Kansas City reggae band Jefferson 77 kicks off a weekend of laid-back music at House of Rock, taking the stage Friday with Flatbroke, Audic Empire and Jahseed Band. Doors are at 9 p.m.
Jefferson 77 is an alternative reggae/rock/soul band that has relied on a DIY mentality and heavy touring to build a successful following. The group has released five albums and one EP since forming in 2006, landing two albums in the iTunes reggae top 10. “Let Me Know,” the group’s latest release came out in July.
Texas rock band Fire in the Kitchen is up next, headlining Saturday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Ma and God and Hope & Hostility, which is celebrating the release of its new EP “Heart/Aches.” Doors are at 9 p.m.
Fire in the Kitchen, based in Austin, started in 2012 and after changing its lineup has successfully transitioned from a fledgling Americana group to a determined rock ‘n’ roll force producing music for wonderers and wanderers. The group’s latest release is the EP “Kingdom is Dead,” which came out in July.
Taj Weekes and Adowa finishes the weekend with a second dose of reggae Sunday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by Tribal Theory and Indiginis. Doors are at 7:30 p.m.
The band hails from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and blends acoustic roots rock and afro-folk simplicity to unite a true social consciousness with an unforgettable reggae groove. Weekes’ music poetically speaks of the suffering of others while being defined as anthems for justice and peace. Weekes and Adowa released “Pariah in Transit” in 2013.