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Music, Hear This Stephen Marley: Show Preview

Stephen Marley: Show Preview

Jamaica's Ziggy, Julian, and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley might get all the attention, but behind the scenes, Bob and Rita's second-oldest son, Stephen Marley, has been working on his own legacy. He coproduced most of Damian's '05 breakthrough album, Welcome…
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Music, All Shook Down Fans Pepper Sprayed at Buju Banton Concert

Fans Pepper Sprayed at Buju Banton Concert

Last night, fans of controversial reggae star Buju Banton were pepper-sprayed by an unknown assailant during Banton's concert at the Rock It Room. The assault occurred during the show, when, according to the Rock It Room's booker, Ben Thompson,…
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Music, All Shook Down Exclusive: Buju Banton Sits Down with LGBT Activists

Exclusive: Buju Banton Sits Down with LGBT Activists

In what may be a groundbreaking and possibly historical event, controversial reggae star Buju Banton met with representatives from the LGBT community this afternoon. Banton has been a frequent target of gay rights protesters for his 1992 song "Boom…
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Music, All Shook Down Weekend Pick #2: Buju Banton

Weekend Pick #2: Buju Banton

Three-time Grammy nominee Buju Banton has been credited with ushering in dancehall reggae's conscious revival with 1994's "Murderer," an anti-violence tune which preceded the ascension of such artists as Sizzla, Capleton, and Fantan Mojah. Buju began his career in…
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Music, All Shook Down Threat of Gay Protest Forces Buju Banton Cancellation

Threat of Gay Protest Forces Buju Banton Cancellation

For the second time in three years, a scheduled San Francisco concert by reggae star Buju Banton has been canceled, under threat of protest by gay and lesbian activist groups. As reported by the Chronicle on Sept. 4 (Editor's note:…
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