Bands Lineup 2016

2017 LINE UP COMING SOON!

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Below is the 2016 Line Up

Wookiefoot is a band, a Non-Profit 501C3 Charity Organization (www.bethechangecharities.org), a circus, a philosophy, and a community of globe trekking bliss junkies and believers that are the fuel to keep this Tribadelic Spaceship going! Their charity organization (with the support of their community) has donated over $500,000 to third world relief efforts. Wookiefoot’s live sets are an always inspiring and entertaining barrage of sonic and visual stimulation.  The fast-paced circus-like set has been called “Short Attention Span Musical Theater”.  These live performances are a one of a kind experience that mixes Reggae, World Beat, Hip Hop, Irish, Funk, Folk, Rock & more with a large band featuring everything from a vintage Hammond Organ to Bag Pipes!  Combine that with a mind-blowing stage show that may include anything (such as a light show, projection, costumes, fire, dancers, aerialists, magic, clowns, puppets, etc)… and you better buckle up!

https://youtu.be/UE4BOHc4KR0

As a musical collective, our mission is to be the motivation and inspiration for all that have become members of our Tribe. Within our global community, we have access to the tools needed to make changes, take action and spread awareness of how to live in harmony with Mother Gaia herself. We are honored to be a force of attraction for positive and creative minds during these often-corrupt times. With your trust and support, we humbly accept this role and speak our prayers of intention to take direct action… “Hoka Hey” means, “today is a good day to die”, but perhaps with your help, it could transform into a better day to live. Thank you again for your love and support. Tribe members, let us come together today to be the change that we wish to see tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkGBLLjAXEA

From the musical imagination of Scott Woodruff emerges a vibrant sonic soundscape, revealed in the newest Stick Figure release, Set in Stone. When completed, a brotherhood of hard-jamming musicians delivers this widescreen soundtrack in concert performances of consciousness-altering emancipation. The band’s audience of dedicated fans is expanding. The 14-song Set in Stone – three years in the making – enters at Number One on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae Charts. Built on the hypnotic rhythms and the instantly singable choruses that are Stick Figure trademarks, the newest songs navigate a complex emotional spectrum from pensive introspection to joyful celebration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXQHmVVU8Cw

The Flobots have always had a revolutionary slant. Their biggest impact on the music world (and the likely reason you know their name) was the Billboard-charting song “Handlebars,” a catchy, fast-clipped rap about the potential of the individual. The song thrust them into the national spotlight, a popularity they’ve ceded in favor of staying on message. Along with its attendant video, the song addresses the connections between corporate greed and military violence. As the Flobots’ lead MC, Laurie has long been interested in the union of music and social justice. Other tunes, such as “Rise Up,” “White Flag Warrior” and “The Circle in the Square,” employ a mix of rock and hip-hop to encourage listeners to take action, to understand that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RItrzkY5E0w

Hailing from Oyster Bay, NY, heavy instrumental rock-fusion onslaught TAUK has created a unique musical identity that is quickly separating them from the pack. The band seamlessly brings together a mélange of genres as diverse as gritty funk, fusion, hip hop, progressive rock, ambient, classic rock, and jazz. TAUK has an entrancing way of creating evocative instrumental soundscapes and wondrous tension-and-release jams. Their creations of “cerebral funk” inspire both enthralled headphone listening and sweaty, joyous dance floor exultations. This distinct musical footprint coupled with tireless touring have built a dedicated and loyal fanbase for TAUK, and inspired the release of the band’s first live album HEADROOM, a jaw-dropping testament to the young group’s already masterful live show.

https://youtu.be/DXKSJF0eIwQ

Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.  Through the grassroots method of releasing his albums independently, on his own Love Not War Records label, and performing 250 plus shows a year, Love has built an ever-growing following for his unique and inspiring music.  He has toured with many artists in the circles of conscious, roots music, including Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Nahko and many more.  Over the past few years, he performed to enthusiastic audiences at the California Roots Festival, Wakarusa, Wanderlust and the Montreal Jazz Fest, just to name a few.

