House of Roots This Friday

Friday (August 20), 9:45pm, Casanova, Makawao, $15 / $20

Not to be confused with J Boog (now just Boog) of B2K and You Got Served (2004) fame, Polynesian powerhouse J-Boog has been an island music sensation since his 2007 debut album, Hear Me Roar. Ironically, both Boogs were raise in Compton, CA, but our Boog (born Jerry Afemata) now calls Hawaii home (and one-ups the other guy in that his dad is chief of their family village in Aloa, Samoa). Recorded in Jamaica, his new album Back Yard Boogie (2010) features reggae notables like Richie Spice, Tarrus Riley and Morgan Heritage, and the oft-on-the-airways hit “Let’s Do It Again,” produced by Don Corleone. As Shaggy of Q103 once appositely pointed-out during his show, when J-Boog croons “let’s do it again,” it implies that “it” has already been done (at least) once. Yowzer… J-Boog’s Casanova appearance is sure to be a sold-out—especially with DJ Westafa and Maui’s own Cool Progression, in tow. So, secure your tickets soon (order online and save 5 bucks). 808-572-0220,,



  • Kaylee Kanani Smith

    I went to this last night..Mahalo for the tip. I bought with my iphone when we got there so we didn't have to wait in line. It was advertised and we got to walk right in…:) JBoog was awesome and I never heard of Jah Maoli, but he was off the chain too!

    • AnuYagi

      Talk about technology in action! Isn't it cool to live in the future–where we can buy concert tickets on-site, and waltz into the action? Thanks for you reply…

  • Kalani Jacobs

    Just bought my tickets from the Really easy to buy, I pay through paypal and just showup with my ID at the door. You also get VIP entrance and I don't have to print out an email confirmation or reciept….just show up at the door. I also bought tickets to bambu station. The day of show is $30, but online presale is $15.

    • AnuYagi

      Cool. Glad to know that not only was the process was easy, but that you saved money and get “extras” to boot. It's a good looking site too, huh? Thanks for your feedback on this post, and have fun at the show!