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Oregon Coast reggae-pop band ZuhG will add some zest to Lincoln City’s weekend, with a Friday, Jan. 25, release party for their new album, “Tangerine.”

Band leader Bryan Nichols said the new release confirms that nothing about ZuhG’s funk-reggae-jam-rock-fusion sound is ever the same twice.

“This album has songs about the Oregon Coast like ‘Rain’ and ‘Weather Machine,’” he said, “songs about girls like ‘We Got Time’ and ‘Octopus,’ and the song ‘Mama’ is about being a musician and the struggles of touring.”

Recorded in Sacramento, the album features the full ZuhG band, with drums, guitars, bass and keyboards alongside vocal harmonies on tracks ranging from reggae to rock to folk.

Nichols said the album takes its name from the tangerine tree that stands in the backyard of his grandmother’s home in Sacramento.

“She’s 81 now, and she’s the best grandmother one could ask for,” he said, adding: “That tangerine tree is still producing some of the best tangerines I’ve ever eaten.”

Friday’s launch party will start at 9 pm at Marci’s Bar & Bistro, 1343 NW Hwy. 101.

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