“It’s all in our minds / Planted over time / Grew into a vine / That became intertwined” – from “All In Our Minds”On Passafire’s sixth studio release, Longshot, the Savannah, GA based rock outfit gives a testimony to following dreams, inspired by people, places, and experiences Passafire has shared since forming as a band. The group’s four members continue chasing their passion despite being told many times that “Making it as a musician is a long-shot,” a piece of advice that inspired this album and its title. Longshot takes its listeners through a full spectrum of emotions, telling stories of heartbreak, new beginnings, overcoming personal struggles, finding truths, discovering new places, and getting older, all weaved into Passafire’s genre-defying mix of reggae, hard rock, hip hop, and anything else that turns the group on musically.
Passafire was formed in Savannah, GA, in 2003 by Ted Bowne and Nick Kubley, and have built a strong reputation within the U.S. reggae scene through relentless touring with fellow band members Mike DeGuzman and Will Kubley. Bowne doesn’t mind the grueling schedule and adds, “Touring is the best way to keep the buzz about the band going. What keeps it fun and exciting is the people we meet and places we get to see. We are in a new city every day so there’s always something to go see or do.” They continue to be a larger part of the U.S. reggae scene, even though musically they are often far apart from many of their peers in the genre, with a growing emphasis on alternative and progressive rock elements within their songs.
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds, “leaders of the new school” is a five piece American band from The South Bay of Los Angeles California, formed in 2004. Their Southern California influences helped yield their unparalleled sound; A perfect mix of reggae, rock & pop. From Hood B-Boy Street to Surf/Skate Beach Culture these boys emerged into a multi-cultural musical phenomenon with a cause. Meet The Seeds: Moises Juarez (lead-vocals), Sean Chapman(vocals/guitar), Matthew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Patrick Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass).
The band tours an average of 40 weeks a year coast to coast, selling out venues and spreading like wildfire across the nation. Building a solid and loyal following wherever they go. On June 16th, 2012 TBS headed out to appear for their 3rd time at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. They just released their highly anticipated 3rd album on June 12, 2012 titled “The Great Escape” produced by Grammy winner Damon Elliot. TBS released their first single off the album titled “One Way” co-written with Tim Myers of One Republic fame on March 27, 2012. “One Way” is currently on the radio and made it onto the Top 40 Billboard Indicator Charts 5 weeks in a row. With so much anticipation surrounding the album, “The Great Escape” hit #28 on the Itunes Alternative Charts upon its first day of release. On February 25, 2012 the Bad Seeds concluded their 6week headlining tour with a sold out performance at the Anaheim House Of Blues. On November 12th 2011 they finished 3 nationwide tours all the while promoting their single “Nice & Slow”. The single was released August 8th 2011 along with their sexy summer video recognized for winning MTVU Freshmen Video Pick Of the Week and played on hundreds of media outlets. “Nice & Slow” received notable radio play and climbed its way on to the MB radio charts. No wonder the band’s Facebook page has over two million impressions. On March 3, 2011 TBS appeared on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson performing their single “Only For You” off their 2nd album “Sacred For Sale.” On November 18th, 2010 TBS received the “Commercial Success Award” at the Los Angeles Music Awards for having more than 150,000 downloads for 2010 Tomorrows Bad Seeds prove to be extremely talented musicians, vocalists and entertainers as a whole. Their live show provides a high-energy performance that will have you craving more. Since the band’s inception, they have shared the stage with the likes of UB40, 311, Pennywise, Smashing Pumpkins, The Wailers, and Fishbone, to name a few. In 2007 the Seeds’ signed with Urbantone Records releasing their debut album "Early Prayers" then on May 25th, 2010 they followed up with their sophomore record entitled “Sacred For Sale” distributed by MRI a subsidiary of Sony/RED. You can find Tomorrows Bad Seeds music online on Itunes, Amazon, CDbaby, etc. Their fans can reach them on top social media sites and on our official web page. “We come with versatility because we come from such a melting pot of music here in the Greater Los Angeles Area,” Moises said. We don’t really fit into a ‘genre’, our sound is best described as an attitude a blend of everything, with something for everyone!”
