Tomas PalermoSly on drums, Robbie on bassReggae producers/musicians Sly & Robbie performed last night at Yoshi's San Francisco with the Taxi Gang. Our own Tomas Palermo was on hand and caught a few pics of the reggae godfathers onstage. Check out more after the jump.
Yoshi's SF isn't just a jazz club anymoreFor a spot that bills itself as a "jazz club/Japanese restaurant," Yoshi's San Francisco location sure books a lot of non-jazz music of late. Tonight and through this weekend, the three-year-old Fillmore space has a 19-piece Cuban salsa band, Elio Rev ... More >>
PhoenixNot to make a big deal out it, but much of the coverage of local DJs and producers on this blog has been almost entirely about males. We know there are lots of ladies out there DJing, making tunes, and doing the damn thing on a regular basis, but we'd be lying if we said we're not having t ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedVoodoo Child? Vieux Farka Toure It would be somewhat of a disservice to Vieux Farka Toure to call him the Jimi Hendrix of Malian music. Though he's definitely an innovator and an amazing player--sometimes given to playing behind his back, as ... More >>
EKAphotographyMichael Franti at 2008's PTTP Watch out, Outside Lands and TIMF! Power to the Peaceful--Michael Franti's annual free party in Golden Gate Park--has announced the lineup for this year's throwdown, which is expected to bring between 50 and 75 thousand people. The featured artists thi ... More >>
Old-school reggae fans, take note: Legendary Jamaican toaster (aka deejay) Ranking Joe appears tonight at Berkeley's Shattuck DownLow Lounge. Joe first rose to prominence in the '70s, when he recorded for Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label, Sly & Robbie's Taxi label, and U-Roy's Stur-Gav sound syst ... 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 >>
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