Bob Marley

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    10 Best Black Empowerment Songs

    As we come up on the 50th anniversary of the MFDP (Mississippit Freedom Democratic Party) and the Freedom Summer on top of finding ourselves in the midst of the Ferguson debacle, a situation that has disarmed the pundits claiming we live in a post-racial country. This musical highlight of the Black ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Today's Band T-Shirt Trends Are Getting Ridiculous and Awesome

    By: Jamie Lees Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Rebelution Ride a Wave of Confidence Into Their Latest Tour

    A rehearsal space adjacent to the Burbank airport is almost as far away as a band can get from the rigors of the road. It's also miles away from the last big SoCal date we saw them play, strumming stoned eighth notes before a massive crowd at the Cali Roots festival in Monterey, with a sea of cute b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Top Five Left-Wing Love Jams

    Does that rabble-rousing agitator arouse flutters of the heart? Don't have the words to express that special kind of activist amor? Troubadours of discontent sound off on injustice but sometimes troublemakers need a little more. Sure, soul rebels like Bob Marley sang about plain ol' love with the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    The Top 10 Hip-Hop Groups in OC

    In our quest to further map out OC's hip-hop scene, we return with another playlist! As our two top 10 rappers and top five femcee features zeroed in on solo acts, the Weekly now turns it attention to Juice County crews. Before compiling the post, we were jokingly asked "Are there enough groups to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    20 Songs to Get the Angels Over This Horrible Season

    The halo around the Big A at Angels Stadium has hardly been lit up this season--32 times to date--warranting lots of talk of an ousting of Mike Sciosia after 13 years as our skipper. Consequently, the discussion not being had is one of postseason projections and it's certain the Angels will have fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Walter White's Mixtape: The Best Songs About Meth

    By: Tom Cowell Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt... musicians just can't help writing odes to the junk that messes 'em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren't exactly packed with serenades to the meth ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013

    Rebelution Are Reggae Zen Masters

    Eric Rachmany and his Santa Barbara outfit thrive on balance and groove in more ways than one

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    The Funniest Twitter Reviews of This Week's Major Album Releases

    Flowery, contemplative album reviews are nice, but when it comes to finding hilarious music criticism on the go, nothing tops Twitter. After all, when people only have 140 characters to spend, they tend to get right to the point. So we browsed through endless feeds to see what people are saying abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The Gibson Amphitheatre To Close Its Doors

    The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    On the Line: Chuy Vidales of Avocado Cafe, Part 2

    Restauranteur. Surfer. Drummer. Chuy Vidales' love of food, sports and music makes for one well-rounded individual. We help him check something off his to-do list as he responds to our line of questioning. Glad we could help, Chuy! Read our interview with Chuy Vidales of Avocado Café, Part One. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2012

    Juanes with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra- Hollywood Bowl - 8/17/12

    See Also:*Puerto Rican and Mexican Cultural Traditions Come Together for the Weekend's Bombazo Fandango! - Santa Ana - 8/16/12*Café Tacuba - The Observatory - 8/13/12* Mexican Institue of Sound - Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 1/23/12Juanes with the Hollywood Bowl OrchestraThe Hollywood Bowl ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    The Slackers Show the Ska-matics of Longevity

    How the NYC-based group belied their name to blow their horns through two decades

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Last Night at the OC Music Awards Live Acoustic Finals

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMicah Brown​OC Music Awards Live Acoustic FinalsFeb. 24, 2011Fullerton Museum The best acoustic act of the 10th annual OC Music Awards was announced last night at a showcase in Downtown Fullerton. And the winner is (drumroll...) Micah Brown. 

