6/17/2005 - Maktub


Locked into a taut groove behind singer Reggie Watts (known throughout the Northwest for his passionate vocals, riveting presence, live onstage sampling, and spectacular Afro) the band digs down to its essence and comes up with a sound that's original yet accessible to the widest range of listeners. As the hottest band to break out of Seattle in more than a decade, Maktub walks a high road of expectations. To come out on top in that market, to be voted Best Band in the Seattle Weekly over hometown heavies like Pearl Jam, to more than hold their own while opening for headliners like the Dave Matthews Band Earth, Wind & Fire and Coldplay, Maktub has to be that good.