THE MOVEMENT ~ Online ticket sales have ended. We still have plenty of tickets at the door.
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Show Starts: 8:30
The Movement is Joshua Swain (vocals, guitar), Jason "Smiles" Schmidt (bass), and Gary Jackson (drums).
Born in Columbia, South Carolina but later based out of Philadelphia and then San Diego, reggae-rock group The Movement was formed in 2004 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans. Mixing their two collective favorites, along with a slew of other reggae and rock influences, Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff aka DJ Riggles launched The Movement with their "alternative reggae" debut, 2004's "On Your Feet." Two years later, Riggles left the band, but Swain and Miller soon met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded acts like Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, the duo recorded 2008's "Set Sail" at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios. Gary Jackson joined the group on drums and Jason "Smiles" Schmidt joined on bass, but in 2012, Jordan Miller left the group. This trio version of The Movement released "Side By Side" in 2013; debuting at number two on the Billboard Reggae Chart.
FEAR NUTTIN BAND
Start Time: 9:15
On a mission to “Unify The Music, Unify The People”
Some bands have coined themselves as revolutionary, but Fear Nuttin Band is evolutionary. With their musical roots fusing the intensity of metal, the rhythm of Jamaican dance hall and the social consciousness of hip-hop, this band is defining a genre.
The FNB sound is as diverse as the cultures the band members represent. The hot West Indian sun incubated the talents of front men Roosta (Vox), Prowla (Vox), while instrumentalists Christafari Regan(Gtr), Jay Chung (Gtr & Vox), Brian Daigle (Bass) and Mike Fuchs (Drums) represent New England’s finest. FNB has shared many miles on tour with legendary artists including Toots & the Maytals, Steel Pulse, and toured with reggae rock breakout artists SOJA, Rebelution, Tribal Seeds and many more. The band has been featured on several years of the Van’s Warped Tour; and played countless reggae & rock events.
Fear Nuttin Band was featured on FuseTV’s “Bodog’s Battle of the Bands” Reality TV show to millions of viewers in Canada & the USA and quickly became a household name. The band was awarded a major recording deal and began work on their first full-length album “YARDCORE” with legendary producer Terry Date – (Pantera, Deftones, Korn, Fishbone, etc.).
Following up on 2008′s acclaimed album “YARDCORE”, and after disparaging news that the Bodog Records (also home to artists: DMX, Fall From Grace, and The Wu-Tang Clan), closed its doors with little notice… amidst a major national tour no less, the band self-produced & released its second major album “MOVE POSITIVE” on April 5, 2011 on its own upstart indie record label imprint, BoomBlaze Records. The album immediately charted top5 on iTunes Bestselling Reggae & #2 on Amazon Bestselling Reggae Albums(USA, Cuba & Caribbean) on its first day. The album’s first single “REBEL” was co-written by personal friend and renowned artist, Jacob Hemphill of SOJA. Also on the album are two songs (Informer, and People Living Together) that feature vocals by legendary reggae artist Bushman.
Showing their unmatchable drive & ability to keep churning out the tracks, the band is now in the final phases of wrapping up their third major album, “Vibes, Love, Revolution“, scheduled to be released spring of 2012.
BoomBlaze the Nation!
Start Time: 8:30