Bad Brains Returning with New EP

Blending reggae and punk since the seventies, Bad Brains recently announced plans for a new EP. Filling in for the Brains’ iconic lead singer H.R. will be Jamaican jammer Jesse Royal. While details for the new release are limited, the collaboration between Brains and Royal will certainly cause fans of the band’s reggae side to […]

Video: Sublime – What I Got

It was 19 years ago today that Sublime released their iconic self-titled release via MCA Records… July 30, 1996 for those that don’t want to count backwards. The album was produced by David Kahne and Paul Leary resulting in a masterpiece that created a sub-genre of music with an impact felt through the entire music […]

Live: 2015 NW Roots Festival (7/24-25th, 2015)

Date: Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25th, 2015 Line Up: Josh Heinrichs, SkillinJah, Ethan Tucker, The Steppas, The Approach, Stay Grounded, Inna Vision, Valley Green, Black Salt Tone and more... Venue: Cooks Farm. Carnation, WA. Live: 2015 Northwest Roots Festival Friday, July 24th, 2015 Many of the organizers of last year’s Northwest Homegrown Reggae [...]

Bob Marley’s Island Years Box Set

As reported in February, the Marley family allowed unprecedented access to UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, together with Tuff Gong International, to cherry pick from their personal and private collections of unreleased material in order to compile a special release in honor of what would have been Bob Marley‘s 70th birthday year.

Perro Bravo’s 3 On The Tree

When we spoke with Miguel Happoldt back in April, he made no mention of releasing a new album anytime soon, but sometimes the mindset changes as him and his band Perro Bravo crashed the month of July with the release of their 10 track album 3 On The Tree. See what Miguel told us in […]

Review: Lefty at the Washout – That Just Happened

Lefty at the Washout - That Just Happened Track Listing: 1.) The Get Down 2.) Roll On 3.) That Just Happened 4.) That's Cool 5.) Boogie Man 6.) Rules 7.) Lyrical High (ft. Ben G) 8.) Mucho Culo 9.) Be Mine 10.) Reeses To Pieces The Pier Album Rating: Release Date: July 1st, 2015 Record [...]

Updated Album Reviews

With new albums come new Album Reviews from all of these new summer releases. Catch up on our latest Album Reviews and Star Ratings from new records by Sublime with Rome, Lefty At The Washout, and Tunnel Vision…

Video: Tatanka – “Easy”

On Sept. 9th, 2014, Denver, Colorado’s Reggae-Dub quartet, Tatanka, released their new self-titled album via Roots Musician Records. Track 4 off that album has just received its official music video for the song “Easy”. Recorded through various parts of southern CA, the video was directed by Garrett Laver. You can pick up Tatanka’s latest self-titled […]