Celebrating 40 years, Third World - one of the longest-lived reggae bands and one of Jamaica's most crossover acts among international audiences - will play at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.
Mixing in elements of rhythm and blues, funk, pop, rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World's style has been described as "reggae-fusion."
Band guitarist Cat Coore said of their music: "The hybrid of various types of music is a natural thing because, by growing up in Jamaica, we know the direct roots of reggae and ska. At the same time we live in a country where you get to hear Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and all the R&B artists."
Cover is $15.