8 Minutes To Burn
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8 Minutes To Burn

Tucson, Arizona, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Rock Reggae




"Catch the JGB Band at the Wild Wild West Fest in AZ"

The theme for the 2014 Wild Wild West Fest evokes the of the American Western Frontier, which tells the story of creating and defending communities, use of the land, development of markets, and state formation. It also evokes the disputation of conquest, survival, persistence, and the merging of peoples and cultures, which gave birth to and helped continue lfe in the U.S. through individual agreements, treaties, political compromise, military operations, and the establishment of law and order.

From April 25-27, 2014, festival goers from all over the southwestern U.S. and beyond will converge upon Tucson to represent this period via live music, art, workshop lectures, and via interactions with the local sustainable community. Let us put the focus on your products and services and help them win a space in the minds of these hundreds of people by having them share the spotlight with some of the best entertainers in the national, regional, and local live music and art scenes.

National, regional , and local acts including The Jerry Garcia Band, {San Francisco, CA), Slanley Jordan (Flagstaff, AZ),The Magic Beans (Boulder, CO), Christopher Robin Band (Fairfield, CT), The Haymarket Squares (Phoenix, AZ), and hometown favorites The Missing Parts & 8 Minutes to Burn {Tucson,AZ) have joined the April line-up to offer a diverse variety of talent and equally diverse are the sponsorship gifting opportunities that will place your brand in front of hundreds of festival goers before during and after the event.
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/catch-jgb-band-wild-wild-west-fest-az#sthash.k71IUsYu.dpuf - The Grateful Web

"Black Bottom Lighters, The Wiley Ones, Diamond Down String Band to Play Inaugural Wild Wild West Fest"

Imagine you’re in your own private version of Back To The Future. Now toss yourself in the scene where Marty and Doc Brown visit the Old West. Now slide that scene over to the Arizona desert. Now throw a three-day music and camping festival featuring some of Arizona’s best up-and-coming artists. There. You’ve got the Wild Wild West Fest!

Invite and winner-only, the inaugural Wild Wild West Fest takes the burgeoning Southwestern cultural scene of Arizona and jam-packs it into three days of art, camping, and music. In order to play, artists have to have been born in Arizona, lived in Arizona, and been a part of the Arizona music scene.

This festival, while only in its first year, focuses on the music, the music, and nothing but the music. That being said, it is a huge fan for musicians and fans to interact and mingle in a completely shared environment. All the performing artists share the same accommodations as their fans. In addition to the great music of Arizona, the festival offers from everything on sustainability to yoga.

Sonicbids is proud to have three bands on the bill, The Wiley Ones, the Black Bottom Lighters, and the Diamond Down String Band. The Wiley Ones add an acoustic element to straightforward hip hop, blues, and reggae, and have been making the rounds touring and playing parties around the country over the last five years

The Black Bottom Lighters are hard to pin down. With influences and sounds ranging from reggae, hip hop, Latin, rock, and everything in between, they’re sure to bring a fresh, all-encompassing sound to the arid desert. The Diamond Down String band brings their classic bluegrass to the mix, while adding experimental rhythms from as many other genres as possible.

If you’re in Arizona this April, be sure to register and check out the Wild Wild West Fest! - Sonicbids.com

"Stanley Jordan, Melvin Seals & JGB Set for Wild Wild West Fest"

Stanley Jordan and Melvin Seals & JGB will headline the Wild Wild West Fest, which is set to take place April 25-27 at Harmony Health Ranch at TerraSante Community in Tucson, AZ. The event will also feature a number of sustainability and consciousness workshops, yoga session, tours and service projects.

Other performers at Wild Wild West Fest include The Magic Beans, The Missing Parts, The Christopher Robins Band, 8 Minutes to Burn and Tesoro, among others. Three-day passes to the festival are now on sale.

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"8 Minutes To Burn Spring Tour 2013: The Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ"

8 Minutes to Burn is a band that does things differently, and their unconventional approach to playing live music in local venues was on full display the opening weekend of their 2013 Spring Tour.

When most local bands start a tour, state-wide or even nationally, they’ll tend to open up at home, feeding off the energy of rabid local fans, and take that energy on the road. But as they often do, 8 Minutes to Burn went against the grain and travelled all the way from their home-base of Tucson to Northern Arizona to kick start their tour with a warm-up show in Sedona and the official tour-opener in Flagstaff. - Tucson Records & Productions

"8 Minutes to Burn tour comes to White Mountains"

8M2B, as they are affectionately dubbed by their fans who they call “Party People,” headlines the FaR OuT Band & Fan Jam June 8, “a truly unique music festival that was founded by Jack Rice and friends at the FaR OuT Ranch near Snowflake.” The Facebook Community for this event describes it as a “journey off-the-grid…into the high-desert wilderness of the Anasazi Valley… a magical sight to behold in all of nature’s glory. Some say that stage has healed the land, others claim to have found new life-energy during the festival; either way, one thing is for sure, the FaR OuT ranch, as Jack always says, ‘brings us all closer to the music.” - White Mountain Independent


"Local funk-rock-reggae jam ensemble 8 Minutes to Burn is heading out on tour soon, and to get word out about it, they've done something pretty cool and unusual (around these parts, anyway). The band issued a new single earlier this year: "Electric Li-ion," a slinky tune that seems to merge all of the band's influences into one song, was recorded live in December of last year at the Bisbee Royale. Along with the release, the band announced a remix contest in conjunction with 8M2B Productions, local-centric online radio station AZOverload.com, and KXCI's Electric Feel DJs. The band made available 16 tracks to DJs and producers, and asked them to create an EDM remix out of them on a deadline. AZOverload.com played the tracks and had listeners vote for their favorites, narrowing the field down to the top five." - Tucson Weekly Soundbites

