H.R.

H.R.

The Upstarters, The Soularites

Fri · May 3, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15 advance/ $20 day of show

This event is 18 and over

H.R.
H.R.
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) and Josh Freshy as HR & Human Rights. 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 been in the studio with Ty Dolla $ign and Vic Mensa, once again making music history.
The Upstarters
The Upstarters
"Tactical-Genre Bending-Action!!!" We are a concept band with an aim to get mainstream, casual music fans exposed to a variety of genres, using Pop music as a catalyst. Our D.I.Y. debut record has some songs that contain the fury of metal and punk, some the fire of reggae and ska, one is a little country-blues, and others the bump of hip-hop and R&B -- with a coating of pop for digestibility.

Artists The Upstarters also like:
HR Human Rights, Dr MaddVibe, Scream, Year Of The Dragon, Slackers, P-Funk, Joe Keyes, The Toasters, Mustard Plug
The Soularites
The Soularites
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/