SISTER NANCY @ DUB CLUB

May 13th, 2013 | Live reviews

One of the things I love about Dub Club—besides the amazing acts they’re able to book—is that it gets such a diverse mix people from different scenes across the social spectrum. You’ll see dreadlocked hippies, liberty-spiked punks, mods, traditional skins, hipsters, club kids and hip-hop heads all mixing it up, and everyone gets along with each other. It speaks to the caliber of performers that people of taste come out from every corner of L.A. to dig the vibes and party. Last Saturday night was no exception. Dancehall legend and groundbreaking female vocalist Sister Nancy took the stage and rocked the house with such hits as ‘Bam Bam’ ‘Bang Belly’ and ‘Transport Connection.’ It’s not often that she performs live and so naturally it’s a big draw when she does. Despite her age her performance is still energetic and electric. She knows how to work a crowd and get people dancing. Her set came after a dope session of dancehall classics mixed together by Dub Club DJs Tom Chasteen and Dave Orlando and sang live by Tippa Lee and Tristan Palma—both heavy hitters and Dub favorites in their own right. Their performance included guest singers from the dub scene who made appearances at the mic throughout the night and kept the packed venue popping.

—Desi Ambrozak