From South Africa, BLK JKS (pronounced Black Jacks) skewed the misconception of what African bands should sound like. (The Fader has an interesting story on BLK JKS's background and intentions at here.) Their thick, hulking songs often incorporate elements of African guitar playing, metal, and reggae.
Their big hit, "Lakeside," sounded especially good at the Mohawk last night:
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