It seems as though everything Rebelution, the Santa Barbara-based reggae group, touches turns to gold—or maybe a crystally, sticky green. From their first full-length album, Courage to Grow, released in 2007, Rebelution became a familiar name on radio stations, reggae charts and critics' hit lists. Gearing up for an intensive two-part national tour (Winter Greens and Springs Greens, respectively), they warm up with a few local shows, two of which are held at the Observatory. But tickets to a Rebelution show in California have a tendency to disappear like smoke in the sunshine—so get tickets now as either concert is probably selling out as quickly as you read these words.
Fri., Jan. 3, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 4, 8 p.m., 2014