Arise Roots, Dubbest @ Rockbar Inc. in Scottsdale AZ.

Last Exit Live presents

Arise Roots, Dubbest @ Rockbar Inc. in Scottsdale AZ.

Why Worry

Fri, July 28, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

This show has moved to Friday, July 28th and will now be at Rockbar Inc. in Scottsdale AZ.

4245 N Craftsman Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

http://rockbarscottsdale.com/

 

Arise Roots
Arise Roots
From the heart of Los Angeles rises a powerful movement known as Arise Roots. Steadily becoming a household name around the globe, the group of six veteran musicians united their talents in order to bring a unique and refreshing interpretation of Roots-Reggae with the common goal of preserving its true message.

Finding inspiration in everything from the streets of LA to situations surrounding everyday life and social injustices throughout the world, Arise Roots instinctively brings all that attitude and energy directly to the stage. Their fresh and powerful, yet smooth delivery has earned Arise Roots praise from some of the biggest names in both International and American Reggae.

The success of their last two albums, Moving Forward (2013) and Love and War (2014), proved to be a solid foundation for the band as they began to tour heavily on the west coast while also reaching new markets in areas such as Canada and across the entire United States. After extensive touring and festival appearances in 2015, Arise Roots recorded two new singles in 2016, “Rootsman Town” featuring Capleton (Jamaica) and “Crisis.” The releases were heavily supported on the Rootsman Summer Tour, which totaled 4 weeks of Arise Roots hosting their first headlining campaign.

Currently in the studio working on new material, Arise Roots is carefully planning out ways to make 2017 their biggest year yet. The true essence of their music is caught in their live performances, so make sure to keep an eye out for Arise Roots coming to a city near you!
Dubbest
Dubbest
Since 2009, Dubbest has been forging its own path through the heavily forested reggae landscape, expertly infusing roots traditionalism with a refreshing improvisational savvy that calls to mind not only the studio experimentation of pioneering dub producers Osbourne "King Tubby" Ruddock and Lee "Scratch" Perry but also the real-time exploration of jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish. As friends in high school, guitarist Andrew MacKenzie, singer/melodica player Ryan Thaxter , bassist Sean Craffey, guitarist Cory Mahoney, and drummer Kyle Hancock shared a love of pop-punk and ska, bonding over bands like Black Flag, until they caught wind of Augustus Pablo's 1974 dub classic Ital Dub. This was the gamechanger that set the stage for their current musical approach: using introspective, spacious bass and drum grooves to anchor a thickly-textured interplay of instruments, vocals, and timbres. With their third album, Light Flashes, Dubbest is poised for national recognition.

Polished to perfection over a three-year period, Light Flashes invokes the spark of inspiration the band felt working with veteran producer Craig "Dubfader" Welsch of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant over at Rear Window Studios in Brookline, MA. As Andrew MacKenzie notes, "It is a powerful name to us, and it tends to catch one's attention, like an actual flashing light. It's a great fit for this album. The name and the artwork together help bring out the album's edge." They credit Welsch with taking their music to a higher level of musicianship and authenticity, noting how he draws out the best from each band member and employs a large stock of vintage instruments, such as a Hammond B3 organ and 1950s Fender Stratocasters, to convincingly evoke the 1970s glory days of roots reggae and dub. Kevin Metcalfe's mastering work cemented this old-school sound: he has provided the finishing touch on albums by U.K.'s pop, rock, and reggae luminaries since the 1960s. On the musician front, the band was aided by stalwarts of the Boston scene, including Elliot Martin of John Brown's Body on backing vocals and 10 Ft. Ganja Plant's Mark Berney, Jared Sims, and Brian Thomas on horns and Steve D on synthesizer.
Why Worry
Why Worry
Venue Information:
Rockbar Inc.
4245 N Craftsman Ct
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
http://rockbarscottsdale.com/