energy live performances, with a reputation of weaving in and out of various genres while still keeping their own distinguished sound. Their range of musicianship and songwriting abilities are impressive to say the least. You can't help but have a good time with Higher Education. Their vibe is contagious.

Higher Education's music is for the people. It's real; it's not superficial or materialistic. All three members are highly involved in the writing process, bringing multiple perspectives to the music making the songs relatable to a wide audience. They also thrive on the live performance; an area where they truly shine. The chemistry that they have live is something special, and they are capable of playing for hours on end. You can tell they are having a great time up there on stage. "Our goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves, to have fun, and to be able to escape for awhile with our music."

They regularly play around the DC Metro area, at notable venues such as The Fillmore in Silver Spring and U Street Music Hall, as well as Rams Head Live in Baltimore. They have shared the stage with local and national acts including The Flobots, Mike Pinto, Three Legged Fox, Bumpin Uglies, Shrub and many more.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007