Fri Nov 12 2021

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Music Box

1337 India Street San Diego, CA 92101

$25.00

Ages 21+

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Genre: regage

Ticket Price: $25 advanced / $27 day of show

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: vip@musicboxsd.com / (619) 836-1847

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BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

MUSIC BOX IS STANDING ROOM ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Through the Roots, Arise Roots

  • Through the Roots

    Through the Roots

    World

    Few things ever grow tall without roots. For the five members of Through The Roots, it took a decade of inspired songwriting and heavy touring to develop the band's unique sound: a modern blend of roots reggae, hip-hop, rock, and electronic pop. It's a sound that nods to the band's diverse influences while also reaching far beyond them, and it began humbly enough, with the guys hosting their own backyard shows in college towns across southern California. 

     

    Word spread. Crowds grew. Through The Roots bought a renovated school bus and hit the road hard, graduating from college frat parties to larger clubs, building their audience show by energetic show. Proudly based in San Diego, they also found mentors in Cali-based reggae bands like the Grammy-nominated Rebelution, who began inviting Through The Roots on a series of nationwide tours. Again, word spread and crowds grew. Throughout it all, the band kept writing and exploring new sounds, working their way toward a truly unique sound that blended tradition with technology. 

     

    Their identity now fully formed, Through The Roots make their reintroduction with 2019's Arrival, an album that straddles the borders between the band's various influences. This is collective, collaborative music, filled with messages as positive and upbeat as the songs themselves. There are grooves and guitars, melodic hooks and rapped verses, tight bass patterns and gauzy keyboards, digital samples and organic songwriting. From the digital dancehall beats of "Distant Memory" to the spacey wash of synthesizers that kickstarts "Stop the Clock," Arrlval's 13 songs serve as a sort of musical mission statement, shining light on a band of brothers who remain dedicated to evolving and expanding their approach. 

     

    Part of that evolution includes working with an outside producer for the first time. Looking for a new perspective, Through the Roots recruited Hawaiian producer Lapana Ieriko, who personally sequenced the bulk of the record's drum parts. The result is a big-hearted album with a digital pulse. "It allowed us to create something we've never made before," says frontman Evan Hawkins. "We're moving away from the grassroots beginnings, diving into samples and utilizing technology, creating a different sound. It's still us, but it's a new, refreshing us."

     

    Years before forming the band, Through The Roots' five members all grew up near the ocean. Hawkins spent his childhood in the north county of San Diego. Drummer Taylor Boatwright grew up in Florida, while lead guitarist Corrick Watson was raised in Oahu, Hawaii. Keyboardist Brady O'Rear and bass player Budda Foster both came from Hawaii, too, having spent their earlier years on the Big Island. When they all met in San Diego, they were five musicians with different backgrounds and mixed musical interests. Together, they dedicated themselves to a common goal: creating their own version of reggae music, one that honored their roots but also pushed through them. The band's name was born, and Through The Roots got to work. 

     

    Blending roots reggae, Cali reggae/rock, Hawaiian Islands reggae, electronic sounds, and modern pop into the same mix, Arrival is every bit the grand entrance that its name suggests. It's also a reminder of Through The Roots' drive and dedication. Still a proudly independent band, they've weathered lineup changes and other challenges throughout their decade-plus past. The band's tour bus even burnt to the ground in 2015, while Through The Roots drove through North Carolina on their way to a show in Wilmington. The guys still made it to the show that night, refusing to let another obstacle get in their way of their connection with their fans. Arrival takes much of its strength from that intimate link between the band and the audience, delivering a track list that's as exciting as the group's live show. It's been a long trip to get here, but Though The Roots have officially arrived. They're announced their presence. And they're here to stay. 

     
  • Arise Roots

    Arise Roots

    Pop

    Arise Roots was formed in 2010 with the intent to create a new and unique roots-reggae band which reflects their collective passions. Rising up from the streets of Los Angeles, the band had one goal: create a fresh reggae sound with a modern feel that appeals to all walks of life without compromising the true feel of roots reggae.

