One of our favorite up and coming bands, and a California homegrown talent, Rebelution is kicking ass on the road this summer and will be getting dirty at two huge festivals coming up – Wakarusa and Bonnaroo respectively.
We’ve caught the fearsome foursome several times in various LA stomping grounds – from Saint Rocke to The Roxy to House of Blues to a house party – and each time they brought their smooth reggae dub sound to a higher level.
They are putting their fire into the late night party at Wakarusa, getting things going with a set this coming Friday night from 10:30 to Midnight in the Revival Tent. The reggae rockers will be competing with STS9 who are playing on the Main Stage, but they take the stage 15 minutes earlier after Supervillains and before Basnnectar.
The following weekend Rebelution brings their tour bus to Bonnaroo. Not sure precisely when they arrive and if they will be taking it in with the crowd, but Saturday is when they perform.
Festival goers can cure their first full day ‘Roo hangover with Rebelution, who are playing from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm on Saturday morning at the Which Stage.
If you haven’t heard these amazing youngsters who have more reggae soul than you’d expect from a quartet of white guys, you MUST check them out. Their website is www.rebelutionmusic.com and their MYSPACE is www.myspace.com/rebelution. Also do some digging around for their facebook page and their recently released remixes by Amplive, Zion I and a few others (they had been circulated for free by the band)
Be sure to call out for some of their choice songs – I’m a big fan “Courage to Grow” from the album titled by the same name…it is a gem; “Safe & Sound” is often a closer of theirs and one of my favorites too and “Other Side” is also a good song from that album. From 2009′s Brighter Side of Life, I’m hoping for “Outta Control.”