The Green ‘Black & White’ album review

Reggae rock is defined by a handful of bands who have paved the way for the genre to grow into what it is today. Rebelution. Pepper. Iration. Of course, Slightly Stoopid. Yet, the breadwinners of the island reggae movement is undisputably The Green, surfacing in 2010 and not going under any time soon. Pepper traverses both […]

Gary Clark Jr. explores all genres in ‘This Land’ album

Texas guitar legend Gary Clark Jr. has rocked the charts this week with the release of his third full-length album, This Land: a politically-charged masterpiece, encompassing virtually all genres of music as a mosaic does with small pieces of glass. Woven into the tapestry of This Land is GCJR’s signature blues sound among reggae elements, […]

Rocky Dawuni ‘Beats of Zion’ album review

The GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, global ambassador and humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni has combined passionate vocals with soothing rhythmic melodies that paint breathtaking scenes on his latest offering entitled Beats of Zion, available March 8th, 2019 on Six Degrees Distribution. “Beats of Zion was born out of my desire to use my diverse global musical influences […]

Reel Big Fish is back with ‘Life Sucks… Let’s Dance’ album

What to say about Reel Big Fish… besides being ska music pioneers, these cheeky gentlemen led by the wittiest man alive, Aaron Barrett, continue to remind us that the aging genre is far from dead. The Orange County brass-heavy band bombarded into the mainstream when they broke it big in 1997 with their summer hit […]

Common Kings ‘One Day’ EP review

Coming off their successful GRAMMY-nominated album, Lost In Paradise, Common Kings resurrects with a victorious EP One Day that features the likes of acclaimed reggae artists Stephen Marley, Matisyahu, ¡MAYDAY! and Kat Dahlia. This EP highlights the lightheartedness of Common Kings through their joyful reggae rhythms juxtaposed to the social commentary in their lyrics. The mix of […]

Julian Marley set to release reggae’s next staple album, ‘As I Am’

Julian Marley’s much anticipated 4th album, As I Am, is available for pre-order now and is giving fans a delightful taste of the soul-powered production with an immediate download of the track “Straighter Roads” with every purchase. Fans have been patiently waiting an entire decade since the release of Marley’s previous album, Awake, which won ‘Best […]

Jah Gumby ‘Humility: The Vibes of Jah G’ album review

Progressive dub reggae artist and producer Jah Gumby has recently released his brand new installment entitled Humility: The Vibes of Jah G. It’s a great listen with tons of diversity. The album opens up directly with an infectious mood and excellent complexity on “Thirsters Trodding”. The album’s overwhelming instrumental density is revealed with full force […]

LAW ‘There and Back Again’ album review

Hailing from Los Angeles County, LAW is making their own unique mark in the rock world with their forthcoming album, There and Back Again. Drawing from the same bloodline as late Sublime lead singer, Bradley Nowell, Jakob Nowell has created a new sound with his band using their musical influences stemming from Incubus, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, […]

Taj Weekes & Adowa ‘To All My Relations’ album review

Internationally acclaimed roots reggae group, Taj Weekes and Adowa released their 6th album, To All My Relations (TAMR) on October 12th. Recorded and produced by Steel Pulse musician/producer Sidney Mills, TAMR is a vibrant expression of the socio-political climate of America through the eyes of the bandmates. Filling our eardrums with 15 fresh new tracks, […]

Proof of Life ‘Free Your Mind’ EP review

Coming straight off of E.N Young’s record label, Roots Musician Records, the Corpus Christi, Texas band Proof of Life has released their first EP Free Your Mind. Taking elements of reggae and dub, Proof of Life is an excellent example of a modern meets traditional reggae band. They have provided us with an album that […]

Highest Intention to release title track off forthcoming LP

Cali reggae band Highest Intention, quickly gaining a following for their smooth rhythms and feel good vibes, is back in action with the premiere single off their upcoming full-length album, Universal Light. The 16-track debut album follows the band's first EP and features the likes of Raleigh Neil (of Michael Franti), Paul Wolstencraft (of Slightly […]

The Temple Rockers reveal ‘Festival of Lights’ holiday album

Judaism and Rastafarianism – an unlikely pair one might think – yet, musically and historically, they are a complementary one made for a holy musical matrimony. Reggae bassist, David Gould (formerly of John Brown’s Body), with his Ithaca-based band The Temple Rockers, along the likes of Jamaican singers Linval Thompson, Wayne Jarrett and Ansel Meditation, explore […]

Nesbeth announces debut album and supporting tour

After captivating the scene four years ago with an EP titled Victory, as well as being named one of the “11 Jamaican Reggae Artists That Is Keeping Roots Reggae Alive” by MTV Iggy in 2015, Kingston, Jamaica’s own reggae artist Nesbeth will be presenting his first full-length album entitled A.M.E.N named after his beloved late wife […]

A view of The Elovaters & forthcoming ‘Defy Gravity’ album review

Let me preface with how this think piece originally began in January 2018, while Jackson Wetherbee (vocals, guitar), Johnny “Blaze” Alves (guitar), Nick Asta (drums), Derrick Cabral (percussion), Greg Nectow (keys) and newest oddity to this seamless collection, Matt Link (bass), were down at White Star Sound in Virginia. If this spot sounds familiar, that is normal. It's the […]

Dry Reef ‘Daychange’ album review

The name of this east coast band, Dry Reef, rolls off the tongue in much the same sweet-sounding fashion as the group so often plays. The indie-surf rockers rose to prominence and managed to secure a nice following in a very short amount of time. The four band members are clearly overachievers because their new […]