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Win a Pair of Tickets to Ragga Muffins Festival on Sunday, Feb. 20

    Beth StirnamanKingston, Jamaica-born artist Buju Banton.​​It's time again for the annual Ragga Muffins Festival to take over Long Beach--and this year, the festival is dedicated to Bob Marley, who passed nearly 30 years ago (yes, it has been that long since the music legend l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Ziggy Marley's 'Wild and Free Singles'​Following the 2009 release of his children's album "Family Time," reggae musician Ziggy Marley is making music "wild and free" these days. A new series of singles randomly composed by the singer-guitarist are being released on his website as mp3 downloads with absolutely no cost to ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 15, 2010

    'The T-Shirt Show' Is Just a Minor Thread

    Too few of the works on display at the Hibbleton explore the garment's polemical, punk-rock potential

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    See You At The Liquid Aloha Fest! Marc B Talks Summer Soundtracks

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  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Jared Watson of the Dirty Heads' Five Best Songs To Get Stoned To

    ​Jared Watson, the lead singer of the Dirty Heads, makes no bones about his bands' uh, appreciation for cannabis and variations thereof. So is pot integral to the Dirty Heads' sound and their creative process? "Definitely yes," Watson says in a phone interview. "When we were younger and listening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Exclusive: Toots and the Maytals Interview

    ​If you're sorely missing classic reggae in your life, it might be wise to plan a trip to Hermosa Beach to see Toots and the Maytals perform at Saint Rocke on Saturday, May 15. Read Drew Tewksbury's interview with the legend after the jump.

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    The Dirty Heads Up for Best Hip-Hop, Best World Honors at OC Music Awards

    Huntington Beach band tours in April as opener for Sublime with Rome

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Phoenix Radio Station's New Logo Oddly Similar to Indie 103.1

    In a story first reported by Martin Cizmar over on Up on the Sun (the music/culture blog for our sister paper Phoenix New Times) long-running Phoenix-area alternative rock radio station (and a former employer of mine) The Edge 103.9 has debuted a new logo; one that looks eerily familiar.Here's the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008

    Live Review: Ragga Muffins Festival on 02/16

    Review by Marco Villalobos. Photos by Christopher Victorio. The 27th Annual Ragga Muffins Festival Long Beach Convention Center February 16 2008 Better Than: A six-pack of Red Stripe. Download: Capleton and Beenie man videos. Let us take a moment to bow our heads in respect to the wonders of ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Hit Tingles

    Crinkle your nose to Colbie Caillat's bubbly folk-pop

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2007

    Free crap that came in the mail

    When you write for a paper, people just send you stuff, hoping you'll do a story about it. These two big packages came in the OC Weekly mail the other day, addressed to me, presumably because they read my cover story about puppets and thought that somehow I'd be up for a feature on Starbucks' new l ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Soul Contrarians

    Liqdzunshine ain't your father's hip-hop crew, but they may be your mother's

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Cherub Rock

    A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Get Out!

    The Most Wonderful

  • Culture

    July 7, 2005

    Free Willy

    Long Beach Shakespeare in the Park

  • Culture

    February 24, 2005

    Something to Share

    Oranges Backhausdance troupe has a spirit like a willow tree

  • Culture

    December 16, 2004

    You Will Be CEO of Quicksilver In One Year

    Hats off to Quiksilvers annual holiday party

  • Features

    December 16, 2004

    In the Presents of Greatness

    What to buy for the person who knows everything

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Youre in Hell

    Whos Crazier: Rocco or his fans?

  • Columns

    August 12, 2004
  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    The Harder They Come

    Wonderful World, Beautiful Jimmy Cliff

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Just What I Needed

    Preseason holiday debauchery with Flock of 80s

  • Columns

    May 8, 2003

    Dont Be That Guy

    A brief guide to first dates

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Straight From the Heart

    What the world needs now is Jackie DeShannon

  • Features

    June 27, 2002
  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Make the Music Go Bang

    The Alleged Gunmen give respect to the vinyl slingers

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    A Good Head of Anger

    Michael Franti seems more intent on winning people over than on pissing them off, but hes okay with pissing them off

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Rasta Royale

    The reggae death match of the century!

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    One Very Funky Week

    Zapp, the Wailers gid grooves deeper than the evil in Trent Lotts soul

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    I was a Teenage Deadhead

    Beware of dread-sportin white people

  • Music

    June 22, 2000
  • Food

    February 17, 2000
  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    China Beach, San Clemente

    Every Saturday night

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Notes From the Revolucion

    The futura is now

  • Columns

    July 22, 1999
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