The Expendables w/ RDGLDGRN / Tribal Theory

The Expendables w/ RDGLDGRN / Tribal Theory

RDGLDGRN, Tribal Theory

Sat · March 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Grog Shop

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

The Expendables
The Expendables
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For eighteen years The Expendables have been bringing their perspective to the world of reggae rock. Instead of following the traditional cookie-cutter blend of reggae, punk,
ska and hip-hop commonly replicated in the genre, The Expendables have perfected their own unique approach of face-melting solos, mind-bending jams and danceable
grooves, blurring the lines of where one genre ends and another begins.

Hailing from shores of Santa Cruz, California, three quarters of this four piece met in the halls of Soquel High. After high school Adam Patterson (Drums/Vocals), Raul Bianchi
(Lead Guitar/Keys) and Geoff Weers (Guitar/Vocals) would part ways from their high school bass player and in 1999 the band would enlist hometown native Ryan DeMars
(Bass), bringing new influence to the band’s stage presence and their songwriting process. Once the new line up was solidified, the band worked tirelessly playing shows regionally
as well as recording and self-releasing three albums, No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001) and Gettin’ Filthy (2004). This determined work ethic would capture
the attention of Slightly Stoopid front men and Stoopid Records label owners Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald. Doughty and McDonald would take a strong interest in
the band, first taking them on tour supporting Slightly Stoopid’s shows, then signing The Expendables to Stoopid Records, releasing the label’s first non Slightly Stoopid
release, 2007s self-titled The Expendables. In 2010 the partnership would also produce Prove It, staking the bands claim as one of the genre’s heavy hitters. Three years after Prove It the band would start tracking at JingleTown recording, a bay area studio owned by the members Green Day. The beautiful studio would be used for two recording sessions, one in 2013 and one in 2014 setting the stage for the bands
new release.

On January 13, 2015 The Expendables dropped Sand In the Sky to a hungry fan base excited for the bands new album. Fans immediately responded, loving the new tracks
and gravitating toward the hypnotic Starry Night, dance-friendly jam Music Move Me as well as Nothing I Wouldn’t Do bringing a slight blend of the bands older sound back into the mix.
The band has taken no down time jumping straight out on 2015’s Winter Blackout Tour currently traveling across the country jamming to large crowds everywhere. With a date
slated on this Summer’s Wakarusa festival and plenty of touring plans in the work this is going to be another great year for The Expendables.
RDGLDGRN
RDGLDGRN (pronounced red gold green) have already distinguished themselves in the DC music scene. Their highly stylized sound (that Go Go drum beat- a distinct DC rhythm) takes hip-hop infused punk and indie rock to create something refreshingly unique, is getting attention from fans stretching far beyond the DC niche scene.

Comprised of three members who identify as Red, Gold, and Green, RDGLDGRN began making music in their basement studio, drawing from a vast and almost ironically diverse pool of influences like Chuck Brown, Vampire Weekend, Outkast, The Neptunes, and Bad Brains.

What many might consider a wildly ambitious, even impossible task to pull off, RDGLDGRN managed to effortlessly combine genres of music to create something new, something all their own, and something that has the music industry buzzing with excitement.

The band gained widespread recognition when they self-released a song called "I Love Lamp" on YouTube- a way for friends and local fans to listen to their music. They had no idea that within just a few weeks, the video would have over 100,000 views and the attention of many notable figures both in the industry as well as on the blogosphere.

Producer Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cold War Kids) quickly took notice of the band, and in addition to producing RDGLDGRN's debut, also signed them to his label, Fairfax Recordings (Gotye, Tribes) in a joint venture with Universal Republic Records.

Upon entering the legendary Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, CA, a studio where Fleetwood Mac recorded 'Rumours' and Nirvana recorded 'Nevermind', RDGLDGRN were fortunate enough to have captured the attention of Nirvana alum, Foo Fighters front man, and hometown hero, Dave Grohl who recorded drums on the entire album.

It wasn't just rock royalty that took notice of RDGLDGRN, the hip-hop community was also taken by the band's unique sound. Genre-bending artist, producer, and designer, Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D., The Neptunes), co-wrote and co-produced the standout track "Doing the Most", lending his distinct style to one of the most unique tracks on the album that showcases Green's undeniable talent for rapping and singing infused with Pharrell's style of unusual beats and musical wit.

The result is a debut that truly demonstrates the group's ability to straddle genre lines, to combine musical polarities and unite both artists and fans over music that's multifaceted.

However, it's not the musical intricacies, or the obscure combination of influences, that make RDGLDGRN who they are. It's their ability to create something entirely fresh and new, something that's often overlooked in this state of the industry where musicians try to stay afloat by following trends. If you ask RDGLDGRN who their biggest influences are, they'd tell you the Beatles and Bob Marley. And while RDGLDGRN don't exactly sound like those legendary artists, they do share in common something less tangible- they all have made it a point tocarve their own path by creating something entirely unique.
Tribal Theory
Tribal Theory
Tribal Theory of San Diego, California has established themselves as the originals of Urban Reggae music. Continuously producing fresh musical compositions that are undeniable masterpieces. Formed in 2005, Tribal Theory's signature is the fusion of their Pacific Island culture with the feel good vibes of Reggae, grittiness of Urban Ska, and the soulful harmonies of R&B. This hybrid sound has the depth and versatility to span across many different genres including Reggae, Island Reggae, R&B, Alternative, Roots, and World music.

Tribal Theory is bringing the "west coast cool" vibe all around the world. Headlining concerts all across Hawaii, Guam, and the tip of Eastern Asia. Over the years, the band has gained the respect of numerous music legends. Performing alongside artists such as Steel Pulse, Barrington Levy, The Wailing Souls, Fiji, SOJA, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Common Kings, The Green, and J Boog; to name a few.

Recently, Tribal Theory has been taking the Reggae world by storm. Releasing three albums in three years: Cali Love, Hell of A Night, and Tribal Theory (self titled). As well as receiving "Best World Music Album of Year 2013" at San Diego Music Awards. Winners of Orange County Mai Tai Rumble 2013 and champions of VANS Warped Tour Battle of The Bands 2011.

Tribal Theory, it's not just music, it's a lifestyle.
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/