The Alcapones are driven by their love for authentic 60′ies Jamaican ska and rocksteady. They stay true to the style with a farmer on stand bass, a rude boy from long island on the kit and a sick horn section with deep Colorado ska roots. Lately the ponies have picked up an irie duo from the rich hills of Ned, that contributes with guitar, vocals and accordion.
Grad Week is clearly the biggest time of the year in Boulder. And its looking like this was probably the biggest grad week in Boulder’s history! After and insane Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night; I honestly dont know how you made it back out again on Saturday, but we love you for it! This was a week of smashing records, Boulder! Well done! You can check out the gallery from tonight by clicking “read rest of this entry” below. Or, you can click HERE for the Facebook gallery. Or, HERE for the Google+ gallery. Now…. #bouldersummer begins!
So, here’s the general concept for this one. We took your favorite 50 songs from the past 9 months and smashed them into a 70 minute megamix. If youre graduating, this is your senior year wrapped up an hour and some change. Kind of a year in review / kind of a greatest hits / kind of a time capsule. Anyway, whatever it is, its a FREE DOWNLOAD so get started! Click HERE to download / listen now / check out the track listing. If you want a physical copy, the release party is THIS SATURDAY (5.4.13) at the WALRUS! We will be giving them away FREE! Enjoy! Welcome to May!
The countdown has officially begun. We’ve got one more edition of #walrussaturdays before graduation. Kinda bitter sweet, but this has been an AMAZING semester of Saturday Nights! So, lets make next week just as perfect as tonight and end this thing on a good note! Then, we get to start my favorite time of the year… Boulder Summer! Anyway, click “read rest of this entry” below to check out the gallery here. Click HERE for the Facebook Gallery. Or, click HERE for the Google+ gallery. See you all next week!
Policulture is easy listenin reggae that will get you movin! Mix of roots, acoustic, jazz, dub, and reggae.
Our music is created to enlighten you, our message is created to motivate you, and our vibe is created
to move you.
Formed out of the University of Colorado dorms a reggae mastermind, Matt Niederhauser, enlightened many around him with the roots culture encompassed within his home town Honolulu, HI. Since, a tidal wave of original roots music has hit Boulder, CO founding a reggae revelation! Excelling from an acoustic duo with bassist Chris Ball, Policulture was launch into the Boulder music scene based out of The Goose Bar. Beginning an astonishingly successful weekly live musical performance, Reggae Wednesdays, Policulture has established a solid foundation of reggae culture. Now, with performances at venues such as Cervantes’ Other Side, Club 156, K’s China, Tropics Café (Honolulu, HI), and The Goose Bar and opening for international reggae acts such as Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, Twiddle, J Boog, and Through the Roots, Policulture is seeking new endeavors surrounding the national music scene!
Music is a universal language that unites all and that is our purpose. Unite All and Live Easy!
Influences- -Groundation, Mike Love, Dubkoncious, SOJA, Jahcoustix, Bob, Damian, Stephen, Julian, and Ziggy Marley, Tribal Seeds, John Brown’s Body, Katchafire, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Sebastian Sturm, The Congos, Seeed, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Abyssinians, Thunder Body, and every other creature to play an instrument.
The Healing Force Band is a reggae band that I started in 2005 as a re-entry into reggae. I had taken a couple of years off from reggae following the end of the long-running Healers Band to pursue other musical interests, but couldn’t stay away too long. Reggae is such a part of who I am both musically and spiritually. Luckily, I was able to team up with long-time friend and drummer extraordinaire Michael Joseph and bassist Dean Marold. Soon, I had the great pleasure of meeting and beginning to play with keyboardist Djordje Vasovic and before you knew it we were performing as the Healing Force. Eventually Dean moved to Nashville so the very talented Chris Harris took over on bass. The name came from the idea that we are made up of energy and are connected to a world of energy. Energy can be used to heal your spirit, mind, or body and one method is through music.
The fact is that when you book the Healing Force Band, you are booking great musicians who have a great deal of experience playing everything including clubs, weddings, private parties, festivals, etc. This band is also experienced at playing other styles such as: blues, r&b, funk, jazz, calypso, and more.
Soaking wet (literally), Sexy, Sweaty, Hype, etc etc etc. Tonight was the shit! Ya’ll are crazy! You waited in line! In the pouring rain! To come get down with us tonight at Walrus! Gotta love you for that! And, I gotta say, you were on point with the music requests/reactions. We loved every second of tonight! Cant wait to do it again next week! For now though, you can check out the pics here by clicking “read rest of this entry” below. Or, you can tag yourselves in the Facebook gallery HERE. Or, if Google+ is your thing, you can tag yourselves in that gallery HERE. For those of you who are graduating in May, we’ve only got a few of these left. Lets make em count! #walrussaturdays
Judge Roughneck. Having a loyal nationwide fan base, and repeatedly voted Denver’s best ska act, Judge Roughneck has gained both commercial success and critical acclaim. Due to the band’s widespread appeal, they have been asked to perform once again at this year’s Reggae on the Rocks Festival at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater.
JR routinely draws hundreds of fans to its shows across Colorado. The band has also been played on numerous Denver area commercial radio stations including KBCO, KTCL, KBPI and Alice 106.
Judge Roughneck’s unique brand of pop-reggae pays tribute to both the early ’80’s British 2-Tone movement and the original jazzlaced ska of Jamaica, while infusing a generous dose of soul and R&B. The result is a unique, high-energy dance sound that entertains a wide audience.
Due to the band’s appealing sound and professionalism, Judge Roughneck has been asked to perform with such international greats as UB40, Burning Spear, General Public, The Skatalites, The Specials, The Wailers, and Fishbone, and has aired on over 200 radio stations nationwide. Judge Roughneck also landed a promotional deal with Corona Beer, which is aired the song “Hot!” on U.S. radio from 1999-2001.
In 2001, Judge Roughneck was one of four bands to reach the finals of the Ernie Ball/Warped Tour Battle of the Bands. Over 4000 band from North America entered the contest, which flew the regional winners to Dallas, TX to compete in the semi-finals, and then to Los Angeles, where the finals were held at the downtown Bonaventure Hotel during the NAMM Convention.
The band features an all-star line-up of Denver musicians including Byron Shaw on lead vocals, bongos and melodica, Brian Handlos on bass, Chris Reidy on guitar, Donald Barthelemy on drums, Jon Hegel on saxophone and Rolf Reitzig on trumpet.
Judge Roughneck’s latest CD, titled, “True” guides the listener on a musical journey through dub-reggae, old-school 60’s ska, 2-Tone-influenced pop-reggae and hip-hop. The CD was produced by Kyle Jones and Chris Reidy and was mastered by Grammy Award Winning engineer, David Glasser at Airshow mastering in Boulder, CO.
CD Release Day is awesome! Every time! You guys come out so strong to support and we love you for it! Tonight was one of those nights where we could barely do our jobs, it was so crazy. But, thats what we love about it! We actually had to stop taking pics at about 12:15 because our photographer didnt have a chance at moving through that crowd, but we got a lot before midnight. So, hit “read rest of this entry” below to see the gallery here. Or, click HERE for the Facebook album; or HERE for the Google+ album. Thank you again for the support and love! These next couple months are going to be AMAZING! Welcome to April!