Saturday 8/18 - Find Your Way Festival ft. Brother Ali w/ The ReMINDers, MTHDS, Tatanka, Raw Russ, Abstract Collective and Drop Switch

Cervantes' Masterpiece Presents

Saturday 8/18 - Find Your Way Festival ft. Brother Ali w/ The ReMINDers, MTHDS, Tatanka, Raw Russ, Abstract Collective and Drop Switch

The ReMINDers, MTHDS, Tatanka, Drop Switch, Raw Russ, Abstract Collective

Sat, August 18, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

State Bridge Amphitheater

Bond, CO

$25.00 - $30.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over




ALL TICKET TYPES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH STATE BRIDGE'S WEBSITE OR AT THE BOX OFFICE AT STATE BRIDGE.


Brother Ali
Brother Ali
Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color finds Brother Ali reborn and rejuvenated. On his fourth full length studio album, Ali teams up with seasoned producer Jake One (50 Cent, De La Soul, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa) to tell a very different American story.

Fully recharged and inspired by his eye-opening first trip to Mecca, the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East, and the worldwide Occupy movements, Brother Ali is prepared to unveil Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color. Created during a prolific, self-imposed two-month exile in Seattle and helped by platinum-selling producer Jake One, the album represents a brave new phase in Brother Ali's remarkable career trajectory. Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color presents a scathing, yet honest, critique of America and its many flaws while simultaneously presenting a hopeful outlook of its possibilities.

Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color, in all its sonic and lyrical glory, promises to be both the voice of a burgeoning new critical American consciousness as well as the beacon of hope for those that hold fast to its ideals and potential. This is Brother Ali as you've never heard him before.
The ReMINDers
The ReMINDers
The Reminders are a remarkable hip-hop duo that is steadily rising to the top of the independent music scene. The team, consisting of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir, and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, are definitely a creative force to be reckoned with. Big Samir, weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor. This is beautifully complimented by Aja Black's confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings. The two have undeniably magical chemistry, as well they should. Sharing more than lyrical ability and stages, the couple is partners in both music and life, and have been married for almost a decade.

Releasing their debut album 'Recollect' in 2008, The Reminders have been launched into the spotlight. Recognized and applauded for their ability seamlessly blend magnetic rhymes and soaring vocals, the group pulls from a combination of musical genres, creating an array of sounds that resonate in the ears and hearts of many. Oft compared to the Fugees, Blackstar, and Digable Planets, The Reminders can definitely carry their own weight, and are more than able to standout amongst their contemporaries. Their stage presence wows crowds the world over, allowing the the duo to uplift and entertain all at once.
Their unique mashup of razor sharp rhymes, raw, soulful vocals, and reggae-infused hip hop beats form the perfect backdrop for their relevant and inspiring themes, leaving a lasting impression on listeners, with audiences always wanting more.

Having shared the stage with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Black Star, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, K'Naan, and others, the Reminders have established a firm place in today's changing scene, garnering international acclaim while paving a path al their own.
More than a shade of the same color that we have seen time and time again, this group transcends the bounds of what is expected. More than a breath of fresh air, The Reminders deepen the roots of hip-hop's Golden Era, raising its soul up high, propelling it forward into the future. With the release of their new album, 'Born Champions' these two are truly headed for something incredibly special.
MTHDS
MTHDS
"The Methods" or Music That Heightens Different Senses are Rocky Mountain beat-dealers who combine booze soaked rock, street-wise hip-hop with a soulful over-the-top party groove. They have been blazing their way across the West Coast and will now take their assault global. Musically, MTHDS often draw comparisons to Sublime and Slightly Stoopid, but in their short history, they have shared the stage with artists as diverse as The Roots, Method Man, Collie Buddz, Ozomatli, Ludacris, Savoy, Rusko, Major Lazer, Talib Kweli, RJD2 and many more. They have appeared at notable ski competitions, the Honda Sessions and the Winter Dew Tour and countless other epic parties.

