Jul 12, 2013 - EXDO
Door Time: 6:00 PM
Presented By: Channel 93.3, Independent Records & Souls In Action

Day: Friday, July 12, 2013
Door Time: 6:00 PM
Location: EXDO

Age: 16 and over
Advance Ticket Price: $25
Day Of Show Price: $28
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Cabin By The Sea Tour feat. The Dirty Heads

While Port contained an expanded roster of guest stars, from M. Shadows to Billy Preston (best known for his work with the Beatles), Cabin keeps the guest list tight. Still, a few A-level names make an appearance, including a return engagement from Rome (from Sublime with Rome), Del the Funky HomosapienKy-Mani Marley and Hasidic hip-hop starMatisyahu.  “He’s awesome. We got to know him years ago on tour,” says Bushnell. “We had built this great relationship, so we asked him to guest on a track. He came down to the studio and knocked it out of the park.”

The recognizable guest stars, big tours and hit songs are a long way from the group’s humble origins in Bushnell’s garage. Back in 1996, school friends Watson and Bushnell started their musical career almost on accident. “It was hilarious: I was in a punk band, but Jared had no musical inclination,” remembers the guitarist. “Then one day he started rapping over these cheesy hip-hop songs I’d make with Casio beats, and I’m like, wow, you’re really good!” (Note to fans: Bushnell recently rediscovered tapes of those teenage sessions, but don’t plan on hearing anything in the near future)

The group, later rounded out by percussionist Jon Olazabal, drummer Matt Ochoa and bassist David Foral, eventually outgrew the funny rap vibe and developed a local following as an acoustic hip-hop group. Surprisingly, the Heads grew to be very successful on a small label with little to no resources, an indication of their organic momentum and appeal. The Dirty Heads are now signed to a worldwide deal with Five Seven Music.

The group plans to spend the rest of the year on a number of different tours. For now, though, you can experience the band’s sunny, good-time outlook on their new record. “Whatever has happened to us over the years, we’ve always kept a mindset about staying positive and squashing negativity,” says Watson. “And that’s the vibe we had making this album. I think that comes across to anyone who hears it.”


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The Expendables
The Expendables

While touring and supporting their album, Gettin’ Filthy, The Expendables would share the stage with Slightly Stoopid and catch the attention of founders and front men Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty.  In 2007 Slightly Stoopid formed their own independent label, Stoopid Records, and signed The Expendables for the label’s first non-Stoopid release, which was The Expendables self-titled.  Released in September 2007, the album would be accepted as an instant classic by fans and received rave reviews from critics.

The band continued supporting the album with hundreds of shows over the next two years, gaining fans around the world, and respect from the bands that influenced them.  The band would share the stage with bands like Slightly Stoopid, NoFX, Less Than Jake, Pennywise and Pepper to name a few.  At the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010 the band would work on their next album Prove It produced by Paul Leary (producer of Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Supersuckers, as well as the guitar player for Butthole Surfers) and El Hefe (guitar player for NoFX).

Prove It was released May 11th 2010 debuting at #158 on the Billboard Top 200, #30 on Billboard’s Independent charts, and #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers! The album also pushed to #15 on iTunes Top 200 and #5 on iTunes Alternative Charts, jumping The Expendables to a new level in their career.  The band’s new release would include guest performances by C-Money, OG, and Dela of Slightly Stoopid throughout the album.  Jumping into the mix as well would be long time friend G. Love on the ballad “Wells.

The Expendables have continued their tenacious touring schedule in 2011 with their popular annual Winter Blackout Tour.  This summer, the band will be featured on all dates of the massive yearly festival favorite, Warped Tour.

Thirteen years later, five albums down and countless miles covered, The Expendables show no signs of slowing down.


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Big B
Big BAs always Big B keeps things the only way he knows how; raw and honest.  His brand of outlaw hip-hop has made him a modern day rebel, ala Johnny Cash, utilizing beats and rhymes to buck trends and challenge listener’s expectations. His hybrid style mixes elements of acoustic, alt-rock and hip-hop that can appeal to fans of Everlast or the laid back grooves of Sublime.

In addition to his exploding music career, 2006 brought a whirlwind of media attention when Big B became one of the cast members of the A&E hit television series INKED. The show quickly become one of the hottest shows on television and one of A&E’s top three rated programs. The show focused on the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company, where Big B works with freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart when he's not on the road with his music career.

