Wanna lead a blessed existence full of irie vibes? Simply abide these nine Rasta-approved rules of conduct and you shall bask in the radiant glory of the Zion Lion: (1) Grow that ganja; (2) Get dreaded; (3) Praise Jah; (4) Start an Ital diet; (5) Smoke that ganja; (6) Listen to lots of reggae mus ... More >>
About 13 spliffs after writing about Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley dropping out of the Nine Mile Music Festival, we here at Crossfade decided that this alleged cancellation wasn't true. We became convinced it was all part of a vast Babylonian conspiracy and the Marley bros would still be sho ... More >>
Before you roll up and roll out to Virginia Key Beach Park next weekend for the Nine Mile Music Festival (which Miami has known as Marley Fest for as long as anyone can remember), be aware that Damian "Jr. Gong," Julian, and recent Grammy winner Stephen Marley will not be appearing or performing ... More >>
Meet Stephen Marley and the Movement at Nine Mile.Get dreaded. Grow some ganja. Climb that mountain. For the 19th consecutive year, the Bob Marley Movement of Jah People will meet in Miami to shake its mane, spark a spliff, and celebrate the immortal legacy of its late leader by jamming right, ... More >>
It's time to start planning your road trip to Lollapalooza land 'cause King Perry Farrell just released his 125-name guestlist for this August's three-day Grant Park extravaganza. And if you don't wanna be left at the gate, crying and clawing the dirt like a pauper, you better buy a full-weekend ... More >>
photo by Shaun BloodworthMary Anne Hobbs' Road Warrior TourWith Mary Anne Hobbs, Dr. Strangeloop, Gonjasufi, Lorn, and TakeFriday, April 22, 2011The Vagabond, MiamiBetter Than: Any of the usual stale club music fare going on wherever else!The Review:Okay, we'll just admit that Mary Ann Hobbs is o ... More >>
This thirtysomething singer holds it down for Trinidad on this bill, one of the few artists here to represent soca. Still, if anyone has a shot at bringing the Caribbean style over into the mainstream, it's Machel Montano. While he's been recording and releasing albums since his teen years, in recen ... More >>
It's easy to look at Collie Buddz (or even just hear his name) and dismiss him as a joke or at least a novelty. He's a white guy singing reggae, and he's using the last name of Buddz rather than his given Harper. People who dismiss him out of hand, though, are truly missing something special. Collie ... More >>
This years Caribbean Fest returns to its roots.
Our guide to the 15th annual Caribbean Festival.
Dancehall darling Collie Buddz has a hit single, an album ready to drop, and a lot of very confused fans