Praise the pot gods.
We have all survived to see another 4/20, the highest, holiest, and happiest of weed holidays. The crop has been harvested. It is lush and green and good. Now if only there were someplace to celebrate with a nice, ceremonial, musical smoke out ...
Here are the ten best 4/20 p ... More >>
Are you a rabid devotee of pezcore ska punk with a "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts" tattoo on your ass, a whole case of limited-edition Less Than Jake cereal boxes in the garage, and a part-time job delivering pepperoni pies for the local Rock-n-Roll Pizzeria?
Well, dude, you are gonna be so st ... More >>
You might not know the name Mr. Vegas. But if you've been within earshot of a dancehall DJ in the last 15 years, you've heard his music.
little acknowledged in the broader music world, the singer is a Jamaican icon thanks to "Heads High," "Hot Wuk," "Bruk
it Down," and other hits known fo ... More >>
The Aggrolites are a skinhead reggae band from Los Angeles.
With a faster pace than the ska and rocksteady that came before it, the style got its name from its old-school UK fans, the black Jamaican rudeboys and white mod factory workers who pioneered the original skinhead subculture.
We spoke to ... More >>
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 >>
WTF is Hare Krishna hardcore? Ask Shelter.When punk started brewing in the late '60s and exploded in the '70s, no one could have predicted the exponential permutations the genre would unleash.
But as it turns out, the next 40 years were a total landslide of sub-subgenres and multigenerational s ... More >>
(Moon Ska Reocrds)
It's hard to believe Magadog has been soldiering since 1992. This band (and this album in particular) recall a time in life when going to shows with a group of friends was 100-percent fun. I'm referring to cool Sunday night show ... More >>
Photo by phivephotography.comThough Fishbone's home turf -- South Central L.A. -- may not have been a typical rock and roll breeding ground, plenty else about the band's birth was fortuitous. The band's early musical brew, heavy on ska, reggae, and a liberal helping of rock, was largely created i ... More >>
via Flickr user Rich AndersonOnce you get off the Jam Cruise, you should go ahead and get ready for another show to reminisce with your new found friends and relive the countless hours of meandering guitars, drum solos, and improvised jam sessions with a band that's been perfecting all those thin ... More >>
The Ska Is Dead TourWith Deal's Gone Bad, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mustard Plug, and the ToastersCulture Room, Fort LauderdaleThursday, November 19, 2009Better Than: Remembering the misled late-'90s mainstream notion of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones supposedly epitomizing ska.The Review:In 2009, ska sur ... More >>
The fourth edition of the recurrent Ska is Dead tour lands at Culture Room on Thursday with a bill straight out of 1997. Ska has been reviled and declared dead for about the last 30 years, but it seems its horn-heavy effervescence just can't be dampened. The genre itself pre-dates reggae, coming out ... More >>
Frankly, the many-membered Boston act Big D and the Kids Table were not, at their inception, among the front-runners for survival of ska's so-called "Third Wave" in the '90s. The band started a little too late - 1995 - to be seen as truly authentic at the movement's peak, around '97 or '98. Its ho ... More >>
Bunny WailerDubFest Featuring Bunny Wailer, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, and othersHollywood ArtsPark at Young CircleSaturday, September 5, 2009 Better Than: Anything that has come to the ArtsPark in a very long time.The Review:Last Saturday, the rain just wouldn't let up. B ... More >>
Skankers of the world unite! Orlando ska legends The Supervillains are coming back to Culture room on September 19. Dom, Skart, Dan, Smally, and Cardo are also scheduled to play at Arts Park in Hollywood on September 5 with the English Beat, Reel Big Fish, and a slew of reggae acts during DubFest. I ... More >>
via www.myspace.com/badmannersofficialBad Manners' frontman, Buster Bloodvessel, in 1983Bad Manners and the English BeatWednesday, January 28, 2009Culture Room, Ft. LauderdaleBetter Than: Feeling sorry for yourself, anywhereThe Review:When a portly, fiftysomething man in a floppy, sweaty, leopard pr ... More >>