BEST REGGAE VCMA SUMMER SHOWCASE IS 8/26/16
@ Amigos Surf Cantina 546 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 874-2232
See the Nominees perform at Amigos Surf Cantina than cast your vote!
After the Smoke
Hailing from Ventura County in Southern CA, After the Smoke comes to you with an original style of Cali roots-rock Reggae music. After years of pursuing their own musical endeavors, long time friends come together to bring the world a new sound of reggae. What started out as a few jam sessions eventually led to an original blend of roots-rock reggae, with every individual member contributing a unique influence from their diverse backgrounds. Having performing at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, CA as a top 12 finalist out of 600+ for the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands and winning "Must See Band" at the 2014 Ventura County Music Awards, After the Smoke is on track for success as they venture out into the world with their recently-released first self-titled EP "After the Smoke."
Dankrupt combines elemental sounds of psychedelic rock, pop, and upbeat feel good music that is described as Cali Rock. Dankrupt released their debut “Moonlight EP” on March 13, 2015. Followed with reviews by Buzzbands.la, Music Connection and Lifeboxset magazine all praising the band for it’s unique & feel good summer appeal. Their Debut EP is currently airing on Sirius XM & on stations worldwide in USA, Venezuela, Argentina, Scotland, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Their 2nd single from the EP, “Happy Hour” has been in constant rotation on Sirius XM, alongside “Ghost of You”. The Band released their 2nd EP, ‘Dos Toros’ on March 14th, 2016. This is a 2 song collection of Cali Rock. They are taking the music and vibe to another level. This is barely the beginning, with another wave of music planned to be released this summer.
Originating in Ventura, California, Herbal Rootz, is a roots, rock, reggae, dub band with an authentic sound that leaves the world grooving and skanking to the immaculate mixture of Cristian Ortiz’s enchanting olive oil vocals and electrifying guitar riffs and leads, in sync with heavy and powerful bass lines along with compelling and cognitive rap verses from younger brother Giovanny Ortiz which makes their band stand afar from any other band out there.Led by two young spiritually driven and highly motivated brothers, the two linked up with Emmanuel Oliva and Marco Arroyo as they Bring an emmaculant and powerful Horn section with their rootzy style. Holding together the unit in time with his authentic drumming styles, Adrian Ibarra holds down these soul moving reggae melodies with his heart pounding drum techniques. We put it all together to finish the special blend of the people’s music.
HERBAL ROOTZ MUZIK!
HERBAL ROOTZ MUZIK!
Rising Son Album 'Take Root' Out Now! Currently working on the Sophmore Record Release Date TBA. A few Dub Versions & Singles for Radio & DJs will be available soon too! RS is a 6 piece Band from California. RS has performed many Festivals & Venues, Collaborated with International Artists, Created Resident Reggae Nights, Co Produced 2 Festivals & Song 'Oceans' is Featured in a Motion Picture.