Alternative reggae-rock hailing from Columbia, South Carolina
SOLD OUT: The Movement
KBong, Balance Trick
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, The Movement’s debut album, ON YOUR FEET (2004), has been heralded as one of the “top 10 reggae rock albums of all time,” and the band has toured with legends from 311 to Parliament, Slightly Stoopid to Dirty Heads, Wu-Tang Clan, Steel Pulse, Stick Figure, Pepper, and more. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded artists such as G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios, and during the recording process recruited they Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and followed it in 2014 with BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN (Rootfire Cooperative), which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio.
In 2017 and 2018 the band toured Amphitheatres around the US, and performed at landmark events including Cali Roots Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Levitate Festival, One Love Cali Reggae Fest, and Closer To The Sun. In early 2018 the band announced a new album in the works, with anticipated release in Spring 2019. On tour now.
Balance Trick is a Reggae Rock band based out of Portland, OR formed by a group of adventurists, surfers, and van “pimp-my-ride” ers. We jam, surf, build vans, hike, play with our hounds, and just explore and have a good time all around. We’re doing what we love doing. Thanks for joining us and for checking out the Balance Trick page! Check out our new EP, "The Comfort Zone EP", now available on all music platforms.