Entries tagged with: The Wailers
Bob Marley was the center of attention at the Apollo on Saturday night, but Lauryn Hill stole the show, as this Apollo-written recap of the event explains:
This past Saturday, the Apollo Theater celebrated the 35th anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley's Apollo debut with two big blowout concerts.Check out video below...
The unforgettable evening featured some of reggae music's biggest titans performing Marley's signature numbers including: international reggae star Maxi Priest whose effortless blend of reggae, R&B and dancehall led him to become the first reggae artist to have a number one hit worldwide; Marley's son Ky-Mani Marley who, a star in his own right, is an accomplished musician, singer-songwriter and actor; reggae ambassadors Third World, one of the most legendary reggae bands of all time, most known for their hits "Now That We Found Love" and "Try Jah Love"; The Wailers who together with Bob Marley have sold over 250 million albums worldwide and are considered one of the most successful bands in reggae music history. Additionally, the Apollo audience was treated to a very special surprise guest performance by music superstar Lauryn Hill. The Grammy Award-winning songstress sent the Apollo audience into a frenzy when she joined The Wailers on stage, performing rousing renditions of Marley's "Could This Be Love," "Zimbabwe," "Is This Love," as well as one of her own big hits "Doo Wop." All of the artists came together at the end of each show to perform Marley's seminal classic "One Love."
In late October 1979, Bob Marley and the Wailers made their Apollo debut with a sold-out seven show run. These performances were very special to the band for several reasons. Harlem was where Marcus Garvey first reached out to the African American community hearkening them to "look to East Africa, for the crowning of the Black King" - an idea which helped kindled the early flames of the Rastafari Movement. Additionally, Marley's concert run at the Apollo was his attempt to connect with the black community in North America and spread the message of Pan-Africanism and global black unity.As quoted above, reggae legend Bob Marley made his Apollo Theatre debut back in 1979 and now that concert will be commemorated with a tribute happening November 29 at the same venue. There's two shows (8 PM and 11 PM) happening that night and they will feature his backing band The Wailers, fellow reggae vets Third World and Maxi Priest, and Bob's son Ky-Mani Marley. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
Angel Olsen at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Son Lux, Rafiq Bhatia @ Le Poisson Rouge
Son Lux has collaborated with Sufjan Stevens, and if you like Sufjan's style of art pop you might dig Son Lux's too. Opening is indie-friendly jazz musician Rafiq Bhatia.
The Bots, Lolawolf, Lewis Lazar @ Baby's All Right
Punky duo The Bots are still very young but they've already toured with some huge bands (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Dropkick Murphys) and tonight they'll be in a much smaller room than the ones they played on those tours at Baby's All Right.
The Wailers (performing "Legend" & more), Makua Rothman @ Brooklyn Bowl
Bob Marley's band The Wailers are celebrating the 30th anniversary of his posthumous greatest hits album, Legend, which collected career faves like "Get Up, Stand Up," "No Woman, No Cry," "Redemption Song," "Waiting In Vain," and plenty more.
Owen Pallett, Doldrums @ Glasslands
Having collaborated with Arcade Fire, Brian Eno and others in the last year, Owen Pallett straddles the line between pop musician and composer, a tightrope act he walks deftly on new album In Conflict. Read our recent interview.
Eagulls, Twin Peaks @ Mercury Lounge
Leeds band Eagulls walk and talk the postpunk line with conviction. Even if their debut album is a little samey, live they definitely make unconverted believers.
Lykke Li, Questlove (DJ Set) @ MoMA (Party in the Garden Afterparty)
Lykke Li will be in NYC later this year for bigger shows, but tonight she plays an intimate set for MoMA's annual big-ticket fundraiser afterparty. Tickets (still available) aren't cheap, or even kinda cheap but its tax deductible, a good opportunity for hobnobbing, and an early look at her upcoming tour.
Angel Olsen, Promised Land Sound @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Angel Olsen's last record was a throwback to '60s loner folk that did justice to the genre, but on this year's Burn Your Fire For No Witness, she injects modern day indie rock flavor that changes things up but keeps her old-soul songwriting in tact. It's a great record, and the songs sound terrific live too.
Howler, Frankie Teardrop, Modern Rivals @ Rough Trade
Minneapolis' Howler are descendants of The Replacements' sloppy guitar pop tradition, as heard on the band's new album, World Of Joy, which owes more than a little to The Strokes lineage as well. This is their first of two NYC shows this week.
Odesza @ Santos Party House
Odesza's melodic bass should keep the sold-out crowd at Santos dancing all night long.
