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Passafire, the U.S.’ hottest reggae band (sorry, Snoop!), returns to SA

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A noticeable lack of dreads among the heads of Passafire, Ted Bowne second from left

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“We’re not trying to prove to ourselves or anyone that we’re capable of playing any particular type of music, nor do we try to appeal to any particular listener,” he said. “We want to appeal to everybody instead of trying to earn some street cred by being, say, ‘rootsier.’”

San Antonio is a usual stop for Passafire. Bowne remembers dates at the White Rabbit in 2008, Warped Tour in 2011 and a bunch of dates at Jack’s Bar, including one last year.

“San Antonio is a great place with a lot of history,” he said. “[Leary] always told us how great it was growing up there. Austin’s great, but SA has its own flavor and we always love it, and that’s why we keep coming back. When we play the harder stuff in SA, things tend to get rowdy.”

Needless to say, Passafire has its mellow moments, but it’s far from being a chill-out band. The sound is closer (at least in spirit) to the militant side of reggae.

“You know… Mostly minor chords and with the artists usually mad about something,” said Bowne. “When I was getting into reggae I was also obsessed with Rage Against the Machine. I think both Zach de la Rocha and Bob Marley had the same militant outlook on the changes that needed to be made in the world. That’s where our harder stuff comes from.”

On Tuesday, Passafire will be all over the place, following their usual formula of every five songs
coming from each of their five albums. It’s a fun band, but not necessarily a party one. They move around a lot, throwing in slow songs here and there, but mostly keeping it upbeat, with Bowne and DeGuzman adding dueling guitar solos.

“It’s not your typical reggae show,” said Bowne. “You’re not going to come and nod your head the whole time, but [you’ll] probably jump into the mosh pit at one point.”

 

Winter BrewHaHa feat. Passafire, Ballyhoo!

$10-$15
9:30pm Tue, Jan 21
Jack’s Bar
3030 Thousand Oaks
(210) 494-2309
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