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Sly Dunbar: 10 minutes with the superstar drummer

Sly Dunbar is one of the most innovative and influential drummers of all time. Individually and together with his “riddim twin” bassist Robbie Shakespeare, Dunbar has played with the biggest names in reggae (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Black […]

Sly Dunbar: 10 minutes with the superstar drummer

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Sly Dunbar is one of the most innovative and influential drummers of all time. Individually and together with his “riddim twin” bassist Robbie Shakespeare, Dunbar has played with the biggest names in reggae (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Black […]

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Scientist vs. Cooper, The Interview: Round 2

Honoring the 78th birthday of the late dub music pioneer Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock (1941-1989), Jamaica’s leading daily newspaper the Gleaner published an article at the end of January

Scientist vs Stephen Cooper: The interview

Discussing his partnership with producer Phillip “Winta” James, reggae star Protoje said – in an interview with WaxPoetics, two years before the duo released “A Matter of Time,” one of the most

Levin Brothers coming to Los Angeles

For fans of King Crimson, especially the 1980s iteration of the band that featured the legendary Robert Fripp, drummer Bill Bruford, singer/guitarist Adrian Belew and bassist Tony Levin, January

Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite coming to Orange

One of the icons of the 1960’s San Francisco blues and rock scene, Elvin Bishop, will be at Chapman University in Orange; January 27, 2019. And it’s not just

Larry McDonald is “Fattening the Pulse of the Rhythm”

If you’re a music lover the only thing better than interviewing Larry McDonald, one of the best percussionists in the world, is interviewing him twice. With more than fifty years

Sister Carol: “Reggae Inna Mi Blood”

Sister Carol, respectfully and affectionately known as the “Black Cinderella” and “Mother Culture,” is both a pioneer and pillar of reggae music. The last of three female reggae artists

Protoje’s Penetrating Perspective

As much or more than any album in recent memory, in any genre, reggae star Protoje’s A Matter of Time— released at the end of June to universal critical acclaim —

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats are touring SoCal in October

Blues fans should be happy to hear Rick Estrin and the Nightcats have released a new recording, Groovin’ in Greaseland, out on Alligator Records. They will be especially happy

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at 76

WASHINGTON — Aretha Franklin, "The Queen of Soul," died Thursday morning at her Detroit home, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. EDT surrounded by family

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