Thursday, September 1, 2016
Festival begins at 5:30 p.m.
Music begins at 7:00 p.m.
GENRE: Urban (Ska-lite)
THE DEBONAIRES’ BIO:
The Debonaires originated from the Southern California traditional ska revival subculture that developed and thrived throughout the Los Angeles and Inland Empire regions in the 1990’s. Their unique rendition of Jamaican ska is not only reminiscent of The Skatalites, but also embodies a soulful element heavily influenced by early American R&B and soul.The group’s 20 year history began in Riverside, California in 1995. During this era the Debonaires earned a reputation as a popular performer within the LA and Riverside Ska scenes and gained recognition for diverging from the mainstream ska sound of the times, only to incorporate the original Rocksteady and jazz-driven style played in Jamaican dancehalls during the 1960’s.
The Debonaires released their first album, Groovin’ After Sundown, in 1998. To date, they have released three additional albums, Debonaires (2001), Longshout (2005) and Movin’ (2013) and have been featured on numerous compilations throughout the US and Europe. In the early to mid 2000’s, the band completed multiple national tours and had the great privilege of opening for several highly celebrated ska artists including The Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Laurel Aitken, Phyllis Dillon, Justin Hindes, Rico Rodriguez, The Specials and Hepcat. In 2013, The Debonaires released their 4th album titled “Movin'” featuring guests Angelo Moore from Fishbone, Chris Murray and Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers. Out of respect and appreciation for the founders of reggae music and for the artists who proceeded us, the Debonaires endeavor to create music of quality and substance, true to its influential origins.
THE DELIRIANS’ BIO:
The Delirians are the young lions of a resurgent Southern California reggae & ska scene. Their untamed East LA sound hypnotically transports audiences from Kingston, Jamaica to the southland’s barrios and ghettos. The Delirians are raw energy, joy, and exuberance. Launched in its current form in 2007, the band’s origins can be traced back even further to the rough & tough streets of East LA. A group of teen punk rockers met while in the marching band programs at Garfield and Roosevelt High Schools where they formed the Drunk Skunks, a punk-ska ensemble. The band transformed into Ultima Caida, which played a slightly less aggressive ska-core.
Official Website: thedelirians.com
TASTE OF LEVITT PAVILION PASADENA:
–The Yellow Tomato
–Nieves el Paraiso
-Pasadena Water & Power