All Good Presents
Edjacated Phools, The Harbor Boys
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.
When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out four full-length albums, two acoustic albums, three EP’s and a Live record. Their latest, 2018’s Beast From The East came out on Space Duck Records and is proof that the band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any one of which could be considered instant classics for the band. The album also features some big names in the East Coast reggae-rock community including Ballyhoo!’s Howi Spangler, the Movement’s Gary Dread, Passafire’s Ted Bowne, Tropidelic’s Derek McBryde, Matthew Roads & Young James, Zach Fowler of Sun Dried Vibes and Oogee Wawa’s Jesse Lee. Buzz magazine raves “Beast From The East IS A CAREFULLY CRAFTED PUNK-REGGAE GEM.”
The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on their sound.
Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take on the various genres creating an original hybrid. With a unique sound that’s nearly impossible to ignore, the band has gotten everyone from dreadlocked kids to PBR-fueled tattooed punks moving their heads to their music at festivals and on headlining tours across the country.
The Edjacated Phools are a 6-piece fusion band based in Baltimore, MD. Comprised of Devin Barone (drums), Tyler Garrison (bass), Nick Hatzis, (vocals) Kyle Sappington (vocals), Logan Sappington (guitar, vocals), and Ben Yancheski (keys), they combine an energetic blend of rock, reggae, hip-hop, ska and alternative influences into a unique sound.
The band played its first show in January of 2015, and since then have had the privilege of playing alongside several accomplished national artists, including: Wyclef Jean, The Expendables, Badfish, Jesse Royal, Coolio, The Green, The Movement, Cappadonna (of Wu-Tang Clan), Big Something, Bumpin Uglies, RDGLDGRN, Roots Of Creation, Tropidelic, People’s Blues of Richmond, and Passafire.
In April 2016, Edjacated Phools recorded and released their debut EP under legendary reggae producer Jim Fox (Inner Circle, Rebelution, SOJA, The Wailers, Don Carlos) at Lion and Fox Studios in College Park, MD.
The band organized and curated the very first Hightopps Backstage Bash music festival in Baltimore County in September 2016. The band recently presented the third annual Hightopps Backstage Bash along with headliners The Movement, RDGLDGRN, Sun-Dried Vibes, and Electric Love Machine.
The band had an exciting 2017, signing with Raised Fist Records in August and releasing their debut album, Check The Vibes, in September.
The Phools continued building their presence in 2018, having played their second supporting slot for Badfish at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on April 20th. The band also opened for Coolio at Baltimore Soundstage on May 2nd, played with Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan in New York City on July 26th, and directly supported the legendary Wyclef Jean at Power Plant Live in Baltimore on August 17th.
Edjacated Phools were recently nominated in the Best Reggae Artist for the 2018 Maryland Music Awards, and are looking forward to more new music and success in 2019.
The Harbor Boys
The Harbor Boys are a Ska/reggae band based out of Pasadena, MD.
GA $15 | Premier Plus $25
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service