Thursday Feb 23

Video: Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm (ft. Skip Marley)

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:20

Video: Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm (ft. Skip Marley)

Never thought we would ever publish a Katy Perry related song or video but it appears that the pop-star is taking some dancehall influence with her new music as she taps Skip Marley as a guest feature to her new song “Chained to the Rhythm.” The song still has her pop flair but accented by a reggae cadence and dancehall rhythm. The video was filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain and if anything, this is a break-out moment for Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip, who provides much needed edge to the track as he graces the song similar to how Lady Saw was featured on No Doubt’s Underneath It All, dishing his verse toward the end of the track. Perry supported the release of Skip’s latest single, “Lion,” on social media, calling the Jamaican singer, “the voice of our REVOLUTION.”

“Chained to the Rhythm” was premiered live on television at the 59th Grammy Awards on CBS. One thing is clear with this song — reggae and it’s dancehall sensibilities appear to be furthering its way into pop music and culture. What’s next? Taylor Swift collaborating with Gentleman? Justin Bieber with Marcia Richards? We love how reggae and its many branches are continuing its momentum of influence. What do you think of the song?

Update on 311’s 12th Studio Album & Summer Tour

Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:23

Update on 311’s 12th Studio Album & Summer Tour

The holiday season has officially arrived for 311 and excitable ones across the globe. Having electrified and ignited audiences with every live show for almost 30 years in addition to releasing 11 studio albums along the way, the Omaha-based quintet recently announced several updates regarding their 2017 Summer Unity Tour and forthcoming album…

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Raging Fyah Announce Summer Tour with UB40

Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:08

Raging Fyah Announce Summer Tour with UB40

Still riding the wave of critical acclaim from their Grammy-nominated release Everlasting in 2016, Raging Fyah recently announced that they will be hitting the road this summer with UB40 upon conclusion of their current tour dates with Tribal Seeds. Capturing their quintessential roots reggae sound in a live setting is a privilege for all who are able to see them perform; make sure you catch them when they come through your town!

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Dispatch Release New Single, Announce US Summer Tour

Thursday, 23 February 2017 08:46

Dispatch Release New Single, Announce US Summer Tour

Self-proclaimed ‘funk and reggae packed rock band’ Dispatch have built their foundation on their live shows and a tight-knit fan base that has steadied their ship for over 20 years. While things had been relatively quiet out of the Dispatch camp lately, the band released a new single this month and announced their “America, Location 12” US Summer Tour alongside Guster!

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Jersey City’s CC Roots Releases Debut EP

Thursday, 23 February 2017 08:32

Jersey City’s CC Roots Releases Debut EP

Jersey City’s reggae rock 5-piece CC Roots recently released their debut EP, Quality Time. The 6-track EP was released independently by CC Roots on January 20th, 2017. Quality Time exhibits the group’s evolving sound, which craftily merges together reggae, rock, and jam.

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January 21st, 2017
Jon Wayne & The Pain
-Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

February 3rd, 2017
Common Kings
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Less Than Jake
-Sound The Alarm EP

February 10th, 2017
Fortunate Youth
-Fortune Youth
Save Ferris
-Checkered Past EP

February 17th, 2017
Soulfiya
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March 3rd, 2017
Queen Ifrica
-Climb

March 17th, 2017
Iya Terra
-Sacred Sound

March 24th, 2017
Ballyhoo!
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Nattali Rize
-Rebel Frequency

March 31st, 2017
Three Legged Fox
-Watch the World
Dangermuffin
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April 7th, 2017
Gentleman's Dub Club
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The Flatliners
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The Fiction
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