PICS: Kaleo and the Shelters at the Belly Up

Icelandic blues-rock darlings Kaleo and LA's Tom Petty-approved Shelters delivered a one-two rock knockout punch to the Belly Up on April 19.

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Kaleo is a red-hot blues/rock group that formed in Mosfellsbær, Iceland, in 2012. San Diego loves ‘em!
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The Shelters got their start in Los Angeles during 2015 -- and won over the hearts of the local masses at last year's 91x X-Fest.
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Kaleo consists of vocalist/guitarist JJ Julius Son (Jökull Júlíusson), drummer David Antonsson, bassist Daniel Kristjansson (pictured right), and guitarist Rubin Pollock.
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The band has released two studio albums: 2013’s self-titled debut, and 2016’s “A/B,” as well as one EP in 2013, “Glasshouse.” Fun fact: “A/B” has sold more than 175,000 albums worldwide.
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One of the singles from that album, “Way Down We Go,” has sold more than 500,000 copies and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart on Aug. 20, 2016. You undoubtedly heard it countless times on several different San Diego radio stations!
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They’re late-night talk show veterans at this point, performing on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (among others).
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It turns out that TV shows love ‘em too: They’ve had their music featured in “Orange is the New Black,” “Blindspot,” “Suits,” “Vinyl,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Empire,” “The Leftovers,” “Frequency,” “Supergirl,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “Frontier.”
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Their April 19 set consisted of the following songs: “Can’t Go On,” “Sys,” “Broken Bones,” “Alter Ego,” “Pour Sugar On Me,” “Automobile,” “All the Pretty Girls,” “Hot Blood,” “No Good,” “Vor I Vaglaskogi,” “Bang Bang,” “Backdoor,” “Way Down We Go,” “Texas,” and “Rock ‘N’ Roller.”
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The Shelters opened the show with their fiery, electric show that just had the place buzzing!
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The band consists of Chase Simpson, Josh Jove, Sebastian Harris, and Jacob Pillot – and all share an affinity for rock bands like the Kinks, the Byrds, the Doors, and the Beach Boys.
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Fun fact: Apart from Pillot, all the band members previously played in the band Automatik Slim.
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Curiously enough, Jove and Simpson both have credits on Tom Petty’s 2014 album, “Hypnotic Eye.”
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It should come as no surprise then that Petty co-produced their 2016 debut self-titled album (released via Warner Bros. Records).
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That connection also led to the Shelters being asked to open join the tour for Petty’s original band, Mudcrutch, last year.
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The fearless foursome seem to represent a new wave of great throwback guitar rock – and we can’t wait to see ‘em in town again soon!
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