Rebelution – Tickets – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA – December 31st, 2016

Rebelution

Casbah presents

Rebelution

The Simpkin Project, The Olés

Sat, December 31, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Observatory North Park

San Diego, CA

$49.50

This event is all ages

Rebelution
Rebelution
On Jan 10th 2012 the Santa Barbara, CA based band Rebelution released "Peace of Mind" through their own label 87 Music in partnership with Controlled Substance Sound Labs. Peace of Mind was released as a multi-length triple album which includes Acoustic and Dub versions of every song. Marking the highest chart debut of Rebelution's career, Peace of Mind debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 Reggae and #1 Independent albums as well as #4 on the iTunes overall album chart. The band previously had four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart and their 2009 release Bright Side of Life debuted at No. 54 on the Top 200 and #1 Reggae.

Peace of Mind, recently awarded the iTunes "Best Crossover Album", marks the first time Rebelution has expanded beyond their usual self-production enlisting producers Michael Goldwasser (Easy Star All-Stars), Amp Live (Zion-I), Yeti Beats (Kool Keith, George Clinton), Keith Armstrong and Errol Brown (Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, and Bob Marley). The album builds upon the band's signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush strings incorporated into the gentle "Route Around" to the driving guitar and synths throughout "Lady In White".

Early 2013 will see Rebelution cross the United States yet again on their annual 43 date "Winter Greens Tour". Previous sold out performances include Philly's The Electric Factory, Hard Rock in Orlando, FL, Hollywood Palladium, Denver's The Fillmore and The Fox Theatre in Oakland.

Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany (vocals / guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums), and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. New Orleans saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Khris Royal was recently added to the group. It was there that the seeds to Rebelution's future were planted creating inspiring and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place. The band continuously tours across the USA, have ventured to South America, Guam, Hawaii, Aruba, New Zealand and Europe, and performed at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits among others.
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
Simpkin Project plays a multi-faceted blend of reggae and Americana that varies greatly on its exterior layers but only atop the organic rhythms of reggae music. Their sound has been described as "uncompromising… blend[ing] authentic roots rock rhythms with a wall-of-sound production style," and the lyrical compositions of frontman Phil Simpkin range "from the simply truthful to the stirringly anthemic." Their dedication and respect for reggae music is both seen and heard through their non-stop, enthusiastic live performances, songwriting style and studio recordings.

Rich guitar work that draws from influences in blues and rock 'n' roll is rarely in dull company, propelled steadily forward by the band's thumping drums, bass and percussion, and the clockwork sound of rhythm guitar that defines Jamaica's most culturally celebrated music. Their keyboard arrangements are lush and vibrant, providing a melodic backdrop against which three-part vocal harmonies shine brightly.

Shawn Taylor These pieces come together to form a kind of living machine comprised of six cogs that change shape and size and tempo, and it moves not only bodies on a dance floor, but the hearts and minds inside them.

Simpkin Project's music can be likened to a dialect of its parent language – culturally adapted to make sense in its place and time. It is music that addresses the struggles we all face; showing us that there is beauty in all things, from love to loss to injustice, and thus remaining true to the messages of traditional roots-reggae without which it would not exist.

"We love reggae music period. It is what we were all raised on. Strictly roots, rock, reggae music. What other genre of music exists solely as the vehicle that carries with it messages of peace, positive vibes, respect, love, empowerment, and spiritualism?"~The Simpkin Project~
The Olés
After setting up headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA, The Olés methodically outlined their path to success. Four years after forming, the dedicated group has absorbed a sea of loving fans that are eager to play a vital role in their sonic journey. Their new album, "Strictly Speaking", refreshingly redefines what a California reggae band can and should sound like. Find the brass horns, inventive lyrics, and rewarding compositions filled album on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube today. A wise Puerto Rican man once said, "The Olés don't have a specific style…they just have style." They feel most at home on stage, entertaining communities with a top shelf cocktail of reggae, hip hop, rock, funk, and blues.
Venue Information:
Observatory North Park
2981 University Ave
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://observatorynp.com/