Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, The Movement’s debut album, ON YOUR FEET (2004), has been heralded as one of the “top 10 reggae rock albums of all time,” and the band has toured with legends from 311 to Parliament, Slightly Stoopid to Dirty Heads, Wu-Tang Clan, Steel Pulse, Stick Figure, Pepper, and more. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded artists such as G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios, and during the recording process recruited they Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and followed it in 2014 with BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN, which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio. In 2017 and 2018 the band toured Amphitheatres around the US, and performed at landmark events including Cali Roots Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Levitate Festival, One Love Cali Reggae Fest, and Closer To The Sun. In early 2018 the band announced a new album in the works, with anticipated release in Spring 2019. On tour now.
Pinky and the Floyd has recently been called the Northwest’s Hottest Pink Floyd Tribute Band! Since
it’s inception in 2008, Pinky has exploded in popularity, selling out nearly every show in the past 4
years. Their performances strike the perfect balance between intimacy & intensity, and the energy
and stage presence is unprecedented.
All Pinky members are professional working musicians, assembled from genres across the board,
culling their expertise to produce what has clearly proven to be a successful musical venture. All
told, there are over 20 bands that the members of Pinky and the Floyd are part of, spanning genres
from Americana & Vintage Swing to Hip Hop, Jazz, Country, Salsa, Funk, Rock, Blues and on and
on… They see their varied backgrounds as strength in diversity, knowing that each member “…
unconsciously affects the overall sound. As players, musicians & artists, whatever you’ve got comes
with you…” And between the 9 of them, they’ve got a lot.
Pinky and the Floyd has a big sound and is an experience not soon forgotten. You can expect
albums in their entirety, and a little something from every Floyd genre - from Syd Barrett to Division
Bell, and everything in between!
PATO BANTON AND THE NOW GENERATION
Positive vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever. Sometimes Pato invites his fans to join him in a prayer circle after the show, where some have cried while sharing their stories of contemplated suicide, isolation after losing a loved one, struggles with substance abuse and how their personal connection with Pato has given them the strength to “Stay Positive” & “Never Give In.”
Music created with the intention of spreading unconditional love, universal acceptance, and an urge to reach across social, spiritual, and cultural boundaries.
Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam with a Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own. With thought-provoking lyrics, infectious grooves and high-energy live performances, Sol Seed creates an unforgettable live-music experience for people of all ages to enjoy. Since transplanting to Eugene from Southern Oregon several years ago Sol Seed has rapidly gained momentum and created a diverse and loyal fan base in the North West and beyond.
Policulture is the Original Mountain Reggae band from Boulder, CO. Policulture emanates heavy drum and bass with a roots rhythm, melodic horn section, and conscious lyrics. Forming in 2010 the band developed a contemporary reggae sound that is shaped by their upbringing and surrounding environment. With an understanding that music undoubtedly has the power to change the world, Policulture advocates a perspective of positivity and achievability in their music. Inspired by the tradition of roots reggae music, along with the current movement of modern roots reggae, the band is honored to have shared the stage with international touring acts including; The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, SOJA, Rebelution, John Brown’s Body and many more.
In the fall of 2018 the band released their album, Mountain to Cross, that reached the position of #4 on the Reggae Billboard charts. Based on principles of perseverance and determination, this record is aimed to influence positive change and encourage resilience in the challenging times we live in today. Everyone has their own mountains to cross. This path never ends, but neither does the journey. Perseverance and determination lie within us all; waiting to guide us through our inevitable hardships.
Living cells contain thousands of enzymes. Enzymes creates music for those
Grown and cultivated for over a decade, Dylan Valley, aka ENZYMES, began
with two turntables and a stack of records high in the mountains of Montana. Like
seeds, the records sprouted mixed breaks and parties bloomed to the production
of ENZYMES' original compositions. The growth led ENZYMES to be an
originator of a critically accomplished hip hop group, (Inhumans) in 2004; while
simultaneously establishing ENZYMES' name in the local electronic scene
through dozens of collaborative efforts with various producers, emcees and
In 2009, ENZYMES transplanted to Portland Oregon and continued as a solo
artist, producing self-released albums, digging through music, blowing up parties,
music festivals and other venues in the northwest. The topography of the
ENZYMES sound distinguished by its rugged bass lines, integrative drum
patterns and nostalgic mixes drenched in breaks, deep bass and dub.
