On Friday, The Stonehouse will host a night of reggae and punk rock fusion with Arden Park Roots and Thicker Than Thieves.
San Diego-based Thicker Than Thieves defies the current state of popular music, as a band that blends soulful vocals, searing guitar solos and a rock-reggae-based rhythm, according to the group. Thicker Than Thieves “pumps out a sun-baked and surf-inspired mix of heavy reggae-inflected bass lines and blazing guitars,” wrote Bill Picture, staff writer of the San Francisco Examiner.
Sacramento-based Arden Park Roots is quickly becoming a common name in the California rock/reggae scene. The group’s 2010 and 2011 tours found it further and further from home, building a fan base wherever it seemed to go. Its third full-length album, “Pipe Dreams” (released July 9, 2011), has made huge waves as these herbal advocates mix many styles to create a fresh new sound. They have six major awards under their belt, including the Sacramento shows Local Music Awards (called “SAMMIES”), which they have won two years in a row for “Best Reggae/Rock/Funk band.”
They will roll through Nevada City Friday. The show starts at 9 p.m. The Stonehouse is located in downtown Nevada City, at 107 Sacramento St.