Monday, August 31, 2009

Intensified 1 Year Anniversary DJ Explosion

1 year anniversary of Intensified (formally Ska War) at Casanova coming up Wed Sept 2. Representing will be all Dj's whom guest with us over the past 12 months. Don't miss out on the chance to hear top notch Ska, Rocksteady and Boss Reggae Scorchers by dj's, Phengren Oswald, El Brando, Mr. Ryha, Bryan Martin, Dukey, Selector Kirk, Revival Sound System Adam dx the Funky Granpaw- plus resident dj's Paul Paul & Dr.Scott rotating sets through out the night. The party starts @ 9:00pm sharp! -See you then!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pressure Drop! At The Missouri Lounge! This Thursday Aug. 27th

The Music: Early Reggae, Original Ska & Rocksteady from the 60's & 70's.

The Artists: Neville Hinds, Dave Barker, Brent Dowe, Pat Kelly, Derrick Harriott, The Soul Brothers, John Holt, Nora Dean, Dennis Alcapone and loads more!

The Labels: Treasure Isle, Studio One, Techniques, Camel, Trojan, PAMA, Nu-Beat, Downtown, Randy's and many more!

The Selectors: Dukey, Mr. Ryha, Dr. Scott. alongside Bryan Martin PLUS special guest Shawn Atkinson (Wake The Town)!

2600 San Pablo Avenue
10PM till 2AM

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Fastest Man In The World - Comes From Yard! Usain Bolt!

While the local Sports Media here in the SF Bay Area have been relentlessly speculating about the recent revelations of the alleged pugilistic episode between members of The Oakland Raiders' coaching staff, another event with much more significance has played played itself out on the world stage at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin. I am writing of course about the Jamaican Track & Field superstar Usain Bolt's astonishing performance in Berlin's Olympiastadion this past week. Two Track and Field World Records (one of them, the 100 meter was already held by Bolt) were consigned to the ash heap by Bolt's remarkable speed. First, he broke his own World Record in the men's 100 meter clocking a phenomenal 9.58 seconds. In doing this Bolt broke his own previously held World Record which was 9.68 seconds! It took the human race close to 17 years to bring down the best 100 meters time from 9.86 to 9.72, which was Bolt’s first World Record. In another 15 months, he has brought it down to 9.58. Sports statisticians say this is 20 years ahead of schedule!!
In the 200 meters at Berlin, Panama’s Alonso Edward finished closest to Bolt, though one is not sure if the word “near” can be used to talk about someone who was 0.62 of a second behind. The 200 meters world record perhaps carries a little more significance as it had been broken only four times since electronic timing began in 1977 — Bolt broke it the fifth time.
Now, Bolt is the Olympic and world champion in both 100 and 200 meters and holds both world records — it’s something no one has done before. And to think of it, Bolt, six foot five, was once considered too tall to be a sprinter as tall men are slower off the blocks.
Big ups and 'nuff respect to Usain Bolt, and to all the people of Jamaica.
Usain Bolt 100 Meter 9.58 Seconds!!

Usain Bolt 200 Meter 19.19 Seconds!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tune in!


Tune in to Revival Sound System's weekly radio program tonight & every thursday night @ 10pm for a full hour of ’60s and early ’70s Rocksteady and Early Reggae! 90.3 fm KUSF or online @ Also available on Itunes radio under the "Public" section.

This week's special guest DJ:

Augsteady (Rudeboy Scorcher)

click the play button below to hear last week's show:

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Brand New From Rock-A-Shaka!

The Rock A Shaka Crew are bringing the heat again with another massive repress selection of Alton Ellis' 45 "Again" backed with Hortense Ellis on side B with "Love Is The Key". What an absolute stormer, especially the Hortense Ellis side! Rocka A Shaka have also repressed a 12" of Alton's "Love to Share/Let Him Try" which are both quality soul chunes. Big ups to Tim P at Dance Crasher for bringing this to light! Available (USA) through Rock A Shaka.

The Hammond Organ and Reggae

The early Reggae years from 1968-1973 were filled with keyboard instrumentals from Jamaican keyboardists like Winston Wright, Jackie Mittoo, Ansell Collins, Neville Hinds, and Glen Adams. These cuts were mostly inspired by American Soul-Jazz and Funk a la Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Hammond, and Booker T. Jones who were all cutting some serious funk in the late 60's and early 70's. Here's a selection of some popular and lesser known Hammond Reggae cuts straight outta the Early Reggae Era.

