with Nattali Rize, Bikini Trill, Amplified
with Nattali Rize, Bikini Trill, Amplified
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This California-based outfit plays reggae, ska, pop, punk, and surf-influenced rock tailor-made for sun-baked good times!Buy Tickets
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Ticket Price: $25 advanced & day of show / $44 reserved loft seating
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
In January 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.
“…Enuff corporate noise in the ears of the youth… Time to spread the Truth.”
NATTALI RIZE – Ask her where she comes from, she’ll tell you “All Directions”. In line with her philosophy she claims not to belong to any nation state but to the ever evolving community of conscious thinkers and creators anywhere & everywhere. Of mixed global heritage, with dominant Native American and Samoan roots, Nattali Rize has been known around the world for her work fronting epic roots band Blue King Brown as well as for her unwavering commitment to using her voice and music for the global struggle toward the realization of Full Freedom and the movement of Truth and Justice over the systemic exploitation of the people and our planet.
“Nattali is a bright light in the world with a vision that extends beyond the stage.”- Michael Franti (Spearhead)
The ever evolving and dynamic front woman now leads out fresh as a solo artist, with a heavy Reggae influence she describes her universal sound as World Beat. Lyrical. New Era. Nattali is Known for her high energy, thought provoking and uplifting live performances, whether it be fronting her electric band, performing solo, unplugged, or accapella. Her new international band is a Jamaican / Global Mash up of raw energy and vibe that has been rocking hearts, hips and minds since they launched onto the scene in 2015. An exciting evolution of this multi-dimensional Heartist!
“One of the nation’s most refreshing voices” - Rolling Stone.
After spending most of 2014 living, writing and recording, in Kingston Jamaica, 2015 has seen Nattali Rize drop some heavy hitting tracks. Including a collaborative project with cutting edge Jamaican production crew ‘Notis’, aka heavyweight rockaz. Dubbed "A HEAVY HITTER" and to high acclaim, Nattali's collaborative EP with Notis dropped in August 2015, entitled New Era Frequency, featuring singles/videos 'Rebel Love ft Zuggu Dan' and 'Generations Will Rize ft Kabaka Pyramid’ with over half a million views and rizing.
“Working with Nattali is fluid and natural. The connection was there from the first track, then to see her move to Jamaica and show us how passionate and strong her commitment is to the movement was inspiring. We’ve brought two cultures together to create one, naturally this has created something exciting and fresh.. Notis loves to be part of fresh innovation.” - Wayne ‘Unga Barunga’ Thompson, of Notis.
“This set contains heavy hitting tracks, both musically and lyrically, and brims with rebelliousness and emotion.” - Reggaemani
“The tracks will transport your Soul into another place, where everything is just right.”- Top Shelf Reggae
Nattali Rize launched her live presence out of Jamaica into the US & beyond with a strong run of mesmerising festival performances & national club shows. Now with tours alongside the likes of SOJA, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Katchafire, Third World, J Boog, Julian Marley, Chronixx and more under her belt, 2016 is set to be a big year of worldwide movements!
“it’s about being part of a movement, shifting perception and helping to amplify pathways to higher consciousness. Music is a powerful force toward this realization when used in such a way…” - Nattali Rize
Formed in January of 2017, Bikini Trill are a surf-pop trio from Los Angeles, California.
The group seamlessly blend electronic, hip-hop drums, skank island guitars, and powerful melodic vocals to create a fresh sound that has been compared to the likes of No Doubt, Thievery Corporation, and The XX.
The name 'Bikini Trill' is a nod to the various musicians and genres from which they draw inspiration- combining the Riot Grrrl punk mentality of Bikini Kill with current urban and trap influences.
In March 2017, the trio embarked on their 1st SXSWhatever tour in Austin, Texas- playing a total of 8 shows over the course of 5 days including performances at Texas Wildfire Fest and The Future of Music Showcase.
On April 20th the group released their first music video for their debut single 'Sticky Treez'. Filmed in various locations across central Los Angeles and at an art installation in Jean, Nevada called Seven Magic Mountain, the video features a mix of colorful footage and animation. Shortly after the videos release, Bikini Trill released their second single 'Over & Over' which was described as "Glittering Dub-Pop Magic" by indie music blog Nest HQ.
Amplified is a 23-year-old hip-hop inspired singer-songwriter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since the summer after his High School graduation, Amp has been delivering his uniquely soulful boom-bap inspired eclectic sound all around the country. A three-time Van’s Warped Tour veteran and perennial international songwriting finalist, Amp’s take on authentic pop music with a traditional rap spin has spread across the globe and connected with thousands of dedicated fans. Today, Amp resides in San Jose, Ca where he has been working on his debut album while simultaneously circulating on college radio and Spotify playlists. Catch Amplified's powerful performance crooning on a vintage microphone near you.