As the Rastafarian messiah who will lead Africans to freedom, Haile Selassie’s birthday is one of the holiest days of the year.
The children of rock and rollers look for purpose in life and follow their parents’ footsteps.
Sting & Shaggy kicked off the North American leg of their co-headlining 44/876 Tour in Jacksonville, and Michelle Wilson was on hand to see her favorite musician.
One People One World (KFR). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Rebel Frequency ( Rootfire Cooperative / Baco Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Prince Buster , the legendary soundmaker, has died. Generoso Fierro recounts his monumental life and career.
Tales From the Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Fela Kuti: Na Poi + Chop ‘N Quench (Knitting Factory). Review by Shelton Hull.
Nasty Gal (Light in the Attic Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Trevor Hall (Vanguard Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
DJ (Nervous Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry performs live at Orlando’s The Social for a room packed full of appreciators, our own Phillip Haire among them.
Fate to Fatal EP. Review by Shelton Hull.
Troubadour (A&M). Review by Chris Catania.
A serviceable documentary of a working band in creative transition, Door of No Return misses an opportunity to explore the history of one of the most intriguing reggae bands of all time, Steel Pulse.
Eric Clapton plays his hits at the 1986 Montreux Jazz Festival, and the glare of perfection is too much for Carl F Gauze’s eyes.
Austrailia’s answer to Paul Simon and Jack Johnson, one man band folk artist Xavier Rudd , brought his melodic spin on world music to Orlando. Jen Cray was just one amongst many who packed into The Social to witness the event.
Trying to put the sprawling creative mess that is Jamaican music into order is a daunting task… until you realize that a lot of it sprang from Studio One. Scott Adams recaps several reissues from C.S. “Coxsone” Dodd’s pivotal recording studio.
Many rock bands have penned protests of America’s war in Iraq. But Sans, leader of The Seeded Planet , was actually there, and even received a Purple Heart for his bravery. Find out from Kyrby Raine which side he stands on.
Flowers From The Devil (Self-released). Review by Andrew Ellis.
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Carl F. Gauze reviews Live and Fucking Loud From London on DVD, featuring the queen of rock and roll sex appeal, Wendy O. Williams.
Director Laura Citarella, of the famed filmmaking collective El Pampero Cine, has created with her newest feature Trenque Lauquen a provocative transformation of her protagonist Laura (Laura Parades), whom Citarella first introduced in her 2011 film Ostende. Lily and Generoso enjoyed an in-depth conversation with Citarella about Trenque Lauquen when it screened at AFI Fest 2022.
Back in 2018, Lily and Generoso selected Adirley Queirós’s Once There Was Brasilia as a top ten film. That feature’s cinematographer, Joana Pimenta, has now co-directed with Queirós one of the most expansive political films we’ve seen this year, Dry Ground Burning. Lily and Generoso interviewed Pimenta at AFI Fest earlier this month.