The Heatseekers Winter Tour provided just the ticket for a fully packed crowd of reggae lovers at Cargo Concert Hall in downtown Reno Wednesday, Jan.31.
Typically, when Iration comes to town on its winter swing, the band ushers in a snowstorm. This year was different, toasty both inside and out.
Iration came with the hits, some encore songs and a couple of cool covers. This band just gets better every time I see them. Their stage presence is a lot of fun, and their interaction with the crowd and among themselves is infectious. Smiles all around to chants of “I feel good” and “Hey Reno.”
Each band member adds to this group and together they know how to deliver. Concertgoers were dancing and really enoying themselves. At the end, the band implored everyone to jump, which made the floor flex. You could feel the music on every level. New songs “Fly with Me” and “Hit List” were highlights of the night.
Los Angeles band Tyrone’s Jacket opened the concert. The eclectic group wasn’t afraid to do its own thing. A trio for this show, the musicians got the crowd dancing and nicely warmed up. Drake Peterson, Iration’s trumpet player, came out to jam on a song with them.
The Movement was up next and they were top notch, as well. Providing a mix of reggae/rock and hip-hop, they went off for the crowd and the fans ate it up. By the time Iration came on, the place was really groovin.’ It was a heatseeking night, for sure.
ABOUT Pheonix Gruneich
Photojournalist Pheonix Gruneich is a native of Southern California where her love of music began. She moved to Tahoe when she was 16. She now resides in the Carson Valley. She is a lover of arts and, most of all, live music!