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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

Roundtable: Independence Day Bashment

After the barbeque and the fireworks, head over to the Round Table Cocktail Lounge and end the day long celebration – bashment style.

Shotta Crew alongside Destiny Roots will play the latest roots, dancehall, lovers rock and culture until 2 a.m., offering drink specials throughout the night.

Imagine ladies dancing on a wall (upside down), on their heads or moving the lower half of their bodies in movements that should be admissible to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Continue the vibes at the after party ’til about 4 am. Yes there is one, BUT as dedicated reggae partygoers know, this is never given out, you must be at the club when it’s announced!

Roundtable Cocktail Lounge, Euclid Ave., San Diego, 92105, $5 before 10 p.m., $7 after 10 p.m. and $10 after mid-night.

Mz. Jackson

Having a “Laid Back Friday,” with Dasheye of T.O.K.

I made it to one of many “Laid Back Fridays,” at the Wavehouse to check out the vibes and speak to Dasheye of Tribe of Kings.

Hut Bar at the Wavehouse

Hut Bar at the Wavehouse

Approaching the entrance into the venue, I could hear Cualli performing and the sounds of the waves coming from the simulated surfing tank.

When I rounded the corner, it looked like I was in the islands. There were lighted palm trees towering over the sand that borders a narrow boardwalk that leads to the stage. Off to the side, were two hut-themed bars and a gas fire pit, surrounded by lawn chairs. While buying a drink at the entrance bar, you can see the ocean waves breaking against the sand. This is definitely worth the drive to Mission Beach.

I sat down with Tribe of King’s Dasheye for a discussion about their sound and “Laid Back Fridays.”

Listen to the podcast interview here .

Reggae Sundays with Shotta Crew

Dancehall, hip-hop specialists, Shotta Crew will debut “Reggae Sundays,” at Faces Night Club tonight!

Remember Club Rio on Sundays? Always packed, concerts, drink specials and good vibes, yep, that was them. Faces is located in the heart of the Gaslamp and is an upscale nightclub.

Selectors Hektik and Winston T., will spin dancehall, hip-hop, reggae and soca.

Faces, 835 5th Ave., San Diego. Free before 10 p.m. and $10 after 10 p.m. $4 wells and $100 Sky Vodka and Moet bottles. Mention this blog and get in for half-price, for June 14 only.

Reggae Sundays at Faces Night Club with Shotta Crew

Reggae Sundays at Faces Night Club with Shotta Crew

Mz. Jackson

Sunday Night Reggae with Tribe of Kings

The vibes continues at U31 Bar in North Park.

Instead of downtown, it’s uptown, which means free parking, cheaper admission and it’s less crowded. You bring the vibes while T.O.K. supply the roots, dancehall and soca reggae tunes.

T.O.K is my favorite all-around sound as they are very versatile with their music. Not much mic talking, they let the music speak for them, as good selectahs should.

See you there!

U31 Bar, 3112 University Ave., San Diego. Free before 10 p.m. and $5 after.

Uptown Ranking Sunday Nights with Tribe of Kings

Uptown Ranking Sunday Nights with Tribe of Kings

Mz. Jackson

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