Call your ganja dealer, pick up a pack of Rizlas, and break out your red, yellow, and green dreadlock cap. So it looks silly on your non-dreadlocked head. Who cares? This weekend is the Pop n' Reggae Fest 2009, and you know you've been waiting for it. Because where else do you get to see Negus Nagast, Malayerba, Los D Menos, Jacuzzi Fuzz, Electrotribal, and Guaraira and Papazion in one place at one time?
OK, truth be told, we didn't have any clue who any of them were either (with the exception of Jacuzzi Fuzz). But a quick consult with Dr. Google reveals Negus Nagast is a bilingual Venezuelan reggae group. Malayerba is a Latin rock/reggae band out of Fort Liquordale with a pair of decent tracks on its MySpace page. Los D Menos might or might not be a Colombian punk band. Electrotribal turned up sex toys at first but then, eventually, three Venezuelan dudes who make electronica. And Guaraira and Papazion didn't turn up anything. But it's $15 for La Covacha, where drinks are cheap. What have you got to lose?