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 More
Tag Archive for ‘ska’
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
Win a copy of The Appetizers’ “Listen Up!” 10-Track LP, releasing October 7, 2022 courtesy of Badasonic Records. Enter below.
As the year 2000 welcomed a new decade it also ushered in the end of an immensely popular Third Wave Ska movement. The journey was fun for many; some fans ordered CDs from Moon Ska records via mail to enjoy, while others wrote, printed, stapled and… Read More
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
Reggae Release Radar started back in October of 2020. It is an ever-evolving 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… 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