Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Coming Up - Kapakahi @ Slim's - Fri Jan 22

The San Francisco Chapter will be conducting outreach at this upcoming Kapakahi show.

Friday, January 22, 2010
333 11th Street
San Francisco, CA

note: the "click here" option does not work; please see below for show details.

Kapakahi is headlining the show. The openers are Still Time, Jahlectrik and DJ Deedot.

Showtime: 9:00 PM (Doors: 8:00 PM)
Ticket price: $13 in advance, $15 if you purchase your ticket the night of the show
Tickets available on-line here.
This show is All Ages (note that the minimum age is 6)

Here's Kapakahi's write up about the show:

Reggae-Rock band, KAPAKAHI, returns to Slims in San Francisco to debut new songs and a new direction at their 2010 Kick Off Party, Friday January 22nd, 2010!

In 2009, Kapakahi released their Light Up EP, which was featured on the iTunes US Reggae home-page under “What we’re listening to”. Their self-produced music video for the title track reached homes in over 17 countries through channels like MTV, Channel V and ABS-CBN. Following the release, Kapakahi rocked shows with bands like Ozomatli, Blondie, UB40, Iration and SOJA in support of their album….2009 was a good year, but was only a foundation for the future.

Recently, the five members of Kapakahi have added 2 horns (trombone and trumpet) as well as keys to the group to give them a new, fresh, full sound: “We are meant to be an 8 piece band with a full horn section and keys…that’s the sound that we have always heard in our head and to realize it is really something special” states drummer/manager Steve Salta.

The new songs are more uniform, hit harder and involve their emcee, Lansky, more. “He’s become a full-time member of the band,” says Mike Dayao, lead singer and guitarists, “and our music reflects that,” adding, "the new songs better reflect the members of the band and who we are as a group."

“We’re really excited about the new direction of our music. We think it’s catchier, edgier and we think people will respond to it more than our old stuff….of course, we’ll still play our old songs,” comments Chris Jones, bass player and vocalist.
What’s this new direction Kapakahi keeps talking about? Come to Slims on January 22nd and find out. Along for the show will be SF’s Jahlectrik opening the night, friends of Kapakahi from San Luis Obispo, Still Time, and co-producer of Light Up, DJ Deedot on the 1’s and 2’s.

Also check out this great promo video for the show:

We hope to see you there!

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