Heatseekers Tour 2013


Passafire, Pacific Dub

Fri, January 25, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

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This event is all ages

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Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla
Vista, CA. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens
(drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson
(Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Vox), Kai Rediske
(Vocal/Percussion) and Adam Taylor (Bass). All members met while
growing up in Hawaii but formed Iration after reconnecting in Santa
Barbara, Ca. They have since released two fulllength albums, Time
Bomb (2010) and No Time for Rest (2007), as well as three EP’s, New
Roots (2006), Sample This EP (2008) and Fresh Grounds (2011).
Time Bomb, which has sold 30K+ copies, hit #1 on the iTunes reggae
album chart and remains within the top 20 on Billboard’s Reggae
Album Chart to this day. Time Bomb included: “Turn Around” (which
spent 11 weeks at #1 on San Diego’s 91X, hit #1 on Riverside’s KCXX
and on Santa Barbara’s KJEE, was in rotation at Honolulu’s KUCD
and Sacramento’s KKDO, as well as being streamed on LA based
KROQ), “Time Bomb”(which reached #1 on Santa Barbara’s KJEE),
and “Falling”(the single that has moved 70K units since inclusion on
Time Bomb and Sample This EP, was an iTunes Discovery Download,
also reached #1 on Santa Barbara’s KJEE, and #3 on Honolulu’s
KUCD). Their most recent release Fresh Grounds which debuted at #1
on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart and #114 on the Billboard Top
200 chart. The single from their Fresh Grounds EP “Summer Nights”
reached #2 on the iTunes reggae singles chart. Combined, Iration has
sold hundreds of thousands of singles from their recording catalog.
The true essence of Iration is best captured live where they are able to
fully demonstrate their original brand of soulful, melody driven
reggae, pop and rock.
They recently finished recording their 3rd fulllength album
Automatic. The album combines elements of reggae, rock and pop to
create a truly unique listening experience. Automatic includes
production and instrumentation from Lincoln Parish, the guitarist
from Kentucky's band Cage the Elephant, as well as the band’s
previous studio, partner JP Hesser. The album also includes guest
appearances by keyboardist Rami Jaffee (Wallflowers, Foo Fighters)
and Jessy Greene (Foo Fighters, Wilco, Atmosphere) on strings. The
first single from Automatic, “Porcupine,” was released September 11
2012 on the band’s own 3 Prong Records and has since been in
rotation on multiple radio stations in Southern California, CO
Springs, and AL. Iration's full length version of Automatic is due out
in 2013.
Iration have been touring nationally since 2008, have performed at
festivals such as: Lollapalooza , Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World
Music Festival; and headlined several successful national headline
club tours that have included multiple sold out shows throughout the
country. In an effort to begin promoting new music, this winter 2013
Iration will embark on a US western regional headline tour with
support from east coast friends Passafire and So Cal's Pacific Dub.
These Hawaiian-raised musicians look forward to spreading their
original sound and aloha spirit as far as possible while never
forgetting to get a surf in when possible.
On Passafire's fourth album release, Start From Scratch, the Savannah, GA-based rock outfit is truly starting from scratch. Injected with energy from a new member (keyboardist Mike DeGuzman), a freshly formed band-owned label (FlameGuy Records) and a new producer, Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Meat Puppets), the band have made their best album to date. Trekking down to Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX, where Conor Oberst, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sublime and many more recently recorded, they expand their sound from their previous releases; deeply honing guitar tones, exploring synth sounds, and laying down tracks of harmonica and banjo. "We always wanted to have a good balance of organic and synthesized sounds and we finally had the chance to make that happen this time," recollects singer, Ted Bowne. Songs like "Dimming Sky," "Lorelie" and the title track, "Start From Scratch," exemplify this newly found balance.

Passafire was formed in 2003, by students attending Savannah College of Art and Design. Throughout the years they have become a perpetually touring band, playing hundreds of shows a year with bands like 311, Pepper, Rebelution, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, The Wailers and many more. Bowne doesn't mind the grueling schedule and adds, "Touring is the best way to keep the buzz about the band going. What keeps it fun and exciting is the people we meet and places we get to see. We are in a new city every day so there's always something to go see or do. If we didn't tour constantly, we wouldn't be doing as well as we are. That's a fact."
Pacific Dub
Pacific Dub
Once called Pacific City, Huntington Beach, California, is easily recognized throughout the world as, Surf City U.S.A. But the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean and the thriving Southern California surf culture aren’t the only things putting HB on the map. Huntington Beach is also home to a rich history, and thriving present of rising musicians. Bands such as- Avenged Sevenfold, The Offspring, Korn, Matt Costa, Dirty Heads, as-well-as Pacific Dub all have band members that call this surfers paradise home.

Meet Pacific Dub- Comprised of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Colton Place, lead guitarist Bryce Klemer, bassist Ryan Naglich, drummer David Delaney, keyboardist Sean Rawlings, and live sound/dub controls Casey Eubanks. Pacific Dub is one of the youngest and newest bands to solidify themselves as professionals within the California Reggae Rock scene.

With over 100 performances in California and 2 albums released on iTunes within their first year of live shows… Pacific Dub shows no signs of losing momentum. Now 13months after their informal introduction into the music industry, Pacific Dub yet again has surprised their fans/piers with another unexpected 4 song album… To The Sky EP. Combining catchy alternative lyrics, heavy rock n’ roll melodies, and smooth hip-hop and reggae rhythms… To The Sky EP is an up-to-date representation of who and what Pacific Dub is all about, Reggae- Dub-Rock!

To pursue the option of starting their new album, Pacific Dub found themselves recording at a new location for this record, Castaway 7 Studios in Ventura, California. Head Engineer, JP Hesser, took immediate interest and showed strong support in working on Pacific Dub’s 3rd release. 10 days after the bands first steps into the studio, To The Sky EP was fully mixed and sent from the California’s west coast to Mike Caplan in Washington D.C. for mastering at the prestigious, Lion Fox Studios. To The Sky EP will release for worldwide digital distribution Tuesday- April 20th, 2010.

Following the release of To The Sky EP, Pacific Dub will hit the road on their first tour, supporting their friends and their mentors from Hawaii, Iration. The 2010 Time Bomb Tour w/ IRATION and Through The Roots starts off Friday- April 23rd @ House of Blues- Anaheim where Pacific Dub will perform in front of a home Orange County crowd, and provide direct support the night of the show. From there, the band will travel throughout April and May, sharing their music with 10 new western cities, venues, and states including Fox Theatre- Boulder, CO & Hard Rock Hotel & Casino- Las Vegas, NV.

Once returned from tour, Pacific Dub will continue to write new music, and pursue other opportunities to share their music live throughout the 2010 year.

From the entire Pacific Dub family, we thank you for your support and ask that you sit back, relax, and enjoy To The Sky EP!

Venue Information:
Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St.
Ventura, CA, 93001