Category Archive for ‘First Listen’
We are a mere 2.5 weeks into 2019 and hopefully most of you are still basking in the afterglow of a joyful holiday celebration, embracing the gratitude, determination and hope that typically accompany the calendar advancing another year.
To augment those good sentiments, or for… Read More
Dub music. The apex of creative expression. Part seasoned studio band, part tastemaker producer and part expert engineer. Each studio with its own sound, each team striving to make something unmistakably their own. In a healthy musical community like Kingston, Jamaica, the end result was stacks upon stacks of albums,… Read More
The music of Dustin Thomas is rooted in message. This is a writer and performer who takes his role as a voice with an audience seriously. With a month of tour stops opening for international favorites John Butler Trio kicking off tonight, that audience is looking to do nothing but… Read More
Reggae has always been a genre that lends itself to crossover, particularly in the US. Many of America’s favorite reggae acts have some degree of musical fusion that occurs, be it bands like Sublime with their distinct blend of ska, punk and reggae, or 311 with their more compositional… Read More