Scientist Meets Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub in Chicago?

Introducing Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub Chicago based drummer Ted Sirota, a twenty-five year veteran of the Chicago jazz scene, has fulfilled a life long dream and formed a dub reggae band called Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub. Inspired by the the… Continue Reading


Rare Bob Marley Interview & More: Swing Magazine, July/August 1975

Included here is a real rarity.  Swing Magazine was a Jamaican reggae and entertainment magazine that was popular in the 1970s.  In this issue, published in July 1975, we get a rare early look into Marley’s life as he talks… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers Live at the Quiet Knight, Chicago, 1975

BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS LIVE AT THE QUIET KNIGHT, CHICAGO, IL, JUNE 10, 1975 There are many great live concert bootleg recordings by Bob Marley and the Wailers, many of which have been presented here on this blog over the past… Continue Reading


Peter Tosh and Heavy Manners

Throughout the early 80’s Chicago-based ska/punk/new wave outfit Heavy Manners built a huge cult following in Chicago and the Midwest opening shows for The English Beat, The Clash, Third World, Jimmy Cliff, and Peter Tosh among others. They opened a… Continue Reading


Bob Marley: “Midnight Ravers Version Mix”

I liked the tune so much I named my blog after it.  This has always been my favorite Wailers tune.  Take equal parts apocalypse, Revelation, Armageddon, and add a likkle homosexuality, gender dysmorphia, rape, pillage, and plunder – mix it all… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers: Live Uptown Theater, Chicago, IL, November 1979

Included here is rare video footage Bob Marley and the Wailers’ performance at Chicago’s Uptown Theater on November 13, 1979 during the Survival Tour. We are also blessed to have friend of the blog “Pappa Dave” share his memories and photos… Continue Reading