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Dub Seeds

Bakersfield, California, United States | INDIE

Bakersfield, California, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Reggae

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Ventura, California, USA

Ventura, California, USA

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Last Friday night on the 26th of Februrary, The Dub Seeds played for a packed house of 300 people at Fishlips in Bakersfield to celebrate the release of their first full- length album titled "FEELIN IT". In 2004 the band originally started out with the name "Seed", and in 2008 became known as "DUB SEEDS" their musical style gravitates towards a reggae punk feel while maintaining a strong California-Reggae Dub style! They have shared the stage with many great acts such as Eek A Mouse, Pepper, Fishbone, Voodoo Glowskulls, and even some great hip hop acts such as Digital Underground and Afroman . Their versatility, sound, and kick back vibe (which resembles bands such as 311, Slightly Stoopid, and Sublime) has earned them a great following of fans throughout the central coast area. Chris, Gizmo, and Gary, all Bakersfield locals, have a great musical chemistry that shines through in their stage performance. Friday night was no exception, Dub Seeds fans were outta their seats dancing and paying homage to this great local band.
Josh Fisphel opened the show with a really cool acoustic set. Fisphel mixes tongue in cheek humor with meaningful and sometimes dirty lyrics while singing his songs with a passion not easily matched. I’ve seen him play before and I always enjoy hearing his set. The Dub Seeds came on around 10 o’clock and it was apparent who this crowd was here for. People were up singing along and dancing their asses off. The Merch table stayed occupied with fans buying c.d.’s, hacky sacs, pipe bags (provided by Bonnie Fortson of "Made With Love" hippie clothing and accessories) and other Dub Seed memorabilia. The band started out their set with the song "Inside Out" and progressed effortlessly into several other great songs from their new album. They took a break to sing "Happy Birthday" for a friend in true Reggae Dub Style.They are known for engaging the crowd and showing love to their loyal fans. A few songs later they broke out with the song "Mr. Pink", also featured on their new album. They killed it with that one! This song was geared more toward a fast paced punk genre with a Dub Seed style, and was by far my favorite song of the evening. These guys rocked the stage and everyone at Fishlips for over two hours. At the end of the night everyone seemed a lil’ drunk and thoroughly satisfied with their fix of the vivacious Reggae Rock experience that The Dub Seeds are known to deliver every time they play. You can check out the Dub Seeds on their myspace page at myspace.com/dubseeds, or become a fan on facebook at facebook.com/dubseeds. Their newly released full-length album ‘FEELIN IT" can also be purchased at www.reverbnation.com/dubseeds and on itunes. Also check their tour dates to see if they’ll be playing any shows near you. If The Dub Seeds don’t get you up and groovin’, chances are you may have smoked a lil bit to much ganga before the show!



-J. Moncrief-
Big Wheel Music Scene Reporter - bigwheelmagazine.com


Discography

ALBUM:
Skunk Face, released 06/12

SINGLES:
Hypnotize
More Than Friends
Hard To Please

ALBUM:
Feelin It, released 02/10

SINGLES:
Inside Out
Flirty Girl
Trenchtown
(these can all be heard at jango.com, and last.fm)

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The roots of the Dub Seeds sound begin in a place that most people wouldn't expect. Bakersfield, California is known for it's contributions to the world of music by way of country music legend, Buck Owens, as well as the metal/hip-hop group, Korn. But the deep, rhythmic bass lines, and reggae accents heard in Dub Seeds' music make you feel more like you are dancing at a late-night beach party, rather than at your favorite bar.

In 2004, Chris started the band after moving back to California from Las Vegas. They called themselves SEED and quickly began to gain ground on the local scene. The group's vibe gravitated to a reggae-punk feel with blues, and even grunge influences mixed in. Eventually, the band began carving out their niche in that California-reggae dub style: soulful, raw, and groovy!

After several shows, and a few member changes, the band decided to officially change their name to DUB SEEDS in late 2008, and have been on a roll ever since! With the final pieces in place, and a dedication to the music, Dub Seeds have been an unstoppable force in the dub-rock scene.

Dub Seeds' sound has carried the band all over the California/Nevada area to colleges, clubs, bars, casinos and festivals as well. They have shared stages with genre notables Pepper, Eek A Mouse, Fishbone, The Dirty Heads, Iration, Tribal Seeds, Easy Star All Stars, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Mike Pinto, and several others.

In February of 2010 the group released their first full length album, "Feelin It" under their own label, DS Records. The response was overwhelming to say the least. People were soon singing along to album favorites, 'Inside Out', 'Trenchtown', as well as the title track, 'Feelin It' at local shows. Their CD release party opened up with special guest, Josh Fischel, lead singer of Bargain Music, as Fishlips Bar & Grill hosted a packed house ready to get their hands on the new Dub Seeds cd.

In 2012, the band released their second album, Skunk Face, to an eager audience. The single, 'Hypnotize', is already topping Dub Seeds' iTunes sales and gaining them more recognition than their previous release.

This power trio always brings the pain on stage and leaves a mess of people singing and dancing in their wake. Expect to hear a lot of original music at a Dub Seeds show. And if you're lucky enough to catch one of their 3-4 hour sets (which happens a lot!), you can expect to hear their rastified version of many of your favorite radio hits, too.

A quick glance at their calendar and you can see that there is no slowing this band down. From the Hard Rock Restaurant in Vegas, to the infamous Downtown Brew in SLO, this band is on the move and they are doing nothing but making fans along the way. With the crowds and fans begging for more, why stop?