When: Fri., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. 2017
The term “irie” is a piece of Rastafarian parlance that’s typically used as a friendly greeting, or as a shorthand for something that’s pleasing or vibrating with a positive aura. The San Diego-based band Hirie, which takes its name from that word, is true to its source, cranking out upbeat music with a glass-half-full mentality. Its frontwoman also goes by Hirie (her real name is Patricia Jetton), and she’s currently backed by an adept five-piece group. Born in the Philippines and based in Hawaii, Jetton also allows her music to be informed by multiple places at once: Hirie’s most recent album Wandering Soul blends traditional reggae sounds with R&B vocal lines and funk-infused horn parts.