The Medicinals, The Majestics & Beet Juice at Photo City Improv
Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, New York
The Medicinals debut at the Photo City Improv: Comedy & Music Venue this Fall of 2017 and we will be bringing along with us the legendary Majestics!!! Our good friend Beet Juice will be starting and ending the night off in a hi-grade fashion as this entire night promises to be one of immeaurable vibes and family roots for all in attendance. Please join us on the dance floor for some all night music proper. This show is 18 & over.
Doors: 8:00 PM
Beet Juice: 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM The Majestics: 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM The Medicinals: 11:00 PM - 1:15 AM Beet Juice: 1:15 AM - 2:00 AM
Forged from the love of classic reggae and roots music, this upstate New York 10 piece band will be debuting their deep original and tribute cuts in 2017 for the local and regional jam scene. The act consists of a cast of local friends from Rochester, NY who get up every week on Monday nights to hang out, casually jam, and develop a sound we hope you all will enjoy.
Ron Stackman, Jim Schwarz and Lou LaVilla began performing together in 1972. The following year they created Bahama Mama, one of the first American bands to embrace Reggae music. When the group split up in 1980, Stackman, Schwarz and Lavilla remained together and formed the Majestics. Originally a trio with Ron on Hammond B-3, clavinet and guitar, Jim on bass and Lou on drums, the Majestics' steadily developed a fan base in upstate New York, eventually catching the attention of the legendary Lee "Scratch" Perry. In 1982, the group backed Perry when he opened for the Clash during their historic run at New York City's Bonds International Casino, then traveled with the music icon to Kingston, Jamaica to record his "Mystic Miracle Star" LP. The Majestics later filled out their sound, enlisting guitarist Rudy Valentino (with whom they recorded their 1984 EP, "Future Now") and Trinidadian percussionist, Brother James. The band performed extensively throughout the eastern United States during the 1980s, opening for Burning Spear on two tours and appearing with a veritable who's who of Reggae music including Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytals, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Yellowman, Third World, The Gladiators, The Wailers, Eek-A-Mouse, Dillinger, The Heptones, Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley, Black Uhuru, Mutaburuka and others. Now, 35 years after the band's formation, the Majestics' original trio is back along with guitarist Kevin Hart. Original roots music along with versions of classic Reggae gems. Roots. Rock. Reggae.
Beet juice is a product of multi-instrumentation from the planet Saturn bringing multiple trace rhythm and percussion styles spanning the astral diaspora live through Boss Loop Stations. The sound is progressive and crude while slipping in and out of space induced psychedelia