Roots of Creation and FUBAR - Rock, Reggae and Relief Kickoff Show
Revel, 242 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Kick off Rock, Reggae and Relief festival weekend early with Roots of Creation and FUBAR live in REVEL for an intimate show on Friday August 19th!
Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.
Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast.
Roots of Creation’s most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard Reggae and the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record that includes three versions of each song--studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and many more. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).
Now RoC has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub. Combining their longtime love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the world’s favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob Marley’s engineer and now Rebelution’s live sound engineer for this project. Grateful Dub is also being performed live in its entirety at festivals, theatres, and clubs around the country, and features rotating special guests including Melvin Seals (JGB), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh) full horn sections, and others. Grateful Dub captures the spirit and magic of the Grateful Dead, while laying it down reggae-dub style.
FUBAR is an original reggae rock band with reggae, ska and punk rock influences. They are 6 guys who love to make music and rock out… by true definition. Featuring songs about life, liberty and the pursuit of partying with 2 part vocals, unique lead riffs, melodic horns and a powerful rhythm section; They’ll be sure to get one of their songs stuck in your head...
FUBAR has been playing shows in the greater Pittsburgh area since the summer of 2011 and show no signs of slowing. With a style all their own, they strive to bring a tight, defined sound to every show and do their best to get the crowd moving. Over the last 9 plus years they have released a demo, a free EP, a live album, a full length album "ALL DAY!!", another full length album "The Hunt for Inspiration" and more recently an EP entitled "Get on the Bus!". They played the final Pittsburgh stop of Vans Warped Tour in 2018 as well as Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally in Johnstown in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Garefest, Funky Fest, Millvale Music Summer Picnic, Greensburg Music Fest, Rock Falls Park Mid-Summer Music Fest and much more! They were also selected as the finalist from the Pittsburgh market for the 2020 Jack Daniels Battle of the Bar Bands and worked with Pittsburgh promoters opening for national touring acts on various occasions! FUBAR had multiple singles featured on Pittsburgh's 105.9 the X and Morgantown's 100.1/102.3 WCLG in addition to having played countless gigs everywhere from bars, basements and backyards to halls and concert venues. Now with more members and music than ever before FUBAR is looking to bring their finely tuned music machine to YOU!
They have officially added a full time horn section to the band and are working to bring you even more new music! Please keep your eyes peeled as we will do our best to keep you up to date!
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