Friday, March 20, 2009
Clubs / Music
Ranking Joe at the DownLow Tonight
By Eric Arnold
on Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:43 AM
Shattuck DownLow Lounge
. Joe first rose to prominence in the '70s, when he recorded for Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label, Sly & Robbie's Taxi label, and U-Roy's Stur-Gav sound system; in the early and mid-80s he became popular in the UK. One of the originators of the modern dancehall style, he's enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, beginning with the release of Zion High
on the Blood+Fire label in 2002.
Tonight's show at the DL is a birthday celebration for DJ Riddm. Also appearing are DJs Smokey, Beatnok, Kool Kyle, B-Love, and Silverback. Tickets are just $10 before eleven p.m.
Old-school reggae fans, take note: Legendary Jamaican toaster (aka deejay) Ranking Joe appears tonight at Berkeley's