Peace and good vibes

Hip beats: Music appeals to all ages

Eight bands will contribute to an eclectic concert from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Fifth Avenue Seniors Centre.

Promoter Austin Ingram promises Reveals Atomic Underground Revolution is a show for all ages.

“With performances from some of British Columbia’s most talented artists it is sure to be an unforgettable experience,” he says. “We hope ya’ll bring your peace signs, it’s going be hippy vibes music and rhymes.”

The lineup includes Reveal, James Hughes, Da LiL Mcs, E-Centrix, Born Stoned, Ceald Fate, Auk and Goldenchild.

From Nanaimo, the music of Reveal reflects frustration with government, religion, relationships, racism and so-called friends.

Da Lil Mcs From Silver Creek are a trio of MCs whose hard work is finally paying off.

The band has played the fall fair three years in a row. Their tracks posted on YouTube and Facebook led to a successful all-night camping event on Mt. Ida, with DJs and artists from all over B.C. and an attendance of more than 200.

From Kamloops, James Hughes enjoyed the 1980s music of Boys to Men and Bel Biv Devoe, to Naughty by Nature and Bone Thugs and Harmony in the early and mid ’90s.

This played a big role in moulding Hughes into a harmonic lyricist looking to further his skills as an MC.

Ceald Fate is a Salmon Arm artist who began writing rhymes when he was 18.

In the past year, he has opened for Sweatshop Union and Swollen Members, and released his solo album 9 Faces.

Salmon Arm group E-Centrix released their first CD – Flagitious Camarilla, with nothing more than a Mac and keyboard from Toys R’ Us.

After its release, they got serious and built a studio – West Ave Productions. The E-Centrix have kept busy hosting hometown shows as well as touring the West Coast, performing with many other groups.

The E-Centrix released a second album, No Fame For The Nameless, in April.

Based in Kamloops, Auk started rhyming back in ’93 when he bought his first snoop Dogg album. From there he began writing his own material. Five years ago, he rigged himself out with recording and beat-making gear. His lyrics are about being conscious in reality, making a difference and relationships.

Goldenchild is an up-and-coming talented young Salmon Arm rapper, who works closely with West Avenue Productions.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at 170 Fifth Avenue SE and tickets are $7 at the door.


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