The Movement

with KBong and Alific

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Fri Sep 27

The Movement

with KBong and Alific

Doors: 8:30 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
Price:$16-$18

The alternative-reggae band is touring in support of their sixth studio album, Ways Of The World, the highly anticipated followup to 2016’s #1 Billboard Reggae album Golden.

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Genre: reggae


Ticket Price: $16 advanced / $18 day of show / $28 reserved loft seating (loft seating is available over the phone or in person at our box office)

The Movement

The Movement has been winning the hearts and minds of alternative-reggae fans since their inception in Columbia, SC in 2003. Drawing inspiration from Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid and John Brown’s Body, they’ve come to be known as musical shapeshifters with a foundation of heavy drum and bass. Today the band consists of founding member, lead vocalist, and guitarist Joshua Swain, bassist Jason Schmidt, drummer Gary Jackson, and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Goodwin. Their sixth studio album, Ways Of The World, dropped on June 7, 2019, as the highly anticipated followup to 2016’s #1 Billboard Reggae album Golden.

KBong

Kevin Bong, aka ‘KBONG’ is a multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his “key” role in reggae band Stick Figure. Touring with the group since 2012, KBong has solidified his place as one of the top keyboard players in today’s current Reggae scene. On August 24 2018 KBong released his second studio album ‘Easy To Love You,’ produced by Johnny Cosmic and featuring Scott Woodruff (Stick Figure), The Movement, Raging Fyah, and the aforementioned Cosmic. Bong’s easy going approach to music shows itself in the project. As Bong says, “Music is an expression of ourselves; it’s an art form. Whether you’re playing for one person or a thousand, music soothes the soul.” Through his music, KBong hopes to inspire others to approach life with a positive mindset and maybe even pick up instruments themselves: “I encourage people to play music no matter what age! It’s never too late.” KBong’s first studio album ‘Hopes and Dreams’ came out in 2014 and featured him as the primary song writer. The summer anthem “Livin Easy” featured Scott Woodruff and the rest of Stick Figure. Other collaborations on the album included singer/songwriter Hirie, producer Johnny Cosmic and producer Alific. In Bong’s music you can hear a mix of catchy acoustic guitar riffs and surf vibes, as well as influences ranging from reggae to hip hop. Regardless of the influences, once you hear his style you’ll be hooked because it’s fresh and pleasing to the ears. You can check out KBong’s new album now on all digital platforms and at kbongmusic.com, where you can also find his upcoming solo tour dates!

Alific

Alific is music producer and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Dane who artistically combines reggae-influenced grooves with an electronic execution to create a unique musical experience.

The man behind Alific (ah-lif-ic) is artist/producer Brendan Dane. Dane lived in San Diego for six years and played bass in the reggae band Stick Figure. In early 2011, he relocated to Washington, D.C., and released his first album "Dub in the District" that summer. While living in DC, he was exposed to the DJ and electronic downtempo scene and his reggae-dub sound began to evolve, influenced by D.C. nightlife and local talent. Recording sessions followed, where he experimented with mixing reggae bass lines and downtempo beats and he released his sophomore album "Echoes From The Soul" in summer of 2013 under Rootfire Records.

In early 2014, Alific joined forces with the reggae-rock group The Movement and embarked on 2 national tours as their on-stage keyboardist and DJ.

In June of 2014, after touring with The Movement, Dane once again relocated his homebase to Las Vegas, NV. where he taught Audio Production to college students to try and spread the love and knowledge of the recording arts to as many people as he could.

In early 2015, Alific linked up with local Las Vegas drummer Kevin La Fontaine to add another element to the live performance. Alific performed as a dynamic and high-energy act merging the modern sound of a live DJ with live instrumentation and the time-honored rhythm of the drums.

In 2016, Alific relocated to sunny Santa Monica, CA where he currently resides. Outside of recording music and playing live shows, Alific is an audio engineer at a Post Production studio.

Alific released his 5th full length album "Eclectic Radio" in Aug 2018.

Alific has independently released 5 full-length albums in which he played all instruments, produced, recorded and engineered.