• Alborosie For London

    By Chris Wells on March 25, 2014

    GoMad Events, DeepBrass Productions and Intergalactic Music have announced a debut London date for Jamaica-based/Sicily-born reggae star Alborosie and...

  • Ziggy So Fly

    By Chris Wells on March 7, 2014

    Ziggy Marley will release his fifth studio album on April 14, via Tuff Gong Worldwide/V2 BeNeLux. Fly Rasta will be...

  • Wayne ‘Sleng Teng’ Smith Dies

    By Chris Wells on February 20, 2014

    The man who originated the famous ‘Sleng Teng’ rhythm, Wayne Smith, died in Jamaica on Monday, February 17. He...

  • Big Skamouth

    By Chris Wells on February 14, 2014

    The biannual ska, rocksteady, Mod R&B, Reggae and northern soul gathering that is Skamouth will next take place at...

  • Yellow Fever

    By Chris Wells on February 4, 2014

    Look for reggae warrior Yellowman and his compadre Dillinger on a five-date UK tour this month and next. The dynamic...

  • Bunny Rugs Is Dead

    By Chris Wells on February 3, 2014

    William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke, former lead singer of Third World, has died in a Miami hospital. He had been...

  • Road Road Winds

    By Chris Wells on January 6, 2014

    Those UB40 guys are back on the tour trail this spring, with a 15-date schedule already up for public...

  • Junior Murvin Dies

    By Chris Wells on December 3, 2013

    Reggae legend Junior Murvin, whose most famous hit, Police and Thieves, crashed the British national chart in 1980, died...

  • Kartel: Pressure Mounts

    By Chris Wells on October 1, 2013

    Having been acquitted of causing the death of 27-year-old promoter Barrington “Bossie” Burtona, Vibez Kartel ...

  • Mighty Mighty Diamonds

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013

    Coming in for a single London show are the legendary Jamaican vocal group The Mighty Diamonds, who’ll play the...