FORMED IN 2003 by SCAD students, Passafire (pictured) has grown to be a forerunner on the world’s reggae-rock scene. And though those signature hip-sway grooves are a staple of their sound, Passafire knows how to rock, merging progressive layers of keys, drums that drive though big choruses, and the kind of dubstep rhythms that don’t beat you over the head with their obviousness.
Tour mates The Hip Abduction are bringing new flavors to reggae as well, fusing afro-pop, indie jams, and roots sounds into their island style; the St. Pete-based band performed at Congress Street Social Club earlier in the month.
The diversity is what makes Niche such apt support. Niche is timeless rock ‘n’ roll through and through with Southern psychedelic flavor. Both Niche and Passafire give each member room to show off their chops, so be ready to be impressed by the technical talents of this varied bill of progressive rock.
Bring a non-perishable food item for donation, and you’ll also get $2 off the cover. Even more incentive to rock out before Turkey Time!