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August 02, 2011THE ALL-STARS TAKE ON UK WITH SUMMER TOUR LEG
"The Easy Star All-Stars continue their annual summer UK run, with club shows in Colchester, Swansea, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Guildford over the next week. The band also will stop over for two shows in Ireland this coming weekend, plus they’ll be at the Belladrum Festival, Farmer Phil’s, and The Relentless Boardmasters. Come out and hang with the band for some great music.
Where will the All-Stars end up next? Stay tuned for more tour dates and news from the road!
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July 25, 2011THE GREEN SIGNS WITH EASY STAR RECORDS
"The Green burst on to the national scene last year with their self-titled debut album, which was named Best Reggae Album of 2010 by both iTunes and Hawaii’s Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Now, they are ready to pick up where they left off with their new release, Ways & Means. The full-length album comes out October 25th, while the Love & Affection EP, featuring four tracks from the upcoming record along with an exclusive bonus dub, is available digitally on August 9th. The band has teamed up with the trendsetting indie reggae label Easy Star Records, for both releases.
The Love & Affection EP is an excellent intro to the band’s maturing sound, featuring the three singles "Love & Affection," "She Was The Best," and "Got Me In Love," along with the roots-heavy album track "Travlah." The exclusive track is a dub version of "Travlah," mixed by Michael Goldwasser of the Easy Star All-Stars.
The song "Love & Affection" is also available for download as the lead track on the Pacific Island Sampler, which the website thepier.com just released.
In advance of an extensive North American fall tour to support the new album, The Green head to California to play the Monterey Bay ReggaeFest on July 29th, then return to Honolulu for KCCN FM100’s Birthday Bash at the Waikiki Shell the next day, before heading back to the West Coast for more select dates in August.
The Green joins an Easy Star family that includes the Easy Star All-Stars, John Brown’s Body, Cas Haley, The Black Seeds, Ticklah, Tommy T and The Meditations.
"There are so many new bands coming into the reggae scene these days, but The Green immediately caught our attention as something special. They have already accomplished so much in a short period of time, but we know they have just scratched the surface of their potential," says Easy Star Records co-founder Eric Smith.
"We remember listening to the first Easy Star release when we were just starting out," says singer-keyboardist Ikaika Antone. "My first band Herbin Riddim even covered the song 'Delilah' off Easy Star Volume 1. Easy Star has been a major part of my musical influence and journey, so it's very exciting to us to be putting out music on the label now." " More info »
July 14, 2011EASY STAR GOES TO CAMP
"With a swelling crowd and sunny skies, the Easy Star All-Stars took to the Mainstage Friday at the Camp Bisco X in Mariaville Lake, NY. The festival, which was started by and centered around seminal jam band The Disco Biscuits, featured a slew of big-name acts spanning various genres, from the new-school hip-hop of Wiz Khalifa, to the frenetic light-show dance parties of Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, to the trippy Shpongle. The All-Stars were the sole representatives at the festival of the reggae sound, but managed to attract a large audience that grew as the set went on. Busting out new classics, such as "Don't Stop the Music" off of the group's new LP, First Light, to cover favorites spanning all three previous releases, the set was one to remember. With a massive sing-a-long and smiling faces, the Easy Star All-Stars were the perfect way to kick off one heck of a weekend.
Be sure to catch the Easy Star All-Stars on tour this summer in Israel, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales!
Check here for dates: http://easystar.com/artists/events/3 " More info »
July 12, 2011EASY STAR ALL-STARS TAKE GREECE!
"The Easy Star All-Stars are very excited to announce a show for July 25 in Halkidiki, Greece, while also saddened to report that their planned show in Athens the next day is not happening. With a fresh arsenal of classic covers and new cuts off of their original release "First Light," the Easy Star All-Stars are ready to bring their vibes to the Greek isles for the first time. The Athens show appears to be a victim of the recent rioting over austerity packages and economic crisis, but the band hopes to return to that great city again soon. " More info »
June 28, 2011MARLEY MANIA WITH THE EASY STAR ALL-STARS
"Marley: the name is synonymous with reggae and roots music legend. In the coming weeks, Easy Star All-Stars will team up with two Marleys. First, they stop at Reggae River Fest on July 17th in Philadelphia, featuring Stephen Marley, as well as label mates John Brown's Body. Then, it is on to Jerusalem for "Road to Zion" with Ziggy Marley. Be sure to get your tickets early for these fun and historical live shows!
Reggae River Fest with Stephen Marley and John Brown's Body:
Road to Zion with Ziggy Marley:
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