Without The Beatles, handholding would still be considered a cause of pregnancy and everyone would believe that all you need is scrap iron. Pay tribute to the Fab Four with this GrouponLive deal to see Yellow Dubmarine at the Cubby Bear. For $20, you get four general-admission tickets for the show on Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m. (up to a $40 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Imagine The Beatles growing up in sunny Jamaica instead of dreary Liverpool and bolstering their famous lineup with horns from The Wailers. This fresh conceit guides the Maryland collective Yellow Dubmarine as they sway audiences into their mellow wake with a reggae reinvention of Beatles’ masterpiece Abbey Road. Ranking full stop with rock-steady strokes and dub-heavy rhythms, the gifted musicians of Yellow Dubmarine use Abbey Road as a template for a tour of reggae history. From the opening track “Come Together” through “Her Majesty,” the group weaves the Fab Four's songwriting with reggae sub-genres ranging from ska to dancehall, all played in soothing Calypso and Caribbean tones. A hearty horn section takes on John and Paul’s seesaw harmonies, and the rhythm section tills the famous melodies for deep grooves and causes coconut trees to spontaneously sprout on stage.