Finding the next Rock Star

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer

Monday, June 22, 2015

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ON Friday, the seventh Rock Paper Scissors Festival which showcases alternative music, kicks off under the theme, 'Where Have all The Rock Stars Gone?'


According to founder/promoter/artiste, Dominique Brown, five bands and 14 visual artistes will be at the Redbones Blues Café for 'a unique show'.


"It features underground bands and music which do not belong to the mainstream musical landscape. This year is a level of 'disturbance' I want you all to share," said Brown.


The event is part of Kingston On The Edge (KOTE) Urban Arts Festival which started last Friday.


Lead vocalist/guitarist for Downstairs Ensemble, Brian 'Jackamo' Jones, spoke about the importance of events like Rock Paper Scissors.


"I played on Rock Paper Scissors every year and (there is) never a boring moment. It's always exciting because the music is really cool, not your normal thing, you get a wide array of music along the lines of rock [music]...and the energy is like a real festival experience. You don't want the night to end. That's what it does for me and my band," he told the Jamaica Observer.


Also scheduled to perform at Rock Paper Scissors are Brown's band Random Chaos, Jason Lee Worton, Sezi and The Sky is Broken.



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