In support of their second full-length album, “Get Wiser”, SOJA is
embarking on a journey around the world. Their pure roots reggae will
pulse within Hawaii, California, Oregon, Guam and all over the east
coast for the next few months, spreading “equal parts (of) blazing fire
and healing water, full of locked in riddims and quietly powerful
vocals” (The Beat, Feb 05). Not only will you find them in your
favorite local club – SOJA’s playing the big summer festivals as well –
check them out at Reggae on the River & the All Good Festival!
Go to www.sojamusic.com for more details!
Get Wiser 2006 Tour Dates:
Thur, May 4 - Pipeline Café - 805 Pokukaina Honolulu, HI
Fri, May 5 - Club Bliss - 327 Keawe St., Kaka'ako , HI - SECRET SHOW!
Sat, May 6 – Uncle Mikey’s - 400 Hualani St # 22 Hilo, HI
Sun, May 7 - VFW’s (Veterans of Foreign Wars Bldg) – 2502 Uluniu Rd.
Tues, May 9 - Casanova’s - 1188 Makawao Ave Makawao, HI
Thur, May 11 – Winston’s - 1921 Bacon Street San Diego, CA
Fri, May 12 – Longshot Saloon - 843 Grand Ave San Marcos, CA
Sat, May 13 – The Roxy - 9009 W. Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood, CA
Sun, May 14 – The Blue Café – 210 Promenade Long Beach, CA
Thur, May 18 - The Drink - W. 281 W Main St Ventura, CA
Fri, May 19 – Downtown Brewing Co. – 1119 Garden St San Luis Obispo, CA
Sun, May 21 – Moe’s Alley - 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA
Mon, May 22 – Club Dread @ Studio Z 314 11th St San Francisco, CA
Wed, May 24 – Ukiah Brewing Co 102 S. State St Ukiah, CA
Fri, May 26 - Domino Room - 51 NW Greenwood Ave Bend, OR
Sat, May 27 – WOW Hall - 291 W. 8th Ave Eugene, OR
Tues, May 30 – Lola’s Room - (Below Crystal Ballroom) - 1332 W.
Burnside Portland, OR
Fri, June 3 - Island Sessions – More info TBA Soon - Guam
Fri, June 16 – Grape Street - 4100 Main Street Philadelphia, PA
Sat, June 17 – Lion’s Den - 214 Sullivan St. New York, NY
Sun, June 18 – Fager’s Island - 201 60th Street on the Bay Ocean City,
Sat, June 24 - Starscape Music & Arts Festival @ Sonar - 407 E.
Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD
Fri, June 30 – State Theater - 220 N. Washington Falls Church, VA
Fri, July 14 - 10th Annual All Good Festival - Marvin’s MountainTop
Mason Town, WV
w/ The Black Crowes, Ween, Les Claypool, The Wailers, Galactic, The
Greyboy Allstars, The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s Mcghee, and many more…
Fri, July 21 – Alley Katz - 10 Walnut Alley Richmond, VA
Sat, July 22 – The Jewish Mother - 31st and Pacific Ave. Virginia
Sun, July 23 – The Pit - 1209 S. Croatan Highway- Milepost 9 Kill Devil
Mon, July 24 - Dr. Unk’s - Monteray Plaza - 803 Albacore St Corrolla,
Sun, August 6 – Reggae on the River - Dimmick Ranch Humboldt County,
w/ Ziggy Marley, Sinead O’Connor, Sly & Robbie, Sizzla, Warrior King,
Sean Paul, Anthony B, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, Gyptian, Sanchez,
Dezarie, Ozomatli, Salif Keita, K-Naan, Ikahba, and many more…
Over the years, the Washington, D.C. music scene has become best known
for its hardcore (Minor Threat) and go-go (Trouble Funk) alumni, but as
evidenced by the great Bad Brains, reggae has been represented as well.
SOJA has risen to the forefront, picking up right where the Brains
left off – creating their own blend of conscious roots music entwined
with the traditional rhythms of reggae, it “comes across with passion
and depth.” (Washington Post ’06)
That said, SOJA is not that easy to define. Although they are rooted in
reggae, they are not limi