The Reggae Equinox, featuring Indubious, comes to the Tri-Cities on Sept. 27 for an evening of cultural rhythm.
Opening for Indubious will be local reggae artists Fishbowl and Elijah Fari. Showtime is 9 p.m. at the Emerald of Siam nightclub, in the Uptown Shopping Center on Jadwin Avenue in Richland. Cover is $7.
Fishbowl and Fari met Indubious at a festival and convinced the trio to stop in the Tri-Cities, said Dara Quinn, co-owner of the Emerald of Siam.
"Indubious has played in every major reggae festival on the West Coast this summer," Quinn said. "We are blessed to have them come through the Tri-Cities. Their lyrics and message are all positive in nature.
"This is a cutting-edge modern reggae group that stays true to the reggae message," Quinn added. "They also incorporate some new influences on the reggae music."
What makes Indubious remarkably unique is that two of the three musicians are brothers, Evan and Spencer Burton, who both suffer from cystic fibrosis. The drummer is Matthew T. Wells.
Fari is as much a fan of the brothers as he is of reggae music.
"Evan had a double lung transplant in July 2011, and the future of the band was called into question briefly," Fari said.
But the trio sprung back into action once Evan recuperated from his surgery and slid easily back into performing, he said.
"I can't possibly stress enough how powerful and uplifting the music of Indubious is," Fari said. "Reggae is a positive form of music to begin with, but there is something about these brothers who translate through their sounds. It is something that must be experienced."
The band hails from Oregon's Rogue Valley. Fari describes its sound as an eclectic mix of reggae-tronica, dance hall and new roots reggae jammed with visionary lyrics.
"The guys went to Jamaica (in August), so when they make their stop at the Emerald, they will have a whole new album of Jamaican-flavored tunes to add to their already impressive catalog," Fari said.
* Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org