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Spiritual Rez – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – February 16th, 2013

Spiritual Rez

In association with Rock On! Concerts

Spiritual Rez

Lucid, The Joint Chiefs

Sat, February 16, 2013

8:00 pm

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM, or at the Royale box office Fridays from 12-6PM.

Spiritual Rez
Spiritual Rez
The Spiritual Rez reggae funk dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. When paired with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing and screaming for more.

Over the past 8 years, these six men have relentlessly toured the country to share their music and appreciation of the arts. Rooted in rock, reggae, and funk; their diversity exemplifies their love and desire to put on a live experience that will not only cut to your core, but also ignite the inner flame that exists in us all.

A constant festival favorite, The Rez can shake a stage like a psychedelic dance earthquake. Evoking their personal power animals, they fearlessly forge into the musically unknown, creating a masterpiece every performance. It's this power, this creative desire, that has fans traveling across the nation to experience this raw and intoxicating display of musical bliss.

"Start with a dose of old-school, Marley-Toots-Tosh reggae and infuse it with everything from Sun Ra Arkestra freak jazz to Steve Vai guitar pyrotechnics. Inventive intersections like these define Spiritual Rez"
- Michael Witthaus, Hippo Press

Their latest album, The Nexus (2010), is a perfect example how the band has developed a sound all of their own. After two independent releases with strong foundations in the positive ideals of reggae; The Nexus was created by combining elements from a multitude of influences gained from years on the road. The result is an album that showcases how they have grown into a primed party machine; ready to churn out hard-driven guitar solo's, inspiring vocals and powerful, funkified dance grooves.

While creating a style of their own, The Rez has been lucky enough to share the stage with many of the originators of the reggae music culture. Artists such as Gregory Issacs, Toots and The Maytals, Steel Pulse, and Barrington Levy have given their time and knowledge to share the one love that we all hold. Showing their diversity as artists, The Rez has also rocked with George Clinton and The Parliament Funkadelic, Golgol Bordello and Jah Wobble.

2011 will hold great things as "The Nexus" spreads its wings.
Lucid
Lucid
Barreling out of the northern woods like a grizzled bear on speed, Lucid, the hardest working band in the North Country (Upstate NY and VT), careens across the musical spectrum as a V8 blend of genres emerge- from jazz to rock, honky-tonk blues to reggae.

Formed in 2003, the latest album from the sextet, "Dewdmanwah", was released this past fall to regional acclaim in the northeast.

With 2010 aimed at being their breakthrough year, keyboardist Andy Deller looks forward to gracing the country with a healthy dose of Adirondack soul and passion.

"Our sound is catchy yet eclectic. The songs get stuck in your head, and there is a very distinct tone," said Deller. "The influences and the styles we play are wide ranging. But always at the center of it all is a thick thread of rock tying everything together. Our music has a little something for everybody. Audiences all over are very appreciative. We get applause, we get hooting and hollering, and sometimes nakedness. They're always dancing."

Roaming the nation on their graffiti-doused, Neal Cassady-esque psychedelic bus, "Lucy", the rock bandits roll joyously along the road towards musical stardom, taking no prisoners, and always having fun in a sometimes-unforgiving industry.

"We just want people to go away thinking 'that was a good time'," Deller said. "And maybe for the next week or two they can't get that one song out of their heads, but it's a good thing. It's like burping four hours after a meal, and saying, 'oh yeah, that lasagna was good'."

"Living in a ski town, one constantly hears the adage, 'if you like it now, you should have been here 10 years ago, before all these people showed up'," said Garret K. Woodward (Roving Festival Writer/State of Mind Music Magazine). "The funny thing is, in 10 years, I'll probably be saying the same thing about Lucid and the unforgettable presence they create onstage and out of your speakers.
The Joint Chiefs
The Joint Chiefs
The Joint Chiefs bring their own sounds of Jam-influenced Rock to venues spanning from Maine to Chicago to New York City and all the way to their new home in Nashville, TN. They started off as students at Colby College and Berklee College of Music, playing parties and school functions to dancing, rowdy crowds. Starting with their home of New England, they spread both their music and live performances from there. Their energetic live performances keep the crowds dancing, and their latest EP "The Beginning" channels it through the studio lens. The Chiefs are currently hard at work in the studio once again to bring you their first full-length album in time for a Nashville-based summer 2014 tour.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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