The Movement w/ Project 432, Arise Roots, A-Mac & The Height
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM (event ends at 12:30 AM)
This event is 16 and over
The Movement has been winning the hearts and minds of alternative-reggae fans since their inception in Columbia, SC in 2003. Drawing inspiration from Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid and John Brown’s Body, they’ve come to be known as musical shapeshifters with a foundation of heavy drum and bass. Today the band consists of founding member, lead vocalist, and guitarist Joshua Swain, bassist Jason Schmidt, drummer Gary Jackson, and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Goodwin. Their sixth studio album, Ways Of The World, dropped on June 7, 2019, as the highly anticipated followup to 2016’s #1 Billboard Reggae album Golden.
The passion to create a unique, roots reggae band is what brought the members of Arise Roots together. Hailing out of Los Angeles, California, Arise Roots was formed in 2010, however, it seemed as though these brothers were eventually destined to cross paths. Each member had been performing in various reggae bands throughout Southern California and backing various reggae legends coming into town. However, drummer Ron Montoya decided to form what he considered to be the next powerhouse reggae band.
After searching for several years and filtering through numerous musicians, Arise Roots was finally formed. Teaming up with heavy bassist Rudy Covarubias and keyboard/vocals specialist Todd Johnson, a tight rhythm section served as the driving foundation. Soon after, lead vocalist Karim Isreal was added providing his soulful, organic, and powerful voice. Finally, guitarist Robert Sotelo joined the group adding the finesse and authenticity needed for this original sound.
The goal: to create a fresh reggae sound with a modern feel that appeals to all ages and races, but one that doesn’t compromise the true feel of roots reggae. Anybody who has had the opportunity to witness an Arise Roots show understands the powerful sound and positive vibration that they produce. Always paying homage to past reggae legends, Arise Roots’ sound is influenced by such artists as The Heptones, Israel Vibration, The Wailing Souls, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Mighty Diamonds, Alton Ellis, Barrington Levy, Burning Spear, Bob Marley and The Wailers, The Skatalites, Alton Ellis, Sizzla, and Midnite. In addition, Arise Roots has had the opportunity to share the stage with such artists as Barrington Levy, Michael Rose, Sister Carol, Big Youth, Midnite, The Meditations, Kymani Marley, Gramps Morgan, Dennis Al Capone, Pappa Michigan, Mad Lion, Gondwana and even hip hop heavy weights Public Enemy.
PROJECT 432 IS A CONTEMPORARY REGGAE/ROCK/FUSION BAND CULTIVATED IN COLORADO IN 2016. P432 STRETCHES THE SOUNDS OF REGGAE, ROCK, ELECTRONIC, FUNK, AND HIP HOP TO CREATE A DISTINCT VIBE OF THEIR OWN. THIS CAREFULLY CRAFTED SOUND GIVES A FRESH TAKE ON THE ROCK AND REGGAE GENRES, WHILE STILL PAYING HOMAGE TO THEIR PREDECESSORS. THROUGH THE SWEETNESS OF REGGAE, THE GROOVE OF FUNK, THE INTENSITY OF ROCK AND THE FLYNESS OF HIP HOP, THE BOYS INTEND TO SPREAD THEIR MESSAGE OF PEACE, LOVE AND GROWTH. PROJECT 432 RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, “THE SCIENCE OF NUMBERS,” THROUGH ROOTS MUSICIAN RECORDS ON OCTOBER 6TH, 2017. REACHING #3 ON BILLBOARD REGGAE CHARTS AND #8 ON ITUNES MUSIC REGGAE CHARTS.
A-Mac & The Height
A-Mac & The Height represents a unique musical experience of unity and adventurous fusion of genres. With hook-driven songwriting and a cohesive blend of reggae, hip-hop, funk and alternative rock, the group thrives on overcoming musical boundaries. Their immersive message and feel good energy has proven to bring together beautiful people from coast to coast.
The Denver, CO based band has a charismatic approach fueled by conscious thinking, with lyrics that are uplifting, relatable, and insightful. Bringing an energetic and moving live performance, A-Mac & The Height encourages their audience to partake in a genuine and united musical journey with them. Similarly, the group is known for creating intricate and extended musical passages through improvisation and faith in the unknown.
In addition to fearlessly touring the majority of the United States within their first year of forming, the band has also put out two full length albums. Young, bold and determined, the group is fascinated with pushing the envelope of artistic expression, paying homage to many of the greats including Sublime, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre and Grateful Dead.
After years of experiment and development, Alex Mackenzie-Low (a.k.a. A-Mac - Vocals & Guitar) has united his latest musical brotherhood, known as The Height. The band features six of Denver's premiere musicians including Matt McElwain (Drums), Stephen Eski Edwards (Bass), Karl Rivers (Keyboards), Joey Bean (Saxophone & Vocals), Ted Kleist (Guitar & Vocals), and Jake Heym (Percussion). A-Mac & The Height continues to break the mold and expand impact over a wide range of music lovers.
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