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Peter Tosh

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    June 24, 2014

    The White Album: How Bob Marley's Legend Became a Blockbuster In Death

    Story by Chris Kornelis. At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the f ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 14, 2013

    Can Terrorists Enter the U.S. Through the Mexican Borderd?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the song that goes "Ay, Pepito!"?

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    November 12, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: November 12-15

    DJ Sun The Flat, November 12 For two decades now, DJ Sun has been a Houston turntable institution thanks to his his wide-ranging sets, which only start with jazz, hip-hop, R&B, soul, Latin, reggae, funk and electronica. They always come twice a week, on his KPFT-FM show Soular Grooves (9 p.m. Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Bumbaklat Hits: Pop's 10 Most Unforgivable Reggae Misappropriations

    Can you feel it yet? Don't let all this rain fool you -- Summer is on its way. Sure, that means triple-digit temperatures, mutant mosquitos and Astros-fan apathy, but it also means live music outdoors. And where there's live music outdoors, there is always reggae. It's some kind of rule. Persona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Top 5 Musicians Whose Art Trumps Their Politics

    Once again we have yet another example that if a musician opens his or her mouth without the benefit of a guitar or piano close by, trouble is usually not far behind. In this case it's Rockin' Randall Hank Williams Jr., who compared this year's Obama/John Boehner "golf summit" to Adolf Hitler hittin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Top 5 Weed-Inspired Album Titles

    ​Moments ago, actually earlier this afternoon now, Rocks Off opened an envelope from Universal Music that turned out to contain young No Limit-affiliated rapper Curren$y's major-label debut, Weekend at Burnie's (Warner Bros.). We'll give you three guesses what the New Orleans native's primary ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Bob Marley: Think You Know Him, Mon?

    ​Bob Marley: The Untold Story By Chris Salewicz Music journalist Chris Salewicz hasn't been afraid to tackle the big names in print. In addition to his work as a features writer at NME from 1974-81 and active freelancer, he's previously penned biographies on Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Mick ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    5 New Pop-Star Sitcoms We'd Like To See

    Today marks the 43rd anniversary of <>The Monkees winning an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, making them the first musical act ever to win that award. 1967 also marked a transitional period for the band, which was moving toward creative freedom on the television show in which they started out as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Are You Ready for That Great Atomic Power? Songs That Go Nuclear

    This past week marks the 64th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S., on August 6 and 9, respectively, bringing an end to World War II. The subsequent decades have brought us a Cold War, explosive proliferation, and largely fruitless attempts to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    The Whole Wide World: Vieux Farka Touré's

    The son of the late, great Ali Farka Touré definitely does not live under his father's shadow. After his impressive self-titled debut two years ago, he emerges with Fondo (Six Degrees) , a disc that explores and expands Malian blues with a more global perspective. Since his first disc came out, T ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20, Mon: Why Bob Marley Is Overrated

    When the calendar hits April 20, thoughts turn to man's other best friend: the marijuana plant. Yes, along with copious amounts of Reese's Pieces and trips to the nearest Jack in the Box drive-thru, almost everyone agrees nothing goes better with the reefer than reggae. (Personally, give us Slee ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    February 3, 2009

    The Whole Wide World: Peter Tosh's The Ultimate Experience

    Peter Tosh The Ultimate Experience (Shanachie) www.shanachie.com More than 20 years since Peter Tosh's 1987 assassination, the Wailers co-founder's legacy (as well as Bob Marley's) live on around the world, but that rings especially true in his native Jamaica, where he burst out of poverty and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    RIP Gary Kurfirst

    Stop Making Sense Music-business legend Gary Kurfirst passed away from undisclosed causes while on vacation in Nassau, the Bahamas, January 13. A venue owner, talent manager, film producer and label founder, Kurfirst opened New York City's Village Theater, later known as the Fillmore East, in 1967. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Can a Houston Texan outrap Shaq?

    Since I spend the rest of the day listening to music, most of the time I enjoy (for lack of a better word) waking up to Marc Vandermeer and Andre Ware on SportsRadio 610, even though they're both entirely too in love with the Texans. I mean, I know the Texans pay a good chunk of your salary, but com ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Sir Mick's Greatest "Hits"

    This week, Sir Mick Jagger, the guy that sings in the Rolling Stones, released a compilation of his solo hits. Calling these songs “hits” is a stretch in the most sincere form. You could call it more of an album of tracks that Keef shot down during sessions. He probably produced a switchblade an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2006

    Rotation: Out Louder

    Medeski, Scofield , Martin and Wood Out Louder Indirecto On Out Louder, jazz guitar legend John Scofield has once again teamed up with groove masters John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood to create magic. Not since the 1998 masterpiece A Go Go has the quartet recorded together. Unlike A Go G ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Everlasting Sounds

    Ten of the year's most timeless records

  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006
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    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, Wack imagines a few likely pairings

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Lucky Dube

    Thursday, June 19

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Reggae Rugrats

    Morgan Heritage keeps roots reggae rolling into a new century

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Smoke and Steel

    The Kinsey Report's findings: Blues, rock, funk and reggae can coexist in one band, but the blend won't make you famous

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Just for Openers

    Houston's first-call warm-up band Cosmic Force sets its sights higher

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Blues Brothers

    The Kinsey Report and its familial blues-funk

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Simmer Up

    Celebrating the love and music of Bob Marley

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    April 30, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    January 22, 1998
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    May 30, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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    February 3, 1994
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