Ain't talking 'bout dub
As Josh Klein says in our preview of this week's Van Halen shows (tonight at the Allstate Arena and Thursday at the United Center), there are many questions circling the reunion. Is it going to suck? Will it be better than the Police? Etc. But the biggest question was one that was revealed after that preview went to press:
Why is Kymani Marley opening both shows? *
I've been enjoying the Miami artist's music, which is more hip-hop than reggae, on his MySpace page, but even allowing for the diversity of interests that most real music fans have, if you were to draw a Venn diagram of Van Halen concertgoers and reggae fans, wouldn't it look something like this?
* Sidebar question: how many kids does Bob Marley have, anyway?