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Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:40

J Boog Heads for the Date Shed

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J Boog's bio reads like something you'd expect to find in a uplifting movie of some sort: A dude of Samoan descent is born in Long Beach, raised in Compton, and is inspired as a wee one by his sister's piano-playing. Later, he meets one of his favorite artists and moves to Hawaii, where he gets serious about music.

A few twists and turns later, and this is how his music is described in his ReverbNation bio: "The results are apparent when listening to Boog's new music. It is authentic island music and genuine Jamaican reggae at the same time. Truly a new and exciting combination. There is a natural theme to Boog's writing: love. It recurs throughout his work and never once seems contrived. When you listen, you will feel he truly knows matters of the heart."

It's easy--in fact, it's almost mandatory--to read that, and roll one's eyes with the "truly a new and exciting combination" and all the "love" crap. But if you actually listen to his music, you'll find that bio is not all that ridiculous. J Boog's music is good stuff.

Catch J Boog, with Hot Rain and Jae Rankwell, at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Date Shed, 50725 Monroe St. in Indio. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 775-6699, or visit the Date Shed's website.

To listen to some of J Boog's music, scroll down toward the bottom of this page. (We're still working out the layout kinks. Ah, the fun of building a new website!)

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