Fortunate Youth w/ Ballyhoo! and Tatanka [BALLROOM] AND Mike Love w/ Rastasaurus (Late Set), Cas Haley (Patio Set) [OTHER SIDE]
Fri, April 27, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmCervantes' and The Other Side - DUAL VENUE
$17 Advance / $20 Day Of Show
This event is 16 and over
DUAL VENUE TICKET - FORTUNATE YOUTH & MIKE LOVE
Purchasers of a DUAL VENUE TICKET will have access to both venues on Friday, 4/27. Dual Venue ticket purchasers will be able to see Fortunate Youth who are performing in the Ballroom with support from Ballyhoo! and Tatanka AND Mike Love who is performing at The Other Side w/ Rastasaurus and Cas Haley on the patio. Dual Venue ticket purchasers will have the freedom to move back and forth freely between both venues.
Doors - 7pm
Tatanka - 8-845pm
Ballyhoo! - 930-1030pm
Fortunate Youth - 11-1230am
Cas Haley (patio set) - 830-930pm
Mike Love - 930-11pm
Rastasaurus - 12-close
In 2011 they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. F.Y. linked up The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/Westcoast run before jumping back in the studio to record. They have hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP titled "Up-Lifted EP" and just released their full-length album, "IRIE STATE OF MIND" on July 1, 2011. Fortunate Youth will also be touring very heavily through 2011 including a Naitonwide CD Release Summer Tour.
Upon Releasing their full-length album they quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Receiving great praise for early success Fortunate Youth strives to spread their interpretation of Reggae music to Music Lovers worldwide.
Fortunate Youth toured very heavily in 2012 supporting Headliners such as The Expendables and Tribal Seeds. FY also headlined their own Nationwide Summer of Sweet Love Tour proving they can pull their own weight. Making their first international departure, Fortunate Youth played 4 shows in Costa Rica spreading the love of reggae music internationally.
2013 release, "It's All A Jam," hit numerous charts including #1 on Billboard Reggae Charts, #10 Billboard Pacific Heatseekers Chart, #23 Billboard National Heatseeker Chart along with #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts and #46 iTunes Overall Charts. FY followed the album release with a 55-Show nationwide Spring Headline Tour seeing great response from the album's successful release.
Fortunate Youth just finished a Spring 2014 Headline Tour and are gearing up for their Fall with Friends Tour which boasts a solid lineup of support bands including: New Kingston, The Expanders, The Steppas, Ease Up, Thrive, Ashes of Babylon, and more. Keep an eye out for a show in a city near you. All Tour Dates can be seen at www.fortunatemusic.com
Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.
Which is no mean feat. On his debut album, The Change I’m Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences – he started out playing classical piano as a teenager and later would perform in high school bands that were more akin to the grunge sounds of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam – Mike Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. Mike is currently wrapping up his second album titled Love Will Find A Way.
But it’s his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans. “It’s always been about the depth,” Mike Love explains, “I’ve never been into music that was shallow. I’m still learning. I’m still learning about where I’m going and where I want to be. All the music is a learning tool to me too. I just make myself open to it. All the messages that come through the music, it’s not just coming through me and my wisdom, because I don’t think I’m that wise of a person. I don’t think I’m some wise elder or anything like that. I just make myself open to the music and it just comes through. To me it’s just as much of a teaching for me as it is for anyone who is listening to it and is open to it.”
His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding. On “Permanent Holiday” he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours. He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them.
Mike Love has shared the stage with artists like Stephen Marley, Don Carlos, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine For The People, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson.
Revolutionary, Conscious, Music.
In 2013, the band cracked the Billboard 200 chart at #189 with their 5th album, “Pineapple Grenade," released on their own label,
Right Coast Records.
In 2014, the album was followed by an EP, “The Cool Down: Vol. 1,”
a collection of acoustic renditions of classic Ballyhoo! songs as well as 3 brand new songs:
“Beach Party,” “ADHD” & “Overnight Sensation.”
2015 brought even more touring and music with the band supporting well known ska-punkers Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish, Rock/Reggae icons Pepper, while also releasing two singles: “Fast Times” & “Mixtape.” The latter will appear on the band’s new album, “girls." slated to be released this Summer. Ballyhoo! joined forces with PledgeMusic, rallying fans to be a part of the making of this new album. The campaign was a success with well over 100% funding.
