The Expanders Coming to 20th Century Theatre On 9/9 w/ Tribal Seeds & Arise Roots



The Expanders
The Expanders

The Expanders w/ Tribal Seeds & Arise Roots
20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH
8pm, Buy Tickets

The Expanders’ Hustling Culture has impressively debuted at #1 on theBillboard Reggae chart.  Hustling Culture (released June 16th, 2015 on Easy Star Records) is the band’s third studio album and their first release to claim the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae chart. The Los Angeles-based quintet, comprised of John Asher (Drums, Vocals), John Butcher (Guitar, Vocals), Roy Fishell (Organ), Chiquis Lozoya (Bass, Vocals), and Devin Morrison (Guitar, Vocals), have been making reggae fans and critics take note with their refreshing sound that references the “golden era” of reggae.

“With its #1 debut on the reggae chart, Hustling Culture proves that all styles of reggae are being represented in today’s diverse scene.  Their hard work, dynamic shows, and deep-rooted knowledge of the history of the genre, make them a must see act” says Easy Star CEO Eric Smith.  He adds, “Furthermore, the critical and commercial response for this release proves how much potential this band has and we are confident they will only grow from here.”

There is a subtle, yet powerfully conscious thread woven throughout all 12 tracks of Hustling Culture, with appearances by organist Roger Rivas of The Aggrolites as well as keyboardist Dan Hastie of Orgone. Limiting the featured guests on this record was a conscious decision for The Expanders, preferring instead to make a record that is all them. The band continues their national tour playing shows with Tribal Seeds and The Green, showcasing songs from the new album and back catalog.  Press accolades for Hustling Culture have been pouring in from a diversity of national and international media outlets.

“From the top to the very last drop, the tight musicianship—and ebullient performances make Hustling Culture an album that’s easy to keep on repeat.” –LA Examiner“The Expanders have nailed the feel-good vibe of reggae on this album. This is perfect music for sunny days…If you want to be in a better mood, this album is a pretty good prescription.” – The Examiner

The Expanders’ U.S Tour Dates
Aug 21 @ Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 24 @ Club XS – Tucson, AZ
Aug 26 @ Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
Aug 28 @ Mavericks @ The Landing – Jacksonville Beach, FL
Aug 29 @ J Street Block Party – Lake Worth, FL
Aug 30 @ Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL
Sep 02 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sep 03 @ Boathouse – Myrtle Beach, SC
Sep 04 @ The Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Sep 05 @ NorVa Theatre – Norfolk, VA
Sep 06 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 09 @20th Century Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
Sep 10 @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Sep 12 @ Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
Sep 13 @ Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Sep 15 @ Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
Sep 16 @ Belly Up – Aspen, CO
Sep 18 @ The Marquee – Tempe, AZ