By Chris Kornellis At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the fou ... More >>
Do you feel that, Dallas? That's sunshine. The weather is finally getting to be enjoyable again and it's time to hit the streets and catch some great live music picks this weekend. Between Beenie Man, The Internet, and Meat Puppets-- we've got some rarities on the horizon this week that you really d ... More >>
Spring has officially sprung, Dallas! This light hoodie weather is gorgeous, the sun is shining, and the show calendar is nice and flush with options for the coming week. Get down and dirty with the dancehall king, get romantic with The Egyptian Lover, or get amped up with VNV Nation-- either way, g ... More >>
Although Santa Cruz' The Expendables play an energetic hybrid of rock, ska and reggae. Its members themselves take pride in being way laid back, and that's what led to the band's most recent offering: the all-acoustic Gone Soft. Speaking from Tallahassee on a day off from the tour and in anticipat ... More >>
Were you hoping for some time travel this afternoon? Well, aren't you in luck. Dallas booty shaker and party maker DJ Sober is on tour right now gracing the East Coast with his presence and those smooth fades. Sober assures me we won't lose him to those New York cool kids even if he has already be ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce". The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If you weren't there ... More >>
It's a weird and wonderful variety of shows happening in our area this evening. Fans of classic reggae and neo-classical avant-garde will be especially pleased...
We have ourselves a busy little evening of music on our hands tonight. If you can't find something cool listed here, you don't deserve to go out.
The AggrolitesLos Angeles' The Aggrolites are a reggae band that formed in 2002 as a combination of Vessels and the Rhythm Doctors. Starting out, they performed the duties of backing band for reggae icon Derrick Morgan. But after being satisfied with that venture, the band decided work more toge ... More >>
Sunday, January 10, at House of Blues
Hal SamplesProtesters gathered across the street from Trincity last night.Reggae artist Buju Banton didn't realize "faggot" had become a bad word. At least, that's the story according to friends and colleagues of the artist, who stood in front of Trincity/Palm Beach Club last night, watching the ... More >>
Reggae music is all about the good vibes. Unless you're Buju Banton. In his case, the vibes being sent his way by the LGBT community? They're quite bad. The reggae star has been inciting the ire of the gay community for decades--ever since the release of "Boom Bye Bye," which he has since ... More >>
Dark Horse (Road Runner)
Sunday, October 28, at Granada Theater
Another Marley visits the Granada
Jamaica's new dancehall badass wants your attention
Ten of the year's most timeless records
Tuesday, March 14, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Dutty Rock (VP/Atlantic)
DJ Spooky is the world's most eclectic spinner--in (music) theory, at least