Nappy Riddem, Dub City Renegades – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – December 1st, 2017

Nappy Riddem, Dub City Renegades

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Nappy Riddem

Dub City Renegades

Roots of a Rebellion

Fri, December 1, 2017

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

Advance $12/ Day of Show $12 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Nappy Riddem: Reggae/Funk/Soul

Dub City Renegades: Reggae, Dub, Island Rock

Roots of a Rebellion: Reggae/Rock/Dub

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".
Dub City Renegades
Dub City Renegades
Dub City Renegades is a 8 piece reggae band based out of the DC area. Their unique mix of traditional roots elements fused with a contemporary vibe gives their music a fresh and unique sound. United in values of respect, friendship, and their love of music, Dub City create jams that soothe the soul, make you want to move your feet, and create a soundtrack for the journey we are all on.

The band was established in late 2008 and has spent the last three years working on their sound, adding in different pieces, and refining their sound. In 2009 we had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica to perform at Rainforest Aid 09 and in 2010 we received the Virginia Reggae Awards "Best New Artist" Award. On October 4th, 2011 we debuted our first self-titled EP; five tracks considered Dub City staples that old fans will instantly recognize and new fans will love. This sample of what DCR is all about will continue to evolve and expand over the next year as the band and other producers continue to expand the release with dubs of the original material. The EP is available at for the price you think it's worth!
Roots of a Rebellion
Roots of a Rebellion
Roots of a Rebellion are a jam band from Nashville, TN playing heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. The band is known for their dynamic live shows showing their progressive sound and energy. Roots of a Rebellion was voted Best Local Band in Nashville Scene's 2015 Best of Nashville Reader's Poll.

Roots of a Rebellion has recently released their second full length album, A Brother’s Instinct, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. This release marked their first time being included in Billboard and was the follow up to their 2014 debut album, Heartifact, released on August 8, 2014. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, Trombone Shorty, Slightly Stoopid, moe., North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, Nahko and Medicine for the People, NEEDTOBREATHE, and more, Roots of a Rebellion represents another side to Music City, USA. 

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“Roots of a Rebellion has been exploding in the south as one of the best upcoming reggae bands…” –

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Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007