Dub Apocalypse, I-Ganic Sound System, Total Collision

Dub Apocalypse

I-Ganic Sound System

Total Collision

Sat ยท March 10, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 advance - $13 at the door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

Dub Apocalypse is an instrumental dub reggae band from Boston, MA. They play a mix of classic Jamaican tunes and dub plates from the '70s and early '80s, mixed with their own compositions.

I-Ganic Sound System is a mobile reggae sound system. Selecting the latest and classic sounds in roots, dub and dancehall, I-Ganic produces a one of a kind, bass heavy, echo blurred, live dub mix.

Total Collision plays a mashup of styles, colliding reggae with hip-hop and funk, and creating something completely new and original.

Dub Apocalypse
Dub Apocalypse
Dub Apocalypse is an instrumental dub reggae band from Boston,MA.The lineup includes Tommy Benedetti(drums),Timo Shanko(Sax/Bass),Johnny Trama(gtr),Van Martin(gtr) and Aaron Bellamy(bass).They have created their own unique sound that fuses the militant toughness of Sly and Robbie, and Scientist productions,with a balanced twin guitar attack,explosive Coltrane inspired sax,and a healthy dose of improvisation.The band plays a mix of classic Jamaican tunes and dub plates from the 70s and early 80s,mixed with their own compostitions.Featuring current and former members of John Brown's Body,Ghosts of Jupiter,Morphine and G Love and Special Sauce,DA brings decades of combined experience from clubs,theaters and festivals around the globe to the stage every night.Drummer Tommy Benedetti(JBB) formed the band in 2007 and was quickly joined by longtime musical brothers,Johnny Trama on guitar,and Timo Shanko,a duel threat,who is an equal force on bass and tenor sax.The band started out featuring a rotating cast of Boston heavyweights,including Jim Hobbs(Fully Celebrated),Dana Colley(Morphine) and Jeffrey Lockhart(Wally's Funk Band) to name a few.This approach created a buzz in the Boston music scene and made each show a fresh experience.In the past couple of years,DA has solidified into a more consistent lineup with the addition of Van Martin and Aaron Bellamy.This has inspired the band to concentrate more on writing and recording original material,while still maintaining a busy performance schedule,further crafting their deadly,unique sound.DA maintains a busy schedule in New England with appearances at many festivals,clubs and pubs.They have 2 successful long running residencies,won a Boston Music Award in 2011 for Best International Act,and were recently named "One of the 10 Local Acts You Have to Hear Now" by the Improper Bostonian..The Dub Apocalypse live show is a soul shakin' throwdown..and they invite you along for the journey.
I-Ganic Sound System
I-Ganic Sound System
Selecting the latest and classic sounds from the U.K. to Jamaica: Roots, Dub, Dancehall, Steppas... I-Ganic uses a series of effect processors, sirens and vibe enhancing sounds to produce a one of a kind, bass heavy, echo blurred dub mix, live on the sound system.
Total Collision
Total Collision
DJ Live! and Roosta have been working and recording with each other for over 15 years. Now they've put together a supergroup featuring Tom Matthew on guitar and Matt Mondell on bass. They chose the name Total Collision because of the mashup of styles, colliding reggae with hip-hop and funk, and creating something completely new and original.

Roosta was born and raised in Jamaica, and brings a fire to the mic like no one else. Steeped in reggae from the start, his roots go deep. An epic freestyler and performer, his shows are legendary, and the fans are die-hard.

Live has been producing hip-hop and other styles for most of his life. He has a knack for hooks, and his DJ nights are some of the most packed clubs in Western Mass. Now he's brought out his passion for rhythm on the drum kit, bringing an old-school reggae flavor to the modern sound of Total Collision.

Rounding out the band are Tom Matthew and Matt Mondell. Tom brings diverse musical interests to the group with his guitar, constantly steering the sound in new directions. Matt Mondell brings his incredible talent on bass with his funk and jam rock flavor to set the floor jumping and the crowd bumping.

Formed in the summer of 2015, Total Collision has already played scores of shows to packed houses, and they're not slowing down anytime soon. Come out to the next Total Collision show and see what the buzz is all about!
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301