Ken Leighton 8 p.m., Feb. 21
2000 Tons of TNT
Sound description: Blends heavy early reggae rhythms with American soul, jazz, funk, and other genres.
RIYL: Trojan Box Sets, Studio One, Symarip, the Specials, the Meters, Ottly Mercer, the Delrians, the Skavolutionary Orchesta, the Night Doctors, the Amalgamated, See Spot, Pocket, the Slackers, Hepcat, the Aggrolites, Los Granadians, the Caroloregians, the Moon Invaders, the Upsessions, Madness, the English Beat, Hepcat, Rancid, Deals Gone Bad, the Forthrights, the Delirians, Unsteady, Social Green
Inception: San Diego, 2009
Influences: The Upsetters, Hippy Boys, Lloyd Charmers, Jackie Mittoo, Sound Dimension, Ernest Ranglin, the Funk Brothers, the Meters, Grant Green, Jimmy Smith, Andre Brasseur, Galt MacDermot, the Beatles, Dandy, Os Mutantes, Tom Ze, the Rolling Stones, Mulatu Atstatke, Manu Chao
2000 Tons of TNT is a live and recording group which blends heavy early reggae rhythms with American soul, jazz, funk, and other genres. The group was originally formed in 2009, with the current lineup together since late 2011. Members include guitarist Scott Inumerable (Talk Fahrenheit), bassist Ryan Matias (Talk Fahrenheit), drummer Jesse Matias (Talk Fahrenheit), singer/guitarist Mike Inumerable, and keyboardist Lance de la LLana.
- Reggae Mysteria