The Catalyst

Iration

The Catalyst and Cali Roots Present

Iration

Protoje

Sat, January 14, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$27.50

This event is 16 and over

Iration
Iration
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians who met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. The band’s 2010 release Time Bomb hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart and has enjoyed a very successful run on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart to date as well. The band's EP releases include New Roots (2006), Sample This EP (2008) and Fresh Grounds (2011). The group has been touring nationally since 2007, performing at festivals such as: Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and Sunset Strip Music Festival. Iration has headlined several successful national headline club tours with numerous sold out

shows nationwide. Their third full-length album, Automatic, combines elements of reggae, rock and pop to create a truly unique listening experience. Automatic debuted at #75 on Billboard Top 200, #17 Billboard Top independent, and #1 on Billboard Top Reggae charts. Multiple songs by Iration have
topped alternative radio station charts throughout the country - including Time Bomb's "Turn Around" and "Falling," as well as Automatic's "Back Around" and title track which was recently remixed for the radio and is starting to receive spins nationwide.
Protoje
Protoje
There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica and industry experts and fans alike agree that Protoje is among those at the forefront of the movement known as the 'Reggae Revival.' Leading the militant band - The Indiggnation - the powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty,
re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.

Referring to Protoje's debut album, The Seven Year Itch, David Rodigan declared that he was "particularly impressed with the album," which he thought was "very refreshing." Rasta Love featuring Ky-Mani Marley was the first international hit, which has accrued over 10 million Youtube views.

Two years after the proverbial itch was scratched, Protoje unveiled his sophomore album called The 8 Year Affair in February 2013. Within a week of its release, the Billboard-affiliated 'Next Big Sound' chart listed Protoje at #4. According to the official website, 'Next Big Sound' measures "the fastest accelerating artists across all major social music sites, statistically predicted to achieve future success."

The 8 Year Affair also charted in the top 5 on the iTunes Reggae charts in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Protoje has toured extensively since 2010, gaining recognition every step of the way and admiration for his disciplined approach to his music career. Major performances include the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California, Summerjam in Germany and other festivals across Europe.

Protoje and The Indiggnation are coming to your nation, on a mission to bring Roots Rock Reggae's message of uplifting consciousness to the world.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/