Whagwan? Tomorrow’s Thursday, so my friends at New York’s most-respected Deadly Dragon Sound are hosting the Reggae Revive Session at Happy Ending in Chinatown again. Roots, rocksteady, and rub-a-dub in a strictly vinyl fashion. This week’s special guest is Neil Nice, and the whole night is a tribute to the one Dennis Brown, the “Crown Prince of Reggae” whose birthday was on February 1st, 1957.
Head over to the Stones Throw site to check the streaming and/or download the audio from a recent episode of World Cafe (1/21/13) on NPR. It features two tracks from the upcoming album from LA reggae outfit The Lions. This Generation drops on February 26th.
Shimmy Shimmy and Al Fingers have curated a collection of dancehall-related artwork called Art In The Dancehall. Having shown at two venues in the UK, I’m glad to say the collection has now made its way to LA, and will be on display at the great Subliminal Projects space as of Saturday, February 2nd.
My friends at Deadly Dragon Sound were recently featured in the New York City’s Reggae Shops feature over on Boomshots. You can see some Selector tees in the photo.
Hutch LA is the new face of a force to be reckoned with here in Los Angeles. Check out their recently opened online store for gear from great artists & brands, like ABCNT, Chaz Bojorquez, CRYPTIK, Ludwig, Grindhaus, and SKULLS. Stay tuned for much more from this talented crew & tight community of talented LA creatives, including art openings, events, limited edition gear, and music projects.
This Monday (1/21) art and music join forces at Nepenthes New York, which will be opening a new gallery show, pop-up shop, and Hell’s Kitchen Music Society showcase. The gallery space will feature the graphic design of Kenzo Minami in his new exhibit “13″. They will also be introducing the next segment of their Hell’s Kitchen Music Society installment featuring Deadly Dragon Sound, “reggae connoisseurs from the Lower East Side.” 7-9 PM.
Check out the latest from Disorda and the Suspect Packages massive, who just dropped Dub Chronicles #26. It’s a modern selection of post-2000 releases including steppas, new roots, dancehall, and reggae. Hit the link for both streaming and download options.
Check out this 2nd International Reggae Poster Contest. You can enter to win awesome prizes like iPads, and Studio One box sets, and copies of that new Marley flick. The deadline is March 30th, 2013. Check out the 2012 winners, they’re pretty impressive. Cool to see that designs were submitted from all around the world.