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,,