One of my favorite aspects of the progressive roots scene is the fraternal sense of community that is not only evident amongst fans, but also shared amongst the artists themselves. One of the ways that this endearing characteristic surfaces on what has become a regular basis are artist collaborations, which often make for some of the most noteworthy tracks.… Read More
HEAR ME NOW! Miami Cumbia-Dub Rockers Locos Por Juana are coming cool and correct in their new release “Children of the Light.” Celebrating reggae’s tradition of versions, this Grammy-nominated fusion group is playing on the Simply Red familiar favorite “Holding Back The Years” all the while tapping into the mystical elements of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side.… Read More
Jah Stitch died a few weeks ago.
It seems a safe bet to assume that most people, even “reggae fans,” have never heard of Jah Stitch. I don’t want this to be a biography. You can look him up on Google, or learn all about him in this recent comprehensive tribute by reggae historian David Katz, which I highly recommend.… Read More
The LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS are hitting the road for their first extended run in years. They are bringing along L.A.’s early-reggae revivalists THE AGGROLITES, as well as TOMORROW’S BAD SEEDS and MIKE PINTO. Tour starts Wednesday May 29 in San Jose, CA., and we are giving away tickets to see these pillars and innovators of the SoCal reggae sound. … Read More