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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers to Appear at Belly Up

Top photo courtesy of Alligator Records After more than a year without live music Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will perform at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers — […]

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers to Appear at Belly Up

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Top photo courtesy of Alligator Records After more than a year without live music Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will perform at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers — […]

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Conversation With Tony Levin

Top illustration by Tim Forkes Going on the TV show Fridays I remember that. What were we doing on that show? We’re not a pop band. We did even know why

Tony Levin Talks About King Crimson and His Musical Journey

Top photo provided by dgmlive.com King Crimson fans — old King Crimson fans — might remember where they were when they first listened to the band’s debut album, In the

Earl “Chinna” Smith: A Kingston reasoning, Part 2

 with Legendary Guitarist  (The Interview: Part 2) In part one of my March interview with legendary guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith – conducted at Chinna’s house in Kingston, Jamaica – many topics were

Tommy Castro returning to the L.A. area

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, touring in support of their latest Alligator Records release, Killin’ It Live , will perform at The Rose in Pasadena on Thursday, March 19,

Legendary members of Soul Syndicate still burning the fire: New albums released

With February’s confluence of earthstrong celebrations for reggae’s king, Bob Marley — this year, his 75th—and its crown prince, Dennis Brown (not far behind at 63), and also, ever

Legendary drummer Santa Davis in a historic conversation (Part 1)

A Historic Conversation with Legendary Drummer Santa Davis (The Interview—Part 1) On December 1, 2019, I interviewed drummer Carlton “Santa” Davis—at his house in Los Angeles—for over three hours about

Tony Chin’s historic, unstoppable career in music (part 2)

 Unstoppable, Historic Career in Music (The Interview: Part 2)  At the end of Part 1 of my interview of legendary guitar player Tony Chin, Tony recounted several never before published stories about

General Jah Mikey: “I Just Love That Microphone, Man”

Due in part to my friendship with legendary sound engineer Scientist I’ve been blessed to meet and interview some of the most famous names in reggae, legends like Sly Dunbar

Imbibe Consciousness and Culture with Cocoa Tea

“Cocoa Tea” is a popular Caribbean drink, but music fans know it’s also the name of one of reggae’s sweetest singers and best live performers. After more than four

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