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Friday, August 2 2013

Counterbalance No. 133a: Bob Marley and the Wailers’ ‘Catch a Fire’

Quench me when I'm thirsty. Come on and cool me down, baby, when I'm hot. Your recipe is so tasty, when you show and stir your pot. Cooking up the 133rd most acclaimed album of all time in this week's Counterbalance.


Tuesday, July 23 2013

Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers: Nothing Can Stop Us

The lead singer of the Eternals reprises his deep roots forays with help from the new school.


Thursday, July 11 2013

The Skatalites: Walk with Me

What most people know today as reggae music is really just ska which, tired from the hot Jamaica sunshine, decided to chill out and take a breather.


Thursday, May 2 2013

Major Lazer: Free the Universe

Each bar straddles rapid snares that pop and snap like firecrackers rippling on a waterbed mattress of liquid bass. Is this starting to sound like dirty talk? Then you're starting to get it.


Sunday, March 31 2013

The Lions: This Generation

Are we heading for a roots-reggae renaissance?


Sunday, October 23 2011

Bio Ritmo: La Verdad

La Verdad captures the power and punch and authentic spontaneity of a live performance without sacrificing any studio polish.


Monday, October 10 2011

Extra Classic: Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like a Laser Beam

Extra Classic pays homage, and shows its own vitality, when they build off of Jamaican music, but the band should find subject material a bit closer to home.


Monday, September 19 2011

Manu Chao: 5 September 2011 - New York

Labor Day at Terminal 5 with Manu Chao was as stirring as it was sweaty. That is, very.


Thursday, July 7 2011

Bob Marley: The Untold Story

Bob Marley’s story is that of an archetype, which is why it continues to have such a powerful and ever-growing resonance: it embodies, among other themes, political repression, metaphysical and artistic insights, gangland warfare, and various periods in a mystical wilderness.


Tuesday, May 10 2011

“You Can’t Blame Those Who Have Tried”: An Interview with Cedella Marley

In this revealing and open interview, Cedella Marley discusses her father's legacy, the planned bootleg series ahead, and what's currently missing in the current state of reggae music ...


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