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Justin’s Case: Post-Hiero Day Performance Introspective (SF)

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Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Cost: $15
The Lost Church - San Francisco - North Beach | 988 Columbus Ave, 94133 San Francisco

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Same price online and at the door.

Doors at 7:30pm.

Show from 8:15-10:30pm with one intermission




Justin’s Case


Music heals. For some it’s listening to it. For some, it’s creating it. For Bay Area artists Equipto, True Justice, Aagee and MC Pauze, the creation of their new super group Justin’s Case was born from a deep love of music — and an intense, sudden need to heal.

“I was asked to book a handful of shows for Zion-I last summer,” DJ True Justice reminisces, “Mac Mall and San Quinn were on the bill with us, and this was the first time in a year and change that the state was opening back up to live shows. We wanted to do something special.”
Combining a mixture of world music influences, with Equipto’s deeply rooted love of Jazz and the classic Bay Area sensibilities, the group creates a unique sound that seamlessly flows through a variety of genres and sub-genres. Giving the music, and the live show, a universal appeal. Adding that to socially conscious lyrics that challenge the status quo with lyrical prowess, the group is aiming for the listener who has a discerning ear and a mind that seeks the truth.
“It all happened organically,” says producer Aagee, “from the ‘just in case’ folder that Equipto gave me with acapellas to build around, to us realizing that the stuff we were creating felt new and fresh to us, to finding out that the name Justin had a much deeper meaning to it than we realized. It felt meant to be.”
Justin, meaning fair, or righteous, is definitely well suited to the three artists. Justice and truth, in all its forms, continues to weigh heavy in their influence. That same summer tour had an end result that not only solidified the group’s message, but motivated each of them in some small way.
“It all came together right after our last show with Zumbi of Zion-I on July 24th, 2021 in Nevada City.” Equipto recalls. No one in the group could know that the last show of that tour would be the last show Zumbi would ever play. Less than a month later, on August 13th, Stephen ‘Zumbi’ Gaines was dead at the hands of private security of Alta Bates hospital. The group, whose goals include traveling the world with their music and to make people think, are holding a more personal goal close to their hearts.
“One of the goals is to get Justice for Zumbi. As his case unfolds, we stay on deck to apply pressure, musically – or with direct action. We’ll be there, just in case, until our brother receives justice.”


Equipto, True Justice, MC Pauze and Aagee are Justin’s Case


@equipto_415@cream_city_ag@djtruejustice @mcpauze

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Cost: $15
Categories: In Person, Live Music, Theater & Performance
Venue: The Lost Church - San Francisco - North Beach
Address: 988 Columbus Ave, 94133 San Francisco