CaliRoots 2014 Day 3

Day 3

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311

311 Flag waves as the band plays

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Ever since I traded my Soundgarden CD for the self-titled 311 CD back in High School, I always wanted to see 311 live but never made it to one of their shows. Their performance was flawlessly tight. They mentioned in the press conference earlier in the day that they keep working hard and rehearsing alot. Even though they have been together more than two plus decades, they still realize the value of rehearsal. Another cool tidbit they mentioned is that their new album Stereolithic was released on their own label, which allowed them to create an album strictly with the fans in mind. – Thomas Persichilli

 

 

 

Damian Marley

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Damian Marley was the final act of the three days. After 3 days of amazing musical acts and incredible visual art this would be the final Cali Roots performance until the next year’s Cali’s Roots. With the last headliner approaching, the bowl filled to capacity and beyond. This was truly a spectacle, probably what it was like when Jimi Hendrix or Janis Joplin took the stage so many years ago. Damian’s set was of an equal epic proportion and will definitely define a standard for Cali Roots and for Reggae for years to come. Preforming with ever present flag man on stage hip performance was full of life and energy. The crowd was a sea and they pack in tight against the barriers, filled aisles, and sat on each others shoulders. Damian hit the stage with his Skrillex mix “Bun Dem” and continued his set with his classic “More Justice” which brought a huge energy from the crowd. I was lucky enough to not be thrown out and to hear the entire set from the media pit and the energy from the response of the crowd could be felt bursting forward whenever they were addressed. Damian hit high points of his father’s messages of peace and love with his versions of “War/No More Trouble” and “Could you be Loved”. The “Road to Zion” was something I won’t forget or be able to compare to anything, the amount of lighters or cellphones glowing while people sang aloud with the band was cosmic. The sheer vastness, the amount of people, all in unison. His closing Welcome to Jamrock was a crowd favorite, with hands, lighters, spliffs, and glass rigs in the air the show ended with a bang. Keeping the energy up and moving around the stage the entire set Damian and his flag waiver matched energy and kept the crowd hyped to end the Cali Roots festival with a bang. – Tom Searcy

Interview with Shiah Coore

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