Katastro, Pacific Dub

Best Friends Forever Tour

Katastro

Pacific Dub

Michael Eakins (of Elephant Convoy)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Katastro
Katastro
Hailing from the desert of Tempe, Arizona, the members of Katastro gather to create a unique sound, blending elements of rock, funk, blues and hip hop. Formed in 2007 by vocalist Andy Chaves, drummer Andrew Stravers and guitarist Tanner Riccio, later joined by bassist Ryan Weddle, Katastro has been gaining a lot of exposure while impressing their peers at the same time. Opening for national acts such as the 311, Bad Religion, Awolnation, Dirty Heads, New Politics, Method Man, Redman, Ghostface Killah, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, and Passafire, they continue to pull in their audience with their intriguing and entertaining live show.

In 2008 the band released an EP entitled "The Facts". Followed by "Poking Holes In A Pattern" produced by Bob Hoag, which was released in late 2009. In October of 2011, Katastro released their 4th studio album entitled "Gentle Predator".

Katastro has gone on national tours with such acts as Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Passafire, and Pacific Dub. They recently relocated to southern california and are currently working on their next album.
Pacific Dub
Pacific Dub
Meet Pacific Dub: Comprised of vocalist and rhythm guitarist- Colton Place, lead guitarist- Bryce Klemer, bassist- Ryan Naglich, drummer- David Delaney, keyboardist- Justin Quaress, and audio engineer- Casey Eubanks; Pacific Dub is one of the youngest and newest bands to solidify themselves as professionals within the Reggae-Rock scene.

Coming from Surf City USA, Pacific Dub resides in Huntington Beach which is nestled nicely in southern California's Orange County. Other bands such as Korn, The Offspring, Avenged Sevenfold, and The Dirty Heads all have members that call this surfer's paradise home.

Combining catchy chorus's, heavy rock n' roll guitar melodies, and smooth hip-hop and reggae rhythms are all significant characteristics that add to Pacific Dub's coastal vibe, and genuine objective of creating innovative alternative-rock-reggae while sharing a message of love and peace.

Pacific Dub has released 2 EP's and 2 Full Length studio albums, since their introduction into the music scene in early 2009. Their most recent album, Tightrope LP, released on June 26, 2012 and debuted #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts. In support of Tightrope, Pacific Dub headlined their first national tour in the summer of 2012, which also included their first headlining show at House of Blues- Anaheim with over 850 tickets sold. In addition, the band performed 83 shows in over 30 states in 2012, supporting many national acts, including- Matisyahu, Dirty Heads, Collie Buddz, Pepper, and Tomorrows Bad Seeds.

In 2013, Pacific Dub started the year in style, headlining and selling out the world famous Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on January 5th, the first Saturday of the new year. Starting January 25th, the band will hit the road again, visiting 11 states on the Winter Heatseekers Tour in support of Iration. Following Winter Tour, PDub will provide direct support to The Expendables on the national "Life's A Beach Tour". Summer 2013 will include select dates on Vans Warped Tour, as-well-as a national headlining tour. More details coming soon.

From the entire Pacific Dub family, we thank you for your continued support, and look forward to releasing new music, and seeing you at a show soon.

- Pacific Dub
Michael Eakins (of Elephant Convoy)
Michael Eakins (of Elephant Convoy)
Elephant Convoy formed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2013 orginally as an outlet for brothers Javier and Daniel Rodriguez and close friend Graham Rattray to connect over and collaborate within the genre they love: roots reggae. Their garage jam sessions led to playing house parties, which eventually led to gigs at small local venues and bars throughout North Carolina.

The addition of new members to the band in 2014 helped solidify the big instrumental sound they are known for today and resulted in their debut album Foundation, along with regional tours up and down the East Coast. During this period of time, Elephant Convoy shared the stage with acts such as Collie Buddz, The Expendables, The Wailers, The Movement, Through The Roots & more. Venue highlights for the Convoy include playing at the coveted Irie Vibes Music Festival in Long Creek, South Carolina and the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.

The band's lineup currently consists of Javier Rodriguez (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Daniel Rodriguez (Drums), Graham Rattray (Bass), Michael Eakins (Vocals/Lead Guitar), and Patrick Mosca (Keys). The band is currently working with prized producer Joel Aloise from Zion Within Productions and the award-wining studio Hourglass Studios on their second album that is due for release Summer '17.

While the band's biggest influence remains the roots reggae genre that derived from Jamaica decades earlier, they also draw inspiration from the dancehall, electronic, and hip hop genres to create their authentically modern reggae sound.

As a diverse group of individuals, the band's vision has always been to use music to create and preserve oneness between people from all walks of life. Their coastal attitude and socially conscious mindset show in their music through their use of heavy bass, driving melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics.

There's nothing stopping this band from spreading their music and message to reggae music community and beyond.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/