https://youtu.be/dZP6Z4fghLo

While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries. One could probably be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers. Yet with their music well-defined or not, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to form a place in the Midwest music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five-piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.

https://youtu.be/BWdjRPa9vLg

For nearly a decade, electronic reggae-dub innovators Jon Wayne and The Pain have been crafting a unique sound that features a mesmerizing blend of modern age electronic beats fused with upbeat traditional roots reggae. The Twin Cities-based ensemble has built a highly devoted following through multi-dimensional jamming, extensive touring and influential songwriting. Jon Wayne and The Pain’s cutting edge style has taken them across the nation to some of the country’s biggest music festivals including Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Cali Roots and Wakarusa. Their transcendent live performances have propelled them to the forefront of reggae music. 

https://youtu.be/Dv1WQVXNbWE

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With a High energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see.

https://youtu.be/6ei_56q3wt8?t=44s

Wild-hearted globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist, Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, Dustin Thomas uses his platform to inspire both awareness and consciousness about important issues and writes music that encourages all people from all walks of life to work through the hard times, appreciate the good times, and ultimately to love themselves, love the planet, and love each other.

https://youtu.be/b3QoRmV3HGs?t=2m9s

Earth Guardians is an intergenerational, multi-cultural group with the youngest performer only 12 yrs old ItzcuauhtliMartinez, joined by his 15 yr old bro Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and first generation Earth Guardians Jasmine Jones and Isa Roske. They are all inspired singer/songwriters and have traveled the world sharing their message of hope for a healthy sustainable and just world through music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxI7ERflFfM

Emerging from Fort Collins, Colorado, Skydyed is a three-piece band that blends cutting edge electronic production with live instrumentation. Featuring Andrew Slattery on bass synths and bass guitar, Max Doucette on guitar and keys, and Shane Eagen on drums, the band integrates generations of the state’s extensive musical heritage with their own deep-seated ties to the electronic music scene. With roots in rock, funk and jazz, Skydyed has created their own, diverse sound that intertwines organic live drums, bass and guitar through soulful jam, hard-hitting bass and profound break-beats. With their unique and advanced production, Skydyed has established itself as a can’t miss performance that bridges the gap between EDM and live music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN0-a-pznkw

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality, and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 2 years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot-stomping sing-alongs, and a lively stage show. The band’s first full-length album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is due to release on July 15th of 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-vTB0Sr1Y

Heatbox here! I make video games, a talk show/game show, and music with my mouth. What a weird world!

https://youtu.be/4Foe2p_THbU

Formed as a 5 piece band in 2007, Useful Jenkins remained under-the-radar during their first few years performing.  Open mics and campfire jams were their source of inspiration, which allowed them to form a strong and intimate bond between band members and fans alike.  As their message grew, so did the network of friends who supported their direction.  In February of 2009, the band released their first full-length album “Fast Eddie” which was the catalyst for their initial and continued success in the Midwest Festival Scene. In April of 2015 Useful Jenkins released their third full-length album, “Forward Motion,” which was a statement of how the band continues to move and grow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ2E5AaOJNY

In his short 35 years, Elijah Ray has become A PRODIGIOUS VOCALIST, COMPOSER, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, AND RECORDING ARTIST.  Elijah is known for his pioneering heart and transformational music that crosses an insanely wide variety of genres…from Acoustic Soul, Bumpin Funk, World Beat, Dance / Pop and Rock… to soul stirring Piano Ballads, Symphonic Soundtracks, and Shamanic, Sound Healing environments. His shining presence, gritty soul, and message of love invite the listener into an experience of what it is to be “in the BAND OF LIGHT’, and live a life as an embodied, awakening human. His spiritual messages of authenticity and the power of community have transformed audiences internationally, and many are calling his music the “soundtrack of the awakening.”

