Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 3, 2014
Dirty Heads at Stubb’s outdoor. Look bro’, these dudes are just as surprised as you are that their catchy brand of reggae-tinged rap-rock took off in such a major way. Their new album, "Sound of Change," aims to take the band’s message a bit deeper, but let’s face it, their strength lies in the summer beach party songs that made them famous. With a vibe that lands somewhere between "live in the moment" and "wasting away," they fill the musical role of Jimmy Buffett for a generation that grew up listening to 311 and the Beastie Boys. — D.S.S.
Also: Mystery Monday carries on at El Mercado while host Christine Albert is out of town with a high-powered lineup of roots-country special guests including guitarists Bill Kirchen and Redd Volkaert, pianistEarl Poole Ball and bassist David Carroll. … Blues great W.C. Clark returns to his weekly happy-hour slot up north at the Roost.