Sargento Garcia, The B-Side Players, Quinto Sol at the Roxy – August 31, 2011

A night of Reggae, Roots, Ska, and Salsa filled the stage on this night at The Roxy. Quinto Sol, a Los Angeles favorite, with a mix of reggae and latin beats, B-Side Players from San Diego brought a high dose of latin-reggae-cumbia. Headliner Sargento Garcia brought his repertoire of reggae, salsa, ska, cumbia – what he calls cumbia-muffin style.

Sargento Garcia performed many new songs for his latest album but also many classic reggae songs he is known for. His many loyal followers danced and jumped throughout his high-energy set. Sargento Garcia doesn’t visit the States often, so it is a treat to hear him and his band play whenever he is in town. I was lucky enough to see him perform in 2009 at the Santa Monica pier, although this time at The Roxy it was a more complete band.

The addition of Quinto Sol and the B-Side Players to the line up was a perfect match. Each band brings their unique style and great music to the stage. Can’t wait to see these bands again.