https://youtu.be/hjaAJTtwaqA?t=9s

From the garden to the globe,Tubby Love is gathering the tribe. Born David Andrew Terrett, Tubby’s physical, spiritual, and musical transformation has been a testimony to the power of human evolution. Music has been the catalyst for deepening his connection to life and also a bridge for sharing his journey with others. Calling the island of Kauai home has set forth a Roots Family movement involving regenerative land and energy practices connecting communities inter-island and worldwide. Tubby and his partner Amber Lily have been blessed to create a soundtrack for this movement alongside artists like Medicine For The People, Dustin Thomas, Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Nattali Rize, Paul Izak, Rising Appalachia, Cas Haley, as well as other artists with a similar message. In a time of much needed change, Tubby Love is unifying the people through music and addressing real issues to inspire solutions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9zcbxfapHY

The guys from Sovereign Sect understand the gravity of creating a live performance that is profound and memorable, the group is an absolute master at captivating a crowd and leaving them electrified. The Fargo-based, tri-producer/drummer quartet uses nearly forty years of collective musical experience to push the limits of live EDM. Through incorporating innovative production technique, and covering a myriad of musical taste along with the talents of three producers, Sovereign Sect is not only able to capture audiences but also animate listeners with a sound that is as unique as it is diverse. This combination of Sovereign Sect’s no holds barred live performance and its multidimensional production style is a cosmic match that only results in a supersonic experience that should never be missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dC2i_8kdsw

Satsang is a Conscious Music Collective blending world conscious lyrics with a unique blend of Reggae, Folk, and Hip-Hop. The lyrics come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection, and are used as a mission statement for reflection and activation. Touching on everything from; the bliss of traveling and the growing pains of change, to the ills of the justice system and environmental encroachment. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: A gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The reggae rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and immediate change. 

Frogleg is a fresh young band out of Minneapolis.  Since their first show in late 2012, a major buzz about the band Frogleg has been spreading throughout the Twin Cities music scene stemming from their ever-growing weekly tradition, “Frogleg Thursdays @ Bunkers Music Bar & Grill” in downtown Minneapolis.  Known for their songwriting and improvisational live performances, this seven piece would be best described as a soul band, as their influences are not drawn from one specific genre. A typical Frogleg show will usually feature a unique blend of Funk, Reggae, Rock, Jazz and Bluegrass. Frogleg’s debut, self-titled album was met with much excitement last year, selling out their first pressing in under six months.

https://youtu.be/OWY8JHpjqXQ?t=47s

Dead Larry’s powerful blend of high energy rock, dance, and funk that shakes the foundation of modern music. From rock driven sea shanties to pulsating dance beats. From Beatle-esque harmonies to spine-chilling screams. From shake-yo-booty funk jams to orchestral themes of space and time travel. Dead Larry is one thing: Original. The band was formed in a basement in high school, and after nearly 10 years of writing, touring, and chasing the dream Dead Larry has a grown to be one of the most prominent independent rock bands coming out of the Midwest. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppb9VHyPwzU

El Dub is a one man, Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul band with a high energy, and intricate “looping” style mixed with a positive uplifting message creating a laid-back, “no worries”, feel good type of vibe. El Dub plays all instruments live in real time, including, beat boxing, guitar, bass, keys and harmonizing vocals and loops them into layers that end up sounding like a full band with just one man! Hard at work touring full time for the past 3 years, El Dub has been making a name for himself playing throughout the US and Canada.  Currently, El Dub is touring in support of his 3rd full-length CD “Feelin’ Alive” which is packed full of uplifting vibes and positive messages covering genres from Reggae to Funk to Hip Hop, and space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THsKM809IxA

Through an obvious deep respect for the creative process and a willingness and thoughtfulness likened to a butterfly floating through a summer breeze, Wendy Soleil manifested what we now know in this universe as, i like you.  A blended concoction of sounds, the Minneapolis band i like you. can only be described as transcendent bliss with a squeeze of lemon on a sunny day. Drawing upon a multitude of influences, the transcendental songwriting and sweetly soaring vocals of Soleil became the seed that would create the foundation of i like you.’s energetic and timeless sound. Masterfully blending their full, rich harmonies and eclectic instrumentation, (while often featuring the sunshine-y sounds of the ukulele) i like you. weaves a colorful tapestry of upbeat, heart-centered music that lends to their unapologetically unique style of world fusion/chamber pop.

