Local dub enthusiasts Spred the Dub's rootsy rocksteady grooves prove to be as infectious as, well, a highly transmittable STD. Frontman Mickey Vintage delivers slick, smooth vocals that reverberate perfectly over his percussive rhythm guitar playing and his quartet's psychedelic-tinged reggae. And lead guitarist Boris Fingermon adds an improvisational flair to each tune.
Besides playing some tasty originals, the boys pull out a couple of fantastic covers sometimes: Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up" and Sublime's "Get Ready." The band make each of these songs its own, never sounding as traditional as Marley nor as ska-punk-ish as Sublime. That's probably why STD is so damn catchy; they really have carved out their own spacey-reggae-with-a-rock-kick.
Sun., Nov. 29, 3 p.m., 2009
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