Tatanka • White Glove Service • The Riddims • roots, rock, reggae • DJ Jetti Nasty

Sunday Aug 13, 2017

618 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 764-8887
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Phone: 505.764.8887

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Tatanka encapsulates the heavy roots rumble of the Caribbean, while maintaining the pop sensibilities of the dance-oriented electronic sounds from the Britannica-American reggae scenes. These sounds are what fueled the groups newest album,’Tatanka‘. Written over the span of a year and a half, Tatanka recorded their self-titled album at Imperial Sound in San Diego. Reggae rocker Ted Bowne from PASSAFIRE and roots magician The Maad T-Ray of Tribal Seeds feature on a counter-culture wake up call entitled “The Yard”. Jamaican sing-jay Triston Palmer is heard on a bouncy number labeled “Give Green“. The tune pays homage to never giving up and believing in yourself. En Young of Tribal Seeds can also be heard throughout the album. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts and #4 on Billboard’s reggae charts. The positive lyrics and heavy sounds garnered radio air-play all around the globe.

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The Riddims
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No choice here. It’s a day of rest, after all. So how about a story instead? Back in the before time—let’s say the late ‘80s or early ‘90s in Burque for the sake of spatial temporal detail—and especially during the hot, hot summer, nothing soothed the scorched soul better than an evening of reggae music, like, maybe some Mystic Vision, yo. Well guess what, kids? Reggae-influenced music is still a popular diversion among local concert-goers. Maybe the genre never really disappeared—it’s still drawing cannabis-craving, dance-divining, rhythm-worshipping acolytes all over the damn USA as it evolves with the influence of jam band music, dub and electronica trailing smokily behind. You can get a load of this generation’s take on Jah’s bounty when Tatanka gives it a go at Launchpad (618 Central NW) on Sunday, Aug. 13. They’re from Denver; Westword says Tatanka is one of the best reggae bands in el norte, in case you want to know. I know you can get with some of their easygoing tuneage; their new self-titled album is both positive and playful. Best of Burque Music winners The Riddims—their single “Marijuano” kills me everytime, you know what I mean—as well as White Glove Service and DJ Jetti Nasty open this smokin’ summertime sueno. $10, 13+, 7pm.

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