While his television appearances have made him more recognizable, Big B’s music has taken the world of underground hip-hop by storm. His albums have quickly become some of the best selling releases on Suburban Noize Records, home of California’s Kottonmouth Kings and (hed)pe. Meanwhile Big B’s relentless touring schedule has saw him tour alongside Pepper, Pennywise, Unwritten Law, and Kottonmouth Kings. Whether he's confronting personal demons, touting his perseverance or taking it back to his days of street hustling, Big B has evolved musically from the 6"7 and 330 pound rhyme spitter to an eclectic artist willing to explore every facet of his creativity to get what he wants from it. Fans that are willing to take the journey with Big B will find themselves immersed songs that will stand the test of time.
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Said The Whale
Said The WhaleVancouver's Said The Whale has been on a steady upward trajectory for the past six years, as relentless touring and a prolific string of releases have led to successes including a JUNO Award in 2011 for New Group of the Year and nationally charting singles. In 2013, the tireless five-piece — which includes dual songwriters Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester, drummer Spencer Schoening, keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown and bassist Nathan Shaw — will continue to break down doors by releasing its most adventurous and hook-filled batch of songs yet.
 
The band formed in early 2007 and, following some early EPs, released the debut-full length Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia in 2008. Said The Whale began to amass a grassroots following through frequent tours, and they scored a string of Canadian radio successes with the albums Islands Disappear (2009) and Little Mountain (2012). These albums earned attention from media outlets like Spin, BBC 6 Music, and Consequence of Sound, and the band was profiled in the nationally televised CBC documentary Winning America. Said The Whale has been nominated for two more JUNO Awards in 2013 for Alternative Album of the Year and Recording Package of the Year (alongside art director Andy Dixon) for Little Mountain.
 
In keeping with this inexhaustible work ethic, the band is releasing another new collection of songs in the form of the four-song I Love You EP, due out June 18, 2013, on Hidden Pony Records. Once again teaming with longtime studio collaborator Tom Dobrzanski (We Are the City, the Zolas) at his Monarch Studios, the musicians pushed their musical limits and honed their love of fast, punchy pop-rock.
 
"In the past I've felt pressure to write 'radio' songs, or 'cool' songs or whatever, but this time I went into the writing process with mindset of 'Fuck everything, I'm just going to write what makes me happy,'" says Tyler Bancroft, explaining that the songs were written with a clean slate and no expectations. Ironically, what resulted are some of Said The Whale's catchiest, most accessible songs yet. The singer observes, "It turns out I just like pop music."
 
This affection for melody shines on I Love You's title track, which is led by a surge of post-punk guitars and careens between spiky choruses and a sunny, sock hop-inspired bridge. Elsewhere, the Worcester-sung "Barbara-Ann" is a buoyant blend of heartfelt romance and '60s-style vocal harmonies, while "Mother" is a synth-heavy new wave banger and the outdoorsy "Narrows" begins with acoustic strumming before exploding into hard-hitting rock. These upbeat songs were mixed by Canadian studio guru Gus Van Go (Hollerado, the Stills).
 
"I spend so much time chipping away at my thoughts, trying to get to the core, and right now I'm finding it easy," Worcester says. "I've never felt more creative." He adds that the love-struck mood of "Barbara-Ann" was inspired by a couple who own a hammock store in Vancouver. "It's a proposition to someone special, suggesting that we too can live together like this beautiful pair of chilled out lifers," he reveals.
 
The EP offers a taste of Said The Whale's fourth album, due out this fall. These latest sessions found Bancroft taking on the role of co-producer, and he guided each song in bold new directions without adherence to genre. "Rather than record in one big session, we used the 'hip-hop method' of doing two or three songs at a time," he reflects. "This let us focus all of our energy on each song without getting overwhelmed."
 
The new material was penned in a surge of creativity that found Bancroft and Worcester letting their guard down and following their instincts. "My songs on this album are the most vulnerable songs I've ever written," notes Bancroft. "Lyrically it's the most honest I've ever been."
 
I Love You EP is the sound of a band already on the top of its game breaking free from all expectations and boldly reinventing its identity. And with a new full-length close behind, expect to see more new sides to Said The Whale soon.