The ‘Kaos’ Rock Nites will feature acts that embody the genres and styles of music that ‘Kaos’ enjoyed most
February 16, 2008 – On the 22nd of December 2007 mourners, including veteran journalist John Maxwell, Dwayne Gordon, freelance writer Melville Cooke and Tanya Batson-Savage all turned out to what was one of the saddest days in Jamaica’s entertainment media history, the burial of ‘Kaos’.
When ‘Kaos’ died tragically at his St. Andrew apartment on December 6th it was a huge blow to the local music industry in general and the alternative music scene in particular. Now Mystic Urchin in association with Kingston Beer will present a monthly tribute to ‘Kaos’ at the Village Cafe.
Starting this Month TNL (Tuesday Night Live) will feature a monthly night dedicated to renowned entertainment writer and alternative music enthusiast, Darren ‘Kaos’ Khan. The ‘Kaos’ Rock Nites will feature acts that embody the genres and styles of music that ‘Kaos’ enjoyed most.
On February 19th Black Zebra, one of the bands ‘Kaos’ helped to ‘buss’ will play at the inaugural staging of ‘Kaos Rock Nite’ at TNL. Black Zebra’s influences span from the Jamaican roots of Steel Pulse and Third World to the likes of modern legends U2 and classic Archetypes Led Zeppelin and have attracted a large underground following. Black Zebra have a special appreciation for the contribution made by ‘Kaos’ to the music..
“I feel very good about it, if it was not for Darren half of Jamaica would not know about alternative music. He believed in us and gave us positive and honest feed back. If it was not for people like Darren the young alternative artistes would not have anything to look forward to” – Wayne McGregor Lead Guitarist, Black Zebra.
On Tuesday, March 4 ‘Kaos’ Rock Nite will feature ‘Crimson’s Rebirth’. Crimsons Rebirth will be hosted by Crimson Dawn Replica who will present their rockin birthday bash and will be bringing out the best of the alternative scene to the Village Cafe. The promoters of TNL see ‘Kaos’ Rock Night as a way of showing appreciation for the contribution ‘Kaos’ made to the development of alternative music in Jamaica.
“Darren always had a listening ear for the “off the beaten track” artistes of Jamaica…He always found encouraging words and had an honest appreciation for the shows they put on…his presence at TNL was so important, when he reviewed a show he made us feel like we were promoting Rock stars!” – Steven Wilson, President of Mystic Urchin Ltd.