Subversive Benefit with Soul Ska and Mike Xavier

Subversive Benefit with Soul Ska and Mike Xavier

Thursday, January 17, 2019

7:30 pm

VIP: $152/ GA $47 (plus fees)

This event is all ages

VIP Pre-Show party 6-7pm with Mike Xavier Band, food, and beverage. GA doors 7:30 p.m.

Subversive Music Benefit
Subversive Music Benefit
Sub • ver • sive : seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution.

Subversive Music supports underprivileged youth in their pursuit of music with a non drug related positive message. Subversive aims to save lives by providing unbiased tools and awareness for anybody who is or has a loved one considering treatment.

The Subvers!ve Music Foundation has been set up in loving memory of Harrison James Dunnett (9.14.96 - 12.31.16) better known as "Subvers!ve" - a Bay area based Singer | Songwriter + Rapper | Producer. Born on the East Coast and raised in Marin County, CA.

Slowly cultivating an almost cult like following, since the age of 7 Harrison pursued his passion to rap, make beats, write songs, and perform at various venues across the country ranging from Boston to Chicago to San Francisco. He recently performed at the Phoenix in Petaluma and The Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley.

He has written and produced over dozens of songs and EPs including Judge Not, Mirrors, Juliet, Reservation for Two, Speak my Mind, Top Now, 4-1-5, and more including many collabs with Skyler Allen such as Back to Back and Just Wanna Live. These can be heard on
www.soundcloud.com/subversivegangofficial

This shining light with an insatiable lust for life was dulled at the young age of 20 in Laguna Beach CA. He passed unexpectedly in his sleep at Casa Bella Recovery Center (aka Lomonaco Palms Rehab). He is survived by his Twin Sister Jacqueline Dunnett and his parents Warwick + Gail Stempel Dunnett.


The Subvers!ve Music Foundation has been set up in his honor to support youth in respectful, non-violent, drug-free music, changing the world one song at a time.
SOUL SKA
SOUL SKA
SOUL SKA feat Jon Korty (Vinyl), Ryan Scott (Monophonics), Gardner Goetze (The Right Time), Liz Larson and Pat Byers (El Radio Fantastique/Albino!) & Sean "Stymie" Sharp (Stymie & the PJLO)

""A brand new Bay Area All-Star tribute to classic Jamaican/UK SKA. Featuring Jon Korty and Lex Razon (Vinyl), Ryan Scott (Monophonics), Gardner Goetze and Tommy Omahony (The Right Time), Liz Larson and Pat Byers (El Radio Fantastique/Albino!), Jethro Jeremiah and Noelle Glory Guerin (Jethro Jeremiah Band), & Mr. Sean "Stymie" Sharp (Stymie & the PJLO) !!!!

SOUL SKA brings back original classic Jamaican and Second Wave SKA with high energy horns, vocal harmonies and skankability! From The Skatalites to The Specials, Prince Buster and Tommy McCook to Hepcat and Madness, (and yes, also some soon to be classic Original music), SOUL SKA keeps the selections slammin' for hours!""
Mike Xavier
Mike Xavier
It’s rare to find a hip-hop artist who appeals to everyone from all walks of life. Xavier does just that, proving himself to be that rare artist through his vivid, poetic and real life – though upbeat and optimistic – lyrics.


Xavier’s generation-defying appeal comes in part because of his live band which is a gifted, smooth and well trained group that’s most often comprised of a trumpet, sax, keys, guitar, bass and drums. While most hip-hop artists lazily rely on a DJ, Xavier has tasked a crew of expert instrumentalists to help him create a live experience that’s unparalleled in the world of hip-hop. They gently wrap his insightful lyrics in energetic and accessible jazz that consistently captivates crowds of all ages.


While the band’s smooth, patient strumming draws you in, the lyrical portrait Xavier paints of this often gritty world is what leaves audiences of all backgrounds feeling they’re one with a peer or someone who has actually lived in their dirt-stained shoes. That’s because they are: Xavier is all of us.
Before Xavier recently opened up for Mobb Deep, Zion I and Rakim, he was raised in Los Angeles by a single mother and eventually wound up homeless – sleeping in his car until he could make a few dollars in order to lay his head on an actual pillow.


Now he’s a single father, and the lessons he first learned on the streets of L.A. and now Las Vegas pour out when he’s on stage, like in his song “Sunshine” where he longs to be good father in the face of all the adversity and poor role models confronting us all.


“We just got to teach our kids they can change the world,” Xavier raps with his calm though upbeat tone. “They used to tell me, ‘Try them drugs.’ I ain’t never try it.”


Xavier’s heart doesn’t just pour out in his lyrics, he also backs it up with action. He has taken part in feeding the homeless as well as hosted and organized his first annual Toy Drive, which brought out some of Las Vegas’ best talent to pay it forward for kids in need. He’s also played a benefit concert for the Las Vegas Victims' Fund, as well as performing for the neglected and abused children who live at St. Jude's Ranch.


Xavier has been featured on Fox News, NBC News and Las Vegas Channel 8 News. He also sold out The Bunkhouse Saloon for his EP release in 2017. Shortly after he had a successful headlining show in Hollywood, CA. With all of the success in 2017, Xavier has nothing but big plans for 2018.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/