With the temperature dropping, in theory at least, it’s FINALLY starting to feel like Christmastime around Music City. But if you’d rather keep pretending like it’s still summer, we have the show for you! Tonight, Dec. 17, join our friends at Do615 and Acme Radio who are bringing you blog endorsed reggae rockers Roots of a Rebellion for an island rhy’dem themed party, dubbed “Island Of Misfit Toys,” on the roof of Acme Feed & Seed (don’t worry, they have heaters). Wear your best tropical attire, Hawaiian shirts, coconut bras, grass skirts, and prizes will be given out for the best dressed island go-er. RSVP’ing to this event is required, but entry is FREE if you bring an item for TOYS FOR TOTS. If you don’t have time to pick up a toy, no problem! they’ll be collecting a $5 donation as well (all cash will go to Toys for Tots). A limited number of VIP wristbands will be available for this who arrive early, gaining access to a private area with free beer, thanks to the fine folks at Goose Island. There will also be some DJ sets so don’t miss a second of the action, and be sure to read on after the jump for more info on the headliners.
ROOTS OF A REBELLION
We’ve been singing the praises of ROAR (or Roots of a Rebellion) since even before they crushed it at our weekly Acme showcase a few months back, and the pioneers of the Middle Tennessee reggae movement have certainly been at it for a while. Since graduating from Belmont University a few years back, ROAR have built a substantial local following, created a local reggae leaning label, Dub Cellar Records, and thanks to a resurgence in reggae-rock nationally, a broader audience is beginning to beckon. The group have scored several festival slots and played shows all across the country, due mostly to their penchant for putting out fantastic tunes and an engaging live show. So help support the local reggae scene and don’t forget your toys!
Roots of a Rebellion will be performing Dec. 17 on the roof of Acme Feed & Seed in addition to some DJ sets. The show is 21+, begins at 7 p.m., and it is FREE with toy donation.