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Gladiators Live, The Haunt, Ithaca, NY, 1987

Here is an excellent soundboard recording of the Gladiators performing some of their most beloved tunes at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY on February 27, 1987.  Fantastic set which also includes several Bob Marley tunes and a Yabby You tune… Continue Reading

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Protoje live in Arcata, CA, February 12, 2015 (A DUBWISE GARAGE Exclusive)

What a wicked night of roots rock reggae music in Humboldt as Protoje and Indiggnation made a stop on his Ancient Future tour in Arcata. Having missed him at Sierra Nevada, I was excited to see him perform and he… Continue Reading

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Raver Reviews: Jesse Royal impressive in US live performance debut

On one of the coldest nights of the year a near-capacity crowd showed up at Washington DC’s 930 Club to witness Jesse Royal‘s debut live performance in the US. The “Small Axe” performed a blistering set of singles from his… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley – Waiting in Vain (Live Dub Architect Mix at 9:30 Club – Washington DC)

I attended the Bob Marley Birthday Tribute show at the 930 Club in Washington, DC on Friday night February 6, 2015 – the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birthday (February 6, 1945).  The show featured Jesse Royal in his debut… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers live, Nassau, Bahamas, 1979

It is December 1979, the International Year of the Child, and Bob Marley and the Wailers end their Survival tour by playing to a large crowd at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Complex in Nassau, Bahamas.  Much like London, Nassau was sort of… Continue Reading

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Don Carlos and Barrington Levy Live on Volcano Hi Power 1983

Here is a special audio recording.  The greats Don Carlos and Barrington Levy bless the massive ‘pon Volcano Hi Power with Burro Banton at the controls.  “Volcano a ‘di A-1 sound.  Riiibbbbiiiitt…” Big news regarding Barrington Levy.  I had the… Continue Reading

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Dubwise Garage on Rob Symeonn, Jah9 Live, Humboldt, CA

Big up our good friend DUBWISE GARAGE for this latest contribution to MIDNIGHT RAVER! I recently attended C-BAKERS Humboldt’s Something for Everyone Thanksgiving Showcase 11-29-2014 featuring Jah Sun, Jah 9, Dynasty One, Rob Symeone, Sambamore, and DJ Noble Tobal. I… Continue Reading

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Sly & Robbie, Bitty McLean will be first reggae artists ever to perform live in People’s Republic of China!

CORRECTION:  Thanks to all who emailed and commented about this announcement.  Evidently, reggae artists have performed for Chinese audiences and this show will not be the first.  As one commenter said, “still a strong show” nonetheless. China, which was formed… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Celebration Kicks Off With ‘Easy Skanking’ Live Album, DVD

Yearlong commemoration of reggae legend’s music will feature reissues, new collections and plenty of unreleased material from the Marley family vaults Bob Marley would have turned 70 in 2015, so the reggae singer’s family is marking the milestone with a… Continue Reading

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Black Uhuru feat. Junior Reid, Live, Sunsplash San Carlos, CA 1986

Here is a very rare performance by Black Uhuru featuring Junior Reid on lead vocals.  After being dropped by Island Records, Michael Rose leaves Black Uhuru and is replaced by Waterhouse singer Junior Reid who leaves his group Voice of… Continue Reading