Saturday, 10 p.m.
THE HIP ABDUCTION brings a new take to American afropop, incorporating indie-rock sensibilities, a deep appreciation of Paul Simon, and even African instruments such as the Kora and Ngoni. You’ll detect notes of bluegrass and Dave Matthews Band-style riffs in the Florida band’s compositions, too.
Their 2013 independently released breakout LP reached #5 on the Billboard Reggae Charts and #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart, leading them to share stages with Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, and more.
Catch the free Congress Street Social Club show to get a taste of The Hip Abduction, then mark your calendar for their big November 26 show at The Jinx, where they join one of reggae-rock’s favorites, Passafire, and Savannah’s Niche.