HR of Bad Brains

HR of Bad Brains

Special Blend, Rebel Shakedown

Fri ยท May 31, 2019

8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

HR of Bad Brains
HR of Bad Brains
Paul "HR" Hudson is best known as the frontman for the iconic punk band Bad Brains. HR and his brother, Earl, together with friends Gary "Dr. Know" Miller and Darryl Jenifer, began as Mind Power, a jazz fusion band, then formed Bad Brains in 1979. With unprecedented speed and precision, Bad Brains took the Washington, DC music scene by storm and quickly became the most influential band in American punk history. They created music that was about closing the racial divide and maintaining a positive mental attitude (PMA). This concept of PMA continues to inspire fans to this day.

Early in his career, after seeing Bob Marley in concert, HR became interested in reggae and the Rastafarian movement. These pursuits transformed him and he began to focus more on the spiritual nature of reggae than the fast lifestyle of the punk scene. Deeply inspired, in 1984 he formed the Human Rights band with his brother.

Having formed a friendship with his mentor, musician Ras Michael, a high priest of the Rastafarian movement, HR was baptized in the late 1980's and named Ras Hailu Gabriel Joseph I. Many people in his life began calling him "Joseph" or "Joe" at this time.

Currently, HR performs with Philadelphia musicians Ezekiel Zagar (original McRad), Josh Freshy, and Wesley Rast as HR & Human Rights: The New Gospel. The band has a refined yet organic energy that hasn't been felt since the early days of Human Rights.

In addition to working on a new solo album with Human Rights, HR has recently* been in the studio with Ty Dolla $ign and Vic Mensa, once again making music history.

To learn more, please see the documentary film "Finding Joseph I" and its companion book "Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. From Bad Brains", which was released in December 2016.
Special Blend
Special Blend
Difficult to define, yet instantly recognizable as a one-of-a-kind fusion of reggae, rock, hip-hop & more, these So-Cal skaters have found a way to create their own genre of musical greatness: a truly Special Blend of Cali's finest vibes.

Special Blend consists of Mighty (Vocals/DJ), Yuck (Bass), Tanner (Guitar), Wolfy (Drums) and B.O.N.E. (Vocals,Percussion). A 5 piece group that has guest appearances such as, The Originalites, Cali Conscious, Inhale, Daquet Reed (Sax, Keys) and many more.
Rebel Shakedown
Rebel Shakedown
Venue Information:
Gallagher's Pub HB
300 PACIFIC COAST HWY, STE 113
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648