"Tucson Music Events March 10 - 17 2013"

Local Love Presents Hippie Fest featuring 8 Minutes to Burn with Top Dead Center, The Tryst, Carlos Arzate & Funky Bonz - The Tucson Weekly

"Blog Talk Radio Podcasts Announcements"

We'll be speaking with our featured band of the month...the blazing 8 Minutes To Burn! - www.blogtalkradio.com

"AZ Overload Band of The Month Announcement"

February (2013) Band of The Month -- 8 Minutes To Burn - AZ Overload Blog

"Locals Only with Special Guests 8 Minutes To Burn"

You guys have become pretty well known for putting on some killer cover up sets. - KXCI 91.3 FM Radio

"Rocks and Rock"

And, of course, the traditional Gem & Jam Festival, now in its seventh year, will take place at The Slaughterhouse, 1102 W. Grant Road, from tonight, Thursday, Feb. 7, through Saturday, Feb. 9. The event is a multimedia extravaganza featuring live music (The Bennu, 8 Minutes to Burn, etc.); DJs (Corbin Dooley, the Electric Feel DJs, etc.); tons of art including live painting by Alex Grey; gem, jewelry, and art vendors; and lots more. - Tucson Weekly Soundbites

"7th Annual Gem & Jam Festival Preview"

Boasting indoor and outdoor stages, Gem & Jam offers fans a nonstop slate of national acts and up-and-comers dropping tracks across the dance music spectrum. Representing the worlds of hip-hop, glitch, psychedelic, and bass music, headliners include Michal Menert, Vibesquad, Random Rab, Polish Ambassador, DJ Vadim, heRobust, Russ Liquid, Thriftworks, Signal Path, Kaminanda, Project Aspect, Octopus Nebula, Flying Skulls, Robotic Pirate Monkey, Kruza Kid, Digital Connection, Future Simple Project, Bogl, Smash & Grab, Kyma, Smokovich, NVO, Upwords Movement, Afro Monk, Ill Mannered, kLL sMTH, as well as local acts Electric Feel DJs, Corbin Dooley, Phoseph, 8 Minutes To Burn, The Bennu, Endoplasmic and more to be added in the run-up to the event. - We Went Hard News Preview

"8 Minutes To Burn on KXCI Locals Only with Matt Milner"

"Monday night 8 Minutes To Burn brings their funk based jams (with a deep love for New Orleans Funk and roots in The Grateful Dead, Blues, Rock, and Reggae) live to the airwaves via KXCI's Studio 2A on Locals Only from 9 to 10pm. Listen live at 91.3FM or stream at KXCI.org." - KXCI Radio 91.3 Tucson

"8 Minutes To Burn Plays 7th Annual Tucson Gem and Jam"

"A Funk based Jam band with heavy Reggae and Blues influences which produces original high energy danceable music. 8 Minutes to Burn is playing regional shows and festivals sharing the stage with such acts as: Junior Reid, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The B-Side Players, Josh Fischel, March Fourth Marching Band and many others." - Gem and Jam Festival

"Live: The Sonoran Glass Art Academy's Flame Off!, Rialto Theatre, Feb. 3"

8 Minutes to Burn epitomizes a genre that is under represented here in Tucson, and they do it smashingly well. For fans of reggae with bluesy departures and bits of spaced-out rock, this is the real deal. - Mel Mason, Tucson Weekly (Feb 09, 2012)

"Club Crawl Fall 2012 Announcement"

"The Funky Ass Jam Band, 8 Minutes to Burn" - Tucson Weekly

"Tucson Weekly Events"

"Today, we present 8 Minutes to Burn! This funky jam band has been around for quite some time and they, honestly, just rock. It's the same kind of bass-driven rock that reminds me of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to be quite honest...so make sure to get yourself over there for tunes that, in my humble opinion, shouldn't be missed." - David Mendez, Tucson Weekly (Oct 04, 2012)

"8 Minutes To Burn Plays The Great Cover Up"

"Local and Regional Reggae/Rock/Funk/Fusion Artist 8 MINUTES TO BURN covers a Louisiana New Orleans Artist at the Annual Great Cover Up Charity Event for TAMHA, a local service organization that connects local artists and musicians to health care and health care resources." - Tucson News Now

"8 Minutes To Burn Plays 7th Annual Tucson Gem and Jam"

"A Funk based Jam band with heavy Reggae and Blues influences which produces original high energy danceable music. 8 Minutes to Burn is playing regional shows and festivals sharing the stage with such acts as: Junior Reid, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The B-Side Players, Josh Fischel, March Fourth Marching Band and many others." - Gem and Jam Festival



8 MINUTES TO BURN features talented musicians fusing an edgy blend of musical genres including Southern Rock, New Orleans Funk, Roots Reggae with an homage to The Grateful Dead .

These time-tested musical styles serve as a solid foundation, yet the band places no boundaries on the creativity that fuels their art. Passionate lyrics derived from life lessons, partnered with their uniquely   blended stylistic components, equal a devoted fan base eager to experience the magic.

Featured Artist

Opening Artist
.The Skatalites
.Junior Reid

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Band Members