If you're looking for news from the Long Beach based Dubcat, these tidbits may be of interest. On Dubcat's official website, you can now download a sample mp3 of the group, which was recorded live at a recent concert. The song is an excellent cover of Dennis Brown's "Westbound Train" and features some incredible saxophone work. If you listen carefully, you may also recognize Dave Fuentes' bass bottom and Aaron Owens' smooth guitar.
The website also lists Dubcat's bandmembers, and one member all reggae fans should recognize is that of Scientist, who is at the mixing controls. Scientist has created some of the most mind blowing dub music in the 1970s and '80s, releasing such albums as "Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of the Vampires," "Heavyweight Dub Champion," and many, many others.
Also on the site are the band's upcoming tour dates, and we just found out that Dubcat will be opening for Black Uhuru on various western U.S. dates in June and July. You can view these dates on the "tour" section of this site. One note, Dubcat is frequently being mis-billed as Dubkat.
Alex Desert's bar in Hollywood, California, entitled Vine, will be featuring a special night every Sunday called "Soulphonic." Each Sunday, Soulphonic will spin the best of '60s soul, bossa, funk and ska musics, and is being promoted by Alex Desert and Leslie Nash. Soulphonic starts on May 26, Memorial Day weekend, and Alex himself will be spinning later in the evening. The Vine is located at 1235 N. Vine St. in Hollywood. Below is a flyer promoting Soulphonic. Don't miss it!
|CLUB VINE PRESENTS SOULPHONIC|
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If you still haven't re-signed up to the new Hepcat mailing list, located at Yahoo! Groups, you need to do so. If you were signed up to the old list on Hotbot, all you need to do is enter your e-mail address below:
|SIGN UP FOR THE NEW HEPCAT MAILING LIST|
When the new year hits, the old list will no longer be used, and if you haven't signed up with the new Hepcat Yahoo! Group, you will miss out on any future mailings. So what are you waiting for?
Here is Hepcat's e-mail address where anyone can get in contact with the band. The address is: firstname.lastname@example.org, so send them some messages!