AV8TRIX B2B JASON BURRUSS
Hailing from the majestic redwood forests & rugged coastline of Humboldt County California, Av8triX conjures up an eclectic mix of deep bass, twinkling melodies, and soulful vocal tracks. Drawing from years of involvement in the West Coast festival scene & a deep love for an elevated sound experience, her live sets explore the sexy side of bass music. Playing a back 2 back set with her partner Jason Burruss on Friday night at the festival. Definitley a duo not to be missed!
The Locksaw Cartel is a high energy, hard driving original ensemble featuring powerful clear vocals complimented with soaring guitar and piano leads. Formed in the fall of 2012, The Locksaw Cartel is formed of members who have been proficient in the missoula music scene for the last decade. Former projects of members have included Sweet low Down, Zeppo, The Flying Rickshaw, The Dead Me Downs, The iNHUMANS….
While the group has a home base of danceable funk and Rhythm & Blues, they also navigate through multiple genres in tight knit original compositions often blending one song into the next. Featuring Ruth Dada on lead vocals, Chris DuParri on guitar/lap steel/ vocals, Ed Wrzesien on Bass, Matt Mischke Drums/ Percussion/vocals, and Milan House on Keys.
Formed in the late summer of 2011 Baby Tyger is comprised of Missoula music scene veterans. The guitarist and main songwriter Tyler Bernhardt is backed by Missoula's most powerful rythym section made up of Nathan Talley on bass and Sean McEwen on drums. They have spent their time building Baby Tyger into a power Trio you do not want to miss. With influences ranging from Elvis Presley to Steve Kimock or punk rock to jam bands, Baby Tyger creates a powerful mixture of blues, funk, and psychedelic rock. With hard hitting crunchy chords, smooth funky licks, and points of deep sonic exploration Baby Tyger has a little bit for everyone to get down to.
Gipsy began their start as a band in early 2018 in Great Falls, Montana. Formed by members Nichole and Dan Van Cleave, their goal was to find the perfect fit to their unique writing style and find the right “vibe”. Geo Von Kinder joined the band in March while Josh joined in April both 2018 and Dustin in January 2019. It was a very strong year in concept as all members were in some way born with a Gipsy mindset. They found that as a group their writing and music was influenced by different backgrounds with different bands and most definitely different styles. Nichole was country, Dan was metal, Geo was rock, Josh was funk and Dustin blues. These various styles echo in to the songs they write and perform.
Known for their positive-loving vibe, Yellowstoned is a Psychedelic Reggae Dub-Hop Collective from Billings, MT. Shared the stage with The Movement, The Wailers, Jon Wayne & The Pain, Sol Seed, TAUK, & more!
Originating in 2004 in Missoula, MT Voodoo Horseshoes play original, exciting music featuring banjo, guitars, keys, bass and drums. They have appeared at festivals such Babbfest, Love Your Mother, Hempfests in montana and Oregon and playing at venues of all sizes across montana the Northwest. Get the new Voodoo Horseshoes CD, Flight of the Platypus online at itunes, Amazon, and myspace music.
DODGY MOUNTAIN MEN
Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and theenergy of rock 'n' roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group's genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct frontmen, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you've got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.
DMM released their debut album, Stronger than Death, in 2012, and their follow up record, Changing Lanes, is a testament to the evolution of the group from a sideways folk outfit to a fully-recognized band pushing the borders of Americana. Boasting strong dynamics, bold songwriting and a rowdy live-energy feel, Changing Lanes is the work of a band who has heard the calling of the road and responded with song. Dodgy Mountain Men has toured from coast to coast, bringing their energetic sets to festivals all over the country.
Larry has been around the block a few times. This time around he's playing acoustic guitar, using a looper and a bunch of effects, and singing songs he's written between, say, 1983 and this week. He's been Untertaining® discerning beer, wine and spirits drinkers all over Western Montana very regularly for the last few years. Prior to that was an earlier time around the block.
Born in Philly and raised in the streets of Las Vegas, Jordan rosenthal had always played music at an early age. With family roots in drumming that dates back to the early 1900's in New York City, Jordan has always been surrounded by music. Now its time where Jordan steps our from behind the drums and into the spotlight. With a record breaking 12 albums released in 1 month, he is her to express himself in a whole new way. Make sure to check him out on select dates across the US and more!