Stateside Presents




Tue, January 31, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

“It’s all in our minds / Planted over time / Grew into a vine / That became intertwined” – from “All In Our Minds”On Passafire’s sixth studio release, Longshot, the Savannah, GA based rock outfit gives a testimony to following dreams, inspired by people, places, and experiences Passafire has shared since forming as a band. The group’s four members continue chasing their passion despite being told many times that “Making it as a musician is a long-shot,” a piece of advice that inspired this album and its title. Longshot takes its listeners through a full spectrum of emotions, telling stories of heartbreak, new beginnings, overcoming personal struggles, finding truths, discovering new places, and getting older, all weaved into Passafire’s genre-defying mix of reggae, hard rock, hip hop, and anything else that turns the group on musically.

Passafire was formed in Savannah, GA, in 2003 by Ted Bowne and Nick Kubley, and have built a strong reputation within the U.S. reggae scene through relentless touring with fellow band members Mike DeGuzman and Will Kubley. Bowne doesn’t mind the grueling schedule and adds, “Touring is the best way to keep the buzz about the band going. What keeps it fun and exciting is the people we meet and places we get to see. We are in a new city every day so there’s always something to go see or do.” They continue to be a larger part of the U.S. reggae scene, even though musically they are often far apart from many of their peers in the genre, with a growing emphasis on alternative and progressive rock elements within their songs
Funky Fresh Latin Reggae and RockNRoll
This is same-old, tired band autobiography that you have been reading year after year about how we play a certain style but branch out to make it a unique sound that can't simply be described as any particular genre . We will also over-exaggerate on how we have played with big-time national bands (one time we played a festival and we heard that Guns N Roses played later in the night in the next town) and talk about all the different locations we have played in. We might talk about how our last record was met with undisputed critical acclaim and how we have big plans to take over the world in the coming months/years. This bio is intended to convince you to think very highly of us before you hear any of our music. Have you been sold yet? If not, let us know and we will keep writing.
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004