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LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Stranger/ Paul Cannon Band

Airs Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The Paul Cannon Band performs live at the Belly Up Tavern.

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. This episode features performances by STRANGER and the Paul Cannon Band:

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

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Promotional image of the band STRANGER. Touted as San Diego’s #1 Reggae Band, and winning the Best World Music category at the San Diego Music Awards in 2009, STRANGER is an up-and-coming force

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The Paul Cannon Band performs live at the Belly Up Tavern.

STRANGER

Based out of the south bay of San Diego, neighboring the highest crossed border in the world, STRANGER is turning heads through multicultural and musical diversity with a soulful blend of reggae roots, rock and jazz combined with conscious lyrics and unparalleled musicianship.

Touted as San Diego’s #1 Reggae Band, and winning the Best World Music category at the San Diego Music Awards in 2009, STRANGER is an up-and-coming force, not only with its multifaceted audio recordings, but also because of the bands stellar and amazingly versatile live performances that have constantly thrilled fans in both the U.S. and abroad. This episode features Mel C of Piracy Conspiracy as a guest vocalist. Connect with STRANGER on Facebook, and follow @strangerband on Twitter.

PAUL CANNON BAND

Promoting peace, harmony and good vibes, Paul Cannon is beloved by his fans for his honest approach to recording music. Blending elements of folk, surf rock and pop, the San Diego native delivers guitar-driven melodies and catchy lyrical hooks that will have you singing along.

In the Summer of 2011, the Paul Cannon Band released their first EP “Organic” and in 2012, the groups hit single “Homegrown” was featured as the main theme of 102.1 KPRI FM’s television commercial. Their full length album of “Homegrown” was released in early 2013.

“Homegrown” represents everything the band is about right now as a group. They grow tomatoes and all types of greens at their studio, the vibe they put out is raw and "organic," their PCB "Tree-shirts" that they sell at their shows are 100% organic and everything they do is done from the heart. They don’t add any hype or fillers. Connect with the Paul Cannon Band on Facebook, and follow @PaulCannonBand on Twitter.

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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Live At The Belly Up: Stranger/Paul Cannon Band

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