Roots Of Creation
Elephants Dancing, Bunktown Falls, RootSetters, Psychotic Submarines
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
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Roots Of Creation
Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast.
Roots of Creation’s most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard Reggae and the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record that includes three versions of each song--studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and others. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).
The band was founded in the early summer of 2015 by singers Mike Iorio and Danny Sales who were childhood friends. Growing up together made the writing process a breeze and in no time, an EP worth of songs was written. Soon after, in the fall semester of 2015, drummer Joe Turner and percussionist (and rain stick specialist) Alec Tallman, fellow classmates of Mike Iorio, joined the group and Elephants Dancing transformed from just a summer project into a band in full swing.
Now Elephants Dancing is a reggae band characterized by their funk, hip-hop, and rock influences. The music of Elephants Dancing, portrayed very accurately by the EP title, "Clear Skies," sends messages of good vibes and positivity by means of infectious grooves and fun, rhythmically complex songs. Their first release, "Clear Skies (The EP)," consists of 8 songs including, "Panic Static," the track for the band's first music video, and the 2016 Steamtown Song of the Year. That summer, Elephants Dancing's first full length, "Rituals," was released boasting 19 songs and featuring award winning, "Panic Static." In the coming future the band plans to tour and prepare for a second album.
Eclectically described as "Reggae rock beached out jam band funk" Bunktown Falls has made their mark as one of Long Islands most electric and outstanding bands. Drawing inspiration from almost anywhere and everywhere they have stepped off the beaten path to find one all their own. Check them out at a venue near you soon!!!
Rootsetters are a three piece Reggae/Atomic Dub band out of the Philadelphia area.... formed out of the ether and of good circumstance>> Uniting the Tribes
$15 in advance, or $20 cash at the door.
$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for ages under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.