Keith & Tex Stop That Train in LA Sat Jan 12

Keith & Tex FlyerThe new year kicks off with more sweet sweet Rocksteady and Ska in the form of the legendary duo Keith & Tex (Stop That Train) as Skamania brings em to Los Globos on Saturday, January 12.

Texas Dixon and Keith Rowe recorded as a duo for just a few years for Derrick Harriott in the late 60’s after being rejected by the island’s leading producers Prince Buster, Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid.

Their biggest hit was of course “Stop That Train” (a cover of The Spanishtonians’ ska hit), but they had other cuts such as “Tonight”, “This Is My Song”, “Don’t Look Back” (a cover of The Temptations’ song), and “Let Me Be the One”.

“Stop That Train” went on to be versioned in the 70’s forming the basis of deejay Scotty’s “Draw Your Brakes”, which featured in the film The Harder They Come, and Big Youth’s “Cool Breeze”.

They will perform alongside some of the greatest that Los Angeles has to offer in Queen P, The Delirians, The Revivers and 2000 Tons of TNT. Selectors for the evening will be Man Like Devin (The Expanders) and Mila with MC Junor Francis.

You can RSVP to the Facebook event page here and invite your friends.

Los Globos
3040 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Doors: 8PM Age Limit: 18+ Cost: $17 ADV/ $20 DOS

Tickets are available now here

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.