Of Good Nature
Charlotte NC alt-rockers, Of Good Nature, have received quick attention to their newly released music along with a steady wave of tour dates. Their fusion-friendly approach and openness to explore a range of styles has lead to a highly accessible sound which has recently spread like wildfire across festivals, cruises, blogs, and radio stations. “Take Me Anywhere” has been featured on Sirius XM’s The Pulse, “Feels Right” and “Good Life” are streamed on popular Spotify playlists including Happy Songs For The Office, Easy Like Sunday Morning, and Reggae Summer Beach.
The band’s high-energy live show has caught on across the United States. OGN was invited for a second appearance aboard Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise and has supported headliners Sublime with Rome, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, George Clinton, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Arrested Development, Gym Class Heroes, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Blues Traveler, Common Kings, Steel Pulse, and many more.
Of Good Nature celebrates the change into the new year with “Good Life” hitting #1 on iTunes Reggae Single Charts and annoucing their partnership with Ineffable Music Group, as well as a fresh set of tour dates. The full-length album will be released on Ineffable Records and is expected to drop Spring 2019. The band recorded with producer/engineer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster the People) at White Star Sound in Charlottesville, VA. OGN also received recognition for their past studio work, seeing their debut album, Just Add Water, won Indie-Ville’s Reggae Album of the Year and sophomore album Life Worth Livin, debuted at #5 on iTunes Reggae Albums Charts.
2019 Roaring Fork Reunion
Beyond Bridges is Surf/Alternative Rock band, from the flourishing town of Pueblo, CO. They are known for providing an alluring mix of heavy, gripping rock tones and soothing reggae refrain. Add innate folk lyricism and complex arrangements and you've got the BB crew! They have shared a stage with the likes of Trevor Hall, The Wailers, HIRIE, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds and many other tremendously talented bands. They hope to bring people together just as the bands they admire have done over the years, by telling stories of relatable experiences through music. Beyond Bridges believes that what they and other bands bring to the cosmos is incredibly important. They can all recall a song that in some way or another helped them along their journey. Now they aim to do just that for someone else.
MountainUs is a five piece band that breathes new life and energy into the reggae scene. Combine their high energy break downs with their conscious and purpose filled values, and you've got yourself one widely appealing blowout of a band. Originally formed in Fort Collins, Colorado. The band is quickly making their way into the larger music scene while gaining traction building a solid fan base.
MountainUs delivers a message of peace, love, and unity while still bringing the noise. This band will definitely leave you gasping for air after providing such great vibes that you couldn't help but dance the night away. Dubbing themselves as a Rock Reggae revival this is 100% one band you will not want to miss!
The Groove Thief
An American dub and reggae connoisseur previously based out of Hong Kong, The Groove Thief [TGT] is now living in Denver, Colorado. As a DJ (selector), he plays a unique blend of dub, reggae (from roots to digital), classic dancehall, dubwise bass music, and sound system vibes. TGT is also a radio host (KGNU), producer and record label co-owner (Pomegranate Sounds), mobile sound system operator (Pomegranate Hi Fi), and journalist (NiceUp, Dub-Stuy, Global Reggae Charts magazine, and his own TheGrooveThief.com).
With over a decade of DJing experience - including hundreds of international shows - TGT has a forward-thinking approach to a vintage style of music. He has performed at many Denver venues including The Black Box, Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Levitt Pavilion, and Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. He's also recently played in Aspen at the Belly Up and in Breckenridge at the Riverwalk Center. Plus, he's collaborated on events with partners like KGNU, Bart's Record Shop, Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Boulder Wellness Center, Illegal Pete's Colfax, Peloton West, and the Park Hill Street Fair.