Godfather of Dancehall returns to the Yot Club

A massive weekend is coming up at the Yot Club with Johnny Osbourne playing on Friday and the Rip Curl Pro after party on Saturday.

For those not familiar with Johnny he is a Jamaican icon. A peer of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Lee Scratch Perry and is commonly known as the Godfather of Dancehall. An absolute legend and a consummate performer as shown at last year’s gig.

Tickets at www.undertheradar.co.nz. There will be door sales available but these will cost more.

Support from DJ Fatta, host of one of Europe’s most revered Reggae sound systems, and local support from DJ Atmosphere, Jinja Cat and King Macka and The Aotearoa Dub Club (who consist of: The DubTerminator, Jamin-i, Dubsonic and MC Tux). Music starts from 8.30.

The Rip Curl Pro afterparty is always a highlight of the year and this year will be no exception with DJs Man Grooves and People of Paris.

Friday the 12th is another monster of a gig with Head Like A Hole (HLAH) playing their 25th anniversary tour. Absolute kiwi rock royalty here and on their day one of the best live bands in the world as anyone who saw their NY gig will testify. Tickets on eventfinder or text 021409268. Support for HLAH from powerhouse Melbourne trio Seedy Jeezus and local noise bandits The Illicit Wah Wahz.

Some absolute power house gigs coming up in the future as well including: May 27, Yotty favourites Labretta Suede with American alt blues powerhouse Bob Log; Saturday June 3, Sunshine Sound System plus guests; Saturday June 17, Ladi 6; Saturday June 24, Aussie Punk legends The Hard Ons.

Andy Meek