Want to go back to the future? Come out to Fern Bar in Sonoma County, California on April 6, 2019 at 9pm to hear Justice System play the West Coast Album Release Party for “Basement Tapes”. New York-born Justice System debuted during a seminal year in hip hop history (1994) and this year re-mastered decades of music into 8 songs for “Basement Tapes” (2019). Justice System MC Jahbaz recently explained to Pete Tosiello how memories of a 1995 show at a Manhattan club gave life to the new album’s rally anthem, ‘Bring the Justice’:
Snow Beach Cafe opened 2019 at Sneaker Con in Ft Lauderdale in February. Sneaker Con Bay Area is now on the calendar for July 14th and 15th and located for the first time in Downtown San Jose. This is your guide to the fire storm.
Puerto Rico’s Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known as “Bad Bunny”, “San Benito”, and “Malo Canejo” is on a significant 2019 world tour. Since he last played San Jose‘s SAP Center on April 20, 2018, Ocasio:
sold-out three shows in his native San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2019,
played an incredible Coachella set featuring an appearance by J Balvin, eg, “Bad Bunny Brings Out J Balvin For Fiery Coachella Set” (Billboard, 4/15)
This April, Bad Bunny plays SAP Center on 4/20 for the second straight year. Last year, the “Nueva Religion” tour rolled through San Jose 4/20. Two months later, the government in Santo Domingo banned several Bad Bunny radio hits (AP, 2018). This Q1 2019, iconic videos supported an avalanche of “X100PRE” singles, sold out March dates in San Juan (8, 9, 10), across the Americas (Bad Bunny X100PRE tour), and headlining Summer 2019 festivals in Paris (Lollapalooza), Rome (Rock In Roma), and Madrid (Rio Babel). “X100PRE” was published Christmas Eve 2018.
Saturday / April 6 / Sebastopol, CA Spring into 2019 with two fresh Sonoma County shows on April 6 exactly one block apart in Sebastopol, California. La Gente SF from San Francisco plays Hopmonk Tavern at 8pm. Hear songs from their fourth studio album “Borderless”. Across the street, pull up to the West Coast listening party for “Basement Tapes” from veteran Bronx NY hip-hop band Justice System. Members Jahbaz and Timoteo will bring the justice to Fern Bar at the Barlow outdoor market district.
As of writing at 3pm Pacific time before Bad Bunny’s sold out “X100PRE” kick-off this evening in San Juan, even the secondary ticket market is virtually sold out: StubHub shows just 5 tickets total available for the three shows this weekend at San Juan’s Coliseo de Puerto Rico.