Cecil "Skelly" Spence, Lascelle "Wiss" Bulgin and Albert "Apple" Craig, the original members of Israel Vibration, first met at the Mona Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica, where they had been placed because all three had polio. Apple has since moved on to a solo career, but Skelly and Wiss are still on the road with their roots reggae and its Rasta message. They perform on Tuesday, July 14, at Jackson Hole, 1 East Jackson. Tickets are $16, $18 the day of the show. Showtime is 8 p.m.; the Roots Radics Band, and The Scofflaws share the all-ages bill. 530-8797.
According to Tower Pulse, "in an era when death metal bands are either watering down their sound or taking it so far over the top that it no longer resembles music, the world needs more bands like Brutal Truth." Yes, whenever I think of what the world needs now, what leaps to mind before "love" or "tolerance" or "peace" is "more quality death metal bands." This answer to our prayers, touring behind its relapse album Sounds of the Animal Kingdom, plays at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Big Fish Pub, 1954 East University in Tempe. Tickets are $7. 966-5010.