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  • New Kingston
    Kingston City incorporates modern and classic reggae sounds
    It's always good to hear about a band with a good story. New Kingston is definitely a band with a good story. The three brothers in the band are all sons of a musician, and - according to Stephen (guitar) - their dad used to usher them...
  • Kristine Alicia
    Rising Star: Jamaican-born, Kristine Alicia (See video 'Your Lady')
    As my readers may now recognize, I absolutely love to feature new artists who are on the rise to stardom but are doing their work independently, without all the commercialized 'fluff'.Well, allow me to introduce (or reintroduce) you to Ms....
  • G2P
    A Review of the G2P EP
    There's something different about G2P. Despite the numerous punk rock bands that currently exist in the music scene, G2P's sound is intently focused on ensuring that all ages can immerse themselves in their music with melodies that are...
  • GPGDS Steady
    Album Review: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad rocks ‘Steady’
    If there is a band that has come to define American reggae, it is Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. The quintet’s musical hybridization nurtured in 2012—no more so than in the song “Far Away,” which appeared twice that year,...
  • Top Reggae album releases include Gyptian
    Top 5 new reggae albums
    There has been hot new reggae music released in the last few weeks. Top five of them are provided here with direct links to their iTunes pages for you to sample and download. Leading the list is "Roots & Culture Style"by Gyptian....
  • Bob Marley: Uprising
    Bob Marley and The Wailers stir it up in new DVD of 1980 concert
    Robert “Bob” Marley was a doo-wop singer before becoming an international reggae superstar. Teaming with friends Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh in a ‘60s-style vocal group, the Kingston native cut a series of records in the style of...
  • Massive Delicious at District 30
    District 30's Reggae Night heats up with Massive Delicious and J Ras
    On Sunday nights, the K Street strip between 9th and 11th Streets in Sacramento seems quiet and ready for sleep. However, this sleepy time Sunday is a bit of an illusion, especially now that Massive Delicious has taken up residency with the Live...
  • Marley Natural to be the first global marijuana brand
    Marley Natural to be the first global marijuana brand
    The family of Reggae icon Bob Marley announced on NBC’s Today show this morning that they have teamed up with a Seattle-based company to produce a marijuana brand rooted in the “life and legacy” of the legendary Jamaican musician...
  • Artist spotlight by Omane:  Chronixx
    Artist spotlight by Omane: Chronixx
    Jamar Rolando McNaughton Jr, aka Chronixx, is the newest and hottest thing in reggae music these days. Chronixx, which is a stage name he uses in place of "Little Chronicle", following his father "Chronicle" who was also a...
  • The Dimestore Prophets
    Review: "Be Yourself" EP by Dimestore Prophets
    Washington Groove, Rock, and Reggae trio made of Ray Glover (vocals/guitar), John Wilson (drums) and Eric Groff (bass) form Dimestore Prophets, whom claim a wide range of influences from Bob Marley, Sublime to The Clash, the Dirty Heads, among...
  • I-Wayne, Black-Am-I and DJ Teddy Fari at Nectar
    I-Wayne, Black-Am-I and DJ Teddy Fari at Nectar
    Reggae star I-Wayne will bring his unique blend of roots and culture to Seattle on Tuesday Oct. 28th. He will be joined by Black-Am-I and DJ Teddy Fari. The concert will take place in Fremont at the Nectar Lounge. I-Wayne is a gifted Jamaican...
  • Less Than Jake: Over 20 years and still doing it their way
    Less Than Jake: Over 20 years and still doing it their way
    Less Than Jake has been in the music biz for over 22 years. Their style of music can be classified as a mix of Punk, Ska and Reggae. While that caters to a wide variety of generations and people, it's rarely if ever heard on the radio. Unless...
  • GPGDS Plays Santa Barbara
    Easy All Stars and Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad Play Santa Barbara
    Easy All Stars and Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad Reinvent Reggae Music During Concert at Soho in Santa Barbara L. Paul MannA near sell out crowd packed Soho restaurant and nightclub in downtown Santa Barbara, on a...
  • Josh Dickel Benefit
    Locals rally for music manager in hospital
    Josh Dickel, the booking agent and manager for Sacramento's award winning Arden Park Roots and music producer for Reggae in the Hills, is now in the Santa Clara County burn unit recovering from third degree burns over approximately 40% of his...
  • Jazz on the Chesapeake
    In the company of two Remarkable Septuagenarians
    He was born June 6, 1944 in Kingston Jamaica, is largely a self taught pianist, and as a teenager fell in love with jazz. He came to America in 1961, and played New York clubs, where he was discovered by the great Frank Sinatra. His burning...