THE CROMBIES ( members of Lord Mikes Dirty Calypsonians, Deals Gone Bad, The Stranger, The Sonnets, The Civilized Age)
Chicago 2-TONE known world round!
Modern British 2-Tone champs first every US invasion!
RUDE BOY GEORGE
NYC’s new wave goes ska sensations
DJ CHUCK WREN (Jump Up Records)
DJ Chuck Wren has hosted the ska radio show “Everything Off-Beat” across the Chicago dial since 1989, currently airing Sundays at 9 PM on WLUW-FM 88.7. Since 1993, his label JUMP UP RECORDS ( www.jumpuprecords.com ) has released over 100 albums including ones by local faves Deal’s Gone Bad, The Drastics, and Green Room Rockers. His monthly night at Delialh’s is Chicago’s longest running ska/reggae night at 18 years, and when he spins you see piles of piles of original Jamaican 45s sprawled all over the place.