A stylish journeyman rock vocalist, Bernard Fowler also fronts Tackhead, whose other three members served as Sugarhill Records' house band in the early '80s. After supplying the timeless grooves that accompanied Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel's "The Message" and "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" among other early rap hits, guitarist Skip "Little Axe" McDonald, bassist Doug Wimbish, and drummer Keith LeBlanc went on to create the noise-funk juggernaut Tackhead for British dub entrepreneur Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound System.
Sun., March 22, 8:30 p.m., 2009
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