A sample of Jamaica's signature musical genre is coming to Big Kahuna's this weekend.
On Friday, Minority Report — a local reggae band — will fill the Auburn bar with its smooth sounds, bringing Big Kahuna's audience a mix of rock, reggae and funk songs to make listeners dance.
According to the band's Facebook page, Minority Report is comprised of six members: a lead singer, a lead guitarist, a keyboardist, a bassist, a rhythm guitarist and a back-up vocalist. The band's stated interest is "making the crowd dance and feel the good vibes we send out."
The musicians and band Minority Report lists its musical influences as Bob Marley, Greg Howe, Marcus Miller, In Living Color, Ben Harper, the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and — perhaps surprisingly — Stevie Wonder.
On Minority Report's ReverbNation page, the band gives listeners a taste of its style with two videos recorded during a live concert, including an original song appropriately titled "Cowboy," and a reggae take on Pink Floyd's "Breathe."
Whether the band is performing original tunes or covers, Minority Report provides music lovers with exactly what they look for in a reggae show: a prominent bass line, off-beat guitar strokes and soulful vocals. The occasional appearance of guitar and keyboard solos add tastes of classic rock and blues to Minority Report's shows, providing listeners with preferences spanning a range of musical genres something to enjoy.
Members of Minority Report could not immediately be reached for comment. But one line written on the band's Facebook page gives a hint of exactly what kind of show Minority Report plans to play on Friday: "Bringing you a level of music you never thought possible!"