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Rebelution – Takin’ It To The Streets

November 28, 2009

iTunes and Billboard chart topping group Rebelution announces their headlining Winter 2010 tour alongside acclaimed reggae artist SOJA and critically acclaimed hip-hop legends ZION-I. Continuing with their constant touring schedule, which saw them play over 70 shows and a dozen festivals this year, with their most recent trek across the country selling out many venues including markets in which the band had never previously performed.

Based in Santa Barbara, Rebelution will be headlining 39 performances nationwide throughout January, February, and March 2010. Venues will be in the one thousand to two thousand capacity range, 19 of them House of Blues main rooms. The band has rapidly grown into one of the most notable reggae artists in the music industry today, after the release of their sophomore album “Bright Side of Life” dominated the iTunes charts in August 2009, capturing the #3 spot for top albums downloaded in the United States in all genres, and the #1 spot in the reggae music genre. Rebelution went on to garner the #54 spot on the Billboard Top 200, #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums charts and #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums charts.

Rebelution recently finished a 52 city tour across the United States, playing sold out shows at venues such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, The House of Blues in West Hollywood, HOB Anaheim, HOB San Diego, Paradise Rock in Boston, The Note in Westchester, Neumos in Seattle, The Social in Orlando, Fox Theatre in Boulder, Norva in Norfolk and Music Farm in Charleston to name a few. They have shared the stage with artists such as The Offspring, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Willie Nelson, Damian Marley, Bob Dylan, and Ludacris.

Touring with Rebelution is Washington D.C.’s SOJA who released their third full-length album “Born in Babylon” in August 2009. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts, and #3 on Billboard’s Top Reggae Album charts. The band is known as a road warrior, averaging 150 shows a year visiting every major city in the United States, and playing internationally for crowds of up to 16,000 people. They have shared the stage with notable artists such as Citizen Cope, Matisyahu, Ben Harper, Slightly Stoopid, Damian Marley, Govt Mule, Umphrees McGee, and Steel Pulse.

Also touring with Rebelution is Oakland based, hip-hop legends ZION-I. The duo consists of producer and DJ AmpLive and emcee Zumbi. They are best known for their futuristic production techniques, using a mix of live instrumentation and samples, and their poetic, positive, and socially conscious lyrics.

Tickets for Rebelution, SOJA, and ZION-I’s winter 2010 tour go on sale Saturday, November 21.


January 13 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
January 14 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
January 15 – Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
January 16 – Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
January 17 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
January 20 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
January 21 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
January 22 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
January 23 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
January 24 – W.O.W Hall – Eugene, OR
January 27 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
January 28 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
January 29 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
January 30 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
January 31 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
February 3 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN
February 4 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
February 5 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
February 6 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
February 10 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
February 11 – Fillmore at Irving Plaza – New York, NY
February 12 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
February 13 – Fillmore at Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
February 14 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
February 17 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
February 18 – The Ritz – Ybor City, FL
February 19 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
February 20 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
February 21 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
February 24 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
February 25 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
February 26 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX
February 27 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
March 2 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
March 3 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
March 4 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
March 5 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
March 6 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
March 7 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

Rebelution – Bright Side of Life

October 5, 2009
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Written By: Khadeeja Coonrod

Label: Megaforce – Rating:

In 2007, a Santa Barbara based reggae/ rock band, Rebelution, released their debut album, Courage to Grow. Now they’ve releasing their second album, Bright Side of Life – August 4, 2009.

Rebelution band members are: Eric Rachmany- Vocals/ Guitar, Rory Carey- Keyboards, Marley D. Williams- Bass, Wesley Finley- Drums.

The Bright Side of Life has a universal feel to it. The rock has a jazzy twist to it. It’s a perfect companion for those sitting on a beach of ones who can imagine the feeling from a distance. The melodies are a soothing comfort for anyone in distress. This is an album for revolutionaries and visionaries of the world because it includes tones which ask us to do something in making changes for the system and speaks for many who need a voice without getting too preachy. The statements also have a positive and upbeat ring to it.

The opening song, “Bright Side of Life,” will make anyone want to throw a fist in the air and cheer. “Don’t trip you know I’m always by your side. You’ll be fine for the ride just be calm. Take a breath and don’t cry. Look on the bright side. Rise up, now make an impact. Now get your bags packed. Think about your life, the thrill. Don’t you cry, look on the bright side of life.” The guitar riffs and bass balance each other out while the drums compliment the mood of the song as the keyboards has a speedy tempo that seems to challenge the musical wonders of the song itself.

“Lazy Afternoon” is a love song that encourages the lady to keep her head up and tells of a daydream setting with a man who could spend a lazy afternoon with this lady and how he needs her when he’s away from her. More Than Ever is another love song, but it’s one that reminisces
on past times of a relationship. “Remember when we’d sit. Talk face to face and wonder whether we’d be making it. And chat for hours ’bout the leftist side of government. I’d sit and listen to your words and I’d be loving it. Now the times have changed. Older but we always stay the same. I’m filling up the whole lane. You and me should kick it more than ever.”

The song “Bump’s” music alone is enough to make anyone close their eyes and listen harder. The guitar opening commands attention and the words speak power. The guitar solos are more than enough to stand on its own two feet if need be but with the words, the song is pushed further. “Yes, you’re all shot down and you might ask how. Time flies by and you just found out. You’re almost to the point where you can’t turn back. You’ve got a leveled head on a one-way track. Don’t tell me there’s an end to a road. Your goal set on hold. Don’t think that you can go alone. Okay? But keep me up to date. I promise you, I’ll never lose the faith. When you get up, go on escape. To a scary world, The old cliché is true. You do what you gotta do. I’m tryin to put out
something new. I’m always at the edge of my seat. Constantly containing that kinetic energy. Constantly I’m reigning in the sweet melody. I’m humming tunes to sleep. Watch me hit the peak and I’ll stay up for good. This is what I’ll say to you. This is my advice for you. Show me love and I’ll come through. This is what it comes down to. And I’ll be shouting with my hands in the air, I don’t care what they say. Stop the hate, I’ll replace it with my eyes focused in on a
place. Designed to keep a peace and refrain from race killing race.”

Rebelution comes hard and strong with Bright Side of Life which signals to those in need and those who applaud giving glad tidings.

To check out more about this band visit:

Rebelution – Feelin’ Alright (Live @ Green Fest)

September 24, 2009


Rebelution released their first full-length album “Courage to Grow” in June 2007, which ultimately became a breakthrough album for the band. It went on to garner mass downloads and radio play on monster stations such as San Francisco’s Live 105 where their single “Safe and Sound” was played on heavy rotation, with spins on San Diego’s 91X and Los Angeles’ KROQ. The album hit an all time high when it was selected as iTunes Editor’s Choice for Best Reggae Album of 2007. “Courage to Grow” has been in the top 10 iTunes Reggae album sales since its release two years ago, and it remained in the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart for 36 weeks and peaked at #4.


Now, Rebelution is giving their fans and fans to come 12 brand new signature tracks on “Bright Side of Life,” which is the first release under the band’s newly founded record label 87 Music. The album is truly the soundtrack for the summer, with an overall theme of encouragement, a blend of the band’s cohesive mix of reggae, rock, and hip-hop influences, and kick back, “worry free” vibes. For the rest of 2009 moving into 2010, the band will be touring nationally to promote the new album, and will also be recording an “iTunes Live Exclusive at the Palms in Las Vegas” feature later this year.