Catch The Skatalites on their first full headline set in Hong Kong—also their only stop outside Japan on their Asia tour—next month at Hang Out. The band has been plugging Caribbean mento into American jazz and blues ever since their debut in Jamaica in 1964. Book a chance to see these forefathers of the rocksteady and reggae genres before tickets sell out—’cos they’re selling fast.
Oct 4, 8pm. Hang Out, 1/F, Youth Outreach Jockey Club, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, $450 from eventbrite.hk; $520 at the door. Mellow Yellow The Underground is turning those amps down for the first edition of Mellow Yellow, an acoustic show comprising an incredible lineup of Hong Kong talent including singer-songwriter Mr Muk, indie-folk duo The Folk Ups (look out for their random dose of banjo and harmonica sounds) and The InterZone Collective with their bizarre array of percussion. Sep 24, 9pm. The Hub, 1/F, Fortune Building, 150-158 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai, $100 from undergroundhk.com and ZUK studios (Room 2601, 26/F, Ho King Commercial Centre, 2-16 Fa Yuen St., Mong Kok); $130 at the door.
Night Owls Hip-hop Night
Got an empty Friday night slot this month?
Pablo el Diablo, LBD Soundsystem and Fun Bobby will be turning it up with tracks taking you from old skool anthems to more contemporary tunes. Sep 30, 9pm. Otto Lounge, 4/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, ottolounge.com. Free.
The Skatalites Live