Sensamotion (NJ), SYNRGY (Rosarito, MX)

Ivy Room Presents

Sensamotion (NJ)

SYNRGY (Rosarito, MX)

Skank Bank

Mon · November 13, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Sensamotion (NJ)
Sensamotion (NJ)
New roots reggae and dubfire rock for the motion of your soul. Hailing from Atlantic City, NJ Sensamotion is known for their unique style, captivating a audience across the nation. They have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in reggae music such as The Wailers, Matisyahu, Israel Vibration, Tribal Seeds, Collie Buddz, The Green, Easy Star All Stars, Barrington Levy, Stick Figure, Ky-Mani Marley, Fortunate Youth and more.. They've also performed as the backing band for Kevin Kinsella performing classic John Brown's Body, and 10ft Ganja Plant tunes. Inspired by bands such as Groundation, Midnite, and John Brown's Body they are looking to bring something new to the table. Their EP 'Looking Up' is out and available now. With a newly added horn section (trumpet and saxophone) Sensamotion is currently evolving their sound and working hard on new music. They plan to bring you their first full length album in the near future. Stay tuned!
SYNRGY (Rosarito, MX)
SYNRGY (Rosarito, MX)
SYNRGY is a Soul Reggae Rock Group currently based out of Rosarito Mexico, known for high-energy live performances, consistently catchy tunes, and their tour heavy lifestyle over the past ten years.
They've toured relentlessly all over the Western United States, having played hundreds of shows in over 19 states. They have two Midwest tours, a Hawaii tour, and multiple West Coast tours under their belt.
They have performed on the stages of renowned World Music Festivals such as: California Roots (2017), Reggae on the River (2012), Reggae on the Mountain (2016/17), Mammoth Reggae Festival (2016), Seattle Hempfest (2012), Northwest World Reggae Festival (2012), and many more.
They have played along side Internationally touring bands such as SOJA, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Katchafire, The Slackers, The Expanders, HIRIE, Through The Roots, Mike Love, and countless other artists.
With three full-length albums (Live in Love, Synrgy Self Titled, and Dream On), two eps (Lost and Found and Summertime), and a very anticipated album in the works, SYNRGY continues to provide their loyal audiences with a very diverse musical catalog.
Their sound spans from traditional Roots Reggae to a smooth Soul Crooner's style that gives them an original flare while still being able to maintain the fundamentals of the Reggae music. Add some high energy Rocksteady/ Ska-esque influence, and some contemporary tones, and you have yourself a good idea of what to expect from SYNRGY.
SYNRGY has roots that span from the high deserts of Arizona to the Redwoods of Humboldt California. From the Oregon Forests to So Cal and beyond to Baja Mexico Coastlines. Originating in Flagstaff AZ in 2007, the group has relocated several times. In 2008, the band moved to Humboldt County into the Redwood Country of Northern California. In 2011, they made another move up to Ashland in Southern Oregon. In 2015, the band relocated again South of the border to Rosarito Mexico where they are currently based.
Skank Bank
Skank Bank
Skank Bank is an American reggae fusion band from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, formed in 2013. The diverse collective of musicians is led by California born guitarist/singer Gabriel Winter. The band has an eclectic sound that fuses roots reggae/ska with elements of jazz, funk, and rock―known for their heady psychedelic dub jams and breakdowns. Ranging from a quartet to a nonet, the group has had more than 20 members with the only consistent bandmates of Winter's being trumpet player Liam King, trombone player Adam Miller, and co-founding bassist Jiggly Streich.

Emerging from the 924 Gilman Street Berkeley ska-punk revival in early 2013, Skank Bank explored various styles of reggae and ska. Incorperating harmonic dissonance and improvisational elements of jazz with textural elements, groovy jams, and drones of psychedelic music, the group created a cosmic and soulful sound rooted in the sounds of Jamaican one-drop, rockers, and dancehall riddims.

Skank Bank has toured in United States and has two full-length Albums to their credit; Dance Depository (2016), and Keep Complaining (2015). Their music is also well represented in a variety of films and compilations; James Franco's Metamorphasis Junior Year (2017), Arcane Drama: A Compilation of 924 Gilman St. Music Vol. 1 (2017), UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to Green Day's Dookie (2016), and Gilman Ska Night Vol. 2 (2014).

Skank Bank has shared the stage with The Toasters, Don Carlos, Green Day, The Supervillains, Human Rights (Bad Brains), Roddy Radiation (The Specials), Noorwood Fisher (Fishbone), Voodoo Glowskulls, Skankin Pickle, and many others.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/