When the stress of the modern world threatens to pop your skull like a watermelon under a Kardashian ass, we recommend taking a breath and finding your happy place. Should you require help finding said happy place, tune your ears to the OC-cultivated sounds of the Wheeland Brothers. With a style closely following the trail blazed by Sublime, the Wheelands (who are actual brothers) mix reggae and rap—flourished occasionally with ukulele—and do their damnedest to transport the listener far from the rat race (typically to a beach). Check out the video for “Sand in My Sheets,” a love letter to easy living and good times—two commodities in seriously short supply these days.
Thu., July 25, 8 p.m., 2013