As the monsoons finally arrive in the Valley, this week’s concert schedule features a storm of reggae acts rolling through the Phoenix area.
The Wailers on 8/5 @ Livewire
The Wailers, of Bob Marley and The Wailers fame, have continued to produce amazing reggae music since Marley’s passing. Band members have evolved over the years but the group can still be counted on to produce authentic reggae with heart and feeling.
Alabama Shakes on 8/7 @ Comerica Theatre
Alabama Shakes are killing it right now. The group’s second studio album, Sound & Color debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 in the US when it was released in 2015, The first single off the album, Don’t Wanna Fight, reached number 2 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. The album won 3 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album,
Matisyahu on 8/10 @ Marquee Theatre
Matisyahu has been through a number of transitions over the years but one thing that hasn’t changed is the quality and sincerity of his reggae-infused rap. With 4 studio albums under his belt, Matisyahu is currently touring in support of his 2015 release Live at Stubbs Vol. III. Matisyahu’s 2005 release Live at Stubbs, of course, was his breakthrough album that reached number 1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and number 3 on the Billboard 200 in early 2006. Matisyahu released his most recent single, Storm Tossed, on July 18, 2016.
Rebelution on 8/11 @ Comerica Theatre
Rebelution has been producing radio-friendly reggae music since 2004. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, the band has spent more time one the road than at home since it released its first album, Courage to Grow, in 2007. The band’s four albums have received both critical and popular acclaim and have all reached number 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart. Rebelution is currently touring in support of its 2016 album Falling Into Place.