Todd Barry @ The Bell House (early and late)
A veteran of the NYC indie comedy scene and known now nationwide (though maybe not by name), Todd Barry works without a net (or at least a routine) by talking to the audience the whole set. Two shows tonight, both sold out.
Jolie Holland, Shy Hunters @ Union Pool
With a new album, Wine Dark Sea, out later this month, Jolie Holland is playing Union Pool every Tuesday in May.
Reagan Youth, Gash, All Torn Up, Dust Angel @ The Rock Shop
It's a punk night at The Rock Shop headlined by Queens vets Reagan Youth, who were initially active in the '80s and have been again since regrouping in 2006 (though guitarist Paul Bakija is the only original member remaining).
Colin Blunstone @ City Winery
Earlier this month, The Zombies played Austin Psych Fest with countless younger bands they have most likely influenced. Now, lead singer Colin Blunstone is continuing to tour without The Zombies (but with his backing band), including tonight's NYC show. He plays some Zombies songs, but don't go expecting an Odyssey and Oracle set or anything.
Eddie Izzard @ Beacon Theater
Eddie Izzard brings his current show, "Force Majeure," to North America and this is his first of three NYC shows at Beacon Theatre.
Lady Gaga @ MSG
Did Lady Gaga flop last year? Or will her monsters still fill MSG?
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England's Glastonbury Festival is pretty much the forefather to all crazy worldwide "20,000 people standing in a field" festivals we have today. The 2014 edition goes down June 27 - 29 in Pilton, UK and the lineup was just announced. It includes Arcade Fire, Jack White, Dolly Parton (!), Elbow, Disclosure, Bryan Ferry, Massive Attack, Pixies, M.I.A., Dexys Midnight Runners, Kasabian, Lily Allen and loads more. The festival's already sold-out. A few more acts -- including one more headliner -- is still to be announced but lineup as it stands is below...
photos by Greg Cristman
The Wailers @ The Paramount - 1/20/13
The Wailers, Bob Marley's backing band who now tours being led by longtime bassist Aston Barrett, are on tour now performing their 1979 album, Survival, in its entirety plus a set of hits afterwards. The tour stops in NYC on Thursday (1/24) at Brooklyn Bowl for a show with Top Shotta Band. Tickets for that show are available. All remaining dates are listed below.
The tour also stopped in Long Island over the weekend for a show at Huntington's Paramount on Sunday (1/20) with Groundswell and Frank Viele. We caught that one and pictures from it are in this post. Though they're obviously without Bob Marley, our photographer said that the band is still a ton of fun to see and their hits-filled set which had songs like "Redemption Song," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Jamming," and an extended version of "Exodus," had everyone on their feet and dancing.
More pics, the Wailers setlist from the LI show, and a list of remaining dates below...
The NY Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair is a 3-day, 3-night event about cannabis liberation. A portion of the proceeds benefit pro-freedom activism in NY and beyond. This year 30 musical acts and entertainers, with some of the best in Funk, Rock, Jam, Reggae, World, Hip hop, Break Beats & Hardcore, all at one event. Speakers, Poets and Performers will educate and entertain you in between acts. Join us for three days of great music, activist opportunities, great people, good vibes & so much more!It's happening October 9th- 12th in Hancock, NY. There's music from The Wailers, "420 Funk Mob with special guest George Clinton" and others. Tickets are on sale now. More info below...
Basia Bulat on stage w/ Plants & Animals
"I'm not really sure what it is about this little folk festival in the city on the prairie, but they really have something special going on, and it's been going on for the past 40 years. It was my honour to host the very eclectic opening Friday night under cloudy but dry skies in downtown Regina."The Regina Folk Festival took place August 7-9, 2009 in Canada. More pictures and reviews from the weekend below....
[Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio 3 on Day 1]
people @ the 2008 Rothbury Festival in Michigan (cred)
Yoga @ the 2008 Rothbury Festival in Michigan (cred)
ROTHBURY -- A man and a woman who attended the Rothbury Music Festival in Oceana County over the weekend died from separate medical issues Sunday.It is not clear whether the deaths happened before, during, or after the mini Phish reunion (no disrespect to the dead) (no pun intended).
A 33-year-old woman from New York and a 28-year-old man from Ohio suffered medical emergencies hours apart at the Rothbury festival Sunday and later died at Lakeshore Hospital in Shelby, Michigan State Police Lt. Dave Roesler said Tuesday.
The two deaths were separate incidents. Roesler said there is no reason to suspect foul play or anything unusual about the deaths. However, authorities are waiting for toxicology reports from the autopsies, which should be available in about four weeks.
Festival organizers said the woman was accompanied by a service animal and had a previous medical condition. [freep]