The Movement

Cornerstone & California Roots Present: The Road to Cali Roots

The Movement

KBong, Pacific Roots

Thu · February 7, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$13 in advance / $15 at the door

This event is all ages

The Movement
The Movement
Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, The Movement’s debut album, ON YOUR FEET (2004), has been heralded as one of the “top 10 reggae rock albums of all time,” and the band has toured with legends from 311 to Parliament, Slightly Stoopid to Dirty Heads, Wu-Tang Clan, Steel Pulse, Stick Figure, Pepper, and more. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded artists such as G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios, and during the recording process recruited they Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and followed it in 2014 with BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN (Rootfire Cooperative), which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio.


In 2017 and 2018 the band toured Amphitheatres around the US, and performed at landmark events including Cali Roots Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Levitate Festival, One Love Cali Reggae Fest, and Closer To The Sun. In early 2018 the band announced a new album in the works, with anticipated release in Spring 2019. On tour now.
KBong
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. Kbong’s first studio album ‘Hopes and Dreams’ released in 2014 which features him as the prominent song writer. The summer anthem “Livin Easy” features Scott Woodruff and the rest of Stick Figure. Other collaborations on the album include singer/songwriter Hirie, producer Johnny Cosmic and producer Alific. You’ll hear a mix up of tasty musical ingredients that include ska, reggae, beachy surf vibes and catchy acoustic guitar riffs. Once you hear his style you will be hooked because it’s fresh and pleasing to the ears. Look out for his second solo album “Easy To Love You” releasing in 2018.
Pacific Roots
Pacific Roots
Quickly becoming one of Santa Cruz's next premier
Reggae/Rock groups, Pacific Roots is building their
popularity by stirring the crowd in with their upbeat
reggae jams thrown around with punk rock swells and
solos, mixed melodiously to produce an original Cali
based sound and vibe. The group has shared the stage
with well known artists such as, Jamaican reggae
legends Sly and Robbie, New Kingston, Black Uhuru,
The Expendables, Badfish, The Hold Up, The
Expanders, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Arise Roots, Josh
Heinrichs, The Supervillians and more. Their self-titled
debut album, produced by Adam Paterson of The
Expendables, is available now!
Venue Information:
Cornerstone
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/