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The Big Takeover with Tox Brewing

An awesome pairing of beer & music for one night only! The Big Takeover is an incredible horn-powered soul/reggae/ska band from New York, whose newest single has been featured on NPR. Our buddies at Tox Brewing will be here for a tap takeover, featuring some core favorites, as well as a special one-off creation!

TICKETS: $10 (plus service fee)
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The Big Takeover:
Traditionalists or progressives? Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st century retro soul and R&B revival scene.

That rich sound, along with their rigorous performing schedule and studio work, has been paying off. In 2018, the Big Takeover completed a successful 12-state tour. They were enthusiastically received by 10,000 at Omaha’s Jazz on the Green festival. They delivered an outrageously infectious and nuanced acoustic performance on the popular reggae-centric Sugarshack Sessions. Meanwhile, their current standalone single “Rainboots” has scored big with the discerning tastes at National Public Radio.

Tox Brewing Company:
We are not MBAs, nor are we Venture Capitalists. We are beer nerds and curiosity-filled explorers first and foremost. This endeavor came from a passion and desire to create better and more creative beer, and to continually push our own limits. Tox Brewing Company is Brewer owned and operated, and always will be.

As we immerse ourselves back into the diverse and artistic city of New London, we are looking forward to energizing this town and contributing to its rich history and undeniable culture. With the support of our amazing wives Lily and Corey, and some generous help from family and friends, this dream is being realized more and more every day.

We welcome you into our modest laboratory to shake our hands, try our beer, give us feedback, and tell us your story... after all, it's probably a lot more interesting than ours.

Earlier Event: November 2
Balkun Brothers