Reggae Release Radar is Rootfire’s weekly list of new reggae releases (albums/singles/EP’s) from independent artists and prominent labels alike. RRR is open to all artists regardless of size or status and provides an opportunity for up and coming artists to be included alongside globally recognized headliners.… Read… Read More
Tag Archive for ‘Rocksteady’
There is an online petition circulating with the goal of getting Toots Hibbert inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is a no-brainer and needs to happen.
Toots Hibbert is one of the undisputed pillars of Jamaican Music.… Read More
About five years ago, Jayson “Agent Jay” Nugent, guitarist of the internationally adored NYC-based ska/reggae band, The Slackers, had been cycling north on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. After hitting a patch of construction that was not barricaded, Nugent badly broke and dislocated… Read More
Recently I was hanging out on tour with my friends Jesse Wagner and Roger Rivas, singer/guitarist and organist respectively of L.A. early-reggae group The Aggrolites. We somehow got onto the subject of past interviews we had given, and how frequently in the course of these interviews we had encountered… 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