The Movement, DENM, & Vana Liya
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
The Animas City Theatre Presents
The Movement with special guest DENM & Vana Liya
Early Show: Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Tickets on sale online Friday July 16th at 9:00am www.animascitytheatre.com
The Movement has been winning the hearts and minds of alternative-reggae fans since their inception in Columbia, SC in 2003. Drawing inspiration from Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid and John Brown's Body, they've made a name for themselves as reggae shapeshifters with a foundation of heavy drum and bass. Today the band consists of founding member, lead vocalist and guitarist Joshua Swain, bassist Jason Schmidt, drummer Gary Jackson, and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Goodwin. Their sixth studio album, Ways Of The World, dropped on June 7, 2019, debuting at #1 in the Billboard Reggae Chart, and remained in the Billboard Reggae Top 10 for more than 40 consecutive weeks. The Movement's new single "Sounds of Summer" feat. Slightly Stoopid was released June 25, 2021 and racked up more than 100k streams in the first 24 hours. Their seventh full length album is coming Spring 2022.
Santa Barbara, California-based bedroom electronic artist DENM makes laid-back pop songs infused with pop, dance, and reggae influences. He first gained attention with his 2016 hit "Lit" and his Dreamhouse EP.
DENM played in various indie rock outfits before launching himself onto the world stage with the release of "Lit" in late 2016. The catchy track combined bouncy Italo house rhythms with fat EDM bass, woozy chillwave synths, and smoked-out, high-pitched vocals. With his green hair, guyliner, and grungy aesthetic, the multi-instrumentalist looked like a child of the '90s. He did not make his real name public, and little was known about him except that he had a lot of experience as a session musician, songwriter, and producer, and had worked and toured with many pop and rock artists. His first EP, Dreamhouse, followed in short order with more of the same, and he soon began to attract press attention; the track "Green" was used in an Uber commercial. A remix EP followed early in 2017, and collaborations with Gnash on "Belong" and Tommy Trash on "Dreamer" appeared before the single "Bless Your Heart" was released in September. In 2019, he joined production duo Rock Mafia for the EP Endless Summer.
Nirvana Goberdhan a.k.a Vana Liya grew up outside of New York City. Being of Caribbean desce