Brix Town Special
Ska, rocksteady, reggae and roots night at the Fridge
By urban75 editor' August 14th 2003
Things don't get much better than an old school ska and reggae night in Brixton!
On a sweltering hot August evening the urban75 massive were out in force for the third 'Brix Town Special' night at The Fridge.
Hosted every other Thursday at The Fridge, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, the evening features live bands, guest performances and DJs playing some mighty damn fine tunes.
We reckon it's one of the best nights in London - miss it at your peril!
Natty Bo on the decks at Brix Town Special. Later on, the mighty Jerry Dammers (of the Specials) was to spin a fine collection of ska and reggae tunes
Topcat Allstars on stage. The eight piece band have a razor tight double bass/drum rhythm section with an authentic, four-strong brass section.
The band put on a fantastic show, with the female saxophonist being a star performer.
The lights are low as the sax and trumpet players duet in the middle of the crowd.
The crowd found the Topcat's blend of old school ska and rocksteady irressitable - heck even I spent a greater part of the night 'cutting' what I hoped was one 'mean rug'!
UPDATE: Sadly, the night closed a few months after this review. You can find out what's now going on in Brixton by subscribing to our FREE bulletin boards.
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