Mean green reggae machine: The Gr
The Green was formed by six musicians in Oahu, Hawaii, in 2009. All but the drummer (apparently, he’s got enough responsibility on his hands) are songwriters, and four of them are singers. The Green is currently promoting its third release, Hawai’i ’13, which charted in the top 10 on Billboard’s list of best-selling reggae albums of 2014. The record showcases the different songwriting styles of the band members and reflects their cultural attachment to the place they call home — it opens with a chanted invocation to the ancestors, sung in Hawaiian. The Green performs at Skylight (139 W. San Francisco St., 505-982-0775) at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2. Tickets for the all-ages show cost $16 and are available at www.holdmyticket.com. San Diego-based Through the Roots opens. — L.B.