Tag Archives: reggae

Quick plays: JIM BYRNES, INTASTELLA, THE JAMIE PORTER BAND, BILL FEEHELY

JIM BYRNES - Long Hot Summer Days

JIM BYRNES Long Hot Summer Days Black Hen Music [Release date 27.10.17] Sixty nine year old, multiple Canadian Juno and Maple Blues Awards winner, Jim Byrnes turns the clock back to his St Louis high school days for inspiration on … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MATISYAHU, DAVID RAMIREZ, MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ

MATISYAHU Undercurrent

MATISYAHU Undercurrent Fallen Sparks/Thirty Tigers [Release date 19.05.17] Reggae, hip hop, rap and beatboxing.  Four musical styles I’d cross the road to avoid.  Period.  Add in Orthodox Jewish themes, and Matisyahu should be a big no, no, no, no, NO. … Continue reading

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EP review: DAVE HANSON – Live!

 DAVE HANSON - Live!

www.davehansonmusic.co.uk Six String Social Records [Release date 31.03.17] Dave Hanson was the guitarist with folk pop band the Dunwells and he’s now gone solo, releasing his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Almost Horizontal’ last year. Less than a year later he … Continue reading

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Album review: JON HERINGTON – Adult Entertainment

JON HERINGTON – Adult Entertainment

CD Baby [Release date 14.06.16] Jon Herington is best known as the guitarist in Steely Dan for the last 16 years, yet he’s also managed to carve out his own solo career that stretches back to 1992. ‘Adult Entertainment’ – … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BEAT featuring RANKING ROGER – Bounce

THE BEAT featuring RANKING ROGER - Bounce

DMF Records [Release date 30.09.16] The Beat are best remembered for a string of hit singles at the height of 2-Tone/ska boom in the late 70′s/early 80′s. These included a cover of ‘Tears Of A Clown’, ‘Mirror In The Bathroom’ … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N. – Happy Bastards

ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N. – Happy Bastards

Ruf [Release date 26.02.16] Often described as a party band full of ‘orchestrated chaos’, Southern Californian outfit Andy Frasco and the U.N. is no such thing on record. They are every bit as organized and astute as Zappa was in … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BUNNY GANG – Thrive

The Bunny Gang - Thrive

Hardline/Membran [Release date 17.11.14] The Bunny Gang are fronted by Flogging Molly bassist Nathen Maxwell.  However, the musical style of his side project is very different from Flogging Molly’s boisterous and defiant Irish punk drive. ‘Thrive’, the band’s second album, … Continue reading

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Gig review: SOiL – The Garage, Glasgow, 23 October 2014

SOiL - The Garage, Glasgow, 23 October 2014

Some things are sent to try you!  Take tonight, I was going along to this gig mostly on the strength of opening act Wolfborne’s latest album, ‘In The Beginning’, which I reviewed recently and found to be excellent. Knowing that … Continue reading

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Interview with HENRY UPTON (Lionize)

Formed back in 2002 and with 4 albums to their name Maryland based Lionize are now gaining the recognition they rightly deserve. Their original blues rock sound, infused with the odd reggae influence, is gaining a wider audience and, with a little … Continue reading

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Gig review: SKINDRED/SOiL – Manchester Academy, 2 February 2014

Skindred - Manchester Academy, 2 February 2014

3 bands, 3 music styles and 1 outcome, one awesome night of entertainment. It’s the last night of the UK leg of Skindred’s ‘Kill The Power’  tour before they head off to Europe and beyond for the next few months … Continue reading

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