reggae Archive

THE SNAILS HAD THEIR VAN STOLEN AND NEED YOUR HELP! #Reggae

It would seem that criminals have no better pastime than screwing with touring bands and their transportation. Pennsylvania Reggae/Soul outfit The Snails are one of the latest victims of scumbag douchery, and the timing couldn’t have been worse as they are just about to embark on a tour.  But let’s not allow the bad guys […]

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Tribal Seeds Announce Release of New LP Representing – Out May 13th! @tribalseeds

“Their fun, positive, socially conscious music resonates with everyone who hears it. […]  ‘Representing’ should only solidify them as one of the nation’s premiere reggae rock bands.” – NBC San Diego   “Tribal Seeds are still at the top of the game. Their addictive roots-inspired sound is always catchy and  fits in perfectly with the vocal […]

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Interview with Yesod Williams from PEPPER @pepperlive; New s/t album available in store right NOW!

There is something about the groove of Jamaican-influenced music, and Kailua Kona, Hawaii reggae/rock trio Pepper are the perfect band for warm weather fun. Think ice-cold drinks, girls wearing next to nothing, BBQ’s, and a laid back good time.… Can you dig it? All of these seem to flourish with a good soundtrack, and Pepper […]

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Interview with Marc Wasserman from Bigger Thomas; Playing #APPLESTOMP @irvingplaza @asbestosrecord

NY/NJ’s Bigger Thomas is one of many, many acts that will be taking the stage at Irving Plaza from May 31st through June 1st for the first installment of The Apple Stomp (that I personally hope becomes an annual event.) Representing my first interview with a 9-piece band (Slipknot wasn’t available,) Bigger Thomas are celebrating […]

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Interview with Nate Bergman from LIONIZE; On tour with Clutch NOW. @lionizemusic

Silver Spring, Maryland’s Lionize has a motto… “Go Hard.” A simple, yet fitting 2-word description for a band that has been doing just that for quite some time. The 4 (sometimes 5) piece group bring a dirty rock-reggae mix to the table, lush with soulful vocals, lurking grooves, and a touch of psychedelia to pay […]

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Interview with Justin Lloyd from MRS. SKANNOTTO; New album “All These Evolutions” out now! @mrsskannotto #ska

Long-running Rochester, NY Ska band Mrs. Skannotto have recently taken a serious leap into the world of full-time musicianship. Though a staple of the 518 scene for almost a decade and a half, only now has the group decided to pursue their craft on a more serious level. And if you want to talk about […]

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Interview with Mike Sarason from THE PINSTRIPES; On tour with THE SLACKERS right now!

Cincinnati, Ohio’s The Pinstripes are nearing their 10 year mark as a band, proving to non-believers and those who “Liked Ska in High School” that the genre is still alive and kicking! It’s party music… Don’t you like to party? With a hefty blend of soulful melodies, groovy rhythms, and the obligatory horn stabs and […]

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Interview with Mike Gantzer from AQUEOUS; Playing Nietzsche’s in Buffalo TONIGHT! @aqueous

Buffalo, NY groove-rock quartet Aqueous is a lot of fun, both in the way they compose their tunes and how they deliver them in concert. I know some of you will read this, see the word “Jam,” and immediately peg the group as a bunch of Deadhead wannabes, but that couldn’t be further from the […]

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Great interview with Tommy Benedetti from John Brown’s Body; Playing #Syracuse, NY TONIGHT 1/18/13!!! @johnbrownsbody

You’d be hard pressed to find a current roots-reggae band with more drive, innovation, and straight up talent than Ithaca, NY’s John Brown’s Body. If you have ever been to one of their performances, you know what I’m talking about. If you call yourself a reggae fan and haven’t seen them yet, you should either […]

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Interview with Dan Keller from GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD; Playing Buffalo and Syracuse with @UmphreysMcGee this week!!! @giantpandadub

Rochester, NY’s Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad don’t seem to slow down, and who’d blame them? Hot off of two new, vastly different releases in 2012, Country and In These Times, fans of G.P.G.D.S. can’t seem to get enough of the jam/reggae band, and that is exactly what this talented quintet wants. Persistent, dedicated, and […]

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Interview with Dennis Stadelman from COPE; New album coming in 2013! @blpfam

Tampa Bay 4-piece COPE is heading out on a bunch of weekend warrior tour dates coming up, and that means warm weather vibes, groovy tunes, and smiling audiences all around. Their songs often incorporate a wide variety of diverse styles and embellishments, but it all ends in a scintillating batch of well structured tunes that’ll […]

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Interview with Joshua Waters Rudge from THE SKINTS (@theskints); Someone bring them to America already!!!

The Skints need to come to America, like yesterday. Representing East London Reggae, this UK quartet’s brilliant mix of ska, dub, reggae, hip hop, and punk is possibly the best thing I’ve heard come out of the current wave of the underground in a long time, and we needed it. If you need even an […]

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Interview with Eric Rachmany from REBELUTION; Playing Syracuse, NY TONIGHT (10/10)!!!

Jamaican feel and West Coast flow: That’s about as good of a description as you’re going to get for a band like Rebelution. With a host of accolades under their belt, this Santa Barbara quintet is currently at the forefront of the modern day reggae movement. Inspiring many like-minded new school Jamaican groove bands, Rebelution […]

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Interview with Jeff Lloyd from THE HEAVY PETS (@theheavypets)

  The Heavy Pets rolled through Syracuse, NY again on September 19, and it’s always good to have the Floridian reggae/jam/rockers back in Upstate, NY. Their youthful energy is a great way to help bring in the weekend, even if it’s only Thursday. I’m always down to get things started a day early, and having […]

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Interview with Christafari from Fear Nuttin Band (@fearnuttinband)

On a mission to “Unify The Music, Unify The People” and hailing from Springfield, Massachusetts, Fear Nuttin Band are turning heads and making plenty of noise in the Reggae-Rock circuit these days. Featuring a diverse cast of musicians from all over the world, the sextet’s multiple genre approach to recorded music and live performance makes […]

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P.O.D. Interview with Sonny Sandoval

Nu-Metal has essentially come and gone at this point. Any band thinking that they will be able to sustain a musical career by performing Rap-Rock Mall Metal in a public environment are going to have a very difficult time grasping the fact that the scene is virtually over. The only exception to this rule would […]

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The Aggrolites Interview with Roger Rivas

L.A. based The Aggrolites are hitting the Saranac Brewery opening for Slightly Stoopid in the coming months, and Ska/Reggae fans be damned if they miss it! A rare treat for Upstate NY, The Aggrolites plays a style of music they have dubbed “Dirty Reggae,” and the name fits like a glove.

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Archive: Interview with Sim Redmond from SIM REDMOND BAND

Ithaca, NY based Sim Redmond Band is something to behold. Formed in 1999, the 6-piece have traveled many miles to bring their distinctive sound and positive energy to eager fans. The group’s unique blend of Roots/Afro-Caribbean/Reggae is a strong statement of how lively and diverse our local music scene really is. Offering strong rhythm, wonderful […]

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