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… Read More
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“Learning to Swim,” the track that kicks off the new Skints album Swimming Lessons, starts off innocently with a sunny lovers rock feel: a light reggae beat, gentle piano riffs and singer Marcia Richards’ raspy yet cheerful vocals referring back to the swimming lessons of her… Read More
Before the California reggae explosion, Boston was the swirling epicenter of a resurgent roots reggae movement pushing toward the future with the militancy and discipline required to be considered legit tuff-tune reggae based outside of Jamaica. John… Read More
Everyone gets fired up when one of their favorite bands is set to release a new album. That emotion is magnified exponentially when said band hasn’t put out new music in eight years. Case in point: The Aggrolites.
For… Read More
Montana and the Pacific Northwest are in for a rare reggae treat, the kind that doesn’t come around every Sunday afternoon. Clinton Fearon and Kevin Kinsella have teamed up for a string of acoustic reggae shows in early April that will hit… Read More
Instrumental music has long been an essential part of the history of reggae music. Versions of popular riddims were at the core of sound system parties, laying the foundation for DJs and toasters who hyped the crowd, fighting for the biggest reaction.… Read More