It’s hard to know how to begin talking about a band like Midnite. Even the usually all-encompassing label of “band” feels like an inadequate way to describe the phenomenon of this groundbreaking St. Croix roots unit. So much of the way they operate falls outside of the normal… Read More
Category Archive for ‘Throwback Thursday’
NYC, 2am, 1990-something. A Ford Bronco drives through the still bustling streets with its windows down and a bunch of rowdy revelers inside singing loudly along with the blasting reggae music.
I am living while I am living to the father I will pray
Only… Read More
In the early 1990s, Nirvana released what is considered one of the greatest and most pivotal albums in rock history, Nevermind. Some sources credit album sales in excess of 30 million copies, but one thing is for… Read More
Guest Post by Ryan Thaxter of Dubbest
Honestly, I had been listening to reggae for too long before I truly discovered the greatness of Dennis Brown. Punk and ska led me to reggae early on; I think a lot of people can relate to that progression.… Read… Read More
Guest Post by Jay Canter. Jay Canter is the founder of Streetlevel Uprising, a 100% conscious, high energy reggae-rock band based in Lawrence, Kansas.
I first heard about Steel Pulse when I was in high school. My bud Tom and I were in a band together and we… Read More
Cover photo: Kristin Laughter
The Lower East Side of Manhattan, a glamorous adult playground packed with trendy restaurants, lounges and bars, had an unmistakably more bohemian vibe in the 1990s. Back then, artists, musicians, drag queens and drug dealers filled the neighborhood’s dive bars.… Read More
Guest post by John Powell
High school had been like a spiritual awakening as my musical tastes expanded: Belle and Sebastian, Phish, Green Day, and Atmosphere. Genres of all kinds revolved through my Discman daily. I was a senior, playing guitar a ton and writing songs prolifically.… Read More
Music is a powerful medium. We’ve seen it trigger visceral reactions in toddlers who, bereft of self-consciousness, dance enthusiastically without even realizing it when the music moves them. For those of us who have lived a bit longer, often a… Read More