The Movement + New Kingston
October 27, 2017
The Movement + New Kingston
The Pour House Music Hall
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 3, 2017 9:00 AM to October 27, 2017 12:00 AM
Advance Price: $15 / Day Of: $18
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
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.