Issue #7 turns the page on a new chapter at Rootfire. It was the first time we really asked to hear from you, and the stories you sent in were incredible. The whole thing started with Keenan Donath, who introduced Fortunate Youth's new single "My Love", but it reached new heights with all the amazing messages you sent during our vinyl and concert ticket giveaways.
While the music of Fortunate Youth is constantly spreading to new audiences due to the band’s rigorous tour schedule, familiar followers will instantly recognize the sound of the new single, which fits right in with all-time favorite tracks like “Sweet Love” and “Love Is The Most High.” This is music to unwind to.
Rebelution is playing two SOLD OUT shows this week at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA.
You have the opportunity to give one of your friends a pair of tickets to see Rebelution on March 11.
The Rules Are Simple:
Send an email to: email@example.com
In 3-5 sentences tell us why your buddy should be given the tickets.… Read More
It reminds me of conversations I’ve had recently with Joshua Swain of The Movement. Roots is just a one drop and a Jamaican accent, but reggae can be anything you want it to be. Or the ongoing conversation I have with Semaj Surreal, who sees reggae as a powerful tonic with which to treat the malarial affliction of global inequality and wake suburban America up out of its complacent unreality.
The Skints are a band with a mature sound that references the ‘80s London scene that brought forth amazing new music, and in many ways spawned what happened in California a musical generation later. The group’s third album FM is primed to further establish interdependence between the US and UK reggae markets.
These three songs that have been in our repertoire for years, provide grounds for healthy experimentation and movement, guided by mixture of James Brown and Grateful Dead pedagogy. The ability to provide a show to the audience, but also to ourselves.
I was raised anxious about the end of days. The fear was never instilled by my parents, or any religion. I was never formally warned of the Four Horseman or anything. Instead, it seeped surreptitiously into my awareness, drawing from a peripheral swirl of stories, songs, and an imaginative media, whose tales drew me to the television each afternoon of my schooldays. … Read More
Patrick H. and his wife Susan are serious supporters of live reggae music, especially throughout the state of Colorado. As a longtime contributor to the taper community, Patrick can be found at reggae concerts in venues like Fox Theatre, Cervantes, and The Gothic, planted near FOH with his recording gear.… Read More
“Walking South on Lincoln Avenue, approaching Chicago’s Lincoln Hall –
I saw Ikaika Antone – standing outside the entryway to the venue – proudly smiling towards me, with his welcoming vibrations. At that moment, I knew it was going to be a wonderful afternoon.” – Evil Vince… Read More
Staring into the break of the wave, I mentally prepare myself to maintain stable while in motion. Clean start, clean finish. You have to naturally feel the space and attack the note as if it was always there. Like a painting, you are simply tracing the shapes of your ultimate vision.… Read More