His father is the singer Chronicle, and for awhile he was Little Chronicle. But as he found his own way in the music business, he needed his own name. Enter Chronixx.,
Chronixx wrote his first song at age 5, and recorded his first single when he was 11. In April he released The Dread and the Terrible Project, and on July 3 he is bringing his reggae world to Martha’s Vineyard. Some say he is the biggest act to come out of Jamaica in decades.
Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption are playing Dreamland in Oak Bluffs on Thursday at 9 p.m.
A special event that wraps up the Fall for the Arts monthlong celebration, the Artist Ball, begins at 7 p.m. at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs on Sunday, Oct. 27. The night celebrates Vineyard artists and all those who help make the Island an artistic mecca. Costumes are optional but keep in mind there will be prizes awarded.
Marla Blakely introduces the Frank Wilkins Band and presides over the festivities. Also planned for the evening is the installation of Whatever the Outcome, which features the work of Walker Roman.
A short while ago Dreamland was rented out for a benefit concert featuring Lori McKenna. Our venue was bought out by the host of the concert, and unlike many of our other shows, we transferred all authority over the room to the benefit coordinators. They did an amazing job marketing and promoting the show, put together some outstanding talent and raised money for such an amazing cause.
Earlier this summer, Dreamland in Oak Bluffs opened up as a large venue music space. The new club has been very active, hosting numerous local bands throughout the summer, a CD release party for Ben Taylor and a DJ night featuring Questlove of The Roots.
And now on Friday, August 31, Dreamland hosts Martin Sexton.
Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved an application to alter the premises over Danny Quinn’s Pub, allowing Mark Wallace to move forward with plans to create a banquet hall facility that could accommodate large events such as weddings, dances and balls.
Selectmen agreed to sign off on an application that will be sent to the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). Under state law any establishment that serves alcohol is required to make an application to the ABCC any time they make substantive changes to the premises.
Some thought it would never return, put to rest some 100 hundred years ago by forces unknown and many. But it never died. It simply waited, quietly and patiently, biding its time for new blood to be pumped into its walls and floors and ceilings and speakers. The time has come. After all, the landscape is clear, most contenders to the throne are both near and distant memories.
Nectars? Hot Tin Roof? Yesterday’s news.
Tonight, Friday the 13th, Dreamland returns. Don’t say you weren’t forewarned.
The brainchild of the man behind Sharky’s and the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company, Dreamland is stepping into the music void and welcoming all comers. Phil daRosa is onboard as the entertainment and talent buyer for this 5,300 square foot space, located above the Chowder Company, at 9 Oak Bluffs avenue.