Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
August 23, 2012 12:09PM


The San Francisco Vintage Reggae Society & Wake The Town Radio in association with First Round Promotions are proud and honored to present a rare appearance in the SF Bay area:

*---DAWN PENN---* !!

Live in Oakland at The Uptown Nightclub

Facebook Event Link:

[www.facebook.com]

Dawn will be performing a pure '60s revival set of Rocksteady and Early Reggae.

Hear Dawn perform her classic hits from back in the day with legendary producers such as Bunny Lee, Duke Reid, Prince Buster, Boris Gardiner and of course her smash hit for Sir Coxson, the Studio One anthem "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)" !!

Dawn Penn will be backed by the Bay Area's traditional Ska and Rocksteady outfit Franco Nero. Franco Nero will also open the show with a set of their own original compositions featuring the vocal stylings of Rashida Clendening aka "Audio Angel"

Hear more from Franco Nero here:

[www.franconeroska.com]

Plus, an ensemble of the finest collectors and selectors of original Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae vinyl 45s spinning before, after and in between bands all night.

This an extremely rare performance by one of the leading female voices of the Original Rocksteady sound... Dawn Penn Live in Oakland at The Uptown on Friday October 12th.

PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW ON THE UPTOWN NIGHTCLUB WEBSITE... DO NOT MISS!!!

The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave. (bet. 19th St & William St)
Oakland, CA 94612
[www.uptownnightclub.com]



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Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
August 23, 2012 12:10PM
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 05, 2012 09:48AM
ON THE SETLIST!







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Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 05, 2012 06:24PM
This looks very interesting!

Love that reggae!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 07, 2012 12:54PM
ON THE SETLIST!!!



Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 10, 2012 10:29PM
ON THE SETLIST!



Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 21, 2012 01:03PM
DAWN PENN PRE-PARTY AND BLACKWELL RUM TASTING EVENT on 10/11/12 at "FESTIVAL '68" at The Make-Out Room in San Francisco !!



Boom!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 21, 2012 01:05PM
ON THE SETLIST!!!



Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 21, 2012 01:08PM
Coming to Santa Rosa for that weekend, really considering making the drive to the bay for this show. Sounds like an awesome show.
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 21, 2012 01:39PM
do it! it will be 1st class all the way! a show to remember that's for sure!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 21, 2012 02:46PM
Ya, how many chances do you get to see a legend like Dawn Penn! Its just my grandma is getting married the next day at a winery in Healdsburg so it is a bit of a drive but that doesnt usually stop me. Will there be plenty of tickets at the door? Or do I need to pick up some before i drive from Bend, OR to Oakland?? I would only be coming into the bay for the show, otherwise if i dont come to the show i will drive right into Santa Rosa. i would also like to come to link up with Maitreya, Carl and Daniel!

Thank you wakethetown.
Bless
Tyler
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 21, 2012 04:56PM
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rossta8888
Ya, how many chances do you get to see a legend like Dawn Penn! Its just my grandma is getting married the next day at a winery in Healdsburg so it is a bit of a drive but that doesnt usually stop me. Will there be plenty of tickets at the door? Or do I need to pick up some before i drive from Bend, OR to Oakland?? I would only be coming into the bay for the show, otherwise if i dont come to the show i will drive right into Santa Rosa. i would also like to come to link up with Maitreya, Carl and Daniel!

Thank you wakethetown.
Bless
Tyler

cheers Tyler!

The venue holds up to 600 people we are hoping to do at least half of that maybe a little more. There will be no problem getting tickets at the door the night of the show but if you want to play it safe tickets are now available online at the venue's website.

yes Dawn Penn is INDEED a heavyweight Jamaican Rocksteady LEGEND!!! (contrary to posts I have read from people on this forum in the past smh).

Congratulations to your Grandma as well, Tyler. Hope to see you at the show!

-adam



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Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 22, 2012 01:37PM
time to press the suit and dust off the pork pie for this one...
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 23, 2012 06:27PM
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Joshwa
time to press the suit and dust off the pork pie for this one...
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 27, 2012 09:40AM
Alright got it all scheduled, will be staying with a buddy in San Fran that night so me and my beautiful lady and my buddy are all coming! Super excited! Dawn Penn here we come!!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
September 27, 2012 10:31AM
Righton Rossta, we'll have to meet up maybe. I'll be getting there early.

Love that reggae!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 01, 2012 06:07PM
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rossta8888
Alright got it all scheduled, will be staying with a buddy in San Fran that night so me and my beautiful lady and my buddy are all coming! Super excited! Dawn Penn here we come!!

Fantastic! WIll be one show to remember i assure you!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 01, 2012 06:08PM
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nomotrouble
I'll be getting there early.

Great!! I hope to see you there. Enjoy the show!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 03, 2012 04:45PM
ON THE SETLIST!



Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 08, 2012 11:14AM
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 10, 2012 12:21PM
giving away tickets today on KPOO
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 10, 2012 04:36PM
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Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi
giving away tickets today on KPOO

That's SF love right there!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 11, 2012 09:13AM
Man, I am sooo tempted to fly in for this show -- it is rare that you see a rocksteady showcase like this anymore. The time to see performers from the Golden Age of reggae music is soon closing, with all of those artistes fast approaching the twilight of their years (many have already passed on to Zion).

Dawn Penn... terrific.
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 11, 2012 01:46PM
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Walter
Man, I am sooo tempted to fly in for this show -- it is rare that you see a rocksteady showcase like this anymore. The time to see performers from the Golden Age of reggae music is soon closing, with all of those artistes fast approaching the twilight of their years (many have already passed on to Zion).

Dawn Penn... terrific.

Give thanks Walter. This show will be as close to 1967-68 as you can get in this day and age. The backing band (Franco Nero) is a great group of Ska/Rocksteady traditionalists that also have a Jazz background. Couldn't be a better matched backing band for Dawn Penn voice/selections in the local Bay area. This promises to be a Rocksteady lover's dream show I assure you. If you can make it you are in for a real treat. Hope to see you there!

Also, for anyone in San Francisco tonight (Thursday 10/11) we have the Dawn Penn pre-party happening at The Make-Out Room in SF w/ Rum Tasting provided by Chris Blackwell's "Blackwell Rum" (Please save the "duppy" and "oppressor" comments). here is the flyer for tonight once again hope you can make it!

Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 11, 2012 01:47PM
ON THE SETLIST!



AKA
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 11, 2012 04:09PM
I know this isn't in that '68 style that i'll be hearing tomorrow night, but is sure lets me know her voice is still sounding sweet. Really looking forward to this one.



Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 11, 2012 05:38PM
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AKA
I know this isn't in that '68 style that i'll be hearing tomorrow night, but is sure lets me know her voice is still sounding sweet. Really looking forward to this one.



big up yaself AKA, enjoy the show!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 12, 2012 02:39PM
Big up Bryan, Alice, Adam and V Rocket

Hope you's have a good night

Wish I was there



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Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 12, 2012 03:29PM
Rudebwoys! what time is the lady taking the stage?
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 13, 2012 11:34AM
Ibiza!!!!!

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Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 13, 2012 12:12PM
Great show and impressive turnout last night, Ms Penn was crystal clear! Big ups to the SF Vintage Reggae Society for making it happen!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 13, 2012 01:13PM
Quality show, video clips soon come. Only negative was the staff member who would only let one smoke tobacco in the outdoor smoking area. WTF!

Love that reggae!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 13, 2012 02:01PM
Sorry to hear that Nomo.
We had no problems in that department.
But, selective enforcemement is big pet peeve of mine, so I do sympathize.
I thought the staff was pretty friendly. My 1st time @ the venue....

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Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 13, 2012 04:37PM
My first time too. Staff was very friendly, the guy said, unless thats tobacco in your pipe you can't smoke it here. Place was pretty empty then so maybe later it woulda worked better. Hard to believe they want you to step out front and brave the mean streets of oakland when they have an outdoor area. Nice venue tho.

Love that reggae!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 13, 2012 05:09PM
To Sir With Love





Love that reggae!



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Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 13, 2012 08:46PM




Love that reggae!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 13, 2012 08:50PM
Give Thanks!
Quite a memorable night!

_________________
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
Cesar Chavez
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 15, 2012 12:37PM
Thanks Nomo - finally found a song my spouse (a non-reggae type) likes. smiling smiley
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 29, 2012 02:29PM
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Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi
Great show and impressive turnout last night, Ms Penn was crystal clear! Big ups to the SF Vintage Reggae Society for making it happen!

Nuff respect to JWS for the promo love!



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Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 29, 2012 02:30PM
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wellcharge
Big up Bryan, Alice, Adam and V Rocket

Hope you's have a good night

Wish I was there

nuff respect Jimmy "WellCharge" Becker!
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 29, 2012 02:38PM
BIG UPS TO EACH AND EVERY PERSON THAT SUPPORTED THIS SHOW.... NEXT UP, SATURDAY DECEMBER 29th at THE ROCKIT ROOM IN SF LIVE AND DIRECT FROM JAMAICA.... Original Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Vocal Trio:

THE JAMAICANS!!

Flyer and more info soon come!

Facebook Event Link here:

[www.facebook.com]



Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 29, 2012 04:27PM
Nice all the way around -- I will definitely try to be in the house for this one. Well done, wakethetown!

Love the Ba Ba Boom riddim (and the extra visuals @ about :46 and 1:29 as well).
Re: Dawn Penn Live at The Uptown in Oakland on Friday 10/12/12
October 29, 2012 07:50PM
thanks, Walter. Hope you can make it. This one will be legendary.
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