When: Wed., Nov. 9, 9 p.m. 2016
The gents in the Hip Abduction were brought together by a shared love of reggae and traditional African music. In addition to standard rock instruments, the band includes kamale ngoni and kora in its lineup, both of which are stringed instruments commonly heard in West African traditional music. On its most recent effort, Gold Under the Glow, the St. Petersburg, Fla., sextet worked with Dabney Morris, the drummer/producer of Wild Cub’s pop-tastic debut album Youth. While its original influences are still present, the band’s current sound leans heavily toward pop. The Hip Abduction play on Wednesday, November 9, at Club Metronome in Burlington. Locals Sad Turtle and Orange Julians add support.