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Reggae

  • Music

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Stephen Marley at House of Blues, 5/22/14

    I wonder what it was like to grow up a Marley. Unfortunately they all lost their dad too early in life, but what was it like growing up in Bob's shadow? While it might've been difficult stepping out on their own, the family name assuredly afforded them many more opportunities throughout life. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Skid Row, Stephen Marley, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, May 19 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver guitars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    30 Seconds With Los Rakas

    Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop duo from Oakland, California. The group consists of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, and their music is a mix of Panamanian and Caribbean music such as salsa, reggae, dancehall, and merengue, with hip-hop, R&B, and soul sprinkled on top. We spoke briefly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Kyra Noons, Houston's Reggae Sunsplash

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? For all its strengths as ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013

    World Beat: The Music of iFest

    Performers from New Orleans to Zimbabwe enliven this year's Brazilian-themed Houston International Festival.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Sunday: iFest In Downtown Houston -- Seun Kuti, Texas Tornados & More

    Houston International Festival Downtown Houston April 29, 2012 See lots more on iFest's second weekend in our slideshows of the bands, the crowds and the arts & culture. I like iFest. I'm glad it's here. It's not the kind of thing I'd like to go to every weekend, but once a year is about perfect. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SXSW: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Rock ACL Live

    Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce". The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If you weren't there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    The Roots Of Lionize: From Miles Davis To Led Zeppelin

    It's hard to find a band that reps Miles Davis in the same breath as much as they do Led Zeppelin, but Lionize are that band. Recording in Jamaica with Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills, supporting beardos like Kylesa, Clutch, and cKy? Yes, that's Lionize for you. Opening for Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Marley's Ghost: Bob Lives In More Than Just Dorm Rooms

    The Onion​Thirty years ago today, Bob Marley passed away from cancer at the young age of 36. According to one joke, it took three days to bury him because his coffin kept jammin'. Bada bum. That's not even our favorite. Earlier this year, Dan Turner, press secretary to Mississippi Governor an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Footpie, Dread-Free And Jammin' The Suburbs

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. myspace.com/footpie​Foot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Nas & Damien Marley Keep It All In The Distant Family

    Photos by Marco Torres​ At 36, Nas has been one of hip-hop's most consistent record makers for the last decade. While his latest offering, Distant Relatives, isn't stone genius like, say 2001's Stillmatic, it's one of his best albums in years. Unfortunately for his place in music history, Nas cut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Win A Pair Of Toots & The Maytals Tickets

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off is giving away a pair of tickets to Toots & the Maytals at high noon on our Facebook page. Please add us here. ​If Toots Hibbert didn't actually give birth to reggae, he certainly dated the midwife. Hibbert's legacy traces itself to the earliest reggae recordings as ska slo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    George Clinton To Play Extended iFest Set For King Sunny Ade

    ​The Houston International Festival has adjusted its schedule to accommodate the cancellation of Nigeria's King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, who scratched their tour after talking drummer Gabriel Ayanniyi and percussionist Omo Olope were killed in a car accident on their way to a video shoot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    The Caribbean At iFest: Pass The Kutchie To Neutral Sister, The Mighty Diamonds And Easy Star All-Stars

    Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. Today, the Caribb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Aftermath: The Wailers, and Much Gnashing of Teeth from Our Writer, at House of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Aftermath recently read the following quote on Twitter: "Reggae is actually the only musical genre in which its greatest artist ever is actually its most popular as well." While Aftermath thinks this reveals a major disservice to artists l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Music

    November 22, 2007

    Trenchtown in the 'Trose

    Talking ska with Ryan Scroggins

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2007
  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Stephen Marley

    Mind Control

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Woodbelly

    Woodbelly performs Friday, March 30, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th, 713-862-8707.

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Everlasting Sounds

    Ten of the year's most timeless records

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Jackie Mitto

    Wishbone

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

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

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006
  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Sean Paul

    The Trinity

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Murder Music in Sharpstown

    Houston yawns as Jamaican homophobe Capleton blazes through town

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Shakin' That Smart Ass

    DJ /rupture's bombastic genre pastiche is incredibly cerebral, not to mention surprisingly fun to dance to

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2003

    Up Close and Personal

    Jamaican dancehall stars bring back the lovers' rock

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Whatcha Gonna Do?

    Houston's Neutral Sisters look white, sing black and move to a reggae rhythm

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Soundmurderer

    Wired for Sound (Violent Turd)

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Where's My Lollipop?

    Buju Banton wants to know

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Jamaican Patties

    Bluemountain Cafe

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Monty Alexander

    Goin' Yard (Telarc)

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Just for Openers

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

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Wandering Son

    Carlton Pride, son of Charley, opted not to take any country roads

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Burning Spear

    Gush-worthy

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    He Be Jammin'

    Soulfly's Max Cavalera draws inspiration from a most unlikely source: Bob Marley

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Ska Fathers

    When searching for the source of the Jamaican sound, look no further than the Skatalites

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Simmer Up

    Celebrating the love and music of Bob Marley

  • Music

    August 13, 1998
  • Music

    April 23, 1998

    Feel for the Real

    Burning Spear's gimmick-free reggae has all the earmarks of home

  • Music

    October 9, 1997
  • Film

    February 3, 1994
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