Rams Head Presents – Key West announces Rebelution with The Green, Steel Pulse, Keznamdi and DJ Mackle at The Coffee Butler Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront on June 14.
Fifteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back. Free Rein, their sixth studio album, while still rooted in the Jamaican inspiration that Rebelution’s songs and sounds have always paid homage to, takes experimental leaps and new adventures too, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike. Ever expanding, the Rebelution phenomenon continues to spread good vibes on tour, and in the studio.
Since forming on O’ahu, Hawaii, in 2009, The Green has become one of the most successful and beloved bands in the reggae genre. During their relatively short career, the band has been awarded a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes, four coveted Na Hoku Hanohano awards in their native Hawai’I, and three #1 Billboard Reggae chart debuts, along with charting on the Billboard Top 200. Not bad for a band that was formed by six members of Hawai’i’s tight-knit music scene to record a few songs and have some fun.
Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The bands twelfth studio production, titled Mass Manipulation, reflects four decades committed to bettering mankind through music. Steel Pulse continues to be revolutionary in engaging controversial topics of racial injustice and human rights on a global scale. Their musical stance and conceptualizations are as potent and relevant today as they were at the beginning of their career.
With a guitar always in hand and golden locks on his head, Keznamdi’s music is just as captivating as his image. His personality and sense of humor on stage is an immediate magnet for people of all cultures, seeking to tap into a “feel-good” musical vibration. Keznamdi’s fate as a musician was inevitable, growing up with his parents who are lead singers of international reggae band—Chakula, touring the world and recording their 10 albums in the recording studio, located in his own home, buried in the lush St. Andrew hills of Jamaica.
Join them for what is sure to be a feel-good day of live music with four iconic bands and one sensational DJ at the stunning Coffee Butler Key West Amphitheater. Patrons can enjoy a range of food vendors, beverages, as well as captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico from the top of the lawn – don’t miss the world famous Key West sunset! With a grassy, sloped lawn and a one of kind panoramic backdrop, the Key West Amphitheater provides the perfect entertainment space for all music fans.
Tickets are available online at www.keywestconcertseries.com or at the box office at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.