The Hip Abduction
Spred The Dub, Moska Project
Fri Â· March 20, 2015
$10.00 - $15.00
Tickets at the Door
This event is 18 and over
All lineups and times subject to change
Social Pre-game: $3.50 U-call-it for the first hour. Includes everything, Jack Daniels, Crowne, Greygoose, Fireball, Pinnacle, Knob Creek, Jameson.... anything we carry for the first hour!!!! Beer & Shot: Buy any beer and get any shot for $5 all night.https://www.thesocial.org/event/773159/
The Hip Abduction is a six-piece afropop rock band from St Petersburg, FL that weaves together Western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and traditions. The band describe themselves as â€śwanderlust-inspired global popâ€ť and have cited influences such as The Black Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Paul Simon, and Ali Farka Toure. THA places heavy emphasis on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni), dub-reggae-inspired bass lines, and funky afro-beat percussion. Formed on the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2010, the bandâ€™s high-energy performances and good vibes message have won them loyal followers from Florida to California. The Hip Abduction has quickly grown from just a few African instrument playing surfers to a full-blown 6-piece powerhouse in just a couple years. Their 2013 self titled release debuted at #5 on the Billboard Reggae charts and continues to top the I-tunes charts.
The new self-titled album debuted #5 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #2 on the itunes Reggae charts.
Nominated best album of the year by The Pier Magazine and Homegrown Music Network. Won album of the year by HGMN. Produced by Michael Goldwasser (Matisyahu, Easy Star Allstars, Rebelution, The Green).
Shared stages with Ziggy Marley, Umphreyâ€™s McGee, Thievery Corporation, The Movement, Passafire, Easy Star Allstars, The Funky Meters, Dawes, Galactic, and MOE.
2014 Festivals appearances include Wanee, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heat Wave, Big What?, and California Roots The Carolina Sessions.
4.5 out of 5 stars and nominated for best album of the year. The Pier Full Review
If youâ€™re wondering which group of Floridaâ€™s upcoming Indie artists could be the first to break nationally, look no further than The Hip Abduction. They are already doing it. Tampa Bay Times
Breezy, good time groove-and-sway music mixing flavors of reggae, roots, funk, and Afro-beat into an intoxicating brew. Creative Loafing â€śBest Ofâ€ť Issue
The bandâ€™s name indicates the desire and tendency of the music to get you grooving, and itâ€™s something thatâ€™s hard to resist. Reax Magazine
I have never seen so many people actually DANCING at this festivalâ€¦..the reality and energy of their performance and the audience response blew me away!! WMNF
The Afro-drenched twinkling of polyrhythmic guitar shines against the dub-deep pulses of bass, and multi-percussion textures and groove-oriented dance grooves run all throughout. Creative Loafing â€śBest Rock/World Fusionâ€ť winner
Originally starting out as a weekly reggae jam night at a local venue in Palm Beach, the group has slowly but surely become a mainstay in the South Florida reggae scene. In their early years as a 12-piece ensemble featuring multiple percussion players and musicians, their music was based on improvisational jams and instrumental vamps. It was this "dub" sound that became the band's musical style and eventually lead to the name Spred The Dub.
Over time this massive group of players has evolved into a smaller core unit of members.
Mick Swigert (aka Micky Vintage) has been providing the reverberated vocals and rhythmic skank that have characterized STD's sound since the earliest days of the group. Kevin "KJo" Johnson (bass/vocals) and Johnny "Fresh" Leonard (drums) are the rhythm section responsible for building the thundering riddems and funky grooves that serve as the rock solid foundation of the group's songs, and the addition of Sam Szpendyk (trombone/vocals) and Eric Cohen-Greenberg (keyboards), has brought a new dimension to the sound. Hunter Hutchings (lead guitar) brings his tasteful solos and dub effects to the group. Together these players gel into one of the freshest sounds in South Florida reggae. Their set list includes a host of well-crafted original songs which range from upbeat rocksteady rhythms to thick, soul-moving roots jams. These songs coupled with their unique renditions of modern classics and rejuvenated reggae standards, help to create the "Good Time Reggae" vibes.
With several major projects in the works, the future for Spred The Dub looks very bright. Their weekly shows on Monday nights have turned Clematis St. into a hotspot for reggae music in West Palm Beach and their live show schedule has them bouncing all over the tri-county area with scattered excursions to Northern FL and the Gulf Coast. April 20, 2012 saw the release of their first full length album of original material and they are featured on the "Reggae Wave" compilation CD along with the best reggae bands in South FL, powered by reggae legends "Inner Circle".
This is the next chapter of Spred the Dub's legacy, and with the new tunes, dubbed out covers, and hand-picked venues, you are sure to see why there will be plenty more "Good Times" to come.
Moska Project's sound is a unique fusion of Latin-Reggae-Rock spiced with Caribbean flavor, Instrumental intros, sticky danceable beats and organic African rhythms.
Their versatile sound is enjoyed by audiences of all ages and musical preferences, making them a top choice for many community functions like: Pineapple Fest (Jensen Beach), Stuart Music Fest and Rocking Riverwalk (Stuart), Turtle Fest and Fall Classic Surf Contest (Jupiter), Tequesta Tiki Time, International Tennis Championship (Delray Beach) and Hooked On Music (Fort Pierce). For a list of venues where Moska Project has performed please visit the â€śShowsâ€ť page.
54 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801