Fri, Jan 16

J-Boogie / It sounds like a lot of hard work to embody all the rich musical vibes of an entire city but Bay Area DJ/producer J-Boogie wouldn’t have it any other way.

The San Francisco favorite’s authentic blend of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, house, soul and Latin beats has earned him hometown recognition as Best Radio and Club DJ by [], while his radio show “Beat Sauce” was named Best Hip-Hop Radio Show by both the San Francisco Bay Guardian and S.F. Weekly.

Home turf swagger points aside, J-Boogie and his live band Dubtronic Science are more than just San Francisco’s treat. They have traveled the world, spreading their original live musician, vocalist, live band and DJ blend to the masses. J-Boogie’s current album Soul Vibrations received much acclaim and features notable artists such as Lyrics Born, Rich Medina and Jennifer Johns.

Along with collaborations with Talib Kweli, Zion-I and Goapele, his music has also been featured in connection with corporate giants such as MTV, Sean John and American Airlines. Now, with two appearances, you can count on J-Boogie to provide the ideal weekend groove aesthetic.

Indigo, 1121 Nuuanu Ave., Fri 1/16, 9pm–2am, $5 advance, [], 21+; The Shop, 500 Dillingham Blvd., Sat 1/17, 9pm– 4am, $5 advance, [], all ages, 591-3500