Playing reggae music's strong beats and catchy melodies complements a laid-back day at the beach or helps a jury see that you're too cool for crime. Unwind in style with this GrouponLive deal to see Rebelution featuring The Wailers at the Congress Theater. For $14, you get one general-admission ticket on Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $27.49 value, including ticketing fees).
Santa Barbara natives Rebelution charm listeners by infusing their upbeat tunes with chilled California vibes, socially conscious lyrics, and a vintage reggae flair. Poppy beats conspire with catchy refrains to settle in audience brains, gaining access to even the most selective ears with the ease of a Q-tip that resembles Brad Pitt. Rebelution planted the seeds of their fan base in 2007 when they released their first album Courage to Grow, which dappled California radio stations with its single "Safe and Sound" and was selected as iTunes Editor's Pick for Best Reggae Album of that year. As they tour in support of their new album Peace of Mind, they join forces with special guests The Wailers––once Bob Marley’s go-to band––who continue a 31-year streak of innovative reggae.
Also on the bill, Hawaii-formed newcomers The Green continue to impress after the 2011 release of their sophomore effort Ways & Means demonstrated that the band could infuse their beats with soul, pop, and R & B. Rapper Pep Love punctuates the lineup, keeping brains engaged and dictionaries in use with dexterous flow and subtly sinuous rhymes.