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Indubious' message is in true reggae form

Reggae and funk trio Indubious and acoustic hip-hop artist Alcyon Massive will perform Friday, June 5, at the Out of the Way Cafe in Williams.

This is Alcyon Massive's debut performance as a solo artist — he was a member of the defunct Oregon Transplant— while Indubious has a strong fan base and solid track record of selling out shows across Southern Oregon. The trio of spiritual and positive musicians features Evton B. on keyboard and vocals, Skip Wicked on bass and vocals and Bobby One Sock on drums.

The trio's reggae and funk recordings are clear with reggae-like rap and funk from the keyboard and voice effects. The beats are catchy and the message is one of social change in true reggae fashion.

For a reggae-like band they are a little light on the instruments — with no guitar or brass to be heard. On the upside, this lighter load on the ears should make it easier to catch the lyrics during the live show.

The Out of the Way Cafe is indeed out of the way, at 231 Blodgett Road, in Williams, out past Grants Pass. It's a small venue, with a capacity of about 150 people, according to Evton B. The group is expecting the show to sell out fast because of their history of selling out larger venues.

Indubious and Alcyon Massive reside in Grants Pass. They are hard at work getting their next album ready for release at Righteous Sound Studios. The new album, the first in more than a year, will be out later this summer. In the meantime, the 2008 "Righteous Sound Sampler Vol. 1" will become available in July at Dutch Bros. coffee stands across the region.

Tickets for this all ages show are available in advance for $10 at Magic Man in Medford, Listen Here in Grants Pass and the Williams General Store. The show will start at 9 p.m. and tickets will cost $12 at the door.

Indubious and Alcyon Massive also will perform Sunday, June 7, during Britt Festival's wine walk and 2009 concert season celebration in Jacksonville, and Indubious has a show slated for June 21 at the Applegate Lodge.

Indubious' message is in true reggae form