With 25 years of experience in the worlds of dub and reggae music, Ryan Moore, aka Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, has taken his musical abilities worldwide, to places like hazy Triad-ridden buildings in Canada and makeshift studios in Jamaica. Working with notable reggae artists such as Sly Dunba ... More >>
Joseph SchellMichael Rose The IndependentAugust 6, 2009Better Than: Smoking two joints in the morning.Dancing was the strict house policy last night from the moment Michael (Mykal) Rose bounced on stage. Clad in sunglasses and a striking tan suit embroidered with black roses -- which later became ... More >>
Rumor has it that reggae superstar Junior Reid has signed to Oakland's ABB Records. Reid has been one of Jamaica's most enduring artists in the dancehall era, from his days as the lead singer of Black Uhuru in the mid and late '80s, to his solo career in the '90s--when he sung the anthem "One Blood" ... More >>
Confirmed artists for the 2009 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival have been announced, and tickets are now on sale. The Festival takes place June 19-21 in Boonville, Mendocino County (about a four-hour drive from SF). The lineup this year looks particularly strong (though this is not a final ... More >>
Sly & Robbie, 9 at Slim's. $28. ""I close my eyes, the bass in my hand, and my channel open to God," reggae legend Robbie Shakespeare once said, explaining his approach. "I try to look for the perfect bass line." In partnership with drummer Sly Dunbar, Shakespeare has played on an estimated 200,000 ... More >>
The sfSound Group's creative-music exploration; vocalist Junior Reid's venerable reggae sounds
"Bump" offers a reason to get down in downtown; the Blood & Fire Soundsystem makes its Bay Area debut.