Through The Roots

with Skyler Lutes and Likkle Jordee


Fri Jul 1

Through The Roots

with Skyler Lutes and Likkle Jordee

Doors: 8:30 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
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Genre: reggae

Ticket Price: $20 advanced / $23 day of show / $35 reserved loft seating (available over the phone or in person at out box office)

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Through The Roots

Few things ever grow tall without roots. For the members of Through The Roots, it took a decade of inspired songwriting and heavy touring to develop the band’s unique sound: a modern blend of roots reggae, hip-hop, rock, and electronic pop. It’s a sound that nods to the band’s diverse influences while also reaching far beyond them, and it began humbly enough, with the guys hosting their own backyard shows in college towns across Southern California.
Word spread. Crowds grew. Through The Roots bought a renovated school bus and hit the road hard, graduating from college frat parties to larger clubs, building their audience, show by energetic show. Throughout it all, the band kept writing and exploring new sounds, working their way towards a truly unique sound that blended tradition with technology.

In 2020, Through The Roots joined Ineffable Records, aiming to put forward their best work yet with their new genre bending album "Departure"

"Departure,” produced by Jamaica's own J.L.L (Jean Andre Lawrence) and TTR, is the most sonically ambitious album to date. Along with the upgraded soundscapes, "Departure" boasts a feature-heavy tracklist with appearances by Dirty Heads, Pepper, and Katastro (U.S.), Jesse Royal, Lutan Fyah, Runkus, and Iotosh (Jamaica), Yung L (Nigeria), and Eli-Mac and Likkle Jordee (Hawaii).

Skyler Lutes

It takes a powerful performer to stand out in music these days, with a surplus of talent and dedication needed as well. There’s a need to have focus, yet appeal across genres and age groups. It’s a rare combination, but such is the case with gifted musician, Skyler Lutes.

His music is rooted in reggae and island sounds, featuring songs that mix rhythms and melody, while also evoking ocean breezes and beach side celebrations. Focusing on guitar as the foundation of his music, as heard on his last album, Tidelines, Lutes has turned out nine tracks of hook filled, radio friendly gems, custom built for playing loud on warm summer nights, or anytime good vibes are needed. However, there is much more to his sound. He is a multi-faceted performer whose music will impress, whether you catch a solo performance or a full band set.

A native of San Diego, Lutes grew up in the surf scene of Southern California, honing his craft on the live circuit, touring throughout the U.S. as well as Europe, Canada and Argentina. He’s at home at gigs ranging from busy beach bars to outdoor festivals, where he’s shared the stage with the likes of Switchfoot, Shwayze, Pepper, Through The Roots, The Ataris, Hawthorne Heights, Aaron Carter, Mickey Avalon, and dozens of regional favorites.

Lutes is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays drums, bass, keys and guitar, as well as being heavily involved in production work, “but I really enjoy singing the most,” he said, “as it has the most emotion involved,” In addition to his solo career, he’s also been involved in several notable bands over the years, including Hawaiian group Makua Rothman Band, Pacific Beach indie rockers The Frets and multiple San Diego Music Awards nominees, the Defamation League.

Now he’s focused on his own music, with the last EP, Tidelines(2018), building on three previous collections: the all acoustic, One Thousand Hours EP (2013) a self-titled album released in 2015 the following year and After the Rain (2017).

It’s all the culmination of a lifelong dream to have a life in music. He has been performing for over a decade. “I started my first band in seventh grade,” he said. “As kids, my friends and I would surf all day then play music into the night. I feel surfing and living in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood is a huge part of why my music sounds the way it does.”

Upcoming plans include several rounds of national and international touring, more writing and work on his upcoming albums. “Between the travel, the chance to create and meeting new people, music is the best choice I could have made with my life,” Lutes said. “Things have been good, but this is the year that things go to the next level.”

One listen to Tidelines, and you’ll agree, Skyler Lutes is well on his way.

Likkle Jordee

Likkle Jordee, born Jordan Ramirez is a reggae artist coming out of O'ahu Hawai'i.