Steel Pulse + Tribal Seeds + Iya Terra
The Bridge Patio @ Santa Fe Brewing Company
37 Fire Pl., Santa Fe, NM 87508
$28 in advance ($33 at the door)
Steel Pulse formed in Birmingham, England, UK. The group is well known for their roots reggae music. They are critically acclaimed for their political take on music. Steel Pulse was the first non-Jamaican band to receive a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
After the band released two more successful albums, “Tribute to the Martyrs” in 1979 and “Caught You” in 1980, they parted ways with Island Records and signed a deal with Elektra Records. The group released their album “True Democracy” in 1982, which showed the band returning to more political roots as well as a more light-hearted sound.
Steel Pulse’s music has also appeared in several films. The band contributed the song “I Can’t Stand it” to Spike Lee’s film “Do The Right Thing”. Steel Pulse is also well renowned for their live performances and has appeared at many notable reggae festivals such as Reggae Sunsplash USA, Jamaican Sunsplash, and Northern California annual Reggae on the River Festival.
Tribal Seeds the rock-reggae band from San Diego, come at their music from a different angle. They have been influenced by bands like Steel Pulse and Aswad. The group was formed in 2005 by the Jacobo brothers, singer Steven and producer Tony-Ray. The group issued its debut album, Youth Rebellion, that same year.
In March 2017, the group won the San Diego Music Award for Artist of the Year. A new single followed, entitled “Rude Girl” which debuted among iTunes Hot Singles in the Reggae genre. The band is currently recording their fifth full length album, schedule for release in early 2018.