Frontman of the Midwest hip hop group Atmosphere, Sean Daley, or "Slug" as he goes by on stage, is a rare breed in the sense that seems to wear his heart on his sleeve and has the perspective to allow himself to be his own person rather than a manufactured image of an onstage persona. Sean carries himself with a sobering energy that reflects his sincerity in how he sees the world and communicates with a level of genuineness and empathy that is refreshing to see in an artist of his tenure.
Reggae has always been known as the genre of “one love” but from the earliest days of his Hawaiian origin, Mike Love has taken this to a new level. He wears many hats as a musician, a spiritual shaman, and even an ordained minister, but few who meet him could help but call him a friend as his welcoming and affectionate aura touches shines so brightly.
Hailing all the way from Saint-Étienne, France, Dub Inc has found a way to transcend the language barrier and garner a passionate fanbase more than 5,000 miles from home. Their onstage passion and chemistry are informed by decades of knowing each other as bandmates and friends, the energy in their live shows are impressive by any standards.
Ziggy Marley, the 49-year-old son of legendary reggae superstar Bob Marley and Rita Marley, has been playing reggae music for longer than his father was alive. At Ziggy's well-attended "Rebellion Rises" show at Thalia Hall, a diverse crowd showed their appreciation for Ziggy's newest material, songs from Ziggy's earlier solo albums, a song from his previous group Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and of course several Bob Marley anthems.
Passafire’s Vines has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae and iTunes Reggae charts. Vines, the band’s fifth studio album, "is Passafire's best,” according to Angelica Music. The record was released November 11th and is the band’s debut release for leading reggae label Easy Star Records. The album debuted impressively on other Billboard charts including #10 on the Heatseekers Chart, #57 on the Independent Releases, #1 on South Atlantic New Artist Chart, and #109 on the Top 200 Digital albums, amongst others.
Hawaii’s The Green are back with their anticipated new album, Hawai‘i '13, set for worldwide release on August 20 through Easy Star Records. Hawai‘i '13 is the band’s third studio album and was recorded and mixed with Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck, Jack Johnson) mainly in Costa Mesa, CA, at Hurley Studios.Since the 2011 release of their chart-topping (#1 Billboard and iTunes Reggae) sophomore album Ways &
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present John Brown’s Body with Stick Figure at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 19th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 19th at 12:00pm for $16.50 in advance and $19.00 day of show.If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that Kings And Queens is a synthesis of every aspect of John Brown’s Body’s storied career.
Grammy-winning reggae band Steel Pulse has released Put Your Hoodies On [4 Trayvon], a song dedicated to Trayvon Martin. Composed by lead singer David “Dread” Hinds, the song was released during the trial of George Zimmerman and is available as a free download here. “The song is a plea for justice,” says Hinds. "Steel Pulse has been campaigning and watching this case since February 26th 2012.
Steel Pulse may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK’s Grammy – Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots. The Group have continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music.“We just can’t ignore the politics, because every life and soul that’s born on this earth is a political manoeuvre for someone, at some point”, Hinds explains.
Two-time Grammy-winning quintet, Inner Circle, will be hitting the road this summer for the first time in many years playing dates across the U.S. and across the globe. Inner Circle will bring their uplifting music and positive message of humanitarianism and non-violence to California, Las Vegas, Austin, New Orleans, Mexico, Uganda and beyond.