Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pressure Drop! Missouri Lounge Tonight

Yes folks it's that time again

A night of thunderous Jamaican soul and oldies
in a lovely, living room-like atmosphere
With your hosts Dukey, Bryan Martin and Dr. Scott
Thursday, Jan. 28 10p-2a
The Missouri Lounge
2600 San Pablo @ Parker, Berkeley
Be there or be L7

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lynn Taitt 1940-2010

Another loss from the Golden Era of Jamaican music: Trinidadian-born guitarist and steel-pan player Nerlynn (Lynn) Taitt, whose distinctive and innovative guitar work helped shape and define rocksteady, passed away today from a long battle with blood cancer. Taitt was brought to Jamaica in 1962 by Byron Lee to back calypso artists but stayed on, playing through the ska era (Treasure Isle) before moving to Federal, WIRL and Studio One. His last group before emigrating to Canada in 1968 was Lynn Taitt and the Jets, one one of Jamaica's principal rocksteady bands.

Ultimately taking up residence in Montreal, he appeared on stage briefly at the "Rocksteady: the Roots of Reggae" concert there, but was unable to perform. Lynn played 14 different instruments.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Green Island

From one green island to another, into the inner Richmond we go with a new bi-weekly thing called Green Island, at Ireland's 32 on Geary. Come support us at our debut, this Thursday the 21st, 10p-2a, with your selectors extraordinaire Dukey, Bryan Martin and Mr. Ryha. A night sure to please, in a lovely atmosphere with many tap handles. See you there!

Green Island
w/Dukey, Bryan Martin and Mr. Ryha
Thursday Jan. 21, 10p-2a
Ireland's 32
3920 Geary Blvd, SF

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This Thursday night 1/14/10 "Festival '68" @ The Make-Out Room!


This Thursday night January 14th @ The Make-Out Room we invite you to the return of:

"Festival '68"

’60s and ’70s Ska, Rocksteady & Early Reggae vinyl 45 rpm all night w/resident selectors:

Revival Sound System ("Wake The Town" 90.3 KUSF)


DJ Vanessa

This week’s special guest DJs:

DJ Mini (LA Reggae Girl)


Mr. Ryha (Rhythm Injection Sound)


Make-Out Room
3225 22nd St. (Between Mission & Valencia)
San Francisco, CA. 94110

21&up w/ID

"Run come celebrate... at Festival '68"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cedric Myton - The Tartans & The Congoes Interview

A very extensive interview by Peter I from with one of reggae's most distinctive falsettos: Cedric Myton. Cedric is known to most collectors as one of the voices from The Tartans in the 1960's and from the The Congoes. Both groups have issued highly sought after vinyl throughout their careers. Respect to Peter I and Reggae-Vibes for documenting the thoughts and works (and for a wicked selection Tartan's chunes too!) of this foundation artist.
Cedric Myton Interview by Peter I

Friday, January 8, 2010

MUSIC LIKE DIRT RETURNS! Vintage Reggae & Rocksteady Happy Hour

Yes massive, MUSIC LIKE DIRT returns after a brief holiday break, to Skylark tonite!
S.F.'s original Reggae Oldies Happy Hour is back tonight from 7:30-10:30
Selectors Mark Gorney & Bryan Martin will be runnin selections from the Golden Years of Jamaican Music.
Original 60's Ska, Rocksteady, 70's Reggae & UK Lovers Rock selections
Skylark Bar
3089 16th St.
San Francisco
Drink Specials

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Intensified Tonight

Intensified Tonight! Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, 2 Tone. DJ's Mr. Ryha, Paul Paul, Dr.Scott -Free @ Casanova Lounge -SF

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