Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bob Marley & The Wailers : Simmer Down

So, before Bob Marley became the Reggae legend that he is, he was a ska man. The early work from Bob was definitely ska, and The Wailers consisted of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Ska was a huge musical genre … Continue reading

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Desmond Dekker : 007 (Shanty Town)

Desmond Dekker was one of the original ska artists that came out of Jamaica in the 60’s, along with Prince Buster, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and the Skatalites. Yes, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh were ska before becoming mainstream Reggae … Continue reading

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones : Like A Shotgun

Since the Bosstones show was announced at First Ave, I have been pulling them out, but after looking at their setlists posted online, they have been mixing in a lot of their stuff from the last three albums, the ones … Continue reading

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Quietdrive : Get Up

I do have love to poppy punk, and these local guys do some of the best out there. I had found about about Quietdrive interestingly enough because they were featured on my start page of MySpace a loooooooooooong time ago. … Continue reading

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Motion City Soundtrack : Timelines

I remember the first time I ever heard Motion City Soundtrack. I was at my friends place, Andrew Gruhn from Animal Chin, we had been paired up in the mentorship program at the Graphic Design program at the U of … Continue reading

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Electronic : Late At Night

Electronic is a super group of sorts… Bernard Sumner of New Order wanted to do some more directional exploration from where New Order were at, but they weren’t really receptive to his ideas at the time, so he decided that … Continue reading

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Monaco : What Do You Want From Me

When New Order went on an indefinite hiatus back in the mid-90’s, Peter Hook had experimented with a couple of projects, one of them being Revenge, which didn’t work out, and the other, Monaco, which also didn’t work out, but … Continue reading

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