Like summer in February
Many bands change their style and image to keep up with current trends, but Shakedown hasn’t denied its roots in reggae, hip-hop and dub. Formed in the mid-’90s, Shakedown flies the flag for those who enjoy the sounds of Sublime, Filibuster, and Slightly Stoopid. If you like music that recalls sunny beaches, a bucketful of Coronas and the warmth of good friends, Shakedown is your ticket. Judging by the band’s latest long-player, New Sound Delivery, 2007 should be a great year for the Sacramento natives. Before touring around the West Coast, the band will play a hometown show this Friday at the Blue Lamp, located at 1400 Alhambra Boulevard. Also on the bill are Radioactive and the Down Low. Tickets are $8 and the 21-and-over show starts at 10 p.m.