Less Than Jake, Pepper live in Philadelphia (2/19/17)

Last week, I headed to Philadelphia’s Fillmore to catch one of my favorite ska bands Less Than Jake play with Hawaiian reggae/punk band Pepper.  This was my first time at The Fillmore’s main stage (compared to the smaller side stage known as The Foundry where I saw Less Than Jake) and the place was pretty big, yet still had a sizable amount of people there. If you’ve never been to the Fillmore, it’s your typical large Live Nation venue. If you’re into overpriced drinks and […]

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Desmond Dekker – This Is Desmond Dekkar (For fans of Bob Marley, Toots And The Maytals, Prince Buster)

Ask 10 people their favorite musical artist from Jamaica, and 9 out of 10 are going to say Bob Marley.  The other person is probably going to get Jamaica confused with Cuba and go on some rant about Communism (fuck that guy). Unless you’re hanging with a bunch of knowledgeable ska nerds (don’t worry, you’re in good company here), you’re probably not going to get Desmond Dekker as an answer, although he is hands down my personal favorite and one of the most influential artists […]

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The Police – Outlandos d’Amour (For fans of The Clash, Billy Idol, Sex Pistols)

Ok, so it would be just a little bit of a stretch to consider The Police a punk band, and I won’t be the one to make that claim.  However I will say that their first album Outlandos d’Amour was definitely mostly influenced by punk and reggae, and many punk fans find themselves digging the album, including this fucking guy. Released back in 1978, the album was initially a flop and ripped apart by critics when it first came out, but then became one of […]

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Toots And The Maytals – Monkey Man (For fans of Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, The Ethopians)

So as I have previously mentioned in another post, I recently got back from Costa Rica (and am actually going to the doctor in like 15 minutes to get tested for malaria… that would be hilarious.  First time to Central America, gets malaria).  To keep costs low, I stayed in a hostel every night, but being an extremely light sleeper caused me to have a difficult time.  Unfortunately 99% of my music just makes me want to start mosh pits as opposed to sleep, so […]

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