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  • Sherri Crawford, Loud Girl Media

    In Photos: Matisyahu returns to Wilmington with Broken Crowns Tour

    Reggae-beatboxing vocalist Matisyahu recently kicked off the Broken Crowns Tour. On Sunday, the Grammy-nominated artist played Wilmington, N.C.'s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, with support from rising stars Common Kings. The tour comes on the heels of Matisyahu's explorative album Undercurrent...
  • Interview: Matisyahu talks album, performing and creative evolution

    Interview: Matisyahu talks album, performing and creative evolution

    Prolific and inspiring, Matisyahu is an artist in constant evolution. While the Grammy-nominated vocalist has transformed his music regularly, he’s always tended to his roots. His once orthodox lifestyle heavily influenced his emergence more than a decade ago, when fans regaled in his Hasidic-rock...
  • Roots reggae band The Green announce 2018 Marching Orders tour dates

    Roots reggae band The Green announce 2018 Marching Orders tour dates

    Hawaiian reggae mainstays The Green have plotted early-2018 tour dates in support of their upcoming album Marching Orders. The group will travel through the U.S. between January and February, making 24 stops along the four-week stretch. The tour launches on Jan. 5 at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR...
  • Jesse Royal makes you think and move on 'Lily of Da Valley'

    Jesse Royal makes you think and move on 'Lily of Da Valley'

    Reggae has long been about the message of the lyrics as much as a catchy melody. On the new album Lily of Da Valley, Jesse Royal shows that he can give healthy doses of both catchy melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.  In the first song "400 Years", you quickly get a sense for how important the...
  • The Simpkin Project release new album 'Beam of Light'

    The Simpkin Project release new album 'Beam of Light'

    The Simpkin Project is a band from Orange County that has always prided itself in producing traditional-reggae sounds. While the new album Beam of Light is steeped in traditional sounds, it also incorporates some other influences that blend really well with the band's sound.  The opening track...
  • Fergie drops new music videos for 'Love Is Blind' and 'Love Is Pain'

    Fergie drops new music videos for 'Love Is Blind' and 'Love Is Pain'

    Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Fergie is doubling down on new music. Fresh off last week's release of her sophomore solo record, Double Dutchess, the former Black Eyed Peas member has released a pair of music videos for her songs "Love Is Blind" and "Love Is Pain." Watch the new video for...
  • The Expanders deliver traditional reggae sounds on 'Old Time Something...'

    The Expanders deliver traditional reggae sounds on 'Old Time Something...'

    When you see that the title of the new album by The Expanders is Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol. 2, you can't help but think that it's quite a mouthful. It's also a very fitting name for a couple reasons. First, the album contains 14 classic reggae tunes originally by artists like Burning...
  • Song premiere: 'Lou' by Victor Rice

    Song premiere: 'Lou' by Victor Rice

    In the 90s ska experienced a revival particularly in New York City. Victor Rice was a part of that scene - playing in The Scofflaws and as a producer with bands like The Slackers and New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble. If you're a fan of Rice, you might be wondering why you haven't heard a lot about him for...
  • The Black Seeds blend modern and classic reggae on 'Fabric'

    The Black Seeds blend modern and classic reggae on 'Fabric'

    Reggae is most identified with Jamaica. However, good reggae music comes from everywhere now. One good example of this phenomenon is Fabric, the new album by New Zealand reggae band The Black Seeds. With "Better Days", you are immediately immersed in the easygoing reggae vibe of this band. This is a...
  • Passafire to hit the Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel during 2017 fall dates

    Passafire to hit the Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel during 2017 fall dates

    This fall, reggae rock band Passafire will once again be hitting the road. The group is touring in support of their sixth studio album Longshot, which was released earlier this year. As part of the tour, the group will play shows in Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix...
  • Red Rocks 2017 September concert calendar: STS9, Sturgill Simpson, Gorillaz and more

    Red Rocks 2017 September concert calendar: STS9, Sturgill Simpson, Gorillaz and more

