Did you know Vegas is such a popular destination among Hawaiians that it’s sometimes referred to as the “Ninth Island?” Given that Hawaii is one of the birthplaces for Island music, there’s no wonder that Vegas’ reggae scene has also become one of the strongest in the country. As a result, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is also home to some of the best roots and dub acts on tour today.
From Stick Figure and Twiddle to Spawnbreezie and SOJA, we’ve tapped some huge names for our 2018 calendar. Need to let loose? Grab a group of friends and head to the Bowl for some irie Island vibes. We’ll see you on the lanes.
Stick Figure w/ Twiddle + Iya Terra – FRI, FEB 9
Originally hailing from Massachusetts, Scott Woodruff, better known as Stick Figure, creates thick, rhythmic grooves inside his personal studio—a cabin in the woods outside of Santa Cruz, California. Emerging from that very studio, Woodruff’s 2015 release, ‘Set in Stone’, entered the Billboard and iTunes reggae charts at number one, signifying the producer’s valiant return. Complex lyrics, hypnotic instrumentation and hooky riffs are the root of Stick Figure’s magnetic recordings, and they’re only amplified during Woodruff’s live performances.
With his electric guitar wizardry and mesmerizing acoustic jams, singer and guitarist Mihali Savoulidis weaves his musical superpowers into Twiddle, a four-piece jam band that blends rock, jazz, bluegrass, reggae and funk into a dynamic and complex engine. Formed in Vermont in 2004, the genre-defying group has released five studio albums, including 2017’s Plump: Chapter Two.
From its uplifting messages to its mood-boosting melodies, L.A.-based roots-rock-reggae group Iya Terra is big on spreading positive vibes. In 2017, the group’s third studio album, ‘Sacred Sound,’ debuted at number one on the iTunes reggae charts.
Tribal Seeds w/ The Original Wailers and The Expanders – FRI, FEB 16
Fusing roots-inspired rhythms with rock-tinged melodies, San Diego’s spiritually driven reggae group Tribal Seeds have toured extensively, sharing stages with Dave Mathews Band, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime with Rome, and more. Originally founded by brothers Steven Rene Jacobo and TonyRay Jacobo, Tribal Seeds’ 2017 ‘Roots Party’ EP emphasizes the group’s laid-back vibe and doubles down on its peaceful, unifying message.
The Original Wailers:
As the former guitarist for Bob Marley & The Wailers, Al Anderson is the whizz behind some of the most popular Marley tracks, from “No Woman No Cry” to “Three O’clock Road Block.” Today, Anderson leads the Original Wailers in carrying on Marley’s legacy to an fans both new and old.
Vintage revivalists The Expanders craft their sound around ‘70s and ‘80s reggae, a positive outlook and a DIY ethos. The L.A.-base five-piece recently released ‘Old Time Something Come Back Again, Vol. 2,’ a follow-up to the group’s free 2012 LP.
Spawnbreezie – SAT, MAR 3
Anapogi Fau, better known as Spawnbreezie, has been recording music since he was a kid in Kansas City. Influenced by the music of his father, Spawnbreezie launched his solo career in 2005, and in 2008 he released the debut LP, ‘Independent Soldiers.’ Since then, the Polynesian artist has been bringing his self-described “Island hip-hop” to the the masses with tracks like “Oh My Goodness” and “Don’t Let Go,” which both received more than 1 million views on YouTube.
Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime – FRI, MAR 9
When it comes to this Rhode Island tribute act, love is what they got. From “Santeria,” and “Wrong Way” to “Caress Me Down,” Badfish covers all your Sublime favorites and then some.
SOJA – SAT, MAY 19
Based in Arlington, Virginia, the eight-member group Soldiers of Jah Army dropped their debut album in 1998 and have spent the past 20 years and bringing their positive music to the masses.The group’s released its latest album, ‘Poetry In Motion,’ in October of 2017.
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Monday, Apr 22nd
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Thursday, Apr 18th
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Thursday, Mar 28th
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Friday, Mar 22nd
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Tuesday, Mar 19th
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Wednesday, Mar 6th
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Tuesday, Mar 5th
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Friday, Feb 22nd
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Monday, Feb 4th
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Thursday, Dec 20th
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Thursday, Nov 8th
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