There’s a reggae/ska double bill at the Waverley Hotel on Friday: Giraffe Aftermath and Burnt.
Giraffe Aftermath is the adopted reggae child of Vancouver, and since the band’s formation in 2006, they have steadily gained their standing as one of the province’s top dub-reggae acts. In recent years they added two jazz musicians filling out their sound with the addition of trumpet and saxophone.
For the past nine years, Burnt has been bumping their soulful blend of reggae, ska, punk and hip-hop music at venues large and small across the west coast of North America. Building on the D.I.Y traditions of many punk and reggae bands before them, Burnt has managed their own tours – from Tijuana to Vancouver, and independently released six albums of original material.
Tickets are $12 and available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel, 250- 336-8322 or online at cumberlandvillageworks.com.