THE EXPENDABLES w/ Of Good Nature & Artikal Sound System *CANCELED*
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Tickets: $20 adv/$25 dos ($27 at the show)
18+ Valid ID required for entry into venue ($3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door) - Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.
8:00 Artikal Sound System
8:45 Of Good Nature
9:45 The Expendables
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.
The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers (Guitar and Vocals), Adam Patterson (Drums and Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar) and Ryan DeMars (Bass). The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a combined total of over 40,000 units sold with no physical distribution and no record label.
While touring and supporting their album, Gettin’ Filthy, The Expendables would share the stage with Slightly Stoopid and catch the attention of founders and front men Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty. In 2007 Slightly Stoopid formed their own independent label, Stoopid Records, and signed The Expendables for the label’s first non-Stoopid release, which was The Expendables self-titled. Released in September 2007, the album would be accepted as an instant classic by fans and received rave reviews from critics.
The band continued supporting the album with hundreds of shows over the next two years, gaining fans around the world, and respect from the bands that influenced them. Early 2009 The Expendables toured relentlessly. Within a few short months, they hit the road with NOFX, Less Than Jake, Pennywise, and Pepper. In case that was not enough, The Expendables were honored to join 311 on their Summer Unity amphitheater tour, rocking huge stages, and opening new doors for the band.
The boys decided idle time was not an option after the conclusion of their tour with 311, so they went straight in to the studio to begin recording their next album, Prove It. Paul Leary (producer of Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Supersuckers, as well as guitar player for Butthole Surfers) and El Hefe (guitar player of NoFX) would split producing duties at Big Fish studios in Encinitas, California.
Prove It was released May 11th 2010 debuting at #158 on the Billboard Top 200, #30 on Billboard’s Independent charts, and #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers! The album also pushed to #15 on iTunes Top 200 and #5 on iTunes Alternative Charts, jumping The Expendables to a new level in their career. The band’s new release would include guest performances by C-Money, OG, and Dela of Slightly Stoopid throughout the album. Jumping into the mix as well would be long time friend G. Love on the ballad “Wells”.
To support the release of Prove It, The Expendables continued their tenacious touring schedule with their popular yearly Winter Blackout Tour, a headlining Spring Tour, a slot supporting Slightly Stoopid and Steel Pulse on this summers, Cauzin’ Vapors tour and will be in Europe with The Mad Caddies during the fall. The band will close out the year with a national headlining run that will be sure to keep The Expendables strong hype building.
Thirteen years later, five albums down and countless miles covered The Expendables show no signs of slowing down.
Based in Charlotte NC, Of Good Nature, has received quick attention to their newly released, chart topping music. Rock, Groove, Alternative and Reggae are more popular descriptions of OGN’s fusion-friendly approach to today’s music, but this group of prolific songwriters explore a range of styles that have lead to a highly accessible sound. Recent full length album “Timeless” debuted at #1 on iTunes and #3 on Billboard (Reggae Albums Chart) in March 2019 and single “Take Me Anywhere” premiered on Sirius XM’s The Pulse.
Recently back from their national tour, which included Dry Diggings Festival with Rebelution and Slightly Stoopid in Placerville CA, Of Good Nature announce they join Matisyahu as direct support for his tour through the SouthEast in October 2019. Coming February 2020, Of Good Nature is set for third appearance aboard Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise. The band has also supported headliners Stick Figure, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, The Wailers, George Clinton, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Arrested Development, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Blues Traveler, and many more.
Of Good Nature is recording their 4th full-length album, returning to the studio in June 2019 with producer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster the People, Hirie) at White Star Sound in Charlottesville, VA. OGN also received recognition for their past studio work, seeing their debut album, Just Add Water, won Nashville’s Indie-Ville Reggae Album of the Year and sophomore album Life Worth Livin, debuted at #5 on iTunes Reggae Albums Charts.
Artikal Sound System is a reggae band from Delray Beach, Florida. Blending roots and modern sounds under smooth female vocals, they put their efforts towards bringing love, good vibes and a dancing mood wherever they go.
The band features Logan Rex, Fabian Acuña, Chris Montague, Adam Kampf, and Chris Cope.
Over the years, Artikal Sound System has united American, Jamaican & Hispanic Reggae culture. Performing nationally and internationally, their collaborations with some of the most influential musicians and artists in the reggae scene have included: The Abbysinians; Apple Gabriel of Israel Vibration; and Biggz General, a descendant of Bob Marley himself. The band has charted #2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts multiple times and has had the honor of sharing the stage with Pepper, Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, Less Than Jake, The Aggrolites, Jesse Royal, Josh Heinrichs and Skillinjah.
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205