The Idlers are this city’s newest reggae/ska phenom band. The eight-piece group has only been cranking out the jah love since April of this year, but in their short time together they have become the band to see if you want rocksteady, highly danceable tunes. The popularity of their unique blend of reggae, ska, dancehall and world music, their saxophone and trumpet-heavy sound, and their contemporary lyrical subjects, has propelled them forward at record speed.
This Friday, the band is putting off a fundraiser show at the Ship, in support of their upcoming album release and Nova Scotian tour. A tour! Can you dig it? Come out and support a group that are going places, and get your groove on with the Idlers.
– Dana Cooper