    The all-star cast of musicians was recruited for their talent and appreciation of classic reggae styles. After a vigorous search, Arise Roots became host to six extremely talented individuals who had already made a name for themselves performing in numerous local reggae bands as well as backing various reggae legends touring through Southern California with veteran Blake Collie holding steady on drums, Rudy Covarrubias towering on bass, and Todd Johnson adding his trademark mix of keys and harmonies, the band had secured a dynamic rhythm section. Chris Brennan was called upon for his impeccable rhythm guitar and soulful backing vocals while lead guitarist Robert Sotelo adds his unmistakable signature style of riffs and licks. Lead vocalist, Karim Israel coming from a lineage of Jamaican vocalists, was added to the group, providing his raw, sultry flow which pairs perfectly with his powerful lyrics. 

    In 2010, the band released their first EP titled, “Lay Your Guns Down.” They later received recognition with the 2013 release of their first full-length album, “Moving Forward.” In 2014 Arise Roots linked with E.N Young at Imperial Sound Recording Studio to record “Love and War.” In 2016 the popular single “Rootsman Town” featuring Capleton was released independently with a music video that garnered millions of views on YouTube and continues to be one of their more popular songs.  In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, Arise Roots released their highly anticipated LP “Pathways” in June of 2020 on Ineffable Records.  Touching on everything from social issues to love songs and cementing their place in the reggae scene with their hit single “Come and Get It,” the album was a huge success for the band. The highly praised album features some of the biggest names in reggae such as Kyle McDonald of Slightly Stoopid, Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Lutan Fyah, Nattali Rize and Turbulence. 

    Throughout their time together, Arise Roots has shared the stage with artists such as Barrington Levy, Steel Pulse, Capleton, Sister Carol, Gramps Morgan, Don Carlos, The Wailers, Luciano, Matisyahu, Midnite, Michael Rose, Gondwana, Cultura Profetica, Big Youth, The Aggrolites, Tristan Palmer, Sammy Dread, Stephen Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Ken Boothe, Carlton and The Shoes, Freddie McGregor, The Meditations, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Iration and many more. Likewise they have also shared stages with hip-hop legends such as KRS One, Public Enemy, Redman and Method Man of the Wu Tang Clan. 

     

    As today’s reggae music scene has branched out into multiple sub-genres, Southern California’s Arise Roots has helped keep the ever evolving sound of reggae music grounded with their fresh take on roots music. The true essence of their music is caught in their live performances, so make sure to keep an eye out for Arise Roots coming to a city near you.

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Music Box Will Require Proof of Full Vaccination or Negative COVID Test within Previous 72 Hours for Entry

We Will Accept Reasonable Facsimile of Vaccination Card or Test, but Reserve the Right to Share with County Health Officials if Fraud is Suspected.

Music Box Will Continue to Enforce County Mandates that Unvaccinated Patrons are Masked at All Times. We Recommend All Guests Use Masks While Indoors.

We Will Require These Steps Through the End of October and Will Update as Needed. Our Intention is to Create as Safe of an Environment as is Reasonably Possible.

Thank You For Helping Keep Everyone Safe

Through the Roots, Arise Roots

Fri Nov 12 2021 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Music Box San Diego CA
Through the Roots, Arise Roots

$25.00 Ages 21+

Not on the e-mail list for Presales? CLICK HERE to sign up to be a Music Box VIP and you will never miss a chance to grab tickets before they go on sale to the general public again!

Genre: regage

Ticket Price: $25 advanced / $27 day of show

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: vip@musicboxsd.com / (619) 836-1847

STALK US: Twitter + Instagram: @MusicBoxSD | facebook.com/MusicBoxSD | MusicBoxSD.com | Music Box (619) 795-1337.

BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

MUSIC BOX IS STANDING ROOM ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Please correct the information below.

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Ages 21+
limit 8 per person
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$25.00

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. VENUE COVID-19 POLICY - PLEASE READ BELOW

Music Box Will Require Proof of Full Vaccination or Negative COVID Test within Previous 72 Hours for Entry

We Will Accept Reasonable Facsimile of Vaccination Card or Test, but Reserve the Right to Share with County Health Officials if Fraud is Suspected.

Music Box Will Continue to Enforce County Mandates that Unvaccinated Patrons are Masked at All Times. We Recommend All Guests Use Masks While Indoors.

We Will Require These Steps Through the End of October and Will Update as Needed. Our Intention is to Create as Safe of an Environment as is Reasonably Possible.

Thank You For Helping Keep Everyone Safe