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Moe\'s Alley Presents: DUB CONGRESS w/ Massive Sound International feat. DJ Spliff Skankin


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Moes Alley presents DUB CONGRESS with Massive Sound International featuring DJ Spliff Skankin! Friday, October 6thDoors: 8pm / Show: 9pm$20 in advance / $25 day of the show21+DUB CONGRESSFormed in 1994, Dub Congress remains a prime mover in the West Coast reggae and dub scene. Best known for their influential 2002 album Down in Santa Cruz a wry tribute to their hometown, and arguably the citys definitive musical statement of that era they unofficially retired in 2009, then made a surprise comeback in 2019 to mark the 25th anniversary of the bands formation. Now, for their very first post-pandemic performance, Dub Congress returns to Moes Alley, where they will once again bless the stage with their heavyweight brand of reggae, dancehall, and dub. Dub Congress in 2023 still features a classic lineup of original members: On lead vocals and guitar, Nathan Martisius, whose conscious, visionary songwriting and off-the-dome freestyles have always benchmarked the bands approach. On lead guitar, Ehrin Poklen, whose unique plucking style is a treasured and essential feature of the Dub Congress sound. On keyboards, Danny Dub, a veteran bubbler with a long list of touring and recording credits, including stints with The Itals, Fiji, Inka Inka, and Native Elements. On drums, Aaron Sonnenshine (AKA Sunshine), whose booming kick drum and crashing cymbals mark a style that traces back to the heaviest roots reggae of the 1970s. And making his Dub Congress debut at Moes Alley, new bassist Matt Barnett joins the crew for the first time, bringing a blast of fresh energy to the bands three-decade legacy.