Brian Nelson a.k.a. Red Ninja is passionate about making music, making friends, experiencing life and living to tell the tale. Whether dropping heavy dub beats, cruising untouched Rocky Mountain powder, or talking shop about the music biz, Nelson’s approach is pure ninja.
Getting things right takes time. Just ask Jay Spaker a.k.a. Double Tiger, who’s debut album Sharp & Ready is now available on Easy Star Records after five years in the making. But don’t let the meticulous timeline fool you–Sharp & Ready is exactly that: a cutting-edge musical… Read More
Monterey Pop Festival celebrates their 50th Anniversary this weekend!
Summertime is festival season. Be it a one day street fair featuring local talent, or a behemoth like Bonnaroo, it is that time of year where music fans kick back, let loose, and allow… Read More
Poet-alchemist. Leader, healer, spiritual singer. Authentic. Woman. Unique, roots-abstract. Africa. Jah9 infuses the precise lyrical prowess of spoken word with the heart-beat-connect of her Jazz on Dub style. On first listen, Jah9’s sophomore album, simply entitled 9, strikes the listener with intention.…… Read More
Dub music . The scene is Jamaica in the late 60’s. Just years after gaining independence from the U.K., this young island nation is experiencing the turbulent transition that often accompanies a change of power of such magnitude.… Read More
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
-Robert Frost from “Fire and Ice”
Fire invokes transformation and purification. The Phoenix falling in a ball of flame, only… Read More