Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Review: Stephen & Damian Marley in Philadelphia, PA 7/31/2008

Stephen Marley with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley at the Theater of the Living Arts (TLA)
by Matt Friedman on 8/9/2008
[...]As I walked into the foyer, I heard the “hype man” say, “Steee-phen Mahr-lay!” I was just in time to see the band start playing “Jammin’.” The bouncy Caribbean vibes twisted into a jazzier piece, as the two Marley sisters/back-up singer girls danced out across the stage. The flag waver followed. Finally, Marley appeared and the crowd gave huge applause to his chants of “eww-aye eww-aye-eee-aye!”

Stephen did not wait for the crowd to settle before kicking off “Chase Dem,” a song off of last year’s Mind Control. The band played an unusually funky version. In fact, for part of the song, the guitar sounded like it had a wah wah effect. Marley’s passion overwhelmed as the song reached its climax. He grasped his face, as he sang “get dem out, get dem out!”[...]
full review @ consequenceofsound.net

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