Now in 2016 with a new album of songs produced by Paul Leary (Sublime) & Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More),
Ballyhoo! is back out on the grind.
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
With their original songs featuring an infusion of reggae with elements of funk, rock and roll, improvised jamming and dub, Rastasaurus is constantly exploring and expanding its own unique blend of American reggae.
From the outside, the soulful musician looks like he has it all: A loving young family, a wonderful home near Paris, Texas, where he grew up, and a career on the rise. He’s shared stages with UB40, Allen Stone, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, and Easy Star All-Stars, among others, and has performed at events such as Hangout Music Festival, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, Reggae on the River, and Mighty Sounds in the Czech Republic. But a freak accident — a fall while skiing at a festival in the Midwest — left Haley unable to sing. During eight months of treatment, he had plenty of time to think about what the injury meant to his future. The idea for More Music, More Family came from reflecting on how to pursue his career more holistically.
“To be alone is an unnatural thing / even when you’re spreading good vibes with the songs you love to sing,” the musician reveals on the title track of his album. Spending months at a time on the road, he was missing his children as they grew up: “In pursuit of this dream, I was creating tension,” he says.
Haley channeled that turmoil into an album’s worth of material. More Music, More Family, which will be released through Jimmy Buffet’s label, Mailboat Records, deals with realizing purpose, strength and values. Crowdfunded through a Pledge Music campaign and recorded over a month at Steelgrass Farm in Kauai, Hawaii, the making of the record was as much about the healing process as the creative process. For starters, Haley points out, Hawaii is paradise. If you’re having issues in paradise, they suddenly become very clear.
Those challenges — and the overcoming of them — are felt on More Music, More Family, but songs like the blues-tinged and funky “I Got You” and the danceable, kinetic “Spirit Being” address the universality of life lessons with positivity, uplifting melodies and Haley’s heartfelt vocal style. “Big Hope,” a track whose reggae-flavored intro gives way to energetic hip-hop beats, features Freewill (Luminaries) and Drew Misik (New Reb). Singer/songwriter Trevor Hall guests on “Hold Up My Heart,” up-and-coming Hawaiian artist Mike Love lends an Aloha spirit to the second verse of the title track, and Andrew Terrett, aka Tubby Love, is featured on “Whole.”
Tubby Love co-produced More Music, More Family, co-writing about 90 percent of the songs with Haley. Their different writing styles — Haley uses a lot of artistic license and relies on emotion and delivery to tell the story; Tubby Love aims for clarity of message and precise lyrics — melded to powerful effect. The album borrows the best of Haley’s previous efforts. Connection, from 2010, was recorded in a controlled studio setting while 2012’s La Si Dah was captured in full takes with no overdubs. On More Music, More Family, Haley and his team wanted to bridge those two worlds, capturing an organic feeling along with a high fidelity.
While the album nods frequently to reggae sounds and textures, Haley — who grew up with musician parents and their extensive record collection — doesn’t consider himself a reggae artist. His omnivorous listening habits and involvement in the skateboard culture of the early ’90s led him to the ska artists who influence him to this day. But More Music, More Family is eclectic: “Man Inside” weaves introspective and honest lyrics through shimmying rhythms and a low-key refrain. Instrumental track “Ryan’s Prayer” is a cool swirl of melody and propulsive beat, and “Before It’s Too Late,” soul-tinged and syncopated, builds a platform from which Haley’s vocal can soar. The gospel break down in that song’s last minute raises the energy even higher with its celebratory stomps, claps and huge-hearted magnetism.
Now recovered and back to making music, Haley’s new approach incorporates his family into shorter tours. He’s also making sure the places he plays are aligned with his family-friendly approach. “I’m trying to make everything more in line with the message so that I can be received in the way that makes the best impact,” he says
That message has everything to do with the importance of the unit, which includes blood relatives as well as close friends. Even as people pursue their dreams and careers, Haley hopes they won’t lose sight of togetherness. “Slow down and be aware of the blessing of family,” he says. “That’s where the light comes from.”
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