TROPIDELIC W/ MIKE PINTO, JARV
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2023
DOORS: 7:00 PM | SHOW: 8:00 PM
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 21+
Important Notice: All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.
“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member – horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move. The pulse collectively becomes that of one.
The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop, and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Unapologetically original, Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”
Quickly elevating themselves in the live circuit, Tropidelic can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, The Flobots and Wookiefoot. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Electric Forest, California Roots Music & Art Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Warped Tour and 311 Caribbean Cruise, as well as the host of their own annual Freakstomp Music Festival.
Following on the success of their 2019 release, Here in the Heights, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard reggae charts, Tropidelic has released a series of impressive singles featuring guest appearances from Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Devin the Dude and Shwayze. These singles have amassed over five million streams in 2020, and they are featured on their latest album, Of Illusion, which debuted on November 13th, 2020. Of Illusion was released on Billboard’s number one reggae label, Ineffable Records. Tropidelic has put in their ten thousand hours, and they have arrived on the national scene to the delight of their ever growing and rapturous fans.
About Mike Pinto:
Mike Pinto is a true storyteller who captivates fans around the world with his undeniably distinct voice and exceptional songwriting. Born and raised in the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pinto has become a prominent fixture in the Southern California music scene after living in San Diego for the past ten years. His gritty East Coast perspective of life, blended with the laid-back California lifestyle, creates a dichotomy that is uniquely original.
Pinto’s newest album, Hotel Rendezvous, debuted at #4 on ITunes Singer-Songwriter charts, and was nominated as one of 2018’s Best World Music Albums by the San Diego Music Awards. It was It’s his 6th release, while his previous record “Truthful Lies’ the topped the iTunes Reggae and Billboard Reggae charts, debuting at #1 and #2 respectively.
Constantly evolving as an artist and songwriter, Pinto’s songs are both deeply personal and widely relatable. With his signature narrative style, he explores life chapter by chapter, all with a light-hearted satire rich with depth. Hotel Rendezvous explores a broad spectrum of genres, from Singer-Songwriter and Reggae, to Folk and Country music.
Pinto has toured nationally with Black Uhuru, Long Beach Dub AllStars, Iration, and The Aggrolites. He’s shared the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Reel Big Fish, Nas, Ben Harper, The Dirty Heads, The Avett Brothers, SOJA, Rebelution and The Flaming Lips; as well as played renown festivals such as Blackwater, SXSW, First Flush, One Love Festival, and California Roots Festival. His popularity spreads beyond the continental United States, with radio plays in Japan, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, and live performances in Guam, Canada, Mexico and Australia.