Big Takeover at the Falcon

The New Paltz-born reggae band the Big Takeover have been dominating the local club scene for a decade now, with numerous personnel changes over a core anchored by songwriter and singer Nee Nee Rushie and bassist/musical director Rib Kissner. What has been a struggle for this accomplished and successful band has been naming the style they play: Reggae it certainly is, but the overtones of white hedonistas and Marley to the exclusion of all others have never fully fit this band’s subtle and more globally attuned idiomatic command. “Neo-reggae” they have now “dubbed” it, and I approve.

Strangers to no stage in the Hudson Valley, the Big Takeover return to the main stage at the Falcon on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Per usual at the Falcon, there is no cover charge, but generous donation (100 percent goes to the artists) is what keeps the ship afloat. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, visit