RSVP at do312.com/simmerdownsound
for @Ska Brewing Happy Hour
We want to thank everyone who helped christen our debut at Township Saturday, June 10th in celebration of Frankie Paul! Big big vibes!!!
— Saturday, July 8th Simmer Down Sound returns to Township with special guest Wadadah II, live sets from Akasha and the Simmer Down Sound selectors! Presented by Ska Brewing!
— Wadadah II leads DOVE Muzik, which is both a label and a music collective featuring Princess KazaYah, Ras I-Dre, Nego Hights and Ras Arcane. He is also a selector for Black Sabbath Sound and he hosts Roots Revival Friday's, every Friday from 1-3 pm on WHPK 88.5 FM! Wadadah is an amazing force of positivity and will be sure to nice up the dance!
— Akasha will nice up the stage with two live sets of reggae music!
— Simmer Down Sound selection is strictly vinyl, and always royal! We bring you reggae and dancehall anthems from the foundation riddims of rocksteady to the big tunes of dancehall, featuring resident selectors:
— Akasha and Ska Brewing present Simmer Down Sound, one of Chicago’s most diverse and unique reggae and dancehall scenes. Simmer Down Sound (“SDS”) is a Chicago-based movement honoring the extraordinary musical culture and legacy of Jamaica. It was founded by Cosmos Ray in 2011 and started as a monthly event at the Double Door, an iconic Chicago music club. Many reggae nights in Chicago are focused on a single style of reggae and are attended by only one group of fans. However, SDS set out to create a night that covers as much territory as possible of the steeped fifty-year history of reggae music
Our philosophy derives from Jamaican ska anthem “Simmer Down,” by the Wailers and the Skatalites. At the time of the writing of this song, Jamaican youth were embroiled in violence. In an effort to dispel the bloodshed, Bob Marley used his lyrics to plead with the youth of Kingston to simmer down. By the same token, SDS asks its participants to leave ideology, religion, politics and other divisive beliefs at the door, and to “simmer down” together around art and music in order to promote greater awareness, acceptance, and peace.
We want to give big love to everyone who supports this movement!
— RSVP at Do312 to receive a complimentary beer for Ska Brewing Happy Hour from 10:00-11:00 pm
With hypnotizing film screened by Odd Obsession Movies, dancing, and drink specials all night, this night is not to be missed! We are right across the street from the Blue Line California stop if you are riding CTA. We look forward to seeing you!