Tatanka w/ Bumpin Uglies, Apex Vibe

Tatanka w/ Bumpin Uglies, Apex Vibe

Fri, January 19, 2018

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

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Tatanka
Tatanka
“Tatanka 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.” -Tommy Dubs, The Pier

Tatanka encapsulates the heavy roots rumble of the Caribbean, while maintaining the pop sensibilities of the dance-oriented electronic sounds from the Britannica-American reggae scenes. These sounds are what fueled the groups 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 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 tune pays homage to never giving up and believing in yourself. En Young of Tribal Seeds can also be heard throughout the album. The album debuted at #1 on the 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‘ EP has racked up over 20,000 downloads and has attributed to the flourishing fan base. This recognition has led to tours across the US and 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 Denver Colorado by a few college friends, Tatanka has been recognized as “Breakout Artist of the Year” (2014) by The Pier, High Times “Unsigned Band of the Month” (September 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 record as well as several new singles.

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

“We all go help them, People come together no selfish.” - Reward Them, TATANKA
Bumpin Uglies
Bumpin Uglies
For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.

The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on their sound.
Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take on the various genres creating an original hybrid. With a unique sound that’s nearly impossible to ignore, the band has gotten everyone from dreadlocked kids to PBR-fueled tattooed punks moving their heads to their music at festivals and on headlining tours across the country.

When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out three full lengths, two EPs and a live record. Their latest, 2016’s Keep It Together came out on Right Coast Records and is proof that the band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any one of which could be considered instant classics for the band. They’re already at work on the follow up, but true to their rep as being on the never-ending tour, chances are they’ll be coming to a venue near you soon.
Apex Vibe
Apex Vibe
Apex Vibe is a six piece Future Roots/Hip Hop/Soul group that calls the sweet sensi city of Denver, CO home. They are constantly reaching for a new place in time where dub reggae hooks up with the foundation of rock n roll and is baked at a Mile High. Known for their electric live performances, Apex Vibe creates a sound that will energize your body and have you dancing and singing to every song. Embarking on their 10th year as a band they have evolved into a diverse and powerful future roots band that brings an incredible energy to every show they play. They have shared the stage over their history with Collie Buddz, Fishbone, The SuperVillans, Shaggy, The Flobots, The Dirty Heads, Eek A Mouse, Kymani Marley, Tribal Seeds, Through The Roots, Passafire, Katchafire Grammy winners UB40, Morgan Heritage, and The Wailers and many other nationally acclaimed acts. They have released two albums, the EP "Rhythm Music" and a full length titled "Elevate". Now they are embarking on a more serious and lyrically grounded effort titled "The Afterlife" with a reformed and reenergized lineup. The new EP " The Afterlife" keeps to their roots as a band creating positive, pulsating, and hooky songs, but features a more grounded approach focusing on conscious lyrics about love, Colorado culture, and American society. It features original members Timothy Sanchez on vocals/guitar and Will Lovell on bass, and new members on vocals MC Black Rhino and Producer/lyricist Black Yoda, guitarist Pancho Tranmer, and drummer Tynan Olsen.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/