Ky-Mani Marley also plays that Friday night at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, with Irieside and Jaam Kwest also on the bill. No surprise that Marley is one of Bob's children, but unlike the loose axis around Ziggy Marley and his immediate siblings, Ky-Mani has taken his own indirect path over the past 15 years and several albums, as well as a slew of acting roles, social projects and a recent autobiography. Somewhere in between all that, he presumably finds time to eat, breathe and sleep, as well as collaborate with other second-generation performers.
Jeremiah and the Red Eyes are another Friday performer, appearing at the Gypsy Den in Santa Ana along with Brandon Decker. To clear up a point–this is not Jeramiah Red, our own local group of roots rockers, but Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, based out of Los Angeles and centered on the man the band's named for, Jeremiah Sammartano, who loves his mashup of older rock styles but gives his own spin on it thanks to his contemplative singing. So we hope that's clear now. Maybe they'll tour together at some point. . . .
Tuesday, meanwhile, will be the last of the OC Music Awards showcase performances before the finals, with the Slidebar in Fullerton hosting a pretty killer lineup of Echo Echo, Stereofix, Fiction Reform, We Are the Arsenal and Blok. Fiction Reform are our Locals Only featured performers this week; singer/guitarist Brenna Red and company are quite happily dedicated to the idea that there's not one wrong thing with black T-shirts, tattoos and shoutalong anthems. Hey, we're not going to say otherwise to that either.