Today marks the six-year anniversary of Revive Music Group (formerly Revive Da Live). Looking back on the past six years reveals a story of growth (both company-wide and community-wide) and success, but more than any of that, an unwavering devotion to the amazing and talented musicians that make our community vibrant and inspired the very creation of Revive. What began as a local effort to support Boston musicians has evolved into a worldwide experience. Revive Music is an anthem in the live music scene where we have become known for our advocacy dedicated to the unique livelihood musicians lead through a number of different outlets including our live shows and our online journal The Revivalist.
As we look forward into the coming year, the shows, events, and programs we have on the horizon far exceeds what any of us could have planned for, but is truly a testament to the hard work put in on the daily by the Revive Music staff, writers, and community. Moreover, it is also a testament to how far our musical community has grown and changed throughout the past few years. Amazingly talented artists continue to create music with substance and purpose, something of a commodity considering the overwhelming lack of quality we see being featured today. As Revive Music grows in the years to come, we invite you to join us in the community by experiencing our live events in person with Revive Music Presents, reading the history and back stories online at The Revivalist, and getting involved yourself through our jam sessions at Zinc Bar.
First Revive Show, April 27th 2006
2007: Chris Dave & Friends
2008: Roy Hargrove + GURU
2009: Hip Hop 1953
2010: Roy Ayers Tribute f. Pete Rock + The Robert Glasper Experiment w/ Stefon Harris
2011: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson + Zap Mama + Pharoahe Monch + Jose James
2012: Smalls Paradise ReCreated | Harlem After Dark
Special Thanks Revive Music Group’s Director of Visual Art: Roland Nicol (Sweden10)