Saturday, June 11
It is easy to tell from the first chord of any one of Bedouin Soundclash’s world-pop tunes that this trio has a hard to matchoptimism. At the same time familiar—with uplifting lyrics and folk-pop guitar riffs of band leader Jay Malinowski—and exotic—they often use congas, bongos, and other forms of percussion to produce their worldly rhythms—the band creates reggae inspired rock songs that keep heads bobbing. Formed a decade ago at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario Malinowski, bassist Eon Sinclair, and drummer Sekou Lumumba rely on hopeful, positive imagery in their songwriting, which is immediately obvious by simply reading the track listing and title from their latest record, Light the Horizon. The album, released in September of 2010, kicks off with their single “Mountain Top,” a track about gaining perspective when you’re down and out. Bedouin Soundclash will appear at the Town Ballroom this Saturday (June 11). —cory perla
7pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 / townballroom.com). $18 advance, $20 day of show. 16+.