Island Head drops new video!

Check Island Head’s blistering performance of “Burnin’ & Lootin’” from their outstanding Punky Reggae Party LP. Check their live show schedule: http://islandheadreggae.com/2014/06/19/z-live-shows/   Live Show info: DATE: Friday July 18, 2014     PLACE: A Place 2 Go (Jamaican Restaurant)       … Continue Reading


Island Head Live at Cutting Room, NYC

Our good friend Bill Messinetti, drummer for Island Head reggae band, just sent me the following clips from their recent performance in NYC.  Their album PUNKY REGGAE PARTY made MIDNIGHT RAVER’S BEST OF 2013 due to their musicianship and jazz/reggae… Continue Reading


Ten Things You Did Not Know About Sly and Robbie

MIDNIGHT RAVER is currently working on a feature about Sly and Robbie, who are responsible for five Grammy-worthy albums in 2013.  They were nominated for their album SLY AND ROBBIE & THE JAM MASTERS NEW LEGEND.  However, I feel that… Continue Reading


The Friday Riff w/ Dermot Hussey, August 2, 2013

  THE FRIDAY RIFF 8/2, 7 pm EST:  MAJOR LAZER’S Production “flash” and dub step, JAH NO PARTIAL.  Lee Perry, the producer of Bob Marley’s PUNKY REGGAE PARTY, features in THE REMIXED VERSION. Meta and Damian Marley ‘ ‘BELOVED AFRICA’. … Continue Reading


Island Head’s ‘Punky Reggae Party’ still raging

So I just finished listening to the new Island Head album called ‘Punky Reggae Party.’  They were recently interviewed on Dermot’s show and I had to give them a listen.  Many thanks to Billy Messinetti of Island Head for getting… Continue Reading


The Wailers Play Plaza De Toros, Ibiza, June 28, 1978

From http://blog.ibizasocial.com: JUNE 28, 1978. The old bullring of Ibiza was rammed to the rafters with people coming to dance to the reggae beats of Bob Marley & The Wailers.  Today, 34 years later, there are still many Ibicencos who remember the… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers: County Showground, Staffordshire, London

There is very little information available regarding Bob Marley and the Wailers’ performance at County Showground, Staffordshire, London on June 22, 1978.  The show was originally slated to be held at Bingley Hall in Staffordshire, however based on the accounts given… Continue Reading


Jah Punk: New Wave Digs Reggae by Vivien Goldman

As a bookend to an exciting week of Marley-related posts, I leave you with one of my favorite articles by noted journalist and Wailers superfan and biographer Vivien Goldman.  “Jah Punk: New Wave Digs Reggae” was published in Sounds on… Continue Reading