    While Labor Day may be the unofficial end to summer in our humanly world, the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre plays by Mother Nature’s rules and she says that there’s still almost a month of summer left. That means there’s plenty of great concerts coming up at Red Rocks in September. The ninth month...
  • New Kingston delivers progressive reggae on 'Come from Far'

    New Kingston delivers progressive reggae on 'Come from Far'

    Reggae has seen a surge in popularity in the last decade or so, and it's understandable. Lots of guys who grew up listening to Bob Marley and others are now making music of their own. New Kingston definitely has its roots in traditional reggae on the new album Come from Far. The album begins with...
  • The Simpkin Project gave a joyful show at The Constellation Room

    The Simpkin Project gave a joyful show at The Constellation Room

    The Simpkin Project played The Constellation room last night and it was a nice treat for the Orange County fans who are such great supporters of the band. The band started its set with some old favorites like "Check Yourself." The crowd received the music enthusiastically by dancing and singing...
  • Interview: The Simpkin Project discusses the new album 'Beam of Light'

    Interview: The Simpkin Project discusses the new album 'Beam of Light'

    The Simpkin Project is a reggae band from Orange County/Long Beach that is set to release a new album next month and play some southern California shows in advance of the release. At Perqs in Huntington Beach, Phil Simpkin (lead guitar, vocals) discussed the new album, the influences of the band and...
  • Dirty Heads announce North American tour dates in support of 'Swim Team'

    Dirty Heads announce North American tour dates in support of 'Swim Team'

    The Dirty Heads have revealed a run of North American tour dates set for this fall, which will take place around the upcoming Oct.13 release of their sixth studio album, Swim Team. Announced on Monday, the 26 shows will start out on Sept. 9 in Cañon City, Colo. and comes to a close on Nov. 24 in...
  • Ozomatli share two new music videos, announce Sept. 29 show at Denver's Gothic Theatre

    Ozomatli share two new music videos, announce Sept. 29 show at Denver's Gothic Theatre

    L.A.-based genre-smashers Ozomatli have shared two new music videos from their recent album Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica, and announced a new show at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO. The band will be hitting the Denver area on Friday, Sept. 29. Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday, Aug...
  • 'Tessera' by Christos DC: catchy reggae melodies and deep lyrics

    'Tessera' by Christos DC: catchy reggae melodies and deep lyrics

    It's interesting enough to know that Christos DC is a Greek-American reggae artist since you don't find a lot of those. It doesn't take long to realize that his new album Tessera is pretty interesting too. The album begins with "Speak the Fire", a song that features Zafayah as well as The Skankin...
  • Sean Paul announces special $15 show at The Novo in Los Angeles

    Sean Paul announces special $15 show at The Novo in Los Angeles

    In the early 2000’s, Sean Paul made a splash as one of the biggest new stars in reggae and fifteen years on, he’s still going strong. Now, Paul has announced a special show at The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles where fans can catch him performing hits from his entire career for just $1...
  • Mr. Belding from 'Saved By The Bell' returns to his principal duties in the Dirty Heads’ new video for ‘Vacation’

    Mr. Belding from 'Saved By The Bell' returns to his principal duties in the Dirty Heads’ new video for ‘Vacation’

    Saved By The Bell’'s Mr. Belding may go down as the most famous and beloved high school principal in history, that is unless this teacher gets a well-deserved promotion one day. Perhaps that is why the Dirty Heads called on actor Dennis Haskins to reprise his role as the head of a now-empty high...
  • Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley shares video for 'R.O.A.R.', announces fall tour

    Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley shares video for 'R.O.A.R.', announces fall tour

    On July 21, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley will release Stony Hill, the reggae star’s first solo album since 2005’s Grammy-winning Welcome to Jamrock. In advance of the album, Marley has shared a new video for the single “R.O.A.R.” and announced a fall tour, which includes a Sept. 21 concert at the Gothic...
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