The Skatalites Live
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 genre 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, hkirsf. com/the-skatalites. $450 advance tickets from eventbrite.hk; $520 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, 6627-7499, ottolounge.com. Free of charge.
Kurt Vile & The Violators Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Kurt Vile is hitting town for one night this October. Catch the American singer-songwriter and his backing band The Violators at the hippie hub Hang Out, where he’ll be showcasing his indie-folk tunes and (hopefully) flaunting his skills with some of his more unusual instruments— like the lap steel guitar, which resembles a Chinese zither. Oct 19, 8pm. Hang Out, 1/F, Youth Outreach Jockey Club, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, tiny.cc/facebook_Hang-Out. $470 advance from eventbrite.hk; $520 at the door.