Tue, Apr 18
Show: 8:30 pm Doors: 8:00 pm
Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The band's 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. The album’s uniquely thematic approach provokes thought as it presses forward, toward humanities unification. A manipulation of our minds has been influenced by a New World Order currently dominating humankind. Steel Pulse reappears at a fated moment, armed with compassion, encouraging all people to reject false ideals, set higher goals, and demand more from themselves to further this unification. Lead singer and guitarist, David Hinds’ creativity, human persona, and visionary views arer evealed through inspiring compositions that capture the effects of the African Diaspora. These songs weave and interlock with each other, enticing all to stand together and unite. The album begins with a continuation of past struggles in attaining freedom. From the opening song, “Rize” one can hear, feel, and be uplifted through urgency established in its cadence. This urgency compels participation in the Windrush generation’s cause to rise against evil and controlling forces. Ancient melodies paired with catchy lyrics in“Stop You Coming and Come”transport the mind to a period of time where secrets of an African dynasty are unmasked.“Thank The Rebels”follows as a classic Steel Pulse anthem with powerful messages ofawareness and inspiration. From the opening trumpet call, Hinds picks up the torch of wisdom,rallying humanity toward great aspirations. In“Justice in Jena”rolling drums and repeatedchorus structure highlight the hatred and racial intolerance that persists, despite the notion thatsociety has progressed into a post-racial world. Haunting organs and eerie guitar interplay in“Human Trafficking”emulate the atrocities of this underground world, while desperate drummingand frantic horns bolster an emotional plea to admonish this horror.Mass Manipulationevolves and sets to navigate the political transformation of changing socialand economic environments. Impassioned vocals convey the pain and suffering experiencedthroughout“CryCry Blood.” This song features blistering horns to help settle the nerves anduneasiness felt.“No Satan Side”follows with its intoxicating tempo, rhythmic chanting, and
DJ Naysayers (Drew Sayers of The Motet & John Brown’s Body
Longtime Saxophonist & Producer with Reggae greats John Brown’s Body, Drew Sayers brings his love for Jamaican music into spinning Dub and Roots Reggae. Drew Produced 2 albums for John Brown’s Body, “Kings and Queens in Dub” and the Billboard #1 album “Fireflies”. He is currently a member of The Motet and resides in Denver, Colorado.