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Posts Tagged ‘Bob Marley’
It’s eerie to watch Kevin MacDonald’s Marley, a biography of reggae legend Bob Marley. This isn’t just the guy whose face is stamped onto tie-dyed shirts and dorm-room posters, after all. He’s a certifiable enigma, a musician driven as much by his obstacles as his creative talents. So Marley is a thoughtful take on not [...]
On his new song, "My Moment," DMV native Moses Stone speaks of his journey from the U Street music scene to his current placement on NBC's singing competition The Voice, on which he performs his blend of bouncy hip-hop, pop, and soul. He grew up in Landover and Laurel, and says he uses those experiences to [...]
Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, November 18: Cool Dudes Hanging Out at Velvet Lounge
This monthly stand-up showcase produced by Hillary Buckholtz and Brandon Wardell is the closest thing D.C. has to a UCB or Largo. Every month, they bring in non-local acts that are critically acclaimed but [...]
Morning folks! I found my wallet. It was in a drawer.
Being married to Mandy Moore has been in my regular rotation of fantasies since age 15, but apparently it makes Ryan Adams want to scream. The erstwhile alt-country singer-songwriter has announced that he's completed a metal record. As proof, Stereogum has this self-portrait of Adams [...]
Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s biggest pop star, will kick off his 2010 American tour Saturday night at the D.C. Armory. Afro, born Tewodros Kassahun, is known as Ethiopia’s Bob Marley, thanks to his occasionally sociopolitical lyrics and his frequent use of roots-reggae rhythms. Heralded throughout the Ethiopian diaspora since 2001, Afro is little-known in the Anglo [...]
In which the author contemplates strategies for interviewing a dub legend and recounts his less-than-successful attempt.
Rule #1: Be a fan.
Lee "Scratch" Perry is a 70-plus-year-old reggae icon. He is not some Williamsburg douchebag who just graduated from Vassar and made one catchy world/house 12-inch that got a lot of MySpace hits and a cover story [...]
This is the question Mike Conklin asks at L Magazine:
Right around the mid-80s, or 25 years ago, or the exact amount of time that needs to have passed since a band's debut in order for them to be eligible for induction, when hair-metal came along and ruined everything, it simply became cooler for rock bands [...]