Big Takeover to play
The Haunt in Ithaca, NY
Friday Nov 17
NY: New Paltz-based sextet the Big Takeover
will bring their unique blend of Jamaican ska and eminently danceable
soul music to the Haunt in Ithaca, NY on Friday, November 17th,
2017. Led by powerhouse Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie, they'll be
joined by ska/punk band Viva Mayhem!, who will open. Doors open
at 8 and the show begins at 9. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at
the door, and can be purchased at this
About the Big Takeover
Since 2007, the New York six-piece The Big Takeover has been fulfilling
the mission implied in their name: packing clubs in the city and
upstate and building their brand and reputation on the road and
in the studio. A far cry from the pop-punk of American ska, The
Big Takeover take their cues from Desmond Dekker and the first wave
of Jamaican pop music as well as from the soulful energy and sophistication
of Motown. At the center of this tight, grooving ensemble is the
live-wire singing and deceptively subtle songwriting of the Jamaican-born
NeeNee Rushie, who makes the audience feel like accomplices more
than spectators. Traditional and experimental, The Big TakeoverÕs
global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints
of soul, and a pop classicism that is their own thing entirely.
In New YorkÕs musically hopping Mid-Hudson Valley, they are only
the band around that is welcomed and honored at all the major national-circuit
rooms: the indie/experimental haven of BSP in Kingston, the jazz
and blues gem that is the Falcon in Marlboro, the classic rock mecca
of the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock- the Big Takeover packs them
all. On the road, the band has played over 500 shows, sharing stages
with The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, Eek-a-Mouse, the
Slackers, and more. The band was recently selected to participate
in a Converse Rubber Tracks Session in Brooklyn NY, and released
their fourth full-length record, Silly Girl, at the beginning of
2017- to critical acclaim. Find them on Facebook
and listen to them on Spotify.
About Viva Mayhem!
Viva Mayhem! promises their sound brings "ska back to Ithaca
in a big way!" Influenced by American ska bands such as the
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sublime with Rome, and the Specials, this
eight-piece band's lineup has changed over the years but their commitment
to performing has never wavered. Like the Big Takeover, Viva Mayhem!
features the talents of a female lead singer who goes by the name
of SensE. Check them out on Facebook
and hear their music on Soundcloud.
About the venue
The Haunt is Ithaca's largest nightclub featuring live music. Ithaca
NY is a prime location within hours of NYC, Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo
and Rochester. The Haunt specializes in all types of music and is
booked through Dan Smalls Presents.
The Big Takeover and Viva Mayhem!
702 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
Friday, Nov 17, 2017
9PM | $10-$13 | Facebook
18+ unless accompanied by parent/guardian