BLACK UHURU Live at Pub Rock
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM (event ends at 7:30 PM)
This event is 16 and over
Black Uhuru, one of reggae's all time super groups and celebrated pioneers are back with a vengeance!
Five-Star General, Duckie Gong Simpson and his Lion Lieutenant, Andrew Bees, lead Black Uhuru's entrancing musical warriors into 2011 in the spirit of the true Rasta. Black Uhuru (which translates as "freedom" in Swahili), remain planted in their cultural roots of musical, political and spiritual convictions.
Back in the day, Black Uhuru broke the mold touring worldwide with The Clash, The Police and Rolling Stones, to name a few. Black Uhuru, the honored recipients of the first Grammy Award ever for reggae music, are at it again and are better and stronger than ever before performing songs from their forthcoming new album as well as their timeless hits.
Black Uhuru, known for their revolutionary attitudes both on and off the stage, unleash upon the world a dynamic production for its veteran fan base to embrace while allowing its new recruitment of fans to experience their inspiring lyrics, layered vocal harmonies, drum and bass rhythms, and the trademark Black Uhuru legacy which is permanently woven throughout music history. Black Uhuru's roots are deep, their shows are fierce and they, like their music, remain innovative and progressive to this day.
Have your ticket ready and don't forget your mind …
Mike Pinto has crafted an exceptional style of songwriting, with a truly unique take on Roots, Vintage Rock, Reggae, Ska and Classic Surf, but it's his distinct voice and seamless storytelling that has brought him success both in the States and overseas. With the release of his debut album (Little District, 2005), Pinto began his attack on the Philadelphia music scene as a solo artist. By 2006, underground success and a rabid growing fanbase allowed him to expand westward with two nationwide solo acoustic tours. After the second tour, Pinto decided to relocate to San Diego where he immersed himself in the thriving Southern California music scene and quickly gained a name.
Pinto's music quickly traveled out of the continental States and can be found on Japanese compilations, on Hawaii's top radio stations by huge supporter and top radio personality Shaggy Jenkins as well as topping charts in Guam. As in Pinto fashion, the hype was followed up with tours where he sold out shows in Guam, Big Island, Maui and Oahu, creating even more buzz in the wakes.
In late 2007 Pinto teamed up with professional skateboarder and legendary Drummer/Producer Chuck Treece (Pearl Jam, G Love, Bad Brains, McRad) and released his most complete work to date. With Treece lending his knack for producing and playing a number of the instruments on the album, Pinto's self-titled album has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide. The album gained so much attention that Pinto was urged to follow it up with an entirely acoustic version of which was released in 2008.
With a focus on creating community and delivering a live show reminiscent of Vintage Rock and Roll, there is no denying the impact Mike Pinto will have in 2010.
- Released acoustic album "Everything I Got" April 2009
- Three national tours (two with a band) in a 6-month period (July '09 –Nov. '09)
- Has played live shows with horns/members of Slightly Stoopid and Sublime