Maoli brought the sweet reggae rock grooves to Chicago. It may have been in the 40s and rainy outside, but inside it was 75 and sunny. The great sound was exemplified on “Rock Me Sober” and “No One”. The whole crowd swayed along and couples held each other close.
At the end of their set, they paid tribute to Prince with a cover of “Purple Rain”. They put their own twist on it by adding a reggae beat after the first verse. It was a fitting tribute showing that Prince even had influence on the reggae scene in Hawaii. Maoli are a great fit with J Boog and it made a fantastic night of reggae music.