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Strive Roots Opens for War – Downtown San Diego

This Friday, Sept, 23rd, the incredibly talented band Strive Roots is opening up for classic funk band War. If you’ve never heard of Strive Roots, let this video recorded by MusicWithoutLabels at last year’s THC Music Fest, give you your first taste. Eli (lead guitar) does something with the guitar I’ve never seen ANYONE ever do. I still can’t figure out how he does it. Check it out:

With tunes like that, and one of my favorites, Communicate: along with a whole slur of new material, this show is going to be ridiculous! If you’re in Southern Cali, and you like to dance and jam the f*k out, you’re definitely going to want to catch this. Tickets are on sale here, or you can email Eli directly at eli@striveroots.com, and maybe he’ll hook you up!

Strive Roots also plays tonight at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood at 11:30 pm. If you don’t happen to be in town, you can check out all that Strive Roots has to offer at striveroots.com or on Facebook. This band is seriously going to blow up soon, unquestioned. Don’t miss em!

Written by: Dante Cullari

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Dubtonic Kru Live at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO [Photos]

Dubtonic Kru Live at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO

Dubtonic Kru – “Spirit of Light”

Jimmy Iles Beat-Play Dubtonic Kru

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Check Them Out!!!!!

Photography By: Jimmy Iles | Director of Operations | @JimmyMWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC

Ground UP – Live @ Cervantes’ Other Side – Friday Feb 18th – [JAM Band]

We don’t promote band’s shows too often on this site, more like just the bands themselves, but this band is worthy of an exception. If you happen to be in the downtown Denver area tomorrow night, Friday Feb. 18th, you owe it to yourself to go and check out Ground UP at Cervantes’ Other Side. These guys are the epitome of Jam Band, emphasis on Jam! These guys shredd!! If you want to rock out to some disgustingly tasty guitar licks with a great feeling groove, this is THE spot tomorrow night!

Here’s all the Ground UP details:

Ground UP @ Cervantes Otherside

2635 Welton St.
Denver, CO
Music starts at 9pm Ground Up @ 10:15pm
w/ The Schwillbillies and Hillbilly Inferno
$15 at door, $12 advance for DUAL VENUE TICKET (Cervantes AND The Otherside)
OR $6adv/$8door for ONLY The Otherside

Also playing at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom that night is Mountain Standard Time & Todd Sheaffer and John Skehan (from Railroad Earth).

$12 for 5 bands and 2 stages!! That’s hella good! These guys rock out. We’ll catch you there!

Check out some of Ground UP’s music Here.

Fortunate Youth – Reggae – Roots [Band Review]

Reggae/Roots/Dub band Fortunate Youth out of southern California spits out some crazy sweet dub grooves. Sporting 7 members, these guys jam the fck out! ..and they all flow together really well:

Providing a new style of Roots music – combining multiple harmonies and boisterous solos, separates Fortunate Youth from other reggae bands. Positive stage presence and their high-energy approach ensures an unforgettable experience.

Dan Kelly
Lead Vocals

Travis Walpole
Percussion/Vox

Jered Draskovich
Keys/Bass

Ryan Gonzales
Lead Guitar/Vocals

Greg Gelb
Bass/Guitar

Corey Draskovich
Guitar/Bass/Keys

Myles Poydras
Drums

Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Coming from various bands, they’ve created a phenomenal 7 piece bringing fire to the stage. Combining rootsy vibes and heavy bass lines united with multiple harmonies and boisterous solos distinguishes Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan.

I also highly recommend checking out some of their live acoustic vids from MoBoogie.

Mat McHugh – “Love Come Save Me Now” [Video]

Mat McHugh of The Beautiful Girls sings a song inspired by and dedicated to his late friend Andy Irons. The song, “Love Come Save Me Now”, is one of a handful that Mat has written for his new solo album that will see the light of day later this year. Check it out and let us know what you think.

For more on Mat McHugh, please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mat-McHugh/183964434976552

Also there’s FREE music from The Beautiful Girls available on their website

Much thanks to Silverback Music – Controlled Substance Soundlabs

Posted by: Dante Cullari – CEO  Beat-Play

Nappy Roots: Nappy Holidays ft. Rachael Washington [MUSIC]

Just in time for the Holiday spirit, Nappy Roots release this cool little jingle featuring Rachael Washington from The Washington Projects. Hope this one gets ya in the spirit as the Holidays quickly approach us:

Strive Roots – “Deep Shallows” Live [VIDEO]

Eli from Strive Roots is Amazing! What he does with that guitar I’ve never seen anyone do before ever..and no one really knows how he does it. I definitely recommend getting his CD – Bio Resonance Therapy !  Also look out for his newest project coming very soon called The Harmonic Convergance. I’ll keep you updated about that. Here’s Strive Roots live at the THC Music Fest, playing “Deep Shallows”

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Fourth Dimension Live @ the THC Music Fest

Fourth Dimension is an amazing reggae group out of South Florida. They’re steadily blowing up, playing all over the country for bigger & bigger acts, including Snoop Dogg most recently. You definitely don’t want to miss their new CD, it’s pretty fire. http://www.4thdimension.org/


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MTHDS Live @ the THC Music Fest [VIDEO]

These guys are sick! Look out for them as they tour the west coast.

http://www.myspace.com/mthds


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GroundUP Band Review

“The Road I Travel”

GroundUP is a SICK jam band out of Denver Colorado. A freshly ground mix of

Russ Griffin – guitar/vocals

Dave Halchak – guitar/vocals

Trevor Sinnard – bass/vocals

Zach West – drums

This was one of my favorite bands from the THC Music Fest. All of these guys can jam out hard and their music has such an awesome vibe. If you ever get the opportunity to see them live, you should definitely take it. Their updated tour schedule can be found here.

Each member of Ground Up provides their own distinct flavor to the music, seamlessly switching between funky riffs, high-energy improvised jams, and grooving mini-suites.

Unfortunately, Ground UP has not recorded their first album yet, due to some financial trouble. The band hopes to get in the studio some time next spring. If you want to help them record their CD, send them a message on Myspace or Facebook, you’d be doing the world a great favor.

These guys need to be recorded! Right now online they mostly just have live recordings, which is okay, but it will never compare to seeing them live, and if you don’t live in Colorado, that’s not really an option. They need to take what they’re doing in CO to the whole world. These guys kick ass! Show your support, even a dollar helps, and pay pal makes it really easy to send money to anyone these days, for no charge. Just something to think about. p.s. The band did not ask me to say that.


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Reviewed by Dante Cullari Founder & CEO Beat-Play LLC