Through The Roots

Formed in the Summer of 2008, San Diego based band Through the Roots have been covering ground and making waves across the United States. Fusing rock and electronic elements with a strong roots reggae foundation, Through the Roots have developed a unique sound and experience that captivates audiences during their live performances.

2011 proved to be a very successful year for Through the Roots. The band released the EP “Here to Stay” in the Spring that debuted at #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart. On top of the EP release, Through the Roots hit the road hard playing over 140 shows in 38 of the nations 50 states. They supported nationally recognized artists such as Iration, Tribal Seeds, and The Green on their respective national tours. This all culminated to the band being nominated for and winning Pier Magazine’s award for 2011 Breakout Artist of the Year.

Feeding off of the success seen in 2011, Through the Roots already has big plans for 2012. In February, they will be linking up with The Expendables for their 2012 Winter Blackout Tour. Also, a new studio album is already in pre-production with an expected release date sometime during the Spring. Be sure to keep an eye out for them as the year progresses.

Tatanka sounds great and is a record that manages to pay homage to its roots, deliver a couple catchy singles as well as define Tatanka’s sound as an out of the mold band that is pushing the reggae-rock genre to a new place.” claims Tommy Dubs from The Pier.

This has been the sole aesthetic that Tatanka has strived for. Encapsulating the heavy roots rumble of the Caribbean while maintaining the pop sensibilities of the dance-oriented, electronic sounds of the Brittanica, American reggae scene. Providing a positive message throughout.

This fueled the sound of what became the newest album Tatanka. Written over the span of a year and a half, Tatanka recorded their Self-titled album at Imperial Sound in San Diego. Reggae rocker Ted Bowne from PASSAFIRE and the roots magician The Maad T-Ray of Tribal Seeds feature on a counter culture, wake up call entitled “The Yard”. Jamaican sing-jay Triston Palmer is heard on a bouncy number labeled “Give Green.” The song is a homage to never giving up on what you believe in. En Young of Tribal Seeds is also heard throughout the album. The album debuted at #1 on iTunes reggae charts and #4 on Billboard's reggae charts. The positive lyrics and heavy sounds garnered radio air play all around the globe.

Tatanka's Sounds In Technicolor racked up over 20,000 downloads and has attributed to the flourishing fan base. This recognition has led to tours across the US and spanning to Canada with acts such as: Tribal Seeds, Stick Figure, Lee Scratch Perry, Fortunate Youth, Easy Star Allstars, Passafire, and more. In conjunction with a heavy tour schedule, Tatanka has also played a multitude of festivals including; California Roots, Powell-a-Palooza, Desert Rocks, Arise and a plethora of others.

Formed in 2009 by a few college friends in Denver Colorado, Tatanka has been nominated for 'Breakout Artist of the Year' (2014) by The Pier, High Times 'Unsigned Band of the Month' (09/2011) and nominated by Westword magazine for 'Colorado's Reggae/Jam Band of the Year (2015)'. With 2015 providing a large amount of clout, Tatanka will be releasing a remix album of their Self-titled release along with several new singles within the year.

Tatanka's infectious live show is the bridge between the band and the fans. It unifies the crowd with the progressing, pulsing, positive perspective of Tatanka. Looking to further instill a global vision of unity with their pounding, dynamic sound and peaceful, harmonious message.

“We all go help them, People come together no selfish.”
Reward Them - TATANKA

Mystic Roots

Topping iTunes Reggae Charts with their latest release, Cali-HI, Mystic Roots Band spent 2011 performing at many of the biggest summer music festivals across the US before heading to Japan, Guam and Hawaii to entertain the US Troops abroad. Serving up an original style based in reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall (with overtones of rock, funk, and ska), an MRB live concert guarantees not just at music for your ears, but also a high-energy show and powerful experience you'll never forget. This Chico, CA based group brings a brand new sound while embracing the nature of roots reggae wholeheartedly and performing it with smooth vocals/harmonies, energetic freestyles and beat-boxing, all over a solid groove. The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, yet with a powerful, positive message. The musicianship of the players is top notch and arrangements are often complex and always interesting. The band tours the U.S. full-time, playing shows with some of the biggest names in reggae, hip hop, and rock. MRB promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message while still having a good time and keeping the party going. Fans describe MRB's music as a refreshing, energetic, and cutting-edge sound that people are immediately drawn to. As a result, MRB has developed an ever-growing legion of loyal fans. This fan base exists not only in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, but also in Europe, Latin America, Australia, and even several regions of Asia.

J. Armijo

I am currently working as a solo artist on my EP album "Positive Mentality." The album will be out sometime November of 2013 and is being produced by EN Young from the band Tribal Seeds of San Diego. I can't explain how excited I am to have this opportunity and to begin my musical journey. Trying to band together some solid guys so when the album drops we can start playing live shows in and around Colorado. Much love to the other musicians out there spreading love and positivity! We can all prosper if we all work together. Hope you dig the tunes which have, until now, all been independently produced. A fusion of Reggae, blues, r&b, jazz, and even hip hop is what makes this sound unique. Enjoy!

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Cervantes' Other Side


Through The Roots & Tatanka w/ Mystic Roots and J. Armijo

Monday, January 27 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Cervantes' Other Side

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