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Music, All Shook Down Tippa Irie Wants to Turn Your Sunday Funday Into a Bacchanalia of Roots, Rocks, and Reggae

Tippa Irie Wants to Turn Your Sunday Funday Into a Bacchanalia of Roots, Rocks, and Reggae

Reggae legend Tippa Irie is on a boat. Or rather, a ship. A ship that’s about to set off for a five-day cruise from Miami to Jamaica. And luckily for him, he gets to repeat this journey twice. “It’s…
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Music, All Shook Down King I-Vier Talks the Jah Warrior Shelter Collective and His Contemporary Reggae Recommendations

King I-Vier Talks the Jah Warrior Shelter Collective and His Contemporary Reggae Recommendations

When asked how he got into DJing, Jah Warrior Shelter's King I-Vier sums it up with three simple words: "It just happened." Getting his first taste of reggae in his early teens and inheriting his eldest brother's reggae collection shortly…
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Music, All Shook Down Nigerian Singer-Songwriter Nneka Plays the New Parish in Oakland

Nigerian Singer-Songwriter Nneka Plays the New Parish in Oakland

I discovered Nneka Lucia Egbuna a few years ago when I happened upon a Youtube video of her playing an acoustic session on a sidewalk in Paris. Delightfully raw and gritty, with whooshing sounds of traffic passing by on…
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Music, All Shook Down SF's Coo-Yah DJs on Misconceptions About Dancehall and Reggae, and Why It's a Great Time to Buy Records

SF's Coo-Yah DJs on Misconceptions About Dancehall and Reggae, and Why It's a Great Time to Buy Records

In the male-dominated world of DJs, local selectors Green B. and Daneekah have managed to tilt the spotlight toward the ladies with their dancehall releases and long-running reggae party Coo-Yah. The two met one day on Haight Street while…
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Music, All Shook Down Win Tickets to See Reggae Star Barrington Levy at Slim's

Win Tickets to See Reggae Star Barrington Levy at Slim's

Are you "broader than Broadway?" Can you translate "shoodooly-wap-boo-boo-diddly-whoa"? Do you want to see the Jamaican reggae singer known as Barrington Levy? Are you saying "Here I Come" right now?Well, keep reading, because we have two tickets to give away to Levy's show…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland's Oasis Nightclub Reopens

Oakland's Oasis Nightclub Reopens

Summer reggae lovers were bummed, to say the least, when Oakland's Oasis Nightclub--home of the popular Wednesday night weekly "Lion Rock"--shuttered its doors a while back. Apparently, the City of Oakland noted numerous code violations. The owners scrambled to…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Michael Rose at The Independent

Last Night: Michael Rose at The Independent

Michael Rose The IndependentAugust 6, 2009Better Than: Smoking two joints in the morning.Dancing was the strict house policy last night from the moment Michael (Mykal) Rose bounced on stage. Clad in sunglasses and a striking tan suit embroidered with black…
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Music, All Shook Down Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Announces Lineup

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Announces Lineup

Confirmed artists for the 2009 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival  have been announced, and tickets are now on sale. The Festival takes place June 19-21 in Boonville, Mendocino County (about a four-hour drive from SF). The lineup this year looks…
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Music, All Shook Down Bob Marley Birthday Parties

Bob Marley Birthday Parties

Reggae's "Conquering Lion," the Legend-ary Bob Marley, would have been 64 on Friday. Born February 6, 1945 in St. Ann's, Jamaica, Robert Nesta Marley was a true musical visionary, a songwriter whose lyrics often seemed to come from Jah himself,…
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