Two special nights with Hawaii's dub-heavy roots reggae rabble-rousers
The Expanders, The Movement
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Formed in 2009 on Oahu, Hawaii, The Green “fuses late 1970s-era dub-heavy roots reggae with strands of contemporary rock/pop/R&B and sporadic indigenous Hawaiian musical and lyrical references” (Billboard). Shortly after the release of their debut album (2010), The Green began a heavy touring cycle, including runs with Rebelution and SOJA, Vans Warped Tour, and internationally in Japan, New Zealand, and Guam. In fall 2012 after the release of the #1 Billboard Reggae Album WAYS & MEANS, the sextet completed their first headlining U.S. tour, including multiple sold out dates. This spring The Green embarks on the Take Me On Tour, debuting songs from their third album, slated for release on Easy Star Records later this summer. The Green’s first two albums combined have sold 50,000 copies worldwide.
Caleb Keolanui – Lead Vocals
Ikaika Antone – Keys, Lead Vocals
JP Kennedy – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Zion Thompson – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Brad “BW” Watanabe – Bass
Jordan Espinoza – Drums
- Debut album named iTunes Best Reggae Album of the Year (2010)
- Sophomore album “Ways & Means” spent four-weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart (2011)
- Featured on NPR shows Weekend Edition and Morning Becomes Eclectic
- Nominated in 3 categories in the International Reggae And World Music Awards (2012 & 2013)
- #8 of the 15 fastest accelerating artists across the Internet (03.15.12) – Next Big Sound / Billboard
- Played all 41 dates of Vans Warped Tour 2012
- Featured in Billboard (Nov 2011)
- Debut album “The Green” and sophomore album “Ways & Means” combined have sold 50,000 copies
“The Green’s powerful sonic identity fuses late 1970s-era dub-heavy roots reggae (reminiscent of English bands like Aswad and Steel Pulse) with strands of contemporary rock/pop/R&B and sporadic indigenous Hawaiian musical and lyrical references. That appealing synthesis has catapulted The Green to the forefront of Hawaii’s thriving reggae scene.” – Billboard
The Expanders play Reggae inna 70's Rockers style, and feature three-part harmony vocals. Influences: Ethiopians, Gladiators, Mighty Diamonds, Culture, Sound Dimension, Aggrovators, Roots Radics
Rock, Reggae and Hip Hop: Each is definable, recognizable and at once familiar to people the world over--but never before have those three forms of musical expression been blended into a sound that is as indefinable as it is recognizable and familiar. Enter the Philadelphia quartet known as The Movement.