The Hip Abduction

ABOUT THA
The Hip Abduction is a six-piece afropop rock band from St Petersburg, FL that weaves together Western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and traditions. The band describe themselves as “wanderlust-inspired global pop” and have cited influences such as The Black Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Paul Simon, and Ali Farka Toure. THA places heavy emphasis on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni), dub-reggae-inspired bass lines, and funky afro-beat percussion. Formed on the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2010, the band’s high-energy performances and good vibes message have won them loyal followers from Florida to California. The Hip Abduction has quickly grown from just a few African instrument playing surfers to a full-blown 6-piece powerhouse in just a couple years. Their 2013 self titled release debuted at #5 on the Billboard Reggae charts and continues to top the I-tunes charts.

The new self-titled album debuted #5 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #2 on the itunes Reggae charts.
Nominated best album of the year by The Pier Magazine and Homegrown Music Network. Won album of the year by HGMN. Produced by Michael Goldwasser (Matisyahu, Easy Star Allstars, Rebelution, The Green).
Shared stages with Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, The Movement, Passafire, Easy Star Allstars, The Funky Meters, Dawes, Galactic, and MOE.
2014 Festivals appearances include Wanee, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heat Wave, Big What?, and California Roots The Carolina Sessions.
4.5 out of 5 stars and nominated for best album of the year. The Pier Full Review
If you’re wondering which group of Florida’s upcoming Indie artists could be the first to break nationally, look no further than The Hip Abduction. They are already doing it. Tampa Bay Times
Breezy, good time groove-and-sway music mixing flavors of reggae, roots, funk, and Afro-beat into an intoxicating brew. Creative Loafing “Best Of” Issue
The band’s name indicates the desire and tendency of the music to get you grooving, and it’s something that’s hard to resist. Reax Magazine
I have never seen so many people actually DANCING at this festival…..the reality and energy of their performance and the audience response blew me away!! WMNF
The Afro-drenched twinkling of polyrhythmic guitar shines against the dub-deep pulses of bass, and multi-percussion textures and groove-oriented dance grooves run all throughout. Creative Loafing “Best Rock/World Fusion” winner

I-Resolution

Based out of Orlando, Florida I-Resolution is quickly taking the reggae scene by storm. Their mix of Roots / Dub / Dancehall reggae music combined with their high energy live show has central Florida screaming for more. I-Resolution are led by vocalist Ali Rebel. With a strong musical backround growing up in Jamaica, Rebel's brought true Roots / Dancehall Reggae music to central Florida. His amazing stage presence and conscience lyrics have fans mesmerized. With heavy Dub and Roots influence, Drummer Alex Petrone and Bassist Mark McPherson bring powerful riddims to match the Soulful / Roots Guitar playing of Jake Jones for a sound which Orlando has never heard before.

Having graced the stage with some of the top reggae artists in the industry, I-Resolution continues to gain respect and fans within the reggae community. What makes them stand out from the rest is their unique sound. Take Dancehall artists Sizzla and Capelton, mix them with King Tubby along with some Ernest Ranglin, and you have the next big thing in reggae: I-Resolution. A live show and sound you have to see and hear for yourself.

Orange Juice

We are the all original band Orange Juice Music from Naples, Florida. Our sound can be described as feel-good, floridian jam/rock. Thus far, we have independently composed, recorded, mixed, mastered, and released two full length albums titled "Heart Well Fed" and "Tides Keep Changing." Currently, our largest audience is found within Florida, and we plan on continuing to nurture this loyal home fan-base. We love to make people dance, with a heavy emphasis on bass & drums. We can also provide a relaxed setting with our variety of mellow/acoustic tunes. Our goal is to motivate, create, inspire, and do good for our society through music and the performing arts. You can stay updated on our shows and new material through our website OrangeJuiceMusic.Org, and our Facebook at "Musical Orange Juice". Please feel free to contact us at any time if there is any way we can help you or your cause.

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The Hip Abduction with I-Resolution, Orange Juice

Thursday, August 15 · 8:00 PM at The Social

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