Win Tickets ($40+): Midnite @ Roseland Theater | Roots Reggae, Soul’d Out Music Festival

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Midnite at the Roseland Theater on Saturday, April 20, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 8.

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From our sponsors:
Midnite @ Roseland TheaterMidnight
April 20, 2013
9 p.m. | $22 advance | 21+
Purchase tickets at www.souldoutfestival.com/performer/midnite/

Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97209
(971) 230-0033 | More Info: www.roselandpdx.com

Lead singer Vaughn Benjamin’s electrifying voice seems an amalgamation of many great voices in reggae-soulful, chanting, edgy. Vaughn’s potent lyrical style and his brother Ron Benjamin’s exquisite production, vocals, dub, arrangements, keyboard & bass musical arrangements form the nucleus of this musical – rootsy heavy sound, which includes: Christian Molina (drums), Edmund Fieulleteau (guitar),Edwin Byron (guitar) and Ras L (keyboards).

Midnite weaves the cultural lyrics of “old school” roots music with modern day experiences to create a unique listening encounter. Roots Reggae – naked and raw is an apt description for Midnite’s musical style, in which they forgo the frills of extensive remixes, overdubbing and other musical refinements.

“Unpolished” is the title of their debut album which includes such classics as “Don’t Move”, “Mama Africa”, and “Love the Life You Live”. Originally released in 1997, while the band was located in Washington, DC. In 1999, Midnite linked up with Wildchild! Records for their second release “Ras Mek Peace”. Incredibly, this album was recorded using only two channels and was mastered without any reverb, filtering, compression or equalization. Songs like “Hieroglyphics”, in which graffiti is likened to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, showcase the intelligent songwriting that pervades all of Midnite’s works.

Following the release of Ras Mek Peace, Midnite returned to live in St. Croix so that they could work with the local musicians and make recordings at their African Roots Lab without any outside interference. The fruits of these labours can be found on their third album “Jubilees of Zion”, which was released on their independent Afrikan Roots Lab record label. The expansive, hypnotic rhythms continue, alongside the messages of peace, universal brotherhood, and cultural resistance to Babylon.

In June 2002, Midnite made their Northern California debut at the 9th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. That same month saw the release of Midnite’s fourth album “Seek Knowledge Before Vengeance”. Released on their Afrikan Roots Lab record label, this album raises the bar of cultural roots reggae, as we know it today.

Midnite explodes in live performances with sets that often exceed 3 hours. Their vigorous, weighty sound, driven by the punchy bass lines creates a vibe that penetrates straight to the heart. These epic musical communions have earned Midnite an enormous following throughout the reggae community. By breaking all the rules, Midnite is setting a new standard. Armed with a firm foundation in Jah Rastafari, their natural talents, and a strong and uncompromising musical vision,Midnite champions a unique sound that is on the cutting edge of modern roots music.

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25 Responses to Win Tickets ($40+): Midnite @ Roseland Theater | Roots Reggae, Soul’d Out Music Festival

  1. Stephen April 4, 2013 at 10:18 #

    Please choose me to win tickets to this show. Because me loves Roots Reggae
    and we are all children of Jah!

  2. Mark April 4, 2013 at 10:27 #

    Oh boy do I need a night out. And Midnite is the perfect nite for me! I have spent the last year committed to paying off my credit card debt. I am making good progress but I simply cannot afford to buy tickets right now. So if you choose me I guarantee I will make the most of a very special opportunity and dance the night away with a huge smile on my face.

  3. Russ Golobic April 4, 2013 at 10:29 #

    Yeah mon! Skankin’ to da beat!!

  4. Thomas April 4, 2013 at 10:31 #

    Oh damn. I GOTTA make it to this show. Even know a sweet little gyal that would lose her shit to get invited to this one… Make it happen, PDX Pipeline!

  5. Julia April 4, 2013 at 11:28 #

    What an amazing event! Yes please!

  6. Andrew April 4, 2013 at 12:54 #

    Why wouldn’t I want to go see an epic reggae jam!?! Yes please!

  7. PressTEN April 4, 2013 at 13:32 #

    EASY SKANKIN ON 4/20!!! Yes please!! Blaze jah Rastafari!!

  8. Brittany Bennett April 4, 2013 at 15:23 #

    I should win tickets to this event because I lived on St. Croix 10 years ago and I used to hang out with this band on the beach. They would be happy to see me. :)

  9. max April 4, 2013 at 15:39 #

    4:20 reggae chalice blazin..pick me and stay irie mon

  10. Nastassja April 4, 2013 at 17:00 #

    After flying out from the Midwest in February just to *meet* my love Eric (who is a reggae loving DJ) I am now happily a Portlander and being able to surprise him with these tickets would be magickal.

  11. Ralph April 4, 2013 at 19:33 #

    Soul’d out sounds like a great festival

  12. Kelli April 4, 2013 at 19:38 #

    My brother is coming to visit Portland the 19th-24th. He is a big fan of Midnite, and who doesn’t love Reggae! I would love to take him to the show to kick off an awesome trip to the best city on the planet! Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  13. donald April 4, 2013 at 21:07 #

    Jah mon, me like to go.

  14. Liza M April 5, 2013 at 00:25 #

    i want to get lifted with Midnite at midnight, can you help me please?

  15. Scott April 5, 2013 at 07:11 #

    Sounds awesome.

  16. Atha April 5, 2013 at 10:36 #

    Love the life you live!

  17. Josiah April 5, 2013 at 13:54 #

    Oh, pick me! Pick me! Just joking…. But, seriously I would like to win the tickets

  18. Heather April 5, 2013 at 19:27 #

    I love Midnite. I’d love to go.

  19. Jake April 6, 2013 at 14:20 #

    Midnite is a special band! I have had a few deep mind experiences at their shows. They break it down and seem to connect and send a message just for you, through their music. This would be a nice 420 rally…

  20. SaylorMang April 6, 2013 at 22:19 #

    My hippie friend has been talking about this Soul’d out for sometime, but we are both broke non-profit workers. So winning tickets would feel like good karma for all the door knocking for change.

  21. Ben April 7, 2013 at 09:59 #

    HalleluJAH! Would LOVE LOVE to go to this with my lady!

  22. Chris April 7, 2013 at 12:03 #

    In a world filled with all kina Babylonian madness
    Corporate politricksters out to fool the masses
    From fracking and fluoride to more and more war I’d
    Sure like to take a break via some musical gladness

  23. Ayla April 7, 2013 at 15:51 #

    A soul in need of some funk.

  24. Charlotte April 7, 2013 at 17:46 #

    Because it’s time for a night out!

  25. Fern Capella April 7, 2013 at 22:48 #

    Midnight’s songs are living prayers and their messages are gifts to us. I have been blessed to witness their beauty once in person and I would be honored and so thankful for an opportunity to enjoy their presence and healing again.

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