Win Tickets ($40+): Midnite @ Roseland Theater | Roots Reggae, Soul’d Out Music Festival

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Midnite at the Roseland Theater on Saturday, April 20, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 19.

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Midnite @ Roseland TheaterMidnight
April 20, 2013
9 p.m. | $22 advance | 21+
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Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97209
(971) 230-0033 | More Info:

Lead singer Vaughn Benjamin’s electrifying voice seems an amalgamation of many great voices in reggae-soulful, chanting, edgy. Vaughn’s potent lyrical style and his brother Ron Benjamin’s exquisite production, vocals, dub, arrangements, keyboard & bass musical arrangements form the nucleus of this musical – rootsy heavy sound, which includes: Christian Molina (drums), Edmund Fieulleteau (guitar),Edwin Byron (guitar) and Ras L (keyboards).

Midnite weaves the cultural lyrics of “old school” roots music with modern day experiences to create a unique listening encounter. Roots Reggae – naked and raw is an apt description for Midnite’s musical style, in which they forgo the frills of extensive remixes, overdubbing and other musical refinements.

“Unpolished” is the title of their debut album which includes such classics as “Don’t Move”, “Mama Africa”, and “Love the Life You Live”. Originally released in 1997, while the band was located in Washington, DC. In 1999, Midnite linked up with Wildchild! Records for their second release “Ras Mek Peace”. Incredibly, this album was recorded using only two channels and was mastered without any reverb, filtering, compression or equalization. Songs like “Hieroglyphics”, in which graffiti is likened to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, showcase the intelligent songwriting that pervades all of Midnite’s works.

Following the release of Ras Mek Peace, Midnite returned to live in St. Croix so that they could work with the local musicians and make recordings at their African Roots Lab without any outside interference. The fruits of these labours can be found on their third album “Jubilees of Zion”, which was released on their independent Afrikan Roots Lab record label. The expansive, hypnotic rhythms continue, alongside the messages of peace, universal brotherhood, and cultural resistance to Babylon.

In June 2002, Midnite made their Northern California debut at the 9th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. That same month saw the release of Midnite’s fourth album “Seek Knowledge Before Vengeance”. Released on their Afrikan Roots Lab record label, this album raises the bar of cultural roots reggae, as we know it today.

Midnite explodes in live performances with sets that often exceed 3 hours. Their vigorous, weighty sound, driven by the punchy bass lines creates a vibe that penetrates straight to the heart. These epic musical communions have earned Midnite an enormous following throughout the reggae community. By breaking all the rules, Midnite is setting a new standard. Armed with a firm foundation in Jah Rastafari, their natural talents, and a strong and uncompromising musical vision,Midnite champions a unique sound that is on the cutting edge of modern roots music.

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14 Responses to Win Tickets ($40+): Midnite @ Roseland Theater | Roots Reggae, Soul’d Out Music Festival

  1. Stephen April 18, 2013 at 10:08 am #




  2. Tim April 18, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    I’d like to go because it looks like a pretty unique musical group and I’ve never been to the Roseland Theater.

  3. Monica April 18, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    I want to go so my partner and I can jam to some soulful reggae. It would also be a great surprise for him!

  4. Jessica April 18, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Hello pdx pipeline! I would really like these tickets because im new to oregon from florida, and i havent had a chance to see what the nightlife here is all about! I have 3 kids and could really use the break! And meet some awesome people!!!

  5. Thomas April 18, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    PDX Pipeline! #hookitup

  6. James April 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Really need to dance. Love the vibe.

  7. Mathew April 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    I missed Ghostface, so I have to at least catch this!

  8. Frank Byers April 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    It’s time for some reggae.

  9. Sunshine April 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    It would be awesome if I could win these tickets. I would love to go to a concert with my husband, we’ve been together for 12 years and have never been to a concert together.

  10. David April 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    I would be overjoyed if I won these tickets. Haven’t been to a concert for over 20 years!

  11. Eric Wilborn April 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Respect due to St. Croix roots! I am a longtime Midnite fan who would love to see them again, thanks for providing the opportunity.

  12. Ben April 19, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    Is there any better way to spend 4.20 than at a free reggae show? I think not. Thanks PDX Pipeline for all these cool opportunities.

    • Sherri April 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

      I am a devoted fan and truly appreciate thee inspirational Midnite!!! Missed the last show as I stayed home to care for my grandson. This year am on a tight budget.

      MoreLife….Give Thanks for Life….

  13. Scott knapp April 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Midnite has been my shit since I was 16. I’m going to this ! I we Mt a few years back and it was a ball but I ain’t a baller right now so free tickets would be awesome!!!!!

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