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"RVA Music Fest: Take One"

Written by: Sarah Freiseis - Magazine33

"It's Monday with Antero...and This Is Reggae Music"

Written by: Sarah Freiseis - Magazine33

"The Antero Paradox"

Written by: Malcolm Venable - Style Weekly


Do Something (1996), 12 tracks: “Do Something” - “Burning and Building” - “Back in Babylon” - “One Decision” - “Good Life” -“No Call” - “Smokin’” – “One Mile an Hour” – “Good People Bad Things” – “How I Live My Life” – “Fountain” – “Border to Border” [available on Itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Emusic or My Band]



Current (2012): House band at local venue the National for roots/reggae genre (opening act for: Steel Pulse, the Original Wailers), Openers for Culture at Canal Club (RVA) in February, Participated in Hampton Reggae Fest: along with the Meditations, Culture, and the Itals (Hampton, VA), on the bill for Camp Barefoot in Bartow, WV (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk, Ghostland Observatory). Ongoing local gigs including Reggae Mondays at the Camel (formerly at Martini Kitchen & Bubble Bar), monthly at Siné, and frequent bookings at various local venues, other events: fundraisers (@ Whole Foods), block parties, weddings, private affairs

History: Drummer Sheroshick and percussionist Larson, joined by then bassist Sam Krivanec originally formed as the Richmond Dub Collective. With the addition of front man W. Jones in 2003, who took a brief hiatus only to return in 2007, they became the founding members of Antero. The band’s first album Do Something debuted in 2006 and features twelve tracks including “Back in Babylon”, the song that best defines the sound and vibe of the compilation as a whole. Antero helped start and popularize the event Reggae Mondays in Richmond, drawing colorful crowds and delighting audiences with performances highlighting crowd interaction and a treasure trove of special guests including being joined on stage by the horn section of national touring act O.A.R when they stopped through town. Notable acts the band has been associated with include: Gregory Isaacs, Culture, Eek-A-Mouse, Richie Spencer and Morgan Heritage.