The Note Presents
Echo Movement, Among Criminals
142 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA, 19382
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.
The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers (Guitar and Vocals), Adam Patterson (Drums and Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar) and Ryan DeMars (Bass). The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin' Filthy (2004), would bring in a combined total of over 40,000 units sold with no physical distribution and no record label.
The Echo Generation: children of the Baby Boomers. "Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue." -Plato
Echo Movement is about love. It's about a passion to learn, communicate and appreciate life's opportunities. It's a recognition of the ability to choose your level of involvement in humanity. It's respect for the earth and our global community and an honor to the pursuit of happiness. It's a shrine to the human range of emotions. It's an expression of music, culture and freedom. Echo Movement is about love, and that is all you need.
Brothers Steve and Dave grew Echo Movement from their Jersey Shore roots. They merged local beach culture with island and world music to create a unique blend they call "surf, reggae, soca." They set out to represent the rapidly-growing global mindset of the current "Echo Generation" from which they took their name.
Echo Movement proves the new generation is built on independent accomplishments. Their songs are often about the integrity of the individual and their ability to take on any challenge while still remaining a part of the community. With fans across the world, Echo Movement stands as a living, breathing manifestation of its own honor.
The music is packed with energy, the lyrics are universal and the hooks are infectious. iTunes hails Echo Movement as "a cohesive blend of roots reggae and pop songwriting smarts."
The politically-charged Reggae, Latin-Rock band Among Criminals, is as much about the message as they are about the music. Jarrod Pedone (drums) and Bean (bass) lay down the head-turning rhythm, while singer Ryan Gaughan uses the stage and the mic as a platform for his plea for peace.
"People have to stop thinking of themselves and others as Americans, or Muslims or Christians or Black, White, whatever... To be American you need to be a HUMAN, to be Iraqi you need to be a HUMAN, to be Mexican, or Muslim or African you need to be a HUMAN. We all need to realize that we are all connected as humans, and the rest are just petty details that shouldn't provoke prejudice."
"We, as part of the first world, need to start taking responsibility and action for our impact around the globe. Most of us are lucky and privileged to be born where and when we were. We have to realize that the history of shitty political trade policy, and strong-arm political intervention, has made the first world richer while exploiting the people of the third world. Help us take action to help spread the wealth of this word fairly across the globe."