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Novalima Take Their Mesmerizing Peruvian Afrobeats to Hotel Indigo on August 12

Peru’s globetrotting octet Novalima have just announced a show in LA on August 12th at Hotel Indigo downtown. The event is part of a greater world tour that has seen them pass through Europe, then the States, only to return to be closer to home in South America. Their new album Ch’usay comes out about a […]

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Damian Marley sizzles at sold-out Roxy gig — the Marley legacy is strong

Damian Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a. “Junior Gong,” son of reggae legend Bob Marley lit up The Roxy theatre with fire from new songs as well as classics. The crowd was fiercely holding on to their spots to catch some of the energy that was about to ensue. They said it would be an intimate show, however the […]

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Protoje and The Indiggnation drop the irie at Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier

Despite the Horrific Vehicle and Foot Traffic, Protoje and The Indiggnation were Good Vibes All Around For this year’s editions of the Twilight Concert series, the organizers went HUGE turning the Santa Monica Pier into a summer time festival on Thursdays; bigger than ever before. The increased access with the train plus, the influx of people during […]

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Toots and the Maytals return to LA and light up Fonda Theatre with that sweet irie energy

With summertime vibes at a high, along with a heatwave falling into place, the music in the air got us felling all sorts of Irie. This past Friday, the Fonda Theatre had a packed house welcoming ska and reggae legends Toots and the Maytals. With more than 60 years to their name, their music has […]

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The Suffers wail as they ignite a sonic fire at The Wiltern

Congas rattling your bones, horns blaring, keys tingling your limbs, guitars yanking at your heart strings and a powerhouse voice sending chills through your body… That is The Suffers, a 10-piece ensemble from Houston Texas. They are a group of talented musicians that quit their jobs one year ago to follow a passion that many […]

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H.R. at the Whiskey A Go Go: Pay to Cum, but don’t pay-to-play

Photo by Jon Tamkin H.R. is like Sasquatch. He pops up from time-to-time to play a show and everyone I talk to about it is always “so bummed I missed him”.  Well, H.R. popped up again this past Friday at The Whisky A Go Go. He’s the rarest of punk legends because it doesn’t seem […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Living legend Lee “Scratch” Perry illuminates Santa Monica Pier

Between music legends and up and coming musicians, the Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier has been raging with talent.  This past Thursday with the rising moon and crashing waves, the Pier was vibing with music from Jamaica to Nigeria via Los Angeles. The night started with LA’s quickly rising afrobeat orchestra Mexico68 who […]

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Dub Club on fiyah with Zvuloon Dub System, The Lions and Adrian Sherwood

This most recent edition of Dub Club at The Echoplex was an incredible night of dub reggae music from all over the world. For their first performance in Los Angeles, Israeli band, Zvuloon Dub System absolutely KILLED it. With an interesting blend of classic 70s inspired Jamaican reggae, Israeli mizrahi, and Ethiopian jazz — Zvuloon got […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Echo on fiyah with performances by Pachamama Estela, The Delirians and more

Music sure has a way to guide our mood and genres such as ska and reggae will definitely get you irie. Dub Club hosted a feel good groove convention opening both floors at The Echo and Echoplex for a night of rock steady and good ole reggae with bands to keep you going all night long.  […]

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Photos: Rocksteady legends Keith & Tex backed reunite at the Echoplex

Rocksteady legends, Keith and Tex, graced the stage of The Echoplex as Dub Club hosted an amazing night of early reggae, ska, and rocksteady. Keith and Tex, most widely known for their classic “Stop That Train”, had the semi-packed crowd skanking and dancing the night away. Los Angeles based, Queen P and The Kingdom (featuring […]

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