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The Drastics / Bio

The Drastics are modern roots music. Their sound fits as easily in a Kingston dancehall as it does in an artist's loft-party in the warehouse district. Though primarily classified as a reggae group, The Drastics embrace many styles of music both live and in the studio. This can be heard in their songs which draw from roots Jamaican music, hip hop, hard-bop jazz, afro-beat, dancehall, as well as folk music from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Take this powder keg cocktail of styles, add the pulse of gritty everyday urban living and you get one explosive sound. Not playing into any gimmicks or compromising to trends ("The Drastics deserve much credit for moving deep into unchartered territories" - allMusic Guide) The Drastics have been consistantly rocking crowds for three years from NYC to LA and everywhere in between ("dub masters, The Drastics ... never fail to put on a killer party" - TimeOut Chicago).

General Info

Band Members
Tom Riley - Tenor Sax/Flute/Live Dubs, Andrew Zelm - Trombone/Melodica, Brian Citro - Guitar, Chris Merrill - Bass, Anthony Abbinanti - Drums, MC Zulu - Vocals,
Artist Name
The Drastics
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Active Since
Reggae / Dub / Experimental

Contact Info

Chicago, IL