Vegas Reggae Promotions & Smash Magazine Presents
Shoreline Rootz, Dub Seeds
1215 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89104
This event is 21 and over
Based out of the South Bay of San Diego, neighboring the highest crossed border in the world, the members of Stranger draw inspiration from their diverse surroundings. It is multicultural and musical diversity that lends Stranger a unique blend of soulful reggae roots, rock and jazz infused with conscious lyrics. The ideas and messages within Stranger's music take root in the deepest part of the human spirit.
Stranger has had the pleasure to share the stage with many influential artists, some of the names include: Ozomatli, Louis the XIV, The Marleys, Toots, Dave Wakeling, Barrington Levi, Don Carlos, Eek A Mouse, Johnny Osbourne, Twinkle Brothers, Junior Reid, Cultura Profetica, Paula Fuga, Midnite, Groundation, and Ooklah the Moc to name a few.
Shoreline Rootz is 10pc. Reggae/Rock group, founded in San Diego, California, in 2009. With crisp horn lines, female backing vocals, driving keyboard and percussive syncopation, this group of "Roots Enthusiasts" breathes new life into an archival style that is primitively irresistible.
Influenced greatly by the Jamaican Reggae artists of the 1970's and 80's , lead vocalist & prolific songwriter, Ryan Thorpes brings the Message of Peace and Personal Empowerment through the microphone with his unique rasp and smokey stylings. "A breath of fresh air" is an appropriate way to describe the music from this collection of passionate & determined musicians. SHORELINE is looking to break down the barriers of conformity with delicious fusions and contagious Consciousness. The release of their 1st album "Fire Burnin" has been eagerly awaited by their fans and sponsors. Even though still in their infancy to the World, SHORELINE ROOTZ' is destined to make big waves!!
Shoreline Rootz' have shared the stage with international acts like Collie Buddz and Katchafire to legendary artists like Israel Vibration.
"Always and Forever.. I & I will never go astray"
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The roots of the Dub Seeds sound begin in a place that most people wouldn't expect. Bakersfield, California is known for it's contributions to the world of music by way of country music legend, Buck Owens, as well as the metal/hip-hop group, Korn. But the deep, rhythmic bass lines, and reggae accents heard in Dub Seeds' music make you feel more like you are dancing at a late-night beach party, rather than at your favorite bar.
In 2004, Chris started the band after moving back to California from Las Vegas. They called themselves SEED and quickly began to gain ground on the local scene. The group's vibe gravitated to a reggae-punk feel with blues, and even grunge influences mixed in. Eventually, the band began carving out their niche in that California-reggae dub style: soulful, raw, and groovy!
After several shows, and a few member changes, the band decided to officially change their name to DUB SEEDS in late 2008, and have been on a roll ever since! With the final pieces in place, and a dedication to the music, Dub Seeds have been an unstoppable force in the dub-rock scene.
Dub Seeds' sound has carried the band all over the California/Nevada area to colleges, clubs, bars, casinos and festivals as well. They have shared stages with genre notables Pepper, Eek A Mouse, Fishbone, Bargain Music, Voodoo Glowskulls, Pato Banton, Easy Star All Stars, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Bert Susanka of The Ziggens, The B Foundation, Mike Pinto, and most of them more than once!
In February of 2010 the group released their first full length album, "Feelin It" under their own label, DS Records. The response has been overwhelming to say the least! People are already singing along to new album favorites, 'Inside Out', as well as the title track, 'Feelin It' at local shows. Their CD release party opened up with the very special guest, Josh Fischel, lead singer of Bargain Music, as Fishlips Bar & Grill hosted a packed house ready to get their hands on the new Dub Seeds cd.
With the juiciest bass lines on the West Coast, Sleazy-G will have your chest bumpin' AND grindin', while Gizmo slams down the beats with fury. Chris-Dogg hits you with the lyrical madness while he strums, chucks, and dishes out some rasta love. This power trio always brings the pain on stage and leaves a mess of people singing and dancing in their wake. Expect to hear a lot of original music at a Dub Seeds show. And if you're lucky enough to catch one of their 3-4 hour sets (which happens a lot!), you can expect to hear their rastified version of many of your favorite radio hits, too.
A quick glance at their calendar and you can see that there is no slowing this band down. From the Hard Rock Restaurant in Vegas, to the infamous Downtown Brew in SLO, this band is on the move and they are doing nothing but making fans along the way. With the crowds and fans begging for more, why stop?