On May 2, 2014, Tribal Seeds threw their CD release party for their new album titled, Representing. The event took place at the Open Air Theater located at San Diego State University. Fellow San Diego band, Tribal Theory helped get the crowd excited for the reggae night, as well as Collie Buddz, while locally-known DJ Carlos Culture filled the gaps in-between spinning reggae hits. Although seating was arranged stadium-style, it was great to see all those Tribal Seeds fans filling up the seats on this warm night in Southern California.
Gonzo, who plays guitar and backup vocals for Tribal Seeds, opened the evening for this concert with his former band, Beyond I Sight, backing him. Although Top Shelf Reggae missed his performance, we’re sure it was easy for him to get the crowd started for a night of reggae underneath a bed of stars! Top Shelf Reggae came in upon Tribal Theory throwing their Island Reggae music to the crowd. Later on, they pumped up the ladies by having frontmen AJ and Nico take off their shirts and staging a powerful performance during their last song! This definitely got the crowd fired up!
Tribal Seeds fans are so supportive of the band, and their music.
Collie Buddz took to the stage, and it seemed like so many of his fans were in the crowd! Not only is his reggae music inspirational and heavily-influenced by the likes of legalization and old-school Jamaican reggae, but he appeared to have got the San Diego crowd extra excited with his energy! Perhaps it was the feedback he received, but Collie Buddz definitely got the crowd ready for Tribal Seeds to celebrate their CD release party!
Tribal Seeds fans are so supportive of the band, and their music. Sure, Tribal Seeds was comfortable at home in San Diego, so that’s probably why so many fans were jumping for joy, but it was great to witness the feedback from those fans as they bounced, danced, cheered, and screamed for this raging, well-known band! Tribal Seeds started their set with “The Garden” and went into such songs as “In Your Eyes,” “Warning,” and “Beautiful Mysterious.” It appears the crowd loved how each song was back-to-back, and they were in for a treat when the band not only played extended versions of “Love Psalm” and “Run The Show,” but also songs from their new album, such as “Lonely Night,” and “Moonlight.” Not only that, Tribal Seeds presented a unique way to spread smoke with custom-made smoke machines that represented their music accurately, and to top it off, they brought out a full horn-section for a few songs! For the encore, Tribal Seeds played “Dark Angel” and “Vampire,” and sure enough, Collie Buddz joined in! What a great night, and successful CD release party! Congratulations, Tribal Seeds!
Photo credits Kristy Rose