San Diego-style reggae is making a midweek appearance Crystal Bay Casino, with Tribal Seeds playing Wednesday night in the Crown Room. Eli Mac & Arise Roots open and the Red Room after-party will feature DJ Treez & Squarefield Massive.
Tribal Seeds is Steven Rene Jacobo (lead vocals), Tony-Ray Jacobo (vocals, keyboards), Ryan Gonzo (vocals, guitar), Victor Navarro (bass), Carlos Verdugo (drums) and E.N. Young (vocals, keyboards).
The brothers Jacobo formed the band in 2005 in San Diego, releasing a self-titled debut in 2008 and a follow-up record, “The Harvest,” in the summer of 2009. Tribal Seeds began garnering critical acclaim almost immediately. ITunes named the first two albums “Best of” in the Reggae category, and the band won “Best World Music” at the 2008 San Diego Music Awards.
Tribal Seeds deliver a mellow reggae style with pop and rock sensibilities. The group cites Steel Pulse and Aswad as primary influences while eschewing the more popular sound of “Sublime,” and has appeared with acts such as Slightly Stoopid, MGMT, Matisyahu and the Wailers, among others.
As the track “Blood Clot” from “Representing” announces, these guys are staking a claim as “Masters of Rasta, soon takin’ ova.” Don’t miss this chance to warm up the cold mountain winter with some smooth SoCal reggae.
Opener: Eli Mac & Arise RootsWhen: 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 24
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
Tickets: $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the show
ABOUT Josh Sweigert
Josh grew up on the California coast with a deep appreciation for bluegrass and string band music as well as the great outdoors. A guitarist and singer, he plays solo acoustic gigs in South Lake Tahoe.