Logjam Presents:

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Kabaka Pyramid

The Wilma

Missoula, MT
7:00pm (door) 8:00pm (show)
$35 (Adv.) $38 (DOS)
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Logjam Presents Jamaican reggae artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley live at The Wilma on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Opening for Marley will be rising reggae revivalist and fellow Jamaican, Kabaka Pyramid. EVENT INFO: Damian Marley 9/24/17 Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM MDT on Friday, June 30  and will be available at The Top Hat, online or by phone… Continue Reading

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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Logjam Presents Jamaican reggae artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley live at The Wilma on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Opening for Marley will be rising reggae revivalist and fellow Jamaican, Kabaka Pyramid.

EVENT INFO: Damian Marley 9/24/17

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM MDT on Friday, June 30  and will be available at The Top Hatonline or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome.

TICKET BUNDLE: Every pair of online tickets come with one (1) digital download of Damian Marley’s upcoming album, “Stony Hill”.  You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your album. US/Canadian residents only.  One album download per pair of tickets.  *Not valid for fan to resale

Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.

About Damian Marley

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, once known as the “The Youngest Veteran” by his fellow artists, is now an elder in the game who’s not afraid to speak his mind out of respect for the music and culture he loves—and for the divine spirit of humanity in all of us. His highly-anticipated 18-track studio album, Stony Hill is set to drop on his birthday, July 21, 2017 – 11 years since his last solo album Welcome To Jamrock. The lyrically profound and largely self-produced Stony Hill maintains the element of hardness from “Jam-Rock” to “Stony,” arriving at a moment when the rhythms of the Caribbean are all over the pop charts—with mostly light-hearted lyrical content. Stony Hill’s timing couldn’t be better.

“No punk can finish where Bob Marley started…we have to stand for the integrity of the music,” Marley says of the inspiration of his album. “It’s good to get some music out there that points to the foundation, the spirituality of it,” says Jr. Gong. “You don’t have to turn into a clown to sell the music,” Damian continues, chastising those whose appeal is based on stunts and gimmicks.

The album Stony Hill takes its title from the Kingston neighborhood where Damian grew up, a relatively well-to-do residential neighborhood just a short drive away from Half Way Tree, the city crossroads that marks the dividing line between uptown and downtown. The young Gong grew up seeing every side of life. “Some people were critics of a song like Jamrock,” he admits. “They say ‘Well, you didn’t come from the ghetto.’ But it’s not about where you come from. Coming from uptown doesn’t mean you can’t care about people who don’t live where you live. Furthermore, Jamaica is so small that nowhere is far.”

“It’s definitely not just a collection of songs,” Damian says of the new album, “where like we just grab a bunch of singles and we’re finished. It’s a body of work that we focused on. But then again it wasn’t too super-premeditated either. It just so happens that this is how I’m feeling right now and what I feel like saying right now.” Though a handful of tracks date all the way back to 2008, Damian says he locked in on the album last October and has been working nonstop since then to complete the project, which ranks as his strongest album to date. So much has changed in his life and in the world since he first began.

“It’s easier to be a critic than to be a visionary,” Damian continues. “It’s easier to criticize the path that we’re on, and much harder to try to carve out a new path to follow. When it come to conscious reggae music, a lot of the songs that you listen to tell you to Bash Babylon! But not a lot of them tell you what to do after you’re finished bashing Babylon. Bashing Babylon—how would I say now?—that don’t make you successful. Where to go after there?”

Jr Gong, the youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single, “Welcome To Jamrock. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough album Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album. Marley has been shaking up stages all over the world for the past few years, first in collaboration with Nas on their Distant Relatives project, and then when he went on to partner with Skrillex for their groundbreaking track “Make It Bun Dem,” which Rolling Stone called a monster mash up of dubstep and dancehall. Damian recently toured for the first time ever in Africa – making stops in Kenya, Durban, Johannesburg and Ethiopia; in addition to his European tour, visiting over 10 countries. This fall, he will hit the road again in the US in support of his new album.  For tour dates and more information visit www.damianmarleymusic.com

Kabaka Pyramid

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Keron “Kabaka Pyramid” Salmon is a multi-talented artist and producer hailing from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica with a unique musical style blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. He is based out of the Bebble Rock Music camp and through his liquid and hypnotizing delivery spreads the positive messages of spirituality and conscious evolution that forces you to listen.

The name “Kabaka” is Ugandan for “King” and the long lasting survival of the Pyramids of ancient Africa represent his desire for longevity in the music and deep connection to Kemetic roots; leaving messages for generations to come. He is an ever-evolving artist that has numerous ways of expressing his creativity.

The Award winning artist has developed a solid global fan-base that connects deeply with the messages in his music. Releasing a powerful catalogue including the critically acclaimed “Rebel Music EP” and the Billboard top 10 charting “Lead the Way EP”; singles such as “Free from Chains”, “No Capitalist”, “Mi Alright” with Chronixx, and “Never Gonna Be A Slave” as well as music videos for the popular “Warrior” featuring Protoje, “World Wide Love, “Liberal Opposer” and “High and Windy” with Sara Lugo; he has achieved regular rotation on local and international airwaves. Kabaka Pyramid is being touted by many as a leader in the new wave of powerful reggae artists coming out of Jamaica.

Following the global success of his imapctful hit single “Well Done” in 2015; Kabaka has recently released his “Accurate” mixtape presented by music superpower Major Lazer and Walshy Fire to tremendous reception with the mixtape proving to be an instant classic amongst reggae/hiphop fans.

In 2013 he was awarded breakthrough artist of the year by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association. He is also a three (3) time nominee for Song of the year 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the tracks “No Capitalist”, “Mi Alright” and “Well Done”respectively.

The lyricist has in additon won the award for best reggae recording in 2013 by Canada’s highly respected Juno Awards.

Kabaka has achieved recognition both locally and overseas, placing #1 on the BILLBOARD Next Big Sound Charts Worldwide and also featured by the popular music conglomerates Billboard.com, TheFader, MTV Iggy, Okayplayer, Reggaeville amongst many others in the media landscape.

Pyramid has toured extensively over the past 4 years; carrying his “Rebel Music” to the largest of Reggae stages around the world performing on major festivals spanning from the US West Coast to Europe. Aided by his excellent Bebble Rockers band; he has brought his message and power to thousands of people hitting stages such as “Reggae on the River” (US), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (US), “Rototom Sunsplash” (Spain), Musa (Portugal), SummerJam (Germany), Reggae Sundance (NE) and the “Reggae Sun Ska Festival” (FRA), South by South West (US) amongst many more. He has also performed in Canada, Costa Rica and the Caribbean entertaining audiences hungry for high energy and high power conscious reggae music.

In 2015 alone Kabaka headlined a 24 show, 31 day tour of the United States and a 28 show, 11 country tour of Europe thrilling reggae lovers and further cementing himself as an ambassdor of the music he loves.

Locally; Pyramid has graced the stage of major local concerts such as Reggae Sumfest, Rebel Salute, Sting, Trench Town Rock and the Dennis Brown Tribute Concert as well as live national TV and radio performances to rave reviews.

With a mission to steer future generations towards harmony and unity Kabaka Pyramid is primed and focused on bringing a righteous and conscious way of thinking to the masses through Reggae Music.

“With a solid list of skills not only in the booth but on the mixing board, and an array of lyrics that preach a message of love, self-awareness and African pride, Kabaka Pyramid is well on his way to a career that should not only lead to greatness but also lead a lot of fans to righteousness” Aesthetics Now Mag.