Rockstead, Rhythm Earth, Madame Vega

Photo Courtesy: Smith’s Olde Bar
Thursday April 16, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Cost: $8-$10


The feeling of love. The power of unity. The essence of happiness. The strength of togetherness and positive vibrations. The highs of living life and the lows of dealing with its obstacles. All of these things encapsulate the music of Cincinnati, OH-based Rockstead, a four-piece, passion driven rock/reggae group. With roots leading as far back as middle school, Rockstead combines a lifetime full of influences ranging from rock, punk, reggae, jam and even metal. In their early days Rockstead ruled the college party scene in Ohio with a schedule full of impromptu house shows that led to packed, sweaty basements of DIY venues and later, massive crowds attending college fests such as Ohio University’s infamous spring festivals. This early success catalyzed the debut of their first album “Wake Up and Live” (2013) shortly followed by their popular “Rise” EP (2014). These releases ignited their inner road warrior leading to a plethora of plays at music festivals and concert venues across the Midwest. Since then Rockstead continues to widen their reach with an added 2017 tour through Florida. Though member changes have occurred over the years, front man singer/guitarist Jake Burns continues to drive the group forward as they have shared stages with international acts such as The Wailers (Jamaica) and Sticky Fingers (Australia) as well as many staple East coast reggae acts like Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Roots of Creation. With a healthy gap since their last release (Homegrown, 2016) new music looms close on the horizon. By using their relentless high-energy performances and genre-bending set lists while aligning their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic, Rockstead shows no sign of slowing down their mission of bringing people together through music.

Rhythm Earth

Rhythm Earth is a Reggae Rock band Founded by Singer/Songwriter, Co-Producer and front man Christian Michael Castillo in Atlanta, Georgia in 2015. the band has seen a change in line up through the years but sense late 2018 the band has had a steady line up with permanent committed members, Yakou Daniel N'Guessan, (drums/Co producer) and Will Barron (bass). "Room To Grow" was Christian Michael's first album under the original line up. The album was pushed for a couple years and after the departure of the OG line up, RE, went stagnant for some time between mid 2017- late 2018. by 2019 RE had solidified back as a trio band and begun to release Hit single in 2019, "fire" along with other well received singles in 2019 "Right KInda Love", "Soujah" and "Mi Love" they also had the best year to date in 2019 with being a part of Atlanta Reggae Revival Fest 1 and 2 ( 1 co-headlined), Also, headlining the first Atlanta Reggae Rock Fest, along with opening up two huge shows for famed artist "The Wailers" and Argentinian Reggae star "Dread Mar I" at the famed Atlanta Venue The Masquerade's biggest stage known as the heaven stage at the 3 stage theme venue also including, purgatory and hell stage which they have performed on as well and opened up for other national and international reggae acts such as, Jesse Royal, The Movement, Ballyhoo! and The Holdup. They have shared the stage with mainstream acts, TLC, Tyrese and Jeezy, one year for the yearly peachdrop event held in Atlanta, drawing thousands. Other known Reggae acts they have shared the stage with are Mighty Mystic, Gondwana, Tropidelic, Iya Terra, The Elovaters, The Ries Brothers, Sun-dried Vibes, Treehouse, Roots Of A Rebellion, Of Good Nature, Crane and more. currently Christian is finishing up his second album "Redefined" by summer time 2020. As of now releasing first fully produced singles "Mi Love", "Rasta Rock", and "Connoisseur Booze Mon". They plan on dropping more singles before the full album drops. Many songs on the album will be co-produced by drummer, Yakou, as well. Be on the look out for them both on a stage and on streaming sites in 2020.

Madame Vega

From Reggae to Alt-Rock, there’s nothing beyond the reach of The Madame Vega Project, the band founded by Gabriel Michael and Chezzarai Savonn. Madame Vega, as the group is known to fans, grew organically out of the burgeoning Atlanta music scene, opening for national touring acts, playing parties, and thrilling crowds in clubs, private parties, and auditoriums. With the addition of guitarist Alex Edrington, Madame Vega evolved into the beach-vibed Reggae and Rock mix they’ve become known for. High energy, a powerful sound, and the show-stopping vocals of Chezzarai Savonn bring to the stage a tour-de-force of music that will keep audiences cheering for more, long into the night. Consisting of Chezzarai Savonn (vocals), Gabriel Michael (vocals, drums), Alex Edrington (guitar), Will Barron (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Tony Hossri (bass), The Madame Vega Project is available for tours, single-night bookings, and other engagements. Their first single, “California Way,” is due out just in time for summer.

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