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LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: The Styletones And Bushwalla

Airs Friday, July 5, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Bushwalla performs live at the Belly Up, November 14, 2012.

Sometimes all you need is music. And sometimes you need that music live. Welcome to LIVE AT THE BELLY UP. San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District. Groove, dance and sing! Live at the Belly Up.

Courtesy of ©2012 Daniel Knighton/Pixel Perfect Images

Exterior photo of the Belly Up, located at 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, Calif., 92075.

Courtesy of The Styletones

Graphic image of The Styletones new album, released January 27, 2012.

Courtesy of © Dennis Andersen Photography

Bushwalla performs live at the Belly Up, November 14, 2012.

This episode features performances by The Styletones and Bushwalla:

THE STYLETONES

Transcendent of time and space, The Styletones are what could of been, what should be today, and what you need to see. This hard soul sensation will provide the soundtrack for the best night of your life without regard to curfew, sex laws, or justice for your guilty pleasures.

Goes well with: Sly and the Family Stone, The Meters, and your favorite rare soul/funk compilations. Features ex-members of (or touring musicians with): Pocket, Jason Mraz, Karl Denson, Big Daddy Kane, The Price of Dope, and Bad Credit.

The Styletones are on Facebook, and you can follow @TheStyletones on Twitter.

BUSHWALLA

Singer, song-juggler, and self-proclaimed "Original Gangster of Cleveland," Bushwalla represents the assorted talents of Billy Galewood. Bushwalla began performing in musical theater at the early age of nine.

At 18 he was studying theater at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, supporting himself as a street performer by incorporating such feats as juggling, magic, face-balancing, and fire-breathing.

Today, Bushwalla's sound has evolved into a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop, folk, and funk with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism. Bushwalla is on Facebook, and you can follow @Bushwalla on Twitter.

Full episodes of LIVE AT THE BELLY UP are available for online viewing.

Belly Up brings the best in new, up-and-coming artists as well as established legends in genres ranging from alternative rock, rock, reggae, and hip-hop to blues, folk, jazz, Latin & more! Visit their online calendar of shows. Belly Up is on Facebook, and you can follow @BellyUpMusic on Twitter.

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Series Preview: Live At The Belly Up on KPBS TV

Above: "The Styletones And Bushwalla" airs Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at 10 p.m. "The Tilt & Dead Feather Moon" airs Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV. "Vokab Kompany & Brawley" airs Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV. "The Devastators & The Grass Heat" airs Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV. "B-Side Players & Maren Parusel" airs Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV.