The Uptones bring SKA to Oakland’s Chinatown. Check out: the slide show by Alycia Ramirez-Leatherman before they go onstage. LOOKING GOOD! Ska-T is inspired, he just watched ‘Goodfellas’ in a video kiosk down the street. Jeanne could care less.
Archives for August 2009
Before Sublime (and all the bands after that seem to squeeze juicy ska reggae dub vibes from the California surf and sun!) The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies were cookin’ up some sunshine of their own in the rainy northwest town of Eugene, Oregon. Their name was a sort of deliberate confrontation… [Read More]
Here’s a nice article about Sister Mary Ignatius Davies, the nun who fostered ska, rocksteady and reggae. One of the unsung heroes of Jamaican music, she ran the music program at the Alpha School for wayward boys in Kingston, famous for the seemingly endless list of brilliant musical stars it… [Read More]