Music Farm Productions Presents
New Kingston, See Water
32 Ann St.
Charleston, SC, 29403
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Movement’s new single “Siren” (feat. Stick Figure) was released June 30 on Rootfire Cooperative, and debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae chart. This is the followup to 2016’s #1 Billboard reggae album, GOLDEN, and is the band’s first collaboration with producer Johnny Cosmic.
Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles, launched The Movement with their "alternative reggae" debut album, ON YOUR FEET. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded acts such as Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios. The Movement expanded with the addition of Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2014 The Movement released BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN, which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio. Keyboardist Ross Bogan joined the group in Spring of 2016.
New Kingston is best described as a Progressive Reggae group. Since 2006, the band of brothers – Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums), and Stephen (guitar) – have harnessed their dual identities, in order to craft an entirely unique sound that pays homage to their roots. This band of brothers, under the watchful eye of their father (and bassist) Courtney Panton Sr., dubbed themselves New Kingston, to appropriately reflect the combination of their Jamaican heritage and their present lives in New York City. It is the fusion of these two identities, both their cultural roots and their current home, that guides their musical and stylistic direction.
The band has grown considerably since their beginnings of covering Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and Earth, Wind & Fire in their Brooklyn basement. Their relentless drive and unwavering passion led to their placement on tours, supporting other major acts on the reggae scene. These tours allowed the band to develop an undeniable stage presence, while giving them the opportunity to expand their growing fan base and sharpen their own original material.
New Kingston self-released their first two full-length albums: In the Streets (2010) and Kingston University (2013) before signing with popular New York-based record label Easy Star Records. The band’s third studio album, Kingston City (2015), was met with praise from fans and critics alike, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart. Most recently, the band released their stellar Kingston Fyah EP on July 29, 2016, hitting the road with a national tour of the same name.
See Water is the love child of reggae and punk rock. This up-and-coming band from Charleston, SC will take your ears on a roller-coaster ride through laid-back jams and hard-hitting rock riffs. Their style is similar to that of a mosh-pit on the beach at sunset. If their music was a cocktail, it would be a long island iced tea; at first you think, “There’s no way you can mix all of that together,” but sure enough, you take a sip only to find that it’s delicious and intoxicating.
See Water have been proving themselves in all their unorthodox glory at Music Farm Charleston and The Charleston Pour House, as well as numerous venues throughout the southeast and US Virgin Islands, while performing alongside acts like Badfish, Passafire, TreeHouse!, Fear Nuttin Band, and Sun-Dried Vibes. After their debut release, an acoustic EP entitled 'Diluted Acoustica', See Water began recording their first full-length album 'Hit The Moon' at Truphonic Recording Studios. The album captures the energy of a live See Water performance, with added elements from Charleston's own Ross Bogan (The Movement, Sol Driven Train, Long Miles), Parker DeWitt (Blue Dogs) and Walker Barnes (MooseKick), to name a few. 'Hit The Moon' is set to be released early next year and is led by the first action-packed rock-ska single, 'Echo', available now on iTunes and Spotify. In the meantime, we advise you to hop on the party wagon and join See Water's die-hard fans, the Squid Squad, at their next show.
"When you see a body of water, whether calm or violent, it makes you feel something, and that's what we're here to do."
$15.00 - $17.00
$3 Surcharge at the door for those under 21. Cash only.
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