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Rupa & The April Fishes:
Four years, festivals and village concerts on three continents, two previous albums, several languages from Hindi to Tzotzil to French, many musical traditions, and countless moments of joy, sorrow, loss, and transformation were the construction materials that came together for Rupa and the April Fishes’ riveting new album Build. This collaboration with brilliant producer Todd Sickafoose travels t he long road from solitude to solidarity in both directions. The band's first album Extraordinary Rendition examines love from many angles, with lyrics mostly in French; the second Este Mundo traces the plight of migrants crossing borders, largely in Spanish; Build is their first album primarily in English. Its twelve songs arise from this particularly tender moment of global upheaval, from the collapse of capitalism and false democracies to the rise of populist movements from Tunisia to Chile to Athens to Wall Street. Playing live to varied audiences around the world has been the best way to carry out their mandate of learning how to see what is invisible and combat widespread social demoralization, the source that feeds these songs. The musicians, Aaron Kierbel and Safa Shokrai, Misha Khalikulov and Mario Alberto Silva, came from all over the world and converged in San Francisco to become the April Fishes with ringleader Rupa whose Hindustani roots settled in California. In their work together, musical languages converge from around the world; from punk to indie rock, from reggae to raga to rockabolly, chanson to cumbia, from Malian guitar patterns to mournful duduk melodies. In other times and places musical traditions have met to forge a sound that is more insistence than resistance; this band, this album, belong to that long tradition of rebel music.
Formed in 2011, Bubbeleh's music translates concepts from Klezmer into a modern composition with other influences coming from Balkan, Experimental Rock/Metal, Cumbia, Free Jazz, and other free-ranging sources. Features Max Kutner, Philip Rankin, Alex Sramek, Lauren Baba, Greg Zilboorg, Rusty Kennedy and Colin Woodford.
Jon Wayne & The Pain:
Midwest reggae rockers Jon Wayne and The Pain have been carving a sizable niche in the reggae-rock genre. Their sophomore release “Follow Through” builds upon the success of the group’s self-titled debut album, once again showcasing their unique mix of reggae, rock, and dub that fans can’t get enough of. Jon, Teeto and Chuckie are the ultimate coast-to-coast road warriors playing 250 show per year. Their live shows are a powerful display of the trio’s “Reggae-Tronic Dub”. The band creates a unique psychedelic Reggae sound by blending Reggae-Rock, Roots, and Ska with evolving bass heavy tangents of electronic dub.