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Remember When- Randy's 7"
Ansell Collins - Moondust - Beverly's Pre-Release 7"
Winston Wright & Rupie Edwards Allstars - Never Miss - Success (JA) 7"
Ansel Collins - My Last Walk - Amalgamated 7"
Ansel Collins & The Upsetters - Night Doctor - Upsetter Pre-Release 7"
Randy's Allstars - Mrs. Robinson - Randy's Pre-Release 7"
Winston Wright - Souling Way Out - Success 7"
Rupies Allstars - Drumms of Passion - Success 7"
Rupie Edwards Allstars - Big Of Me - Success 7"
Soul Rythms - Deltone Special - Nu-Beat 7"
The Upsetters - Dollar In The Teeth - Upsetter 7"
Patrick & Lloyd - Return Of The Pollock - Big Shot 7"
Donald Lee - Stick Up - Bunny Lee Pre-Release 7"
Neville Hines - Afro - Camel 7"
Phil Pratt Allstars - Strange Mood - Sunshot 7"

hammond.wav -

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday August 15th @ KoKo Cocktails:"Fire Corner"


This Saturday Night August 15th @ KoKo Cocktails:

"Fire Corner"

’60s and ’70s Ska, Rocksteady & Early Reggae vinyl all night w/resident selectors:

Revival Sound System

This week’s special guest DJs:

Tomas Palermo (Forward Ever / Umoja Hi-Fi / Roots Road Block / 90.3 KUSF)


Dukey (Tip Top Sound System / Pressure Drop / Music Like Dirt)

The gundown begins at 9:30pm until the smoke clears at 2am!

21 & up w/ID


KoKo Cocktails
1060 Geary (Between Polk & Van Ness)
San Francisco, California 94110

Friday, August 14, 2009

Revival Reggae Happy Hour Every Friday!

MUSIC LIKE DIRT! SF's only Revival Sounds Happy Hour Party!

Featuring a selection of Revival BOOMSHOTS!
Original Reggae, Rocksteady, Ska, Roots, & UK Lovers Rock!

Artists like: Ken Parker, The Gladiators, King Stitt, The Upsetters, Cool Notes, Louisa Marks, Donna Rhoden, Pat Kelly, Jimmy London, The Melodians, Marcia Griffths, Johnny Osbourne, Brent Dowe, Hopeton Lewis and many, many more!
This is a FREE Happy Hour Party with $3.00 pints and cocktail specials!

Mark Gorney & Tip Top Sounds alongside Bryan Martin Bringing to you the most thoughtful, loving, and intelligent Foundation selections in The Bay!

Skylark Bar
16th St @ Valencia
2 Blks from 16th St. BART Station
7:30 - 10:30
Each and every Friday!

Brought to you by The SF Vintage Reggae Society
"Bringing Niceness Back To The Dancehall"

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thursday August 13th, 2009 - "Ska, Rocksteady & Early Reggae night!"

Thursday August 13th, 2009 @ The Make-Out Room in SF:

"Ska, Rocksteady & Early Reggae night!"

with selectors:

Revival Sound System


DJ Vanessa


DJ Mini

spinning vintage Jamaican sounds on vinyl from the 1960s & early '70s...

21 & up w/ID

Make-Out Room
3225 22nd Street (Between Valencia & Mission)
SF, CA. 94110


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lee Perry inter/outerview

Interview I did with Lee Perry for Atlanta's Stomp and Stammer mag, although I forgot to ask him about "coconut excalibur."

Free EP from Aggrolites' Roger Rivas!

The Aggrolites' organ sensation Roger Rivas perpetuates the late 60s-early 70s Jamaican tradition of organ versions by creating his first EP of just that. Download "Organ Versions Volume 1" in its entirety for free. Organic and out of sight!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tune in!

Tune in to Revival Sound System's weekly radio program tonight and every Thursday night @ 10pm for a full hour of ’60s and early ’70s Rocksteady and Early Reggae! 90.3 fm KUSF or online @ Also available on Itunes radio under the "Public" section.

This week's special guest DJs:

The Selecter DJ Kirk (Concrete Jungle / In 'n Out)


DJ Brandon

click the play button below to hear last week's radio show:

Monday, August 3, 2009

"Instensified!" this wednesday night 8/5/09 @ Casanova Lounge in SF.

This Wednesday Night August 5th @ the Casanova Lounge on Valencia and 16th in SF:


Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae night!

with resident selectors:

Dr. Scott & Paul Paul

this month's special guest DJ:

Mr. Ryha (Sonido Rhythm Injection)


527 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
(415) 863-9328
21& up w/ID


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