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The Dogon Lights featuring Evan Fraser of Dirtwire w/ special guest Heather Chrisitie

The Dogon Lights (pronounced Doe-Gone) from Oakland, Ca., combine elements of hip-hop, electronica, funk, world, rap, ceremonial, reggae, rock and African music. Self described as West Africa meets West Oakland, the high-energy crew is extremely danceable. In the band, Evan Fraser (also in Dirtwire) plays the traditional kamala-ngoni from North Africa, which gives the Dogon Lights its distinctive twang. This, combined with Ashel Seazuns rapping and Ngoni playing, Garry Norris Hip Hop and electronic beats, the charismatic Bongo Sidibe on Djembe and vocals (from Guinea-West Africa, and Vir McCoys monster grooves on guitar and guembri (Morrocan), the very unique Dogon Lights have coined their sound as, Afro-Hip-Hop. The Dogon Lights are supported and have the blessing of the Hogan (local shaman/chief elders) of Mali where the Dogon tribe resides. A percentage of proceeds go to support schools in Dogon villages. The Dogon Lights feature members who are also in or have collaborated with Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Dirtwire, Hamsa Lila, Rising Appalachia, The Mickey Hart Band and many others. The Dogon Lights have opened for Grammy award-winning groups such Tinariwen from Mali, and Bombino from Niger. They have also played numerous festivals including Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Envision, Enchanted Forest, Beloved Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Bioneers and many others. So damn good- The Polish Ambassador Really great- Taj MahalHeather Christie and Vir McCoyComing from diverse backgrounds in music s Disease and writing a book on it. Heather, meanwhile, comes from a musical theatre and expressive arts therapy background. She is a triple threat as a singer, songwriter and music producer. Both are native to California, and bring a heart-opening fusion of funk, electro-soul, devotional, world, and R&B to the table.

Etana w/ special guest Saritah

Grammy nominated and chart-topping reggae star from Jamaica returns to Moes Alley with special guest Saritah!

Don Carlos – Reggae legend returns to Moe’s! (Saturday Night)

Reggae legend and international star Don Carlos comes back to Moes Alley for two nights of conscious roots music! Don CarlosDon Carlos (born Euvin Spencer) Legendary Reggae Artist was born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district notoriously known as Waterhouse, which incidentally is also a musical spawning ground for many of Reggaes greatest ever talents, such as King Tubby, Black Uhuru, The Jays, Junior Reid and King Jammy, to name but a few. Don Carlos started his singing career in 1973 as one of the original members of Black Uhuru, alongside other founding members, Garth Dennis who later went on to joining the Wailing Souls, and Derrick Ducky Simpson. As part of the trio, Don sang lead on the highly acclaimed Love Crisis album, for producer Prince Jammy in 1977. This album was later re-released and re-titled as Black Sounds of Freedom. A year after the trios groundbreaking debut, Don Carlos surprisingly decided to leave Black Uhuru in pursuit of a solo career. Within three years as a solo artist, developing his song writing and grooming his distinctive vocal style, in May 1981 Suffering was released. This strong release took the fraternity by storm, courtesy of a heavy roots and culture flavored showcase for the Negus Roots label. This album was a massive hit in Africa, selling unprecedented units. Unfortunately, the album was bootlegged, and Don never received proper royalties.During the eighties dance hall mania, Don had five top ten hits between 1982 1985- Late Night Blues, Nice Time Tonight, Dice Cup, Hog m Not Getting Crazy and Spread Out. Don is still churning out solid, melodic roots reggae. Other titles in his rich catalogue include Roots and Culture, Raving Tonight, Pure Gold, Spread Out, Plantation, Never Run Away, Slow Down Vol. 3, Rasta Brothers, Prophecy, Firehouse Clash, Deeply Concerned, Ease Up, Lazer Beam, Ras Portraits, Grove w/me, Head to Head, Jah Light, Live in San Francisco (2002), and Special Edition. Theres an old saying in the music industry that claims: What goes around, comes back around. In Dons case, a request for reinstatement to his former role as lead vocalist for a rejuvenated Black Uhuru reunion resulted in another strong Black Uhuru album Now. 1990 marked the reunion of the original vocal trio with Don, Garth and Duckie. After six years- 1989-1994- and four albums, singing lead for Black Uhuru in the studio, and on the road, Don again went back to his solo career. His other titles with Black Uhuru include Mystical Truths, Iron Storm and Strong. All of these four albums are classics with Don up front on lead vocals.

