Rebelution

Emporium Presents

Rebelution

Saturday, January 27

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$25.00 - $75.00

This event is all ages

Absolutely no refunds - no exceptions.

Tickets available at the door.

Lineups and times are subject to change.

Valid Gov't issued photo ID required.

No re-entry.

 

Rebelution
Rebelution
A dozen years into Rebelution’s stirring career, the release of the California reggae band’s fifth album Falling Into Placefinds them more energized than ever. Touring relentlessly since 2014’s Count Me Indebuted at No. 1 on the BillboardReggae chart, the band’s members have expanded their songwriting horizons and recorded 11 tight new tracks that fuse an ever-youthful attitude of celebration with the mature perspective of men of the world.The lyrics of “Lay My Claim” get right to the point: “Let it all unfold straight from the soul.” It’s about working hard and then reaping the benefits, says singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany –about “being present with the music instead of just thinking about the outcome and the limelight. We’re not making music to hit a certain demographic. We’re just making music that we enjoy!”For Falling into Place, Rebelution’s four core members –Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams –got some refreshing new perspectives by writing with different producers and writers and recording at multiple studios. For Rachmany, the creativity began with an inspirational trip to Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae, where he did some of the writing.Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee (Bruno Mars, Eminem) produced many of the tracks. Others feature the studio wizardry of Yeti Beats (Kool Keith, Los Rakas, and Rebelution’s two previous albums), while Donovan “DonCorleon” Bennett (Sean Paul, Vybz Kartel, Morgan Heritage) produced two.Locking it all together are rock-solid musicianship, a “sun splashy sound” (Relix), an intense work ethic, and constant devotion to their art. “We named the album Falling Into Placebecause all of our varied inspirations and experiences came together into one cohesive collection of music that we really love,” says Rachmany.As Billboardwrites, “Their dynamic brand of original music weaves hypnotic threads of alt-rock and pop, retro-funk, blues, dub, even traditional Middle Eastern strains. Rachmany’s expressive voice wraps his soul-searching lyrics in beguiling melodies.”Falling Into Placemingles stories of love gained and lost with reminiscences of years gone by (“Pretty Lady,” “Those Days,” “Santa Barbara”) and socially pertinent songs like “Know It All,” which challenges the hatred in an ever-more-violent world and a fraught political environment. Jamaican deejay and one time tour-mate Protoje adds guest vocals on “Inhale Exhale,” an intense earworm celebrating the movement towards further legalization of marijuana.Rebelution came together in Isla Vista in 2004. The college friends evolved into one of the brightest lights of modern reggae. Their Debut album Courage to Grow, was named iTunes’ Editors’ Choice for Best Reggae Album of 2007. Bright Side of Life, released on their own 87 Music label in 2009, hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae chart. It was also the third most downloaded album in the U.S. in all genres,and reached #1 on the BillboardTop Reggae Albums chart and #34 on Billboard'stop 200.The triple-album Peace of Mind,released in 2012 with acoustic and dub versions, marked an even higher chart debut: #13 on the BillboardTop 200. It hit #1 on both the Reggae and Independent charts, and was the #4 iTunes album overall.Island Sun Weeklycalled the next album, 2014’s Count Me In“an energetic melding of catchy reggae sounds, sunny vocals and a pulse of alternative flare. It’s full of positive vibes, bounding island melodies, and inspiring
2reggae beats.” Sure enough, it made an even bigger splash, entering the Reggae chart at #1 and the Billboardoverall chart at #14, thanks to the band’s best-ever week of sales. It also premiered in the top 5 on both the Independent Albums and Digital charts.On the road for at least half the year, Rebelution continues to bring its intense, sun-drenched California reggae to widening audiences all over. The songs say it all. “Plant a seed, watch the whole thing grow.” Rebelution doesn’t just play and sing. They live these words and this music –as more fans learn with every new release.

Rebelution kicked off their "Peace of Mind Tour" the day after the release, selling out shows at Philly's The Electric Factory, The Hollywood Palladium, Denver's The Fillmore, The Fox Theater in Oakland and Hard Rock in Orlando, FL. The tour made stops in a total of 42 cities across the country.

During Summer 2012 they supported O.A.R on their tour, headlined four amphitheaters in Florida as well as festival performances at Outside Lands, Hangout, Forecastle, Summer Camp and Summer Set. A headlining tour is set for October.

Peace of Mind marks the first time Rebelution has expanded beyond their usual self-production enlisting producers Michael Goldwasser (Easy Star All-Stars), Amp Live (Zion-I), Yeti Beats (Kool Keith, George Clinton), Keith Armstrong and Errol Brown (Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, and Bob Marley). The album builds upon the band's signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush strings incorporated into the gentle "Route Around" to the driving guitar and synths throughout "Lady In White".

Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany (vocals / guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums), and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. It was there that the seeds to Rebelution's future were planted creating inspiring and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place. The band continuously tours across the country, ventured to South America and Europe, and has previously performed at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits among others.

This show is general admission w/ festival seating: A few rows of seats are available in the rear of the theatre, but not enough to accommodate all tickets sold. These are available on a first come, first serve basis.