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The Dub Pistols Worshipping the Dollar

It’s been a long, strange odyssey for the Dub Pistols. At the turn of the century the London big beat-dub outfit was poised for a major breakthrough. Then the 9/11 attacks temporarily derailed the release of their overtly political debut album Six Million Ways to Live. However despite being dropped [...]

By |2012-08-16T00:00:00-04:0008/16/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments

Monophonics: Acid Soul Meets Black Rock

2012 has been a good year for Monophonics. The group was initially formed as an instrumental funk and groove outfit more than eight years ago. However the recent addition of singer/Hammond organist Kelly Finnigan to the lineup has opened up a new dimension of the band’s sound that’s enabled them [...]

By |2012-07-17T00:00:00-04:0007/17/2012|Artist Profiles|0 Comments

E-Book Review: DJ Marketing Bible

The DJ Marketing Bible is an ebook put out by DJ-Lounge, an innovative online taste-making community for DJs, based in the Netherlands. The book is free to download and is filled with helpful tips and insights about treating DJing as a career rather than as a hobby. While much of [...]

By |2012-06-29T00:00:00-04:0006/29/2012|News, Reviews|0 Comments

Ghettoblaster LA – Boogie Nights Downtown Style

There are certain specific challenges to throwing a night in a bar as opposed to a club. The equipment is often not well maintained, you’re generally your own soundperson, and many of the patrons regard you as little more than a human jukebox and may not so secretly wish they [...]

By |2012-04-20T00:00:00-04:0004/20/2012|Events|0 Comments

LA’s Punky Reggae Party – Rocking Steady on Friday Nights

The combination of punk and reggae can easily bring to mind any number of cringe-worthy pop-punk-ska bands from the 1990s. However the angst-ridden snarl of punk and the chilled-out vibes of reggae share a somewhat strange bed-fellowship that actually dates back much further than that; to the earliest days of [...]

By |2012-04-05T00:00:00-04:0004/05/2012|Events|0 Comments

LA’s Dub Club – Reggae for Fanatics, by Fanatics

Longevity is hard to come by in the club world. Musical fads come and go, tastes change and demographics shift. Sometimes it seems the key to keeping things going is to actually avoid being part of any trend. That and of course, to have a deeply engrained passion for what [...]

By |2012-03-22T00:00:00-04:0003/22/2012|Events|0 Comments