In memoriam of Andy J. Chaves, beloved artist gone too soon

Andy J. Chaves, the dynamic and ever-unique founding member of Tempe, AZ-based indie/alternative band Katastro, has died at 32. Known for his hard-hitting verses, overflowing charisma and spectacular style (in both fashion and overall swagger), the untraditional vocalist always marched to the beat of his own drum. The very drum that fellow band member and […]

In memoriam of reggae legend, Ras Denroy Morgan

Beloved patriarch, zealous Rastafarian, global activist, musical prodigy and father of reggae dynasty Morgan Heritage, Ras Denroy Morgan was a man among men. The father of 30, grandfather of 104 and great-grandfather of 15 devoted his life to his legacy and his faith, all through his passion for music. Morgan is widely regarded as a […]

In memoriam of DJ Carlos Culture, a reggae legend

Before this massive escalation in American reggae, far ahead of the reggae festivals marking the calendar year, people grew up honoring the roots. Roots, rock, reggae — dub, ska, dancehall, lover’s rock, mento, rocksteady, raggamuffin. These genres are the infrastructure making up reggae as we know it. One person who knew it all too well […]