It's no secret that within Broward County's reggae clubs, dancehall rules the scene. Tunes by Mr. Vegas and Bounty Killer can be heard on a nightly basis, and there's no shortage of topnotch selectors spinning the newest 45s straight from Jamaica. But what about the roots crowd? Older heads are often at a loss when trying to find a comfortable spot to enjoy traditional reggae standards think Half Pint and Dennis Brown or venues where doing the dutty wine and heal-toe dances isn't required. Local promoter Luther Mackey is trying to solve this, and he's recently kicked off a biweekly night, Satdeh Sessions, where nothing but foundation reggae is played and a genuine "One Love" vibe is the theme. This weekend, reggae artist Pinchers is headed to town to bless the crowd with his moderate string of hits, including the 1991 smash "Bandolero," which hit the charts in Jamaica and the United Kingdom. Pinchers was a featured artist in legendary tastemaker King Jammy's stable, and knowing the caliber of artists that Jammy messed with Pinchers is sure to put on a solid show for those who appreciate a li'l old-school skank on a hot Satdeh night.
Pinchers performs Saturday, April 14, at Trends Bar & Grill, 4432 N. State Rd. 7, Lauderhill. Doors open at 11 p.m., and tickets cost $10 to $20. Call 954-733-6800, or visit www.satdehsession.com.