THC FEST    August 18-18, 2018

Smoke on the Water Campground, 2700 Lakeshore Dr,
Admission $49, Saturday 1-9:30

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Main Stage
1:00 PM
Mista Chief
DANCEHALL REGGAE FUSED WIT POSITIVE HIPHOP
1:30 PM
Wilderness 1 Love
Reggae Hip Hop
2:00 PM
One Dollar Check
Dirty Roots
3:00 PM
The Rogue Underground
Funk, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Reggae
 N/A 
4:30 PM
The John Dough Boys
A mixed drink of bluegrass, punk, and country with a Folk N' Roll floater
5:30 PM
Funqdaqit
Funk, Rock, and Hip Hop.
6:30 PM
Synrgy
Soul * Rock * Reggae
 N/A 
8:00 PM
Hirie
Reggae, Reggae-Pop
 

THC FEST Presenters

Mista Chief
DANCEHALL REGGAE FUSED WIT POSITIVE HIPHOP
Saturday 1:00 PM
Main Stage

DANCEHALL REGGAE FUSED WIT POSITIVE HIPHOP

influenced by the hardtimes we go through day to day and the drive inside to keep striving for better.

described as revolutionary warrior music on one side an mellow vibe grooves on the other. Mista Chief always brings a consious message in his lyrics, be it on stage or in the studio or just freestyling with friends.

Mista Chief is, an always will be a positive roll model for the struggling youth of our day and also a refreshment to the elders observing.

Mista Chief offers up a rightious mix of dancehall reggae fused with positive hip hop, influenced by Native American Culture. singing songs with messages such as "look to da future youth mon inna dis tribal revolution, we must find solution", and "dont give up! when it gets tough! just live up! move forward in the ways of your vision". Chief likes to think of himself as a bridge between cultures, a link between many worlds. Chief was raised by his irish rastafarian mother(dj sista mona lisa) in southern oregon and grew up in a family commUNITY called Takilma, there he studied the teachings of his northern cheyenne ancestors, while learning how to appreciate mother nature to the fullest by tending to the land an cultivating its fruits. he likes to apply these life lessons to his music by promoting a healthy lifeSTYLE and UPfull vibes. Mista Chief is on the rise, and throughout the last year, has been climbing up the ladder as a blazing hot new artist! opening up for acts such as Richie Spice, Chuck fenda, I-Wayne, Jah Sun, Junior Toots, Irae devine, Norris Man, Messenjah Selah, and L.A's hiphop group The Ateam(Abstract Rude&Aceyalone of project blowed). as well as sharing the stage with a whole heap of "well known" local artist! to name a few- The Oneironauts, Marko, Alcyon Massive, Indubious, Sol Seed, Frankie Hernandez, The Illies, One Movement, Synergy and State of Jefferson. making a name for him self, Mista Chief looks as if he'll be around for awhile. he is in the process of releasing his debut album titled "NATION2NATION". look for it coming your way soon. ~blessed love~

Wilderness 1 Love
Reggae Hip Hop
Saturday 1:30 PM
Main Stage

One Dollar Check
Dirty Roots
Saturday 2:00 PM
Main Stage

One Dollar Check formed in 2012 by founding members Singer/Songwriter Gared Sanne, Rhythm Guitarist/Songwriter Rocky Garton, Lead Guitarist Aaron Pierce, and Drummer Charles Gallegos. In 2012 the band recorded their 1st 5 track EP, -recorded at Telos Studios in Eugene, Oregon. By 2013, the band had undergone several member changes, and acquired current bassist Elijah Constantinescu just before recording the band’s 1st full-length album Feels So Right. Released in 2014, it is influenced by the likes of Pepper, Tribal Seeds, Rebelution and more. After the release of Feels So Right, One Dollar Check extensively toured the Pacific Northwest including California.

In December 2016 founding member Rocky Garton left the band and a new sound and performance began to take shape. Self-described as Dirty Roots, the bands high energy paired with elements of hard rock and blues have set them apart within the west coast reggae scene. Their multi genre style, paired with powerful lyrics, have given ODC an opportunity to appeal to all ages.

The band officially signed to Roots Musician Records out of California in December 2017. Their 2nd studio album Fill the Void was released January 2018 after being recorded at House Dark Studios in Eugene, Oregon with the final mastering being done by E.N. Young at Imperial Records. Shortly after the band embarked on their most recent west coast tour playing 30+ dates over a 2 month time period.

One Dollar Check has had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of Katchafire, Fortunate Youth, Natural Vibrations, Anuhea, Maoli, Josh Heinrichs, Through the Roots, Iya Terra, One Drop, Rebel Souljahs and more. The band has had the privilege of playing notable events such as Northwest Roots Festival, North Umpqua Hempfest, Oregon Country Faire, as well as the Oregon Growers Cup.

The Rogue Underground
Funk, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Reggae
Saturday 3:00 PM
Main Stage

The Rogue Underground is a compilation of 4 songwriters doing just what they want to do, and that's play music!

The John Dough Boys
A mixed drink of bluegrass, punk, and country with a Folk N' Roll floater
Saturday 4:30 PM
Main Stage

so folk and rock had a baby, and bluegrass and punk had a baby, then those babies got same sex married and adopted the john dough boys

Funqdaqit
Funk, Rock, and Hip Hop.
Saturday 5:30 PM
Main Stage

Funqdaqit delivers an authentic Southern Oregon Sound. Combining the essence of Funk, Rock, and Hip Hop.

