Archive for Local Vibez

Club Kingston: Hot Mondays

Club Kingston "Hot Mondays," inside the Belly Up Tavern beginning April 5

DJ Carlos Culture brings the popular Club Kingston to the Belly Up Tavern.

On April 5, the opening of Club Kingston will feature Louie Culture in concert, with Carlos and DJ Megga of Culture Blend Sound spinning early tunes.

Club Kingston Mondays will offer reggae lovers an evening of music from top sound systems and selectors and fans will also see reggae artists perform.

Mykal Rose (changed from Michael), lead singer of Black Uhuru, will perform on April 12 and The Revolution Continues Sound (TRC) on April 26.

Carlos started Club Kingston in December 2007 and recently celebrated its second anniversary.

Admission to the Louie Culture show is $14 advanced/$16 day of, show begins at 9 pm.

Just to give you a taste of the reggae vibes, check out this session of Rub-a-Dub Fridays at the Belly Up!

Mz. Jackson

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The Wavehouse: ‘Laid Back Fridays’

Tribe of Kings Sound (T.O.K.), will host “Laid Back Fridays,” a night of reggae music and irie vibes on the beach — literally.

Tribe of Kings Sound System

Tribe of Kings Sound System

Think of Kingston, Jamaica, with palm trees, open bars and waves in the background. That’s the Wavehouse, live reggae on the beach sand.

T.O.K will spin the early tunes and have guest reggae bands and sound systems perform. Cualli will perform June 19.

Catch “Laid Back Fridays,” 6 pm to midnight Fridays, through the end of August.

No reason not to go because it’s FREE!

Mz. Jackson

“Stranger”, Becomes Familiar

The last time I went to Canes’, Junior Reid, formerly of Black Uhuru performed in front of a sold out crowd.

Stranger Performing at Canes' Bar and Grill

Stranger Performing at Canes' Bar and Grill

Stranger not only equaled the capacity, but brought stronger vibes. They are no stranger to San Diego as most of the crowd was singing to most songs that were performed.

The band has seven members, Nolan Clark (drums), Daniel Montgomery (guitar), David Ornelas (lead vocals), Arthur Tilley (bass), Ian A. Young (keyboards), Aaron Hudson (saxophone) and Don Carter (trombone and not present).

Daniel Montgomery said their music is “a soulful, reggae, mixture,” when asked to describe their music. Wanting to be different, they classify their music as “Soul Cal” reggae fusion, differentiating themselves with from the genre “SoCal,” which is associated with Sublime.

I heard the difference. One moment a roots rhythm was playing and soon you’d hear the sax blend in seamlessly. The music was great and Ornelas vocals were melodic and in pitch, perfectly with each song.

When asked why the name “Stranger,” Ornelas said, “being different stuck out…or maybe not.”

Watch as Stranger performs “My Angel.”

Mz. Jackson