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06.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The bloody, 10-year civil war in Sierra Leone left tens of thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. Among the exiled were the members of Sierra Leone�s Refugee All Stars, a collective of musicians who met in refugee camps after fleeing Sierra Leone�s capital city, Freetown, and surrounding areas. Like many refugees, they�d lived through their share of horrors. One member watched...
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Time magazine declared Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1977 album Exodus the greatest album of the 20th century. That opinion is shared by plenty of reggae fans, too, so it was perhaps only a matter of time until The Wailers—or what’s left of them, anyway, since Marley and three other original members have passed on—did a tour performing their best-loved album in its entirety. Though the band is basically a nostalgia act at this point, albeit one...
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Old-school harmonies

After years of vetting vintage R&B records at his Riverwest store, Lotus Land Records, and spinning rare funk 45s at his monthly "Get Down" event, Andy Noble says he's pinpointed the qualities that make a song stand the test of time. "I'm in touch with how music ages," he explains. "There are certain elements of music that hold up, like rhythms. Good dance rhythms hold up forever.
Friday, July 4, 2008

Phil Lesh, The Roots, Slightly Stoopid

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh revisits the Dead repertoire with a rotating cast of musicians that he bills as Phil Lesh and Friends tonight at 10 p.m. at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard; The Roots are the only major rap act to play Summerfest’s whitewashed line-up this year, but at least they’re an uncompromising one...
Monday, June 30, 2008

Paramore, Gin Blossoms, Candlebox, Matisyahu

Separating themselves from legions of other Warped Tour/Alternative Press-approved pop-punkers, Paramore is fronted by spunky starlet Hayley Williams, a 19-year-old who is, refreshingly, like a real 19-year-old. The group’s charmingly overproduced 2007 album, Riot! is an emo-rific depiction...
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Chicken Scratch Deluxe Edition (Heartbeat)

By 1980 Lee “Scratch” Perry had led the way into the deepest end of dub—a considerable journey from his origins in ’60s ska. Chicken Scratch Deluxe Edition collects recordings Perry made for the Studio One label from 1963- 65, many previously unreleased on CD. In those years he had an easy way with the . . .
01.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
In the U.S. footage from Haile Selassie�s coronation as Emperor of Ethiopia (1930), captured by Hearst Movietone cameras and shown in movie theaters, was seen as a curiosity. In Jamaica, it was accepted as a revelation. The sight of a regal black man, ermine robed, crowned amid a swirl of incense by Ethiopian Orthodox priests before being installed in a horse drawn carriage, gave hope to a bla...
Friday, Jan. 4, 2008

Another Dance: Rarities From Studio One (Heartbeat)

Bob Marley became a global star in the 1970s, the biggest reggae act from Jamaica. Before then, Marley made a stream of singles popular on his island home. Another Dance collects singles and alternate takes recorded from 1964 through 1966.