Editor’s Note: This article was written by Jessica Lipsky, a freelance music journalist, and originally published in Brooklyn Magazine on September 25, 2023. Rootfire has republished a portion of the article with permission from Brooklyn Magazine and readers can click… Read More
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U.K.’s secret weapon, Gentleman’s Dub Club, has become a staple at UK’s leading festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, and others, amassing tons of fans throughout their homeland and beyond.
Florida’s has a plethora of dynamic artists that bring a magical presence to the local reggae scene. Out of beautiful Deltona come The Sub Herbs, who since 2021 already shared stages with heavy hitters such as Yellowman, The Elovaters, Kash’d Out, Little Stranger, Matisyahu, Howi Spangler, The Supervillains, Kyle… Read More
Minnesota’s heavy hitters, The Prizefighters, navigate deep waters of ska, rocksteady and reggae, drifting through eras reminiscent of 60’s Jamaica and UK punk-ska. This band comes from the heartland of the U.S.A. with so much style, it’s incredible.
Their latest album, Punch Up, contrives a subtle rage against the… Read More
Crazy Baldhead aka Agent Jay, guitarist from The Slackers, is at it again, releasing a double A-sided vinyl featuring two different singers on his indie label, Old Neighborhood.
On the A-side, Crazy Baldhead brings us back to the late 60s/early 70s with a ska-tinged cover of The Stooges… Read More
On November 4th, Sublime with Rome released an EP titled Tangerine Skies. The reggae rock studs hadn’t released a new LP since Sirens in 2019, and they’ve only released three albums since joining forces in 2011, so any new music surely warrants some fanfare.… Read More… Read More
They think I-man could not reach this far in life
But one thing they forget is my determination
— from “They Think,” by Burning Spear