March 30, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA – It was a cool but comfortable evening, and the packed house at the Dub Club in LA eagerly awaited the performance of dancehall star Anthony B. The conscious DJ, born Keith Anthony Blair, hails from the parish of Trelawny on the north coast of Jamaica. An upcoming female vocalist by the name of Melanie Starr performed before Anthony B, and also provided backup vocals during his set.
With his trademark powerful voice, Anthony B began his set with the Peter Tosh classic “Equal Rights.” He started singing from off stage and then pounced onstage once the riddim dropped in. Always bringing an energetic performance, Anthony B jumped and high-kicked throughout the set. He delivered about twenty songs from his vast repertoire of CD’s including “Tease Her” and “Damage” from his most recent CD Life Over Death. Continue reading →
Inside Miami’s Island Lounge
Review and Photos by M. Peggy Quattro
It was a muggy Magic City night when the Original Wailers brought their roots rock reggae to downtown. Wrapping up a series of South Florida shows inside the open-air Finnegan’s on the [Miami] river, the casual waterfront locale was filled with an eclectic mix of fans in high spirits, eagerly waiting to greet the musical legends. The Original Wailers production was the debut for Island Lounge, the Caribbean arm of the Miami-based event and promotion company specializing in rock and urban Latin music.
Guitarists Junior Marvin and Al Anderson, from the late-70s version of Bob Marley & The Wailers, joined forces and took to the road to promote this latest adaptation of the Wailers configuration. Sadly, many who came to witness the genius of Aston “Familyman” Barrett were disappointed to learn that the renowned bassist and former bandleader was part of another ensemble called The Wailers Band. Continue reading →