Thursday, October 30, 2014

All about the music...

The Gathering of the Tribes has produced Liberated Zones and various FM radio shows, as an outlet for the talent in the San Pablo Bay and adjoining regions [link]. The musicians featured here  are all independant artists who are being recognized for representing what they do the best they can. Visit their pages and support!

MisDemeanor's Hitlist
Thursdays, 3 to 4pm, with the Best in Bay Area Bangas, Part of the Northbay Uprising radio showcase [link]! Check out MisDemeanor's Rap Sheet [link]!

Turf Talk (Vallejo) [link]  
Guda Mac
(McBride Ent.) [link]
Macwon (Vallejo) [link]
Peezy (Concord) [link]
Holliewood King (Dem Graffiti Boyz) [link]
Jay Bravo (Richmond, CA) [link]
Shoddy Boe (Vallejo) [link]
Rappin' 4-Tay (San Francisco) [link]
BreadLeon thaGoGetta (Pittsburg, CA) [link]
Miss B. [link]
2EZ (Fairfield) [link]
O.S.C.Y.I. (Vallejo) [link]
Kobra Abysmal (Vallejo) [link]
Jerad (Vallejo) [link]
Mr. Apher (Vallejo) [link]

 Gathering of the Tribes radio
Featuring music on the Northbay Uprising radio showcase [link], and morningshow with...
The Buttercream Gang (Napa) [link]
Down Dirty Shake (Northbay and San Francisco) [link]
Skunk Funk (Vallejo) [link]
D.U.B. (Vallejo) [link]
Shenanigans (Benicia) [link]

Decoyz (Northbay) [link]
WORD (Vallejo) [link]
Atlas [link]
Deluna (Napa) [link]
Comfort Slacks (Napa) [link]
The Echo Project (Napa) [link]
Midnight Raid (Northbay Reggae / Rock) [link]
Funnelheads (SoCal) [link]
SAMVEGA (Napa Valley) [link]
Leehoward's Musical Universe [link]
Cluster Phunk [link]
The Pallet Jacks [link]
The Yaks (Vallejo) [link]
Brothers Beard (East Bay) [link]

Skunk Funk Soundsystem [link]

Punk Rock!
Bankrupt District (Vallejo) [link]
Atomic Machines [link]

Death Under Fire [link]

Scum the Dog (Vallejo) [link]

Blues & Folk
Dum Spiro Spero (Oakland) [link]
the Crux (Santa Rosa) [link]
Swamp Dogg, Elder of Soul [link]
Mikelle Morgan (Oakland) [link]

Mentes Diferentes (Sacramento) [link]
Revolutionary Eseibio the Automatic (Oakland) [link]
MendoDope (Mendocino) [link]
Semaj the Poet
Lyrical Profet
(Vallejo) [link]
Urban Seeds [link

Raz Ceylon (Oakland) [link]
Age Scott [link]
(Fairfield) [link]
Sellassie [link]
Giant Girlfriend (outer space hip-hop) [link]
KrazyRace (Modesto) [link]


Trevor Lyon (Napa) [link]
Pion 2 Zion (Napa) [link
Raz Indio
(Blazin' outta Belize) [link]
Irae Divine (Bay Area) [link]
Arden Park Roots (SoCal Reggae) [link]
Lazy Sunday [link]

DJ and Beat Makers
iLL-it [link]
Moogstar [link]
DJ Missayah  [link]

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Freedom Shrine (Napa)

Classy experimental fusion of Rock, Electronic, Grunge, Punk, with members Jonny Skull as the blues, funk, and rock bass/guitar player, Sparky on the guitar, and The Atomic Adam! on the drums.
Formerly known as the Echo Project (Napa), Jonny Skull and The Atomic Adam! have worked together and with others for over 6 years, releasing their album "Philanthropissed" during 2013 with their hit tracks "Sounds Like Grunge" & "Time Well Spent", as heard on Gathering of the Tribes radio, broadcast courtesy of Ozcat Radio, 89.5FM in Vallejo!

Contact [].

Philanthropissed, the Freedom Shrine album, is available at []

2013-11-20 Update from the Tribe: The band known as the Echo Project is now known as the Freedom Shrine. They are releasing a new album in 2014, so be on the look out for Johnny Skull, the Atomic Adam!, and Sparky as they bring the songs of Freedom Shrine to the Gathering of the Tribes in 2014!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Skunk Funk Soundsystem

