Moe's Alley welcomes back LA Reggae Rockers TOMORROWS BAD SEEDS. Special guests BLAZEEN support.
$9 Advance, $12 Day of Show
Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM
Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz:
ABOUT TOMORROWS BAD SEEDS:
Tomorrows Bad Seeds, “leaders of the new school” is a five piece American band from The South Bay of Los Angeles California, formed in 2004. Their Southern California influences helped yield their unparalleled sound; A perfect mix of reggae, rock & pop. From Hood B-Boy Street to Surf/Skate Beach Culture these boys emerged into a multi-cultural musical phenomenon with a cause. Meet The Seeds: Moises Juarez (lead-vocals), Sean Chapman(vocals/guitar), Matthew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Patrick Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass).
The band tours an average of 40 weeks a year coast to coast, selling out venues and spreading like wildfire across the nation. Building a solid and loyal following wherever they go. On June 16th, 2012 TBS headed out to appear for their 3rd time at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. They just released their highly anticipated 3rd album on June 12, 2012 titled “The Great Escape” produced by Grammy winner Damon Elliot. TBS released their first single off the album titled “One Way” co-written with Tim Myers of One Republic fame on March 27, 2012. “One Way” is currently on the radio and made it onto the Top 40 Billboard Indicator Charts 5 weeks in a row. With so much anticipation surrounding the album, “The Great Escape” hit #28 on the Itunes Alternative Charts upon its first day of release. On February 25, 2012 the Bad Seeds concluded their 6week headlining tour with a sold out performance at the Anaheim House Of Blues. On November 12th 2011 they finished 3 nationwide tours all the while promoting their single “Nice & Slow”. The single was released August 8th 2011 along with their sexy summer video recognized for winning MTVU Freshmen Video Pick Of the Week and played on hundreds of media outlets. “Nice & Slow” received notable radio play and climbed its way on to the MB radio charts. No wonder the band’s Facebook page has over two million impressions. On March 3, 2011 TBS appeared on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson performing their single “Only For You” off their 2nd album “Sacred For Sale.” On November 18th, 2010 TBS received the “Commercial Success Award” at the Los Angeles Music Awards for having more than 150,000 downloads for 2010
Tomorrows Bad Seeds prove to be extremely talented musicians, vocalists and entertainers as a whole. Their live show provides a high-energy performance that will have you craving more. Since the band’s inception, they have shared the stage with the likes of UB40, 311, Pennywise, Smashing Pumpkins, The Wailers, and Fishbone, to name a few. In 2007 the Seeds’ signed with Urbantone Records releasing their debut album «Early Prayers» then on May 25th, 2010 they followed up with their sophomore record entitled “Sacred For Sale” distributed by MRI a subsidiary of Sony/RED. You can find Tomorrows Bad Seeds music online on Itunes, Amazon, CDbaby, etc. Their fans can reach them on top social media sites and on our official web page. “We come with versatility because we come from such a melting pot of music here in the Greater Los Angeles Area,” Moises said. We don’t really fit into a ‘genre’, our sound is best described as an attitude a blend of everything, with something for everyone!”
Hailing from West Africa, Vocalist Shoko Blazeen weaves a rich and complex tapestry of musical influences, genres, and partnerships. The ultimate result is his own brand of highly evolved hip hop-inspired, reggae-infused roots music, drawing on such a wide spectrum of musical ancestry (from Burning Spear to Roots Manuva) that it’s impossible to safely fit Shoko and his music into any one box.
This musical hybridity is a perfect suit for the 40-year old vocalist/producer, who grew up splitting time between the worlds of village and city in the developing nation of Ghana, soaking in the freshly imported Jamaican reggae, British dance, and local Ghanaian high life scenes of the post-colonial 1970s. When he immigrated with his father to New York in the late ‘80s, he landed smack in the middle of a burgeoning Black consciousness movement within the East Coast hip hop community. He also stumbled upon the soulful house music that would ultimately serve as the colorful backdrop for so much of the 1990s. The stage was set.
A series of creative collaborations followed that would ultimately pave the way for Shoko’s evolution. He began to appear with the Akron Ohio-based reggae band Rhodes Street Rudeboys, organically mastering a range of roles from percussionist to bassist, keyboardist and background vocals.
A move to Northern California in 2012 prompted yet another rebirth, recent partnership, with Ivorian producer Shabaz Debongs, results in some deliciously African drum and bass tracks that could only come from two U.S.-educated, reggae-inspired, house-infused, Afro-funk brewed, soul-steeped, hip hop heads from the Motherland. Check out ½ Shadows. In 2014 he teamed up with Santa Cruz Trumpeter Garry Crummer and Dave Thompson to form the Blazeen. Enjoy