This can get confusing. There’s a band called The Wailers, currently on tour in Europe. Then there’s this band, The Original Wailers. That’s a bit Spinal Tap (The New Originals), and we’ll never know what Bob Marley would have made of it all. This version was formed by guitarists Al Anderson and Junior Marvin in 2008 after they left The Wailers. The name is a bit misleading too — there are no original Wailers in The Original Wailers. All of that said, this band put out the Miracle EP in 2012 and it was nominated for a Grammy for best reggae album. So forget the naming issues, don’t worry about who’s in the band, just dance.

The Original Wailers play at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 at The Rose.

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