Icon Live: Bob Marley Edition - The HI-FI1043 Virginia Ave #4 Indianapolis,IN
04/20/2018 9:00 PM - 04/20/2018 11:00 PM
Icon Live: Bob Marley
Friday, April 20, 2018 at The HIFI.
Live performance from Blackberry Jam
& DJ Indiana Jones
DJ Echo Dub, Dwani, Roots Iric, Feezy, Khiry,
Fada Wayne and more
9PM. $10 Adv. 21 & over.
About the ICON party
ICON is a Tribute Party Series that celebrates the people, places and times that have influenced Old SOUL Entertainment. Usually it involves DJs. If you see the word LIVE near ICON, then there will be live performances. We use these night to pay homage to our musical influences. So far, we've reviewed the catalog of James Brown, Dr. Dre, Fela Kuti, Outkast, Notorious BIG, Michael Jackson and Prince to name a few.
About Bob Marley
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, (Feb. 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group The Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.
After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. Exodus stayed on the British album charts for fifty-six consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love". In 1978 he released the album Kaya, which included the hit singles "Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul".
Diagnosed with a type of malignant melanoma in 1977, Marley died on 11 May 1981 in Miami at the age of 36. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time and credited with popularizing reggae music around the world, as well as serving as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. Marley has also evolved into a global symbol, which has been endlessly merchandised through a variety of mediums.
Blackberry Jam is an urban alternative band formed in the late fall of 96. The band has emerged as one of the more eclectic units around by playing and often times merging raw heavy rock and chill-out soul together. Originating in Indianapolis, Indiana...the band's nucleus consist of founding member/ bassist Ron "Poncho" Hedrick, lead singer Jumbo Shrimp, Brian Weir Harden on guitar, Jerry Gates on drums, and Sean "Solar Power" Hedrick as MC extraordinaire/back-up vox/ rhythmatic elements, and recently added Joe Burton on percussionand sound enhancement. BBJ is committed to presenting a whole new sound based on the diverse attitude the band brings to their music and live shows. The group whose line-up consist of talented multi-genre music lovers... proves the unique sound as well as style of Blackberry Jam is intentional.
BBJ has compiled a pretty strong resume along the way by being the only band from Indianapolis, IN to open for top funk and soul acts such as: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Van Hunt, Here Come The Mummies, and Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign(throw-back legendary funk and soul band from Indianapolis, IN). Noted music festivals Blackberry Jam has played at are: The King of The Skate Park (an all day BMX and Skateboard/music festival held at the Major Taylor Velodrome complex in Indianapolis,IN) which was organized by BBJ band member Sean "Solar Power" Hedrick, The Midwest Music Summit, and back in Oct 2008 in the beautiful landscape of Deerfields Mills River, NC the band performed at the Loki Festival which included: The Roots, JJ Grey And Mofro, Toots & The Maytals, Cake, George Clinton, and countless other notable acts. BBJ's many urban channels put them in a class of very few. They have played many venues ranging from live music bars to cozy clubs all the way up to large college universities.
Not a lot of bands are able to touch as many different people and diverse crowds the way BBJ can. The members of the band are good spiritual minded people who believe in pure music. Through dedication and love for the urban music scene local to world-wide...Blackberry Jam's only alternative is to stay committed to providing its power and finesse to an already great culture.
DJ Indiana Jones
Ron Miner (DJ Indiana Jones) Got his start in 1983 Deejaying at Melody Skateland on the Westside of Indianapolis. While attending Ben Davis High School Ron was a dj for rap group D-KOR (Group also included DJ Top Speed and David Woodard) and made mixtapes for his friends and family. Ron was named Indy when he moved to New York in 1994. Ron worked as an intern for Pendulum Records servicing College Deejays and Mix Tape Deejays with Vinyl. This led to a job with EMI records as National Director of Crossover Promotion, where Indiana Jones was born. A certified Pacers, Colts, and Hoosier Fans, New Yorkers were quick to call him Indiana leading to the name Indiana Jones. After working for EMI,"Indiana Jones" spent time in the clubs of NY spinning at such legendary clubs as LIFE, The Tunnel, ReBar, and Jet Lounge. Since moving back to Indianapolis. Ron has worked as an On Air Mixer with RadioNow WNOU 100.9, Tour Deejay (C-Rayz Walz)(Rhymefest), , Event Manager (Martell Cognac, Seagram’s Gin, Malibu Rum) and Club Promoter (The Vogue, Midtown Grill, Blu, Subterra). As DJ Indiana Jones, he has spun alongside Mark Ronson, A Trak, Cosmo Baker, Richie Hawtin, Grandmaster Flash, Mick Boogie, The Rub and has opened for acts ranging from Run D.M.C. and Sean Paul to Sting and Destiny's Child. DJ Indiana Jones has been voted "Best Club DJ" by the Readers of Indianapolis' Nuvo Newsweekly in 2002 and 2008 and with a client list including LRG, Scion, Man Alive, Finish Line, Rich Kleiman, Peyton Manning, and Jermaine O'Neal among others, DJ Indiana Jones is a sure shot. Currently supporting residencies in New York, Orlando and Indianapolis his demand is diverse and far reaching!