Prezident Brown

Conscious reggae with internationally renowned Jamaican artist, Prezident Brown.Prezident BrownPrezident Brown, born Fitz Albert Cotterell, has been called, one of the most interesting cultural dee-jays since U Roy. Emphasizing positive messages, Prezident Brown has continued to pioneer his own direction, developing his own approach to dee-jaying that he calls, The chanting stylee. Born to a Seventh Day Adventist family in Colonel Ridge, Clarendon, Prezident Brown grew up in the small town of Oracabessa in the Parish of St. Mary, Jamaica.He was forced to leave school at a young age when his father died leaving him with his mother and three sisters. Prezident Brown launched his musical career at the age of fourteen, when he began dee-jaying for the Sound King Stereo Mix at the Bamboo Lounge. Initially known as Junior Ranking, Prezident Brown was dubbed, Slim Brown, by dee-jay Nicodemus. When he recorded his debut single in 1988 Prezident Brown was named, Dancehall Doctor. The late Jack Ruby, producer of Burning Spears albums, Marcus Garvey, and, Man In The Hills, bestowed the title, Prezident, upon him.In 1989, he joined Courtney Coles label, Roof International, and began performing and dee-jaying at the Rooftop Club in Ocho Rios. In 1990, Prezident Brown became involved with producers Barry OHare and Steven Stewart at Grove Music in Ocho Rios. It was Barry OHares X-Rated Record label that became Prezident Browns home base and it was X-Rated Records with Runn Records that launched his career in Europe. In Jamaica the X-Rated label took off as a massive roots revival swept across the country paving the way for Prezident Browns conscious style of reggae dee-jaying. In 1999 the Jamaican record label Kariang released the timeless, To Jah Only album. In 2002, Jahmani Productions released a 2 CD disc called, Showcase Volume 1.The 46 show tour that followed that release took Prezident Brown across the United States and included performances at The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and Reggae On The River. Jahmani Productions then released Showcase Volume 2, and Showcase Volume 3 which includes a live performance from the 2002 Mt. Shasta Renegade Music Festival. In 2004 the German based label Chet Records with Sony Records released the album, Generation Next. Prezident Browns most current release is entitled, Showcase Volume 4 Health and Strength. Prezident Brown now lives in Ocho Rios, in the Parish St. Ann, Jamaica.He continues to record and tour. He has developed a strong following in the United States and Europe, and continues to grow musically and in notoriety, as a champion of the new roots and reality consciousness reggae movement.

The Skatalites!

Ska legends return to Moes Alley!The Skatalites2020 marked the 55th Anniversary of The Skatalites. The original members played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. Backing most of the vocalists in Jamaica at that time, including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and many more The Skatalites secured their place in history early on. After disbanding in 1965 the individual members continued playing in various groups as the music evolved from ska to rocksteady to reggae.In the late 70s a resurgence of interest in the music began in the U.K. which caused the creation of many bands such as The Specials, The English Beat, Madness, The Selecter and Bad Manners. This became known as the Two-Tone era and these British musicians fused rock music with the ska and reggae. In The early 80s the music started to spread to the U.S.A and other parts of the world. Bands began to emerge all over the globe playing different flavors of ska and reggae fused with whatever else they wanted to throw in, including hard core, jazz and even punk. In 1983 The Skatalites reunited to play Reggae Sunsplash in Montego Bay and subsequently in London at The Crystal Palace for the U.K version of the Sunsplash event. A few years later they began emigrating to the U.S.A and in 1986 the first US shows began at The Village Gate in NYC. The band supported Bunny Wailer on The Liberation Tour in 1989 and followed it up in 1990 embarking on their first-ever headline tour of The U.S.A. The Skatalites have not stopped touring the world ever since and continue to be available for festivals, casinos, and intimate venue settings. Their uniquely infectious brand of real, authentic Jamaican ska excites audiences of all ages across the globe year after year. We hope you will enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoy performing it for you.

Cumbia Party with El Dusty! Special Guest ¿Qiensave?

