lunes, 26 de octubre de 2009



No longer Richmond’s best kept secret, an Antero show isn’t so much a show as it is an experience – a fact that any of the thousands who’ve seen one of their performances in the past six years will attest to. This eight-man reggae sound machine puts on lively, unifying shows all along the Mid-Atlantic that make people sway, sing, dance, sweat and shake hands with new friends by the end of the night. Antero’s sound has a defining feel that’s hard to pin down and even harder to replicate due to sturdy, solid grooves built on thick bass lines, upbeat guitar riffs, melodic keys, joyful horns and moving lyrics. Another element setting Antero apart from most bands is its complex percussion section which includes djembe, congas, bells and whistles that, all total, make for an electrifying event.

As talented musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds, Antero can remain true to its reggae roots – shifting from lover’s rock to dub to roots with ease – but also dabble in funk, Latin, go-go and even rock to take listeners on a journey that follows the tradition of great jam bands like Dave Matthews Band or Jamiroquai. Antero has been asked to be support act for reggae legends Gregory Isaacs, Morgan Heritage, Toots and the Maytals, Steel Pulse, Eek-A-Mouse, SOJA, The Itals, The Meditations, Matisyahu, The Wailers and the Original Wailers. Antero has played bars, amphitheaters, and coliseums across Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia; and are especially adept at rocking festival crowds, wowing them at Richmond’s River Rock, Hampton VA’s Reggae Festival and Camp Barefoot in West Virginia this past year. Antero released an EP in 2006 titled "Do Something" and are finishing the long awaited album "Everybody", both are available on I-tunes, Reverbnation, and Amazon Music.

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