Sat., Jan. 12, Tribal Seeds
Ace of Spades, 6:30 p.m., $14
Tribal Seeds is on the rise. Hailing from San Diego, the band is well-known in reggae circles for adhering to roots-style reggae while infusing it with modern influences. The result is a danceable, spiritually driven vibe that transports the listener to mystic places. Led by brothers Steve Rene Jacobo (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (keyboards, producer) the six-piece carves out a sound that is reminiscent of reggae greats Bob Marley and Steel Pulse, with echoes of postmodern influences such as Manu Chao. With pulsing, transcendent songs such as “Beautiful Mysterious” and “Island Girl,” look for Tribal Seeds to continue to grow in 2013. 1417 R Street, www.tribalseeds.net.