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Awhile back I had a chance to enjoy the performances of, not one but two, reggae/island groups. The location was The Hut located on 4th Ave near downtown Tucson, AZ. Which if you’ve never been, then you’ve obviously never been to Tucson. The Hut itself is a near perfect location for a Reggae jam complete with its own replica Tiki-Head figurine doubling as an entrance.
First up was SKITN, a well-known group that has been playing together for almost a decade, and it shows. The entire set was clean, smooth and melodic. It felt like a group that has been touring for years and knew how to play to an audience. Not sure if anybody else noticed but the dance floor continually built with dancers at every song. It seemed like gravity increased its pull from center-stage. Anybody not already grooving became part of the dance floor by the end of the set.
I was fortunate enough to get a copy of their CD which ran around in my car for almost two weeks straight, before lending it to a friend. Bad call on my part because I haven’t seen it since. Thankfully, I was smart enough to rip it to my phone. Several of their songs became instant favorites, which is a big deal for me because I like to take my time to get a varied sampling of a group before I commit to calling songs “favorites.” Somehow this group has a knack for making everyone like them quickly and “Late Night Drive” became an instant front-runner. If you’re already a fan then “Rescue Me” will surely please you as well.
I have no doubt that next time I’ll be taking a few friends with me to enjoy the experience. I appreciate SKITN’ professionalism and artistic talent and wish them the best. If you’re interested, than make sure to get to The Hut on Saturday, March 10th for their next show. Maybe I’ll see ya there! Make sure you show love for SKITN by hitting them up on iTunes, ReverbNation, Facebook and MySpace.
BeEasy! -Sonny Flex
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