“Growing Up” tiptoes into the room like the warm sunlight of a new day beginning. The synthesizer and bass drum celestial swirl builds, engulfing your mind and allowing your thoughts to flow. When Ted Bowne’s voice emerges, it’s like the feeling of that first hug when reuniting with an… Read More
@HERBIVOREPR vegetarian, only child, drums, verbalassaults. Aloha world! I grew up in suburban Maryland just outside Washington, DC. My career in the music business began with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. One weekend in the early 2000s I was visiting a friend at Ithaca College. He introduced me to James Searl (PANDA! bassist) and we instantly became close friends. I became a big fan of GPGDS, and as time went on my relationship with the band transitioned from fan/friend to online helper/volunteer. The band’s touring schedule got increasingly busy, and I helped organize and build their online presence, and mailing list. I had a weekly radio show in college named Mixed Vegetables. I did more than 100 shows in my 2+ years as a DJ on WVUD 91.3 FM Newark, the voice of the University of Delaware. I played all kinds of music including underground and lesser known artists. My passion for spreading musical truth grew, and I eventually booked and promoted some concerts under the moniker Arugula Promotions. Proud to say I put on Giant Panda's debut concert in the state of Delaware! In May 2007 I moved to Brooklyn, NY; shortly thereafter I founded Herbivore Publicity. The vegetable theme is a continual dream...
In October 2007, I flew from Washington, DC to California to join Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on their first ever West Coast tour. Two of the shows were with a band I had never heard of before named The Simpkin Project, from Huntington Beach, CA.… Read… Read More
We’ve put together a calendar showcasing concerts we’re excited about in 14 cities across the U.S. from Boston to Seattle!
My first Morgan Heritage concert was on August 15, 2007, at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY. I had just moved to Brooklyn a few months earlier and my friends Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad were opening the show. I had heard good things about Morgan Heritage… Read More
I was a casual reggae fan in high school. It wasn’t until college that I got more actively interested in and passionate about reggae music. At some point during my lengthy stay at University of Delaware, I became friends with a grad student named Louie White.… Read… Read More
Pitching + Social Media Week DC Highlights
By Curtis Bergesen
Last Thursday I attended a Social Media Week event in Washington DC named “Social Media and the Local Music Scene: Engaging local audiences and re-envisioning social networks.” The event took place at VeraCruz Gallery and was hosted by Listen… Read More