Today is legendary Reggae/Dub/Ska artist/producer Lee "Scratch" Perry's 76th birthday. Born in Kendal, Jamaica, Perry has been making music for nearly 60 years. Over that time, he's established himself as one of the most influential artists in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub musi ... More >>
Orange County and Long Beach have seen a steady stream of great, scuzzy surf bands arise in the past few years. Case in point: TRMRS (pronounced "tremors," like that Kevin Bacon movie). This Costa Mesa four-piece
play self-described "trash pop," which sounds like teenage energy
spread furiously ... More >>
The Hype: Some people just don't know when to give up. Luckily, Lee "Scratch" Perry is one of those people. Though most are content to let his career wander into the annals of dub history, Perry has always managed to pop up with something new every year (sometimes twice a year) to keep ... More >>
So many Marleys. As promised, here are Beth Stirnaman's pictures from day two of the Ragga Muffins Festival at the Long Beach Arena. Performers included Stephen Marley (pictured), Lee "Scratch" Perry and others. Nyabinghi!
Last night all eyes would be focused on Lee "Scratch" Perry's performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Honestly? I was only there to catch the all too brief performance by Mexican Institute of Sound. I had just arrived, roughly thirty minutes after the "arrive at 7" marker - and glancing up at ... More >>