Jaya The Cat
A strange mix of punk rock, hip-hop, ska, and maybe a little dancehall style creeping in on the backbeat. These cats have the rock and roll guitars grooving over the turntable scratches and the vocals that cry out for you to wave your hands in the air. The rough vocals pull out into the forefront, and the rhythms take the songs into some hardcore Bosstone sound, mixing in with some more old school funk vibe. Eighteen songs, and it’s nonstop. This could be addictive.
Gold Circle, 1544 20th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404; http://www.goldcircle.com