H.R. (HUMAN RIGHTS) (of Bad Brains)
Paul “HR” Hudson is best known as the front man of the iconic punk band Bad Brains, formed 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, breaking down cultural barriers and creating emotionally charged music centered on the message of maintaining a positive mental attitude (PMA). This concept of PMA continues to inspire HR’s fans.Early in his career, 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 rather than the fast lifestyle of the punk scene. In 1984, HR formed his reggae-rock band Human Rights, which has performed and recorded in various incarnations for more than three decades.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.
NATIONALLY TOURING FUNK / PUNK / METAL / EXPERIMENTAL ROCK BAND from DETROIT MI
TOP SHELF LICKERS
There are punk bands and then there are punk bands. Then you have Top Shelf Lickers, a band who retains the fun-loving spirit of punk without getting held down by it’s three chord ceiling. A four-piece powerhouse from Chicago, they’ve brought their energy and hooks to countless Windy City staples. The band’s spirit burns brightest on their latest EP “Heartbreak City”
OvejaNegra formed in late 2018 from Chicago’s barrios of Pilsen and La Villita. Cultivating our experiences and culture together, Our musical influence comes from a variety of genres, predominantly Chicano elements with the soul of Latin/ Hip-Hop beats.
Our music transpires from our reflections of our families’ support, our passion and our faith in each other.