Port City Music Hall
The Movement

The Movement

The Elovaters, The Late Ones

Sun, November 17, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Portland House of Music and Events

Portland, ME

$15 Advance / $17 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

The Movement
The Movement
The Movement has been winning the hearts and minds of alternative-reggae fans since their inception in Columbia, SC in 2003. Drawing inspiration from Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid and John Brown’s Body, they’ve come to be known as musical shapeshifters with a foundation of heavy drum and bass. Today the band consists of founding member, lead vocalist, and guitarist Joshua Swain, bassist Jason Schmidt, drummer Gary Jackson, and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Goodwin. Their sixth studio album, Ways Of The World, dropped on June 7, 2019, debuting at #1 in the Billboard Reggae Chart.
The Elovaters
The Elovaters
The Elovaters sophomore album, DEFY GRAVITY, dropped October 26, 2018 (Rootfire Cooperative) and debuted at #1 in the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts. Two months later it was voted people’s choice Album Of The Year 2018 by Surf Roots TV & Radio. Produced by Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Willie Nelson, The Movement) and critically acclaimed, “Defy Gravity is simply on another level…intricate and nuanced, full of thought-provoking surprises.” The album marks yet another milestone in the band’s incredible rise from the south shore of Boston. Other highlights from 2018 include signing with Madison House agency in September, performing at Levitate Music Festival, Sugarloaf Reggae Festival, and direct support dates for The English Beat, and Badfish.

The Elovaters are Jackson Wetherbee (lead vocal, rhythm guitar), John Alves (lead guitar), Nick Asta (drums), Matt Link (bass), Derrick Cabral (percussion), and Greg Nectow (keys). Their debut album, THE CORNERSTONE, was recorded by Mike Caplan at the legendary Lion and Fox Studios in Washington D.C. in 2017. It reached #2 on the iTunes reggae chart and #9 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and the band has been touring heavily in support of the album ever since, opening for the likes of Ziggy Marley, Stick Figure, The Movement, Easy Star Allstars, John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and more.
The Late Ones
Based out of Laie, Hawaii, brothers Tui Avei and Tau Avei along with cousin Josh Brunson are the voices of The Late Ones. The sound is built on a roots-reggae foundation with a heavy hip-hop influence that their peers have called the sound of the future.

Born in Southern California, The Late Ones harness something undeniably special. Rooted in Samoan culture, and complimented by the group’s African American heritage, the familial bond between the three members transcends throughout the group’s conscious lyrics and three-part harmonies.

Although relatively new, The Late Ones have already charted on both Billboard and iTunes, landed a major national tour along with a slot at the mecca of reggae music festivals, California Roots 2017.
Venue Information:
Portland House of Music and Events
25 Temple Street
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.portlandhouseofmusic.com/