Live Bands

Mike Love and Guests

When: Thu., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. 2017

No, not the Beach Boy everyone loves to vilify: This Mike Love is a rising reggae star, although his high energy and positive vibes aren’t too far removed from the output of the world’s foremost surf-pop group. Born and raised in Hawaii, Love has become best known for his high-energy jams (he’d be right at home in the album-rock era of the ’70s, with many tracks comfortably pushing past the 8-minute mark) and for weaving disparate influences — folk, country, classic rock, traditional R&B — into them. The title of his most recent record, 2016’s Love Overflowing, is indicative of the ebullience that seems to radiate from his music, and it’s not hard to see why his own name is so fitting.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $13/$16