Midnight Raid

Midnight Raid

Arden Park Roots, Da Mainland, Conscious Souls

Fri, March 29, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Red Devil Lounge

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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Midnight Raid
Midnight Raid
Inspired by the unfiltered styles of artists like Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse and John Browns Body, friends Graham Roggli (drums) and Benjamin Garcia Candelaria (vocals/guitar) wanted to offer a musical outlet for current socio-political disdain and to reflect the diverse culture of their home state of California. To help create the sound that was to become Midnight Raid, they enlisted reggae veteran John Baker, bass player from the band Lucky Dub and environmental activist from Washington D.C. Baker's aggressive bass lines give MNR a distinctive tone that gets the audience moving. Shortly after, Midnight Raid found Vimalier Reyes-Oritz, a classically trained keyboardist from Puerto Rico. "V," as he is often called, offers salsa and montuno rhythms and melodies that diversify the band's sound. The most recent addition to the band is lead guitarist, Lenny Crammer. A Tennessee native, Crammer adds his unique approach of using "soundscaping" to the voice of Midnight Raid. One can hear dynamic guitar swells underneath the lyrics and colorful leads soaring over the rhythm.

Pulling from a breadth of influences, Midnight Raid has created a refreshing original sound for the times we live in. While staying true to the spirit of the reggae genre, the band focuses on offering a number of musical experiences in every song by adding tastes of rock, funk, soul, punk and latin styles. The band's eclectic sound translates into an exciting live show, and mixed with themes of economic, social, and environmental justice, Midnight Raid is bringing audiences to a higher level of consciousness.
Arden Park Roots
Arden Park Roots
APR is quickly becoming a common name in the huge California rock/reggae scene, a scene which seems to be spreading all over the country. It was evident as their tours got longer and further away in 2011. And their 3rd full-length album, "Pipe Dreams" debuted at number 2 on the iTunes reggae charts. Produced by legendary producer Scott Mathews, this Junior release is expected to receive enough attention to catapult their careers. APR has 6 major awards under their belts including the Sacshows Local Music Awards two years in a row for "Best Reggae/Rock/Funk band." Look for them to roll through your town in 2012 as their tour schedule will span all the way to the east coast and possibly overseas! Pick up the new album on iTunes or just about any other web outlet! "We take the turn, medicate when we burn... relax, it's a pipe dream." -APR
Da Mainland
Da Mainland
Da Mainland is a newly remodeled band that has a new sound and a few new members! New members include Larry Mantanona - Drums (2010), Jerad Timmons- Lead Guitar (2011) and Thomas Te'o- Singer/Vocals (2011). Our new sound comprises a more polished commercial style rock infused with a reggae style plus a hip hop vocal vibe to top it all off! Altogether the end product is a sound that everybody will be raving about! So come check us out!
Conscious Souls
Conscious Souls
They have earned many fans with their inventive approach of inspiring people with a creative outlook on life with very positive spirits.

Currently one of the bay area’s top independent reggae, rock bands. The Conscious Souls were formed in the San Francisco bay area, California in 2005. The group’s style combines Alternative, Reggae, Rock, Hip-hop, and pop. The Band has continued their success independently and recorded their first debut album “Why Wouldn’t We” in April 2009.

Conscious Souls have currently finished their second album “Live your Life.” Which was released in early 2010. Their new album features other up and coming artists from all over Northern California.

Overall, Conscious Souls couldn't be happier with the way the album's turned out, and they feel people will be open to the new direction the Conscious Souls are going in. "The audience is smarter than they've ever been," says lead singer Joel Cecil. “The people now a days, have got it together, and know what they like and don’t like”
Their peak came when their song “Live your Life” was chosen for the Pier Exposed Sampler 2010 album. Which was a compilation album consisting of the top 30 up and coming Alternative, Rock bands on the west coast.
Conscious Souls have made that direct musical connection with their fans, in each of the hundreds of shows they've played at including all-ages shows, clubs, private events, charity shows, festivals, living rooms, backyards, and any of the other places they have had the opportunity to play.
Since then the group has continued to write, record, and entertain fans from all over California.
Venue Information:
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109
http://www.reddevillounge.com/