Tag Archives: Reggae

Countdown to Life is Beautiful: 10 Days – Rebelution, SOJA and The Green

14 Sep

Yep, 10 days out! It’s the homestretch and today’s featured artists are Rebelution, SOJA and The Green because this is the first year we have featured reggae at Life is Beautiful! As a reggae fan I’m stoked on this and definitely going to be feeling the good vibes when these three bands take the stage at the festival.

It’s gonna be hot, the sun will (hopefully) be shining and the drinks will be flowing.


New Music: Sublime with Rome ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Can You Feel It”

29 Jun

Putting the finishing touches on what should be a killer summer playlist and I figure why not tease it a little with this new track, “Can You Feel It” from Sublime with Rome featuring Wiz Khalifa. Also Sublime with Rome are getting set to drop their album Yours Truly, July 12.

Revisited: Toots & The Maytals

17 Jun

Courtesy of our friend and photographer, Erik Kabik, check out the pics and words from Wednesday’s Toots & The Maytals show at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas.

Toots & The Maytals performed at The Hard Rock Hotel Beach Club as part of the SOUNDWAVES Poolside Concert Series on June 15th, 2011.  Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, known as the man who coined the term “Reggae” in 1968 had led Toots & The Maytals for over 40 years. The reggae legend performed an extended set of classic Toots & The Maytals hits to an enthusiastic crowd who danced and sang along throughout the entire show. At 66 years of age, Toots still performs an intensely energetic solid set of reggae music that evokes the spirit of Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Al Green and is also infused with a heavy dose of Gospel Revival music.

– EK

New Music: O.A.R. – “Heaven”

7 Jun

I love new music Tuesday and today is a great one as O.A.R. release “Heaven,” the first single off their upcoming album King.  Thrilled the fellas are back with not only a great new song but their seventh studio album which drops August 2.  Check out THIS link for the making of King.

And if you find yourself in Vegas this weekend, check them out at Red Rock Casino, performing quasi-poolside.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 24 Days – Artist of the Day: Anthony B

16 May

I don’t know about anyone else but my thought is you can never listen to too much reggae.  One of the artists I have been listening to a lot lately is Anthony B.  His new disc, Rasta Love, dropped in February and features guest spots from a handful of power players including Peter Tosh and Gyptian.  Anyone attending Bonnaroo should be jazzed for what is sure to be a high-energy performance.

Friday, June 10 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – What Stage

Video: Ziggy Marley Performs “Get Up, Stand Up” On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

11 May

On Monday, Ziggy Marley kicked off Bob Marley Week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon performing “Get Up, Stand Up.”  A must see video.

Don’t miss tonight’s episode which includes Keith Richards talking about his autobiography Life as well as Jakob Dylan performing “I Shot The Sheriff” and Jennifer Hudson singing “No Woman, No Cry.”

Now Playing: Bob Marley – “One Drop”

20 Apr

Now Playing: Anthony B – Rasta Love

12 Apr

So much good music out these days but I can’t stop listening to Anthony B and his new album Rasta Love. The disc features guest spots by Peter Tosh and Gyptian among others. Here’s one of my favorite tracks off the album “My Yes & My No.”  I can’t wait to catch him at Bonnaroo in June!

My Mile High Music Festival: Ozomatli

11 Aug

If you’ve heard of Ozomatli you have to love them and if you have no idea who they are, just know this; they have won Latin Grammys in 2002 and 2005 for “Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.”  While you may think, “Latin Grammy” with a big question mark, this is a band that transcends all races and genders for the love of music.  They are primarily a Latin, hip-hop and rock music band that dabs into salsa, jazz, funk, reggae and rap, essentially providing the soundtrack for the country and world we live in and committed to bringing the beats and sounds to people of all kinds.

Something else interesting about Los Angeles based Ozomatli that people may not know, Chali 2na and DJ Cut Chemist of the now debunked Jurassic 5 were members of Ozomatli (2na has come back from time-to-time). From inception, the band has ranged anywhere from as high as 10 members down to seven with a core of six original members.

To see Ozomatli live know that it is one gigantic party and that the band not only feeds off of the crowd but joins the crowd and makes it a musical moment to remember.  One of my favorite Ozomatli memories to date was seeing them live on Halloween in Hawai’i for Halloween High Steppin’ at some hole in the wall Mexican restaurant with 200 people.  The energy was through the roof that evening and add in everyone dressed in costumes it was sure a night to remember.  I imagine that seeing them perform at Mile High Music Festival will remind me of that live show and what an exciting band they are.