MTHDS just completed a solid tour with Chali 2na (Jurassic 5). Their new album "Trade" which includes features from Binary Star, Grouch & Eligh, & Chali 2na is expected for release in early 2012.
Tatanka
Tatanka
Homegrown in Denver Colorado, Tatanka is a three-piece specializing in the sounds of dub, progressive reggae, and electro soundscapes. Heavy Caribbean drum and bass grooves provide the pulse for the party as the music invites you to get down and dirty. This trio of denver dub samurai's just recently released they re first studio E.P. entitled Sounds in Technicolor. Sounds in Technicolor has reached over 4,000 downloads through Tatanka's website and social networking sites. The release has been dubbed as drum and bass music for a new generation, a twist on new and old reggae riddim's and an instant classic. The pulsing basslines provided by Tatanka's Malonestar seem to rock the mind into trance while Champian's guitar work and The Mexico's hi-hat, snare and kick drum 4/4 playing styles pepper over the top of the album's four track's almost flawlessly.

Tatanka has shared the stage with many major national and international acts that include but are not limited to: Easy Star All-Stars, The Black Seeds, John Brown's Body, The Expendables, Groundation, Pretty Lights, Passafire and more. The Tatanka trio continues to push they're sound to the next level. Dub rock Syndicate recently gave the boys the title "the up and coming kings of dubtronic." Tatanka has now been touring for over two years and will continue to do so. ChampIAN, The Malonestar and The Mexico are all determined to bring the dub madness to a city near you. TATANKA MASSIVE!
Drop Switch
Drop Switch
Drop Switch is a modern sound hailing from Denver, Colorado. This 6-piece group plays a blend of hip-hop, rock and jazz. Denver Westword had this to say about their sound: "The group really shines because they are just that -- a group, and no single person is elevated above the product."

Drop Switch formed in December of 2011, since then they have shared the stage with a number of national artists. Asher Roth, Kids These Days, Eligh (of Living Legends) Aer, Logic, Tayyib Ali, Air Dubai and Chuck Inglish just to name a few. After gaining some momentum in Denver, they were invited to play at the 2012 Find Your Way Festival. FYW featured other artists such as Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics, Grieves, The Reminders, The Wailers and more.
Raw Russ
Raw Russ
Raw Russ is the musical project of graphic artist Berk Visual. Originally a drummer RAW RUSS has been studying turntablism since the mid-90s and has shared the stage with Break Science, KRSone, Redman, Methodman, Hieroglyphics, Pnuma Trio, Two Fresh, Lazer Sword Opiou, Eliot Lipp, Prefuse 73, MIMOSA, Tokimonsta, Orchard Lounge and many more. Raw Russ is a more focused attack on hard beats and dance music. It spans Bass music and hiphop with hints of mainstream dance floor bangers.
Abstract Collective
Abstract Collective
Abstract Collective is not your everyday Hip Hop group. Together these five Musicians manage to blend the styles off Jazz, Dance, R&B, and IDM into a fusion that sets them apart from all others. Hailing from Littleton CO, Abstract Collective began in early 2011 and quickly began gaining momentum playing various shows in the Denver area. Over the summer of 2011 the quartet picked up local Vibraphon
e player Cody Schlueter to finish up the lineup.

This unique instrumentation, as well as live show that is know to feature live painting and artwork by local artist Alana Wool as well as live video manipulations and projections by ArtFace Studios allows Abstract Collective to explore various textures, visuals and sounds not often associated with hip hop and put them in a niche all of their own. The past year they have been able to share the stage with artists such as Grouch and Eligh, the ReMINDers, Mane Rok, Binary Star, Charlie 2na and House of Vibe, Proximity, MTHDS, Cunninlynguists, BAMBU, Blackalicious, Sweatshop Union, Leisure Gang, and Wheelchair Sportscamp just to name a few...
Venue Information:
State Bridge Amphitheater
127 Trough Road
Bond, CO, 80423
http://statebridge.com/