El DustyRaised and rooted in Corpus Christi, producer, DJ, and nu-cumbia pioneer El Dusty translates the Southern Texas border experience into new barrio anthems where the MPC2000 sampler and chopped clips of Latin music history collide. Set to drop on September 18th, Trapanera EP marks the first of his collaborative projects since signing with Universal Records, new division AfterCluv, showcasing a turntablist tradition that links Latin classics with the new generation of bass-heavy soundsystem and hip-hop cultures.Trapanera EP is a true showcasing of El Dustys bi-cultural border identity and the cumbia crunk movement that hes found a home in. Taking Campanera by Aniceto Molina, a Colombian cumbia artist who spent the last 30 years of his life in San Antonio, Texas, El Dusty teamed up with 3Ball MTY producer and tribal guarachero innovator Erick Rincn to create a track thats production process was as digital as its sound. Since El Dusty and Erick were never able to meet for a real-time studio session, they worked on the track by sending versions back and forth to each other online, ultimately creating a dramatic 3ball crunk track that highlights the irresistible cumbia sample and 808 drum patterns to ground the sound in the Southern hip-hop tradition.Trapanera EP is primed for the peak times of a tropical bass DJ set. The remix EP includes contributions from Dominican bass producer Freaky Philip, 17-year old German producer Ghetto Vanessa lending a mid-tempo cumbia remix, Svani Quintanilla of Royal Highness deep tribal guarachero take, EDM remixes from Ricky Mears and Muzik Junkies, and iconic Trinidadian vocalist Angela Hunte serving up a high-energy vocal remix called Mi Bunda, which Happy Colors also remixes into a relentless crunk-hop track.El Dusty will embark on a tour to promote Trapanera EP, and soon to be released later this year, Cumbia Anthem, We Out Chea, where hell debut a newly-developed set that expands on his expertise as a long-time turntablist with previous live appearances supporting the national tours for the Kumbia Kings and Baby Bash s recently-developed live visual projections that he can mix and scratch over, and live percussionists to improvise over the DJ set.Qiensave? Qiensave? (Quien-Sa-Be) is a Cumbia Urbana group from Salinas California with roots stretching back to Michoacn, Mexico. Qiensave? creates high energy dance music that has fortunately blessed the band with the opportunity to perform throughout Californian, Arizona, Mexico, Colombia, and Virtually. While Qiensave? has existed as a musical entity since 2009. Within the last few years, the band has picked up steam through touring, releasing their album Como Ver Te in 2016 and Mujer in 2019.

B-Side Players w/special guest The Trimmers

Moes is proud to announce the return of genre blending, uplifting, high-energy, groove masters B-Side Players! Lighting up dance floors from coast-to-coast this is one not to miss! About B-Side PlayersThe B-Side Players make music without borders or boundaries. On the groups 10th release, Revolutionize, they continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland. With Latin music currentily dominating the charts in most of the world, The B-Side Players are uniquely positioned to bring their uplifting message of unity, brotherhood and dance floor revolution to the people of planet earth. The band has been laying down their own inimitable global funk since they came together in 1994. Their incendiary live shows made them local legends, while their albums showcased a band with the restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward looking, Latin flavored, future-funk.

¿Qiensave? – at The Yard

This is a seated show in our new outdoor space! You must purchase a full table at checkout. We have tables for 6, 4 and 2 people. So grab some friends or family to join you! Please enter through the side gate on the left side of Moes Alley. And please make sure to stay socially distanced from other parties while you wait to be seated. Food truck will be on site, so bring your appetite! This event is 21+ onlyTickets are $20 per person, but you must purchase an entire tableTable for 6 – $120Table for 4 – $80Table for 2 – $40Qiensave? Qiensave? (Quien-Sa-Be) is a Cumbia Urbana group from Salinas California with roots stretching back to Michoacn, Mexico. Qiensave? creates high energy dance music that has fortunately blessed the band with the opportunity to perform throughout Californian, Arizona, Mexico, Colombia, and Virtually. While Qiensave? has existed as a musical entity since 2009. Within the last few years, the band has picked up steam through touring, releasing their album Como Ver Te in 2016 and Mujer in 2019. In 2020 Qiensave? released two singles. The first being a cover of Chico Ches cult classic Mata De Mota, which features Los Angeles based Psychedelic Cumbia band Tropa Magica, and the second single released is a retro sounding quebradita produced by Eduardo Arenas of Chicano Batman called El DUI. Most recently Qiensave? released their latest single La Poderosa on International Womens Day, as the song is a celebration of la poderosa women who have supported the band along their journey. Qiensave? Is currently promoting their latest single La Poderosa, which was released on international Womens Day.Qiensave? Consist of six members who are, Carlos L Cortez (Rhythm Guitar/Vox), Alejandro Gomez (Lead Guitar/Vox), Mario Cortez (Guida/Keyboard/Vox), Ricardo Cortez (Drums/Vox), William Cortez (Bass), and Matty Segura (Procussion). Qiensave? has shared the stage with acts like Grupo Kual, La Misa Negra, Celso Pia, La Santa Cecilia, Las Cafeteras, Little Jesus, Fuerza de Tijuana, . Arenas, Tropa Magica, La Ronda Bogot, Bang Data, and La Septima Banda among others.

