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Pick Up Tickets to The 27th Annual UCLA JazzReggae Festival

Posted by Billy Gil, May 8, 2013 05:04pm | Post a Comment

jazzreggae festivalOn May 26 and 27 (Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend), UCLA hosts the JazzReggae Festival, featuring a diverse array of artists covering the pop, hip-hop, reggae and jazz arenas. Amoeba Music has tickets for sale to the event. Pick them up at the Info Counter before they’re all gone!

jazzreggae festivalTaking place at UCLA’s Intramural Field, JazzReggae Festival is the largest, entirely student-produced-and-run event of its kind on the West Coast. The festival is divided into two days: the Jam Day May 26 and the Reggae Day May 27. Performers on the Jam Day will include indie dancehall-pop star Santigold, rap hero Common, underground hip-hop crew The Grouch & Eligh, R&B singer Jhene Aiko, and G.O.O.D. music affiliate and artist/producer Ryan McDermott. Reggae Day features reggae star Ziggy Marley, reggae and dancehall artists Barrington Levy and Mr. Vegas, and "Queen of Reggae" Marcia Griffiths. In addition, art exhibits and craft projects by local artists and collectives will be featured at the festival.

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Ziggy Marley Plays Acoustic Live In-Store at Amoeba SF on September 23rd!

Posted by Billyjam, September 1, 2011 11:25am | Post a Comment

Ziggy Marley "Wild and Free"


It may still be a few weeks away, but mark your calendars now for the free acoustic in-store show and signing by reggae great Ziggy Marley at the San Francisco Amoeba on Friday September 23rd at 6pm.

Ziggy was just a young kid when he first caught the music bug from his iconic father, Bob Marley, whose vocal stylings he inherited, while sitting in on recording sessions for