https://youtu.be/U-2JWUbOTuk?t=7s

Megan Hamilton is a producer/vocalist out of Minneapolis. After several years in the twin cities’ music scene, Hamilton has branded a sound similar to no other in the U.S. As Ghetto Funk’s official U.S. ambassador, she drives a European sound inspired from glitch hop, old school samples, and future funk. As not only a DJ/Producer, Megan is also a fan and activist for this great music movement. Constantly devoting her time towards this growth through social media, word of mouth, and even her own artwork, Megan has developed great brand recognition. After several releases this year with Buygore, Ghetto Funk, Audiophile, and more, Hamilton is spanning genres in high demand. Recently Megan has also added an impressive group of live instruments, whom she calls The Bermudas. These artists range from Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar to even Saxophone and Triangle. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEMD3hxJHEY

Like the band name, Soap’s music is undoubtedly fresh. With influences ranging from jazz, blues and funk to progressive, psychedelic and electronic, Soap skillfully fuses all of these genres into one – dance infused rock. Originally from just south of Chicago, Illinois, Soap uprooted and moved to Minneapolis in 2007 and has become a staple in the thriving Twin Cities music scene.  Soap grew their following for years with their weekly residency at The Cabooze, a long-standing tradition at the legendary Minneapolis venue. Following the likes of The Big Wu and God Johnson, Soap has not only continued that tradition but has expanded on it with a new allegiance of fans. Soap has since become a favorite on the festival circuit.

https://youtu.be/fuEVOxQ3e4o

Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Minneapolis-based band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members and band alike. Kind Country released their debut self-titled album “Kind Country” in the fall of 2013. Since then they have been bringing their music on the road playing live performances at theaters, bars, auditoriums, festivals, and everywhere in between all throughout the United States.

https://youtu.be/OYk2q7aFAZw

New Reb is not just music… …it’s a movement of people who want to better themselves for the sake of the planet and the universe. A movement to help people gain consciousness, and awareness of what’s going on around them. A movement that promotes positivity and the realization that we are all mirrors, and that we all reflect upon one another. Love Mafia is a conscious music collective from New Reb’s second home, Hawaii. They have combined forces with New Reb on tour and will be performing together as a super-group. Reggae – Hip-Hop – Funk – Soul

https://youtu.be/1se__JCyr2U

One of the staples of Madison’s vibrant music scene, The People Brothers Band is an 8-piece Rhythm & Soul powerhouse and their only desire is to get you moving on the dance floor. They are the winners of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award for 2014 Soul/R&B Band of the Year and the Madison Area Music Award for 2015 Pop/R&B Album of the Year (Middle of the In Between), 2013 Blues Album of the Year (People Brothers Live) & Blues Song of the Year (Looky Here Mister), but, most importantly, they are a family whose love for music and playing together shines brightly through each performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuLK6Va8mf4

Blending high-energy, captivating live performances with powerful, inspiring themes intended to cultivate growth, Aitas is a four piece multi-genre group from Central Minnesota- has quickly gained a loyal following of all ages in the heartland of the nation. Coming together in the summer of 2010, the self-taught musicians molded a jammy mix of Reggae and Hip Hop while remaining a rock band at its core. Fueled by the will to motivate positive change and activism, the band quickly evolved from a punk-rock, ska-soaked pop act into a rock band laced with everything from rap, dub, jam-rock to ambiance.

