Reggae, funky and fresh. These are some of the words used to describe the artists performing at the Nestor Music Fest on Feb. 24. If you like artists such as Sublime, the Dirty Heads and Phish, and you’re 21 or older, make sure you’re at the Nestor at 9 p.m. with $5 in hand.
Artists Yoni, The Originalities and Coral Thief are playing at the Nestor and are ready to get the residents of Fargo-Moorhead up on their feet.
Yoni, a Minneapolis rapper who was featured on Matisyahu’s gold-selling debut album “Live at Stubb’s,” has been described by the New York Times as “… a politically conscious, culturally Jewish rapper.” and is sure to get people moving with his blend of hip-hop, reggae, soul and blues. A multi-instrumentalist, Yoni has toured around the country with groups such as 311, Sage Francis, Doom Tree and more.
The Originalities, a funk/ska/reggae group from Costa Mesa, Calif., has been performing their style of “musical fusion” all over California and the United States The groups started back in 2008, when band members jammed to groups such as Sublime and Jimi Hendrix. Their West Coast, easy style comes out in their music and is sure to entertain any fan of the Dirty Heads or Phish.
Denver-based Coral Thief is no rookie to the music scene. Members of the five-piece band have played with groups such as Hawthorne Heights, Jon Wayne and the Pain and Minneapolis reggae/rock band Goulash. They combine their shared interest in rock and reggae to create music that makes you want to jam, dance and have a good time.
So go check out the websites, download the free track and show up to the Nestor. It’ll definitely be worth your $5.
Show location: The Nestor, 1001 NP Ave. N., Fargo
Date and time: Feb. 24 9 PM
21+ $5 door charge
BY SADIE JONES