Euforquestra

Euforquestra

Reggae Rapids

Fri, April 19, 2019

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

$15.00

This event is 19 and over

Euforquestra
Euforquestra
Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).

Eufórquestra’s fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road warriors. Over the course of 14 tracks, the band takes you on an hour-long adventure that will touch your heart and mind, and keep your fingers and toes tapping. A handful of special guests, including Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Gabriel Mervine and Kim Dawson (The Motet) and Mr. Hollingsworth himself, put their own touches on the band’s already cohesive sound that is “tight and engineered to a fine, funky precision.” (Jeremy Frazier; Chicago Jam Scene) The result is a record that is distinctly modern, maintaining one foot in the future and firmly planting in the musical roots traditions of the past.

With almost 1,000 shows under their belt, Eufórquestra shows no sign of stopping. A perpetually heavy tour schedule keeps the band and fans happy, as performing live in front of an audience has always been the band’s top priority. As noted in a live show review by Grateful Web, “...the boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any second and they want to die doing what they do best...”
Reggae Rapids
Reggae Rapids
Reggae Rapids is a captivating live music experience that is sure to get you feeling the rhythm!
The group’s sound brings a unique blend of bassy hip-hop with the classic vibes of reggae. The fusion of booming bass lines, skanky guitars, and rolling bongo fills is held together with conscious lyricism and messages of peace, unity, and compassion.
Reggae Rapids’ first project was released on Soundcloud and YouTube in March of 2017 and the group is currently in the studio working on a brand new original album. The first two singles from the album, ‘Smoke Everyday’ & ‘For The Soul’, are currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major music platforms. The official music video for ‘Smoke Everyday’ is also out now on YouTube.
Reggae Rapids continues to make lasting impressions on music-lovers show after show. Performing locally, regionally, and nationally over the last two years has gathered a fan-base of loyal supporters who continue to share the music and propel the group forward.
Venue Information:
Gabe's
330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA, 52240
http://www.icgabes.com/