Bedouin Soundclash

With a set that lasted nearly two full hours, Kingston's Bedouin Soundclash left no corner of their own (nor Joe Strummer's) catalogue untouched. After playing through most of 2004's Sounding A Mosaic and offering a few fan favourites from their first full-length, Root Fire, the band began dipping heavily into their massive arsenal of covers, touching on the work of the Clash, Billy Bragg, and Toots and the Maytals, to name a few. Occasionally droning on with extended breakdowns and reverb-drenched vocals that, if you listened carefully, might have been singing "Police and Thieves,” the band still managed to stay fresh and exciting for nearly their entire set.