Dancehall Daze

For many of you, the last time you heard reggae was when you toked up some shitty pot in your first Tempe apartment as an undergrad. You and your buddies wasted the afternoon away while wearing ASU T-shirts and Umbros, eating Gus’ pizza, and listening to your sweet three-disc CD changer shuffling between the college soundtrack holy trinity – Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley. Pathetic. That's no way to remember a genre that deals with faith, love, sexuality, poverty, injustice, and the other stuff you should’ve been studying. Now that you’re all grown up, it’ s high time to give the genre another go at Reggae Sundays, an event that features DJs Dark Vader and Tony playing Jamaican-flavored beats, dancehall, calypso, and more. Be sure to leave the scrubby garb at home, because there’s a dress code.
Sundays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 2008