Bob Marley Birthday Parties
For those wishing for more, uh, active participation in Marley day, two local events this week honor Bob's b-day. This Saturday, Bay Area-based roots reggae revivalists Groundation come to Mezzanine to present a tribute to Bob Marley featuring legendary drummer Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace -you might remember him from the movie "Rockers"--and Bay Area jazz guitarist Will Bernard. Ticket info is here and here. If you're still not irie enough by then, hasten over to the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley on Sunday for the weekly reggae bash King of Kings. DJ Smoky and guests I-Vier, Spliff Skankin' and DJ Boomshell play "all things Bob--all night long," which means that the Downlow's dancefloor will be more like a soul shakedown party, seen?