https://youtu.be/M-FTgWsYVG0

With a focus on keeping the audience engaged, smiling, and dancing, The Limns continually work at expanding their sound and pushing the boundaries of their limitations. With two EP’s and a full-length album under their belt, The Limns are continuing to make new music. “Fall into Peace”, the band’s  second full-length album, is a bit of a transformation for the band. The album’s theme reflects on existential issues; asking questions, and conjuring meaning. The album is seen as a chance to create something new, rather than to recreate the energy of a live show. The album is a heartfelt testimony to the band’s growth as writers, musicians, and individuals.

https://youtu.be/6iUdJ8iJZXA?t=10s

TUFF ROOTS is a Reggae band formed in the Midwest out of Sioux Falls, SD. Although we are a fresh new band, all of our members have ample experience as musicians. While we only formed less than a year ago, when you hear us you will think we have been playing together for years. Focused on creating good vibes and love through the sound of our music, you will have a hard time leaving the crowd without feeling the positive vibrations. TUFF ROOTS is a 5 piece band currently working on recording our first album and hoping for a Fall of 2016 release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0iktIn3fjk&feature=youtu.be

Earth to Clark is a conscious, organically formed, high energy band based out of Beloit, WI. They blend a wide variety of musical stylings into a sound that could be described as Funkedelic Rock Reggae Hippie Hip-hop. Their positive thought provoking lyrics are inspired by many travels, hardships, poverty, and growing experiences. Their lyrics touch on everything from homelessness, domestic abuse, governmental corruption and pollution to the power of positivity and learning to love. They also bring beautiful, flowing guitar riffs that are strategically designed and placed to amaze, open hearts and minds one note at a time. This is all brought together by powerful female backing vocals and a solid rhythm and synth section that provides a fresh experience for lovers of all music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dglbRN4L8CA

Cosmic Serenity is a Houston-based duo founded by singer/songwriter Trill Lebeau and percussionist Collin Egan-Wyer. These fellow luminous beings riding the wave of musical medicine. With a side note of comedy, and eccentric yet eclectic style of fashion, and a folksy sound and gypsy vibe that amps up a crowd and keeps you moving your head, tapping your feet… or just get up and lay the boogie down!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnub56aag3s

Space Monster caters to lovers of jam band music with their eclectic psychedelic style and high energy performances. An ambitious blend of funk, blues, reggae, and rock, there’s something for everyone when Space Monster sinks into their unique style born out of love for all kinds of modern music. The band began in 2010 when guitarist Chris Marti, drummer John Hanson, and bass guitarist Jon Housworth started jamming together in an apartment above a Korean restaurant in St. Paul. Since then they have played shows and festivals all over the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Their full-length debut album, “Abduction,” was released April 26th, 2013.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTSsyhEQn-A

This Milwaukee-based group, known largely for their eclectic live performances that incorporate the Australian didgeridoo into flowing soundscapes of reggae, funk, and jazz-fusion, consistently leaves audiences wanting more. Deeply rooted in the positive message of reggae music, the band has grown to realize their calling: to spread peace, love, and harmony… while laying down an infectious groove.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpGb9K675e4

Formed in December of 2009, Push & Turn is an energetic Reggae Rock band from Rochester Minnesota. Push & Turn’s roots run deeper than the lenth of the band as founders Sothea Lam, Cameron Smith, and Kyle Truex were friends before becoming musicians. In 2013, Tyler Kispert was added to the family giving the band a blues/jam feel complete with harmonies. The Post-Bulletin has said Push & Turn makes “original material that adheres to a policy of positivity” and that “attendees appreciate the inclusive, danceable approach the band brings to its shows”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMykoaaVL8E

Adam Elfers

Kaila Weaver 

Spirit Moon – Cat Preach

Northern Medicine

Marrisa & The Merry Rockers

Amber Lilly / Jordan Walker 

Mammoth / Kelli Love 

DyadRiot

The Jeffrey James Show

Maya Elena

Recognition Rising Movement

Corey McCauley 

String Fury 

Sammy Strings 

Beauty of My Land

The Common Ground Company 

Chase Makai

Richard Vagner

Earth Guardians 

Phillip Morris & Sean Anonymous 

Lifted Mindz