The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands but that doesn't stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip - hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. But each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”
Afroman's hustling paid big off when "Because I Got High" from THE GOOD TIMES, his debut full-length CD, became the most popular summer song of 2001. A hilarious ode to the pitfalls of smoking marijuana, the track was a Top Ten tune in over a dozen countries, with the album certified gold in the United States. Regardless of the subject, for Afroman the most important thing, both in creating the music and sharing it with fans, is that he and his audience are having fun. "Music was really made for a good time," he notes, adding that key influences include classic hip-hop heroes like Too Short, DJ Quik and 2 Live Crew.
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.
Since forming in Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has taken the club and festival scene by storm. Broccoli Samurai has sculpted a unique blend of their own sound making something fresh in the scene. The band has been thrilling audiences across the nation winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fan base with their synth-laden progressive electronica sound fused with soulful hints of funk and jazz. Eager fans pack dance floors and festival sets, waiting to get lost in the band's ambient soundscapes, anticipating every note that will force them to move with reckless abandon.
Sun-Dried Vibes provide a fresh twist to the reggae/rock genre with their high-energy live performances that crank out infectious sing-a-longs laced with a positive message. SDV will be heard, since their inception in 2010 the group has performed around 275 dates a year. The trio of road warriors have two full length albums under their belt and a new one in the works for 2018. The new album, “Stay Hopeful” is anticipated to drop in Fall 2018 featuring some of the biggest and best names in the American Reggae/Rock Scene such as Rebelution, The Movement, Tropidelic, Bumpin Uglies and more.
Roots of a Rebellion [ROAR] hail from Nashville, TN and bolster Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between touring, ROAR has released an "Inner Light EP" in 2012, a full-length album "Heartifact" in 2014 and most recently "A Brother's Instinct" in 2016. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, NEEDTOBREATHE, Slightly Stoopid, moe, Trombone Shorty, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, and countless others, Roots of a Rebellion is proud to represent another side of Music City, USA.
Born and raised in Philly and crash-landed in Charleston, John and Kevin Shields are the minds behind the quirky indie hip-hop group Little Stranger. Performing as a duo, Little Stranger is a fresh hybrid of John’s singer-songwriter magnetism and Kevin’s hard hitting, in-your-face delivery. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Twenty One Pilots, Little Stranger inhabits a relatively unexplored niche at this point in time. They’re all about originality, every song is a separate work unto itself with all the strangeness that their name implies.
Formed in Columbus, OH in Spring 2016, The Quasi Kings (formerly the Turkish Royals) are quickly gaining momentum in the Ohio and Midwest reggae scenes. Their unique blend of roots reggae with modern styles puts an emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies and has led to opening slots for the likes of Third World, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Spiritual Rez, Sun Dried Vibes, Bumpin' Uglies, The Ark Band and more. With a high energy stage show and an ever growing performance schedule, 2017 looks to be a big year for The Quasi Kings.
Dutty is a Cleveland based producer who has collaborated with artists all over the country.
An electric acoustic future bass hybrid featuring live turntablism and sampling. Ghost Gardens are the flowers that bloom in abandoned spaces. And like those flowers GG finds its niche wherever the music takes them. Blending styles from Deep House, Future bass, Trap, Riddim, Psy Trance and Hip Hop with a steady hand and an ear for soulful melodies. Ghost Gardens is the combined creation of My Best Friends Party head Carma and turntablist Ginsu. In addition to on the fly remixes and edits they sometimes incorporate live instrumentation and drums.
Nick and Chris were members of Cleveland ska/punk legends the Glow Pop Jiggly Jams- after the Glow Pop's disbandment, they started personsplacesthings. Initially writing and playing emo tunes, they put out two EP's and played the Cleveland scene consistently for two years. After a short hiatus, personsplacesthings resumed their quest, with newly recruited Jake Grahn (formerly of defunct Kent-based band Sumpin' Sweet) on bass, with a new blues twist, but the same driving spirit and even bigger goals.
Stationary Pebbles is a 4 piece rock band that incorporates funk and reggae to create a more unique sound. The Pebbles formed in June 2012, and have played all over the Pittsburgh area and the surrounding region. Combining a natural flow of shredding and riff driven guitar playing with a constantly grooving drum and bass section, the Pebbles have become accustomed to making crowds tap their feet and move to the music. Incorporating conscious lyrics, the music is a very real product.
Cosmic Knot was founded in 2015 by band leader Tom Wall. The band has been quickly gaining attention after headlining the 2017 Hash Bash on the steps of the University Of Michigan Library to a crowd of 10,000.
Blind Joel Wallace is the power of an entire band, packed into one man and a loop station. Wallace fronted the popular local band, "Drunken Sunday", and is now embarking on a new musical journey combining his love for live improve with his lyrical, and song writing prowess.
Sometimes sexy. Sometimes eerie, ALWAYS SHOCKING. The Intangibles bring sweaty, original Rock n' Roll to the Ohio music scene and beyond. Originating in Massillon, Ohio in 2013, the uniqueness of their sound can only be matched by the intensity of their stage performance.
We're just three guys who love to play music and entertain people. We are from Massillon, but will play just about anywhere. We play at bars, clubs, parties, and weddings. We have a great passion for what we do and hope to make it somewhere in the future.
Spreading good vibes!! Blending Reggae, psychedelic, blues, punk and metal all together to create kick ass jams and conscious music!!