Enjoy life! Stay Positive! Much Respect to all of Humanity! 
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Instagram: skunk_funk707
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Eclectic, funky and pure irie, Skunk Funk sprung up from the streets of Vallejo, California to bring every crowd they woo an inspiringly animated experience. A spellbinding fusion of Funk Rock/Reggae Ska, the festivities begin once word of mouth brings Skunk Funk to town.     
Originally started by members Bobby “Bobo” Roses, Nick Rose and Aaron Schulman in 2009, the 3 established a sound beyond classification and the birth of a new wavelength in art and music. They jammed as much as they could for a year before being put on hiatus for almost a full year after that. After Aaron returned from his trip, the 3 began jamming for a short period before Aaron departed permanently for college, in which Whitty (Nick Whitmire) filled his drumming duties. In addition to Whitty, Nick’s younger brother Thomas came home from Oregon to join the band just in time for 2012.  Nick (Rose) eventually moved on to new aspirations as well as former bassist/vocalist Thomas, whom joined the band for a brief 8 months.
With their new, current line-up consisting of original member Bobo, Mickey-T, Max G, Cuban-B, Nick Whitty, Robbie G and Jimmy T their sound is as solid as it ever was. With Bobo spitting his scorching vocals, laying down vibrant yet heavy bass lines and funky madness you can never turn your head away. Cuban-B drives hard with his poetic emcee philosophies. The group is completed with the tribal, loud and heavily syncopated drum styling of Nick Whitmire and the soulful, Latin-inspired, shredding guitar and smooth vocals of Max G. In with the brass is Robbie G (Trumpet/Keys) and Jimmy T (Saxophone) to help create the newest and brightest Skunk Funk melodies with flavors of Jazz, Salsa, Ska and Funk all blended for consumption by many and all ears.     
Composed, the six manifest a sound so distinctive and high energy it’s as if they are embracing the musical reincarnation and uprising. What remains to be seen is where they get their influences, which can range anywhere from Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus to Mac Dre, Fishbone or Chet Baker. What the band sees, feels and experiences, is also what the people who listen hear. In fact, they pay so much homage and reverence to their idols that SFS has become a force of their own. Slightly comedic and always in your face, these boys will fire up the crowd upon introduction.    
Skunk Funk has had the pleasure to share the stage with a plethora of artists of different styles ranging from Indubious, Junior Toots,  Ras Indio, Mystic Roots, Prezident Brown, King Hopeton, Clear Conscience, Thrive! and many more. SFS has made it onto the bill of many great festivals including City of Trees Reggae Festival, Sacramento Hemp Fest, Jefferson State Hemp Expo, Reggae In the Trees, Bottle Rock Napa Valley 2013 and more! They have only been able to bless the greater North Bay/Northern California and Southern Oregon areas as well as parts of Nevada with their all-around feel good vibes and music. They take pride in not only music as an entity but as a way to communicate to people of all creeds, religions, races, cultures and climates of all things seen righteous and equal. Skunk Funk will continue to strive for the better days through art and greater existence.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lazy Sunday

Chill tunes Combining Reggae and Dub with an alternative flair, this up and coming Vallejo, California outfit is sure to keep you dancing!
Contact for bookings: []
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Vince Barma - Guitar and Vocals
Josh Bryan - Guitar and Vocals
Cody Isaacs - Drums
Mega-Ann - Keyboard and Onion
Rile-Yee - Slappa da Bass

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Atomic Machines

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Atomic Machines are Dan Dafoe (Guitar/Vocals), Kyle Barton (Bass) and Josh Conrow (Drums). Hailing from the Mecca of old school bay punk rock, Atomic Machines are based in the San Francisco/Bay Area with influences ranging from The Clash, NOFX, Minor Threat and Rancid. Atomic Machines produce a unique blend of old school bay punk rock with a classic SoCal style. Dan, Kyle and Josh have a natural song writing chemistry that creates a wide variety of sound. The Atomic Machines are exploding onto the scene with their lively stage presence and ruthless determination. Atomic Machine shows are filled with crowd involvement and back to back high energy songs. 2013 will be a big year for the Atomic Machines as they plan to release their first full length album and plan to hit the road for their first cross country tour. The band also has many shows lined up in and around the San Francisco/Bay Area

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Pallet Jacks

For booking or inquiries, contact Mike Leon []
Kayla Renee: Singer
Mike Have-Not: Singer, guitar
Steve Glover: Drums
Michael "Rod" Rodriguez: Bass guitar

Band's favorite north bay venues: Chris' Club, Bilco's, Toot's, The Townhouse, Moschetti's

Mike Have-Not's story:
Mike has been in local  rock bands since the mid 90's. The V-Town Have-Nots, Downward Hierarchy, Static Thought, Cluster Phunk, The Yaks, and has performed solo acoustic sets. He plays guitar, sings, and writes the songs for the Pallet Jacks.

Kayla's story:
She's lived in Santa Rosa, American Canyon, and now McKinleyville in Humboldt county. She's spent lots of time in Vallejo and Napa as well. She is currently attending Humboldt State University.
Kayla brings a bit of a blues influence, channeling artists like Janis Joplin into our modern funky sound.
She's from Santa Rosa and grew up singing in school choirs. She co-wrote a song in 6th grade about the seasons and sang it as a duet for the first time. She knew then she wanted to sing and share music with people. She's much inspired and mitigated by Pallet Jacks guitarist/singer/songwriter Mike Have-Not. He helped guide her through her musical journey to the place she finds her voice. Many people have witnessed and supported her finding that voice. Now she gets to make awesome music with The Pallet Jacks.

Michael "Rod" Rodriguez's info:
Bass, from Benicia but now in Vallejo. Influences are Rancid, The Who, The Clash, The Descendents,  mostly Punk and Ska..oh, and 50's rock. that stuff is dope, son!

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