Don Carlos – Reggae legend returns to Moe’s! (Friday Night)

Reggae legend and international star Don Carlos comes back to Moes Alley for two nights of conscious roots music! Don CarlosDon Carlos (born Euvin Spencer) Legendary Reggae Artist was born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district notoriously known as Waterhouse, which incidentally is also a musical spawning ground for many of Reggaes greatest ever talents, such as King Tubby, Black Uhuru, The Jays, Junior Reid and King Jammy, to name but a few. Don Carlos started his singing career in 1973 as one of the original members of Black Uhuru, alongside other founding members, Garth Dennis who later went on to joining the Wailing Souls, and Derrick Ducky Simpson. As part of the trio, Don sang lead on the highly acclaimed Love Crisis album, for producer Prince Jammy in 1977. This album was later re-released and re-titled as Black Sounds of Freedom. A year after the trios groundbreaking debut, Don Carlos surprisingly decided to leave Black Uhuru in pursuit of a solo career. Within three years as a solo artist, developing his song writing and grooming his distinctive vocal style, in May 1981 Suffering was released. This strong release took the fraternity by storm, courtesy of a heavy roots and culture flavored showcase for the Negus Roots label. This album was a massive hit in Africa, selling unprecedented units. Unfortunately, the album was bootlegged, and Don never received proper royalties.During the eighties dance hall mania, Don had five top ten hits between 1982 1985- Late Night Blues, Nice Time Tonight, Dice Cup, Hog m Not Getting Crazy and Spread Out. Don is still churning out solid, melodic roots reggae. Other titles in his rich catalogue include Roots and Culture, Raving Tonight, Pure Gold, Spread Out, Plantation, Never Run Away, Slow Down Vol. 3, Rasta Brothers, Prophecy, Firehouse Clash, Deeply Concerned, Ease Up, Lazer Beam, Ras Portraits, Grove w/me, Head to Head, Jah Light, Live in San Francisco (2002), and Special Edition. Theres an old saying in the music industry that claims: What goes around, comes back around. In Dons case, a request for reinstatement to his former role as lead vocalist for a rejuvenated Black Uhuru reunion resulted in another strong Black Uhuru album Now. 1990 marked the reunion of the original vocal trio with Don, Garth and Duckie. After six years- 1989-1994- and four albums, singing lead for Black Uhuru in the studio, and on the road, Don again went back to his solo career. His other titles with Black Uhuru include Mystical Truths, Iron Storm and Strong. All of these four albums are classics with Don up front on lead vocals.

Los Amigos Invisibles – Saturday night show

Grammy award-winning, latin dance superstars return to Moes Alley for a special two-night engagement!Los Amigos InvisiblesIn 1995 David Byrne, while shopping at a record store in New York, accidentally finds a copy of Los Amigos first record on consignment and immediately begins the process of conversations that led to signing them for his record label Luaka Bop. After months of conversations, pre-production and production, in 1998 they released their first album for the label of the former Talking Heads, The New Sound of the Venezuelan Gozadera, produced by Andrs Levn, which had hits like Ponerte en Cuatro, Sexy and Disco Anal. Two years later the band moves to San Francisco for 2 months to record their next album and it is at this time that the band is considering the possibility of moving permanently to the United States to continue their career.At the end of 2000 they put on sale their third album Arepa 3000: A Venezuelan Journey Into Space produced by Phillip Steir which is nominated for a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy. Of this disc they leave subjects like Cuchi Cuchi and The Neighbor.The Venezuelan Zinga Son, Vol. 1 produced by Masters At Work, is published in Venezuela in 2003 and in the United States in 2004 and that same year they are nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Alternative Latin Album.In 2006, Los Amigos Invisibles ended their contract with the Luaka Bop label and independently edited their album Superpop Venezuela. This album is a collection of Venezuelan songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. This album is nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album. This would be their 2nd nomination to the American Grammys.In 2008 they released their first album and live DVD called En una noche tan linda como esta and began the process of recording their 6th studio album.Comercial (Eng: Commercial) goes on sale in 2009 and Los Amigos Invisibles is nominated for its 3rd Latin Grammy. On Thursday, November 5, at a ceremony held in the city of Las Vegas, Los Amigos Invisibles win their first Latin Grammy.Repeat After Me, their 7th studio album, released in 2013. It earned the band the Latin Grammy nominations for Best Latin / Alternative Rock Album and for Best Packaging Design.In 2016, accompanied by artists of the likes of Carlos Vives, Santiago Cruz, Franco de Vita, Kany Garcia and Ricardo Montaner, Los Amigos Invisibles lead a record production directed by Sony US/Latin to honor one of the greats of music: Yordano Los Amigos Invisibles lead this record material entitled El Tren de los Regresos.On October 14, 2016 Los Amigos Invisibles published on all the platforms Dame El Mambo, the first single from their most recent album El Paradise, which came to light at the beginning of 2017. Currently Los Amigos Invisibles continue their international tour while promoting Esprame feat. Elastic Bond, the third single from The Paradise. Earlier in 2018 El Paradise was nominated for the Best Latin Rock, Urbano Alternative Album Grammy.