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Reggae band blends music, message

Music can be amazing and inspirational at times. And at other times, not so much. Some people like it, many people love it and then there are those who just aren’t concerned about it. […] Continue Reading…


A fresh perspective on the G clef

If marketing music is about creating an image with which individuals can identify — and that seems to be the case — then are emotions something that can be bought, sold and consumed, thrown […] Continue Reading…


Whiskey Blanket covers all bases

Music is a safe way to have a voice and create a community. Whiskey Blanket embraces the ability to use hip-hop music as a tool for social consciousness about current social issues. A diverse […] Continue Reading…


This Slacker is no slacker

Songwriter, musician and producer Vic Ruggiero of the Slackers has played in several ska/reggae bands including the Stubborn All-stars. The Bronx native is also associated with Rancid and Crazy Baldhead, has released three solo […] Continue Reading…


Music still a vehicle for social change

So let’s be honest here: Music has a large impact on social change and vice versa. It’s interesting to look at music from a sociological aspect. Is music a reflection of a social shift […] Continue Reading…


Vibes Festival organizers announce more acts

In 1996, Ken Hays gathered friends together in Purchase, N.Y., to throw a memorial party for Jerry Garcia and called it “Deadhead Heaven, a Gathering of the Tribe.” The following year, the celebration was […] Continue Reading…


Pretty Lights shines in live performances

The crowd goes wild and throws their hands in the air, trying to match the infectious sounds blaring out of the large speakers. Glow sticks get tossed in the air, bright lights shine in […] Continue Reading…


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