Mar. 31: Prezident Brown at Chrome Lotus

When you’re a young MC in Jamaica performing on local mobile sound systems, and none other than reggae legend Jack Ruby recognizes your talent and bestows upon you a nickname, that nickname is going to stay for good. So it was with Fitzroy Albert Cotterell, whom Ruby dubbed Prezident Brown as the resident DJ on his Hi-Power sound system. Since, Brown has emerged as one of reggae’s finest performers, usually making the festival circuit on large outdoor stages. This Thursday, he hits a small club backed by a full live band from Jamaica, and it’s bound to be hot, steamy and packed. Don’t miss it on Thursday, March 31, at Chrome Lotus. 501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 9pm. $15. No phone.

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