/ Xe La / Nate Jones Band
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 8:30 PM EST
(7:30 PM Doors)
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
Named one of five up-and-coming jam bands by Billboard Magazine, Roster McCabe’s unique brand of Funky Reggae Dance Rock makes them a refreshing take on original music. For the last three years, the band has essentially lived on the road—and that near-constant touring schedule has honed their live performances to a laser focus. Roster McCabe has quickly morphed into a nonstop musical juggernaut, a band whose do-it-yourself attitude, dedication, and passion for live shows have enabled them to reach impressive heights.
Roster’s most recent studio album, Through Space and Time, is an exercise in precision and energy, revealing a polished, perfected version of their former selves. The band has come a long way from the jazz-infused reggae-folk sound showcased on their debut album, though their more recent material is still based firmly in their roots even as they reinvent and re-energize old favorites. With frequent guest Steve Molitz (Particle; Phil Lesh and Friends) on keyboards, the album combines the technical precision and complex meters of prog with incredible musicianship and an unmatched passion for creating, weaving together a stunning, musically cohesive wave of sound that inspires and uplifts.