Logjam Presents

The Movement

Ways of the World 5th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests

Long Beach Dub Allstars

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The ELM

Bozeman, MT
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Logjam Presents is pleased to welcome The Movement for a live in concert performance at The ELM on Thursday, September 26, 2024. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10:00AM and will be available to purchase in person at Logjam Presents Box Offices and online while supplies last. All tickets are general admission standing room only…. Continue Reading

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Logjam Presents is pleased to welcome The Movement for a live in concert performance at The ELM on Thursday, September 26, 2024.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10:00AM and will be available to purchase in person at Logjam Presents Box Offices and online while supplies last. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome.

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About The Movement

New album Always With Me out now. The Movement has been winning the hearts and minds of alternative-reggae fans since their inception in Columbia, SC in 2003. Drawing inspiration from Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid and John Brown’s Body, they’ve made a name for themselves as reggae shapeshifters with a foundation of heavy drum and bass.

Today the band consists of founding member, lead vocalist and guitarist Joshua Swain, bassist Jason Schmidt, drummer Gary Jackson, and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Goodwin. Their seventh studio album, Ways Of The World (2019) debuted at #1 in the Billboard Reggae Chart, and remained in the Billboard Reggae Top 10 for more than 40 consecutive weeks. The band’s eighth studio album Always With Me – out July 29, 2022 on the band’s R4RE Records imprint – explores new musical territory while staying true to their champion sound. Featuring collaborations from their influences-turned-peers, Slightly Stoopid, Iration, and Clinton Fearon, and contemporaries HIRIE and Soom T, for The Movement, the only path is forward; pushing the boundaries and the future of reggae.

Ways of the World 5th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests

Long Beach Dub Allstars

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About Long Beach Dub Allstars

After making their triumphant return in 2020 with their self-titled album, Long Beach Dub Allstars are taking it all the way back-to-basics on their new album “Echo Mountain High”. The album will take listeners on a trip through a psychedelic mountain range of musical madness filled with reggae, rock, ska, hip hop, hard dub, and soul.

When the pandemic hit, tour was cancelled and the band was put down for about a bit.  After about a year, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Opie Ortiz and Edwin Kampwirth got busy and started to write some songs. Setting up their own personal musical “resort” in Opie’s yard, the duo began to demo new tracks. This “resort sesh” led to the creation of 18 demos that would become the seeds of “Echo Mountain High”.

The band began working with Long Beach Dub Allstars guitarist Michael “Miguel” Happoldt to help figure out which of the songs to focus on.  13 songs were chosen and sent the band.  With the full band tracking straight to tape at Tracking at 64 Sound, the canvas and frame were built and it was now time to paint.  So then off to record overdubs with the great Lewis “Lew” Richards at 17th Street Recording studios , as well as at Mike and Tim’s home studios.  Within a year, the album was completed. 

“This release is extra special because after the pandemic, I honestly didn’t know if we had another album in us,” commented Long Beach Dub Allstars bassist Edwin Kampwirth.  “The way Opie, myself and the crew came together to work on this album was really amazing to me.  Everyone got busy, did their parts and treated these songs with respect and love. The last album was really beautiful, but it was very mellow.  To me, ‘Echo Mountain High’ is the wild album that needed to happen. We took some chances, broke down some barriers and now the floodgates are open.”

Long Beach Dub Allstars have always taken chances and have never been afraid to chart into unknown musical territory.  “Echo Mountain High” sees them experimenting with some heavy psychedelics and finds the band playing some hard classic dub anthems along with some wild experiments, showcasing the band’s free spirit and fearlessness to venture into the unknown.

Opie Ortiz describes the sound “I feel with the self-titled album, it was an old-time vibe we were going for, and Cameron Webb has more of a punk-rock approach. This new album has more of a soul feel to it, and we experimented with a bunch of sounds like Roger playing a mellotron on ‘Fly So High’, which gave it a sort of Beatles ‘Strawberry Fields’ vibe. “

Joining the Dub Allstars on this mind-altering musical journey are Chris Dowd (Fishbone), who adds his trombone flavor to one track, some sweet vocals on another and some of his iconic keys on two others. Devin Morrison (Expanders/Man Like Devin) and Jesse Wagner (Aggrolites), lend some singing on a few tracks. Philieano (Doobie Raider) jumps on two tracks to rap and sing some harmonies, and local Long Beach ripper, Travis Goertz, plays a little slide guitar on one track.

The album’s first single “Precious Time” was inspired by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that took the lives of nearly 16,000 people and injured thousands of others. Frontman Opie Ortiz was visiting when the earthquake happened and the harrowing experience stuck with him.

“I was there when it happened visiting my brother  Philieano, but luckily we were on the west side in Nagasaki,” he remembers. “It was a real eye opener being in a different country in a state of emergency. I was speaking with a person in our crew who played guitar with the One Big Family Band, his name is Yuichiro Oku, and he said I should write a song and call it ‘Precious Time’ because time is precious.”

Today’s generation of reggae-rock fans may not fully understand how critical this group was to the reggae-rock genre, following Sublime’s conclusion in 1996. They played at a time when social media was non-existent. Live-videos of their early performances are mostly of grainy VHS quality, while most live-photos shot by fans were with throw-away cameras. There was no Youtube, Facebook, and this was before Myspace or even iTunes. They were the torch bearers of a genre that Sublime introduced and the original ‘Dub Allstars lineup included most of the players who were involved in cultivating that Reggae-Rock sound with Brad Nowell. Seeing them reunite and perform new music after a 15-year absence is exciting. Together these musical professors and legends from Long Beach have engineered a new studio album that adds to the legacy of Long Beach Dub Allstars. 25 years later the band has found its resurgence with Opie Ortiz(vocals), Miguel Happoldt (guitar), Tim Wu (horns) joined by Roger Rivas (keys), Ed Kampwirth (bass) and Gil Sharone(drums).

“Echo Mountain High” rolls through the mountainside with some wild contact highs along the way with songs about youth, ghosts, police brutality, love, hate, life, death and mushrooms.

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About aurorawave 

aurorawave emerges from the creative depths of former Iya Terra frontman Nathan Feinstein, and is the sonic culmination of his musical evolution. With unwavering authenticity, the band manifests as the genuine sound of Feinstein’s artistry, a fusion of his diverse musical encounters. aurorawave invites listeners into a world where diverse influences converge, creating a sound that is uniquely and unmistakably it’s own. Masterfully harnessing the raw power of heavier genres and intertwining it seamlessly with the smooth cadence of reggae, aurorawave is a dynamic and genre-blurring force that encapsulates the band’s unique musical vision. Brace yourselves for a wave of creativity as aurorawave prepares to flood the music scene with a series of releases and embark on extensive tours in 2024, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in the true essence of aurorawave.