Synrgy
Soul * Rock * Reggae
Saturday 6:30 PM
Main Stage

Planted in Flagstaff AZ, Grown in Humboldt County, Blossomed in Southern Oregon, and currently base themselves in Rosarito Mexico. Smoked all over the World. SYNRGY is a Reggae Massive Movement hailing from the West Coast who tour across the nation spreading Positive Motivational Music that blossoms the Soul. Join in with SYNRGY!
Lead Vox/Riddim Keyz - Brian Zach
Bassie - Henry Lopez
Lead Guitar/Backup Vox- Joshua Clark
Drummy - Eric Garcia

Hirie
Reggae, Reggae-Pop
Saturday 8:00 PM
Main Stage

Hirie­­ -- the frontwoman of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE­­ -- grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home.


While in Hawaii, Hirie fell in love with reggae music, and took to the culture naturally. On the radio, and in conversation, she would hear the exclamation "iris." The popular reggae term is derived from a Jamaican patois, and it encompasses warmth and positivity -- it's a greeting, an affectionate term of approval, and a mindset. In these painfully complex times, we could all use some irie in our life. San Diego's seven­-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer's beloved home -- as symbolized by its moniker's first letter, a "H" for "Hawaii," with that feeling of irie, the award­-winning group offers a soundtrack of hope. Now, with its masterful new album, Wandering Soul, brimming with invigorating female-­fronted shamanistic reggae an oasis of positivity is just an album away.

"Hirie is a lifestyle choice, it's about healing the body, the mind, and the spirit. Our fans and our band are always saying 'let's get HIRIE,' it's a way to detach from the painful complexities of the world, and bask in joyous energy," says the band's lead singer and sage who has taken the band's namesake for her own.

HIRIE is poppy and purposeful, harnessing the power of accessible songcraft, social consciousness, world class musicianship, and the disarming and spellbinding qualities of reggae, the band exudes mainstream appeal without diluting its artistic vision. HIRIE is Hirie lead vocals, guitar, uke; Chris Hampton saxophone, flute, melodica, and accordion; Andrew McKee trombone, guitar, didgeridoo, and percussion; Andy Flores bass; Blaine Dillinger lead guitar; and Joey Muraoka on drums. The mission to spread HIRIE began in 2013, and, since then, the septet has garnered some high watermarks. HIRIE was nominated as San Diego's Best World Music Award, and its video for the hit "Sensi Boy" has accrued over 545,000 views. The group has received airplay nationally and internationally, with strongholds in Hawaii, Guam, New Zealand, and Tahiti, and in the college market. Its self­-titled album debuted at #4 on the iTunes Reggae chart and rocketed to #9 Billboard Reggae chart. For three years, the group toured tirelessly, building a robust and highly dedicated fanbase. Select live performance highlights, past and present, include nationwide tours with Tribal Seeds, Iration, J Boog, and The Rebelution Tour. In the fall of 2016, HIRIE will tour with Nahko & Medicine for the People.

Onstage, the band is comprised of formidable performers. A collective of virtuosic musicians united in the selfless power of serving the reggae skank. At the center of it all, leading the way to spiritual musical enlightenment, is Hirie. Her signature aesthetic conjures the seductive expressiveness of divas like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, the raw emotionality of Lauryn Hill and Tanya Stephens, and the mystic sensuality of Enya. Together, HIRIE put on a polished show complete with choreography that offers big ­production entertainment and big­ heart transcendence. Hirie's immersion into the reggae lifestyle came at a young age through growing up in Hawaii, after stints living in the Philippines and Italy. Reggae is the top music in Hawaii, and it was only natural when Hirie emerged a singer­-songwriter she would be vocalizing over skank reggae rhythms. "It's just how I write music," she says. At 19, when she moved to San Diego, California she made the leap from open ­mic intimacy to craving the power and majesty of a full band.

In 2013, she issued her debut, but it would take three years of touring to produce the septet's defining work, thus far, Wandering Soul. True to its title, the album explores spiritual searching, the life-­changing experiences of meeting new people and sharing in the profound emotions that bond music fanatics. The album also celebrates the band's solidification as a creative powerhouse. Working together nonstop for three years sharpened HIRIE's chops, group musical interplay, and distinct pop-­reggae vision.

"Living like a gypsy, I began to pose a lot of foundational questions, and being in touch with fans and people on the road enlightened me. So there is this soul searching quality to the music, it's not religion, it's just a general feeling of spirituality," Hirie reveals.

Wandering Soul's lush construct reflects this depth. The songs feature chord sequences that have a sophisticated, tension and release accessibility. The musicianship is high-­level restraint, showcasing that point of mature virtuosity where laying back implies instrumental prowess. The album's trippy production -- the bulk of it courtesy of Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Sia) -- replete with adventurous textured passages, heady dub segues, and subtle psychedelic flourishes, make it a rare headphone experience for a pop oriented record.

The album opens with the smoldering and ambitious title track -- a sonic journey through heartfelt longing, and heady dub passages. The militant "Renegade" features Nahko Bear of Nahko and Medicine For The People and boasts stately horns, simmering grooves, and call-­to-­arms individuality against the massification of culture. The personal "Melody of a Broken Heart" and "You Won't Be Alone" shine a light on personal domestic struggles. "I wrote 'You Won't Be Alone' for my daughter with the hopes that she understands my life when she hears me on the radio. I hope she understands how much I love her and how I can be a role model by showing her she can be anything she wants," Hirie confides. The sleek futuristic electronic textures of "Boom Fire" represents HIRIE's party vibe and exudes vivaciousness of in the moment HIRIE living.

Reflecting on the power of HIRIE, Hirie shares this story: "I met a fan who was suffering from six tumors. He shared with me 'Your music is the reason I get out of bed, you're my medicine.' That drives me to push this movement forward to share conscious music. I feel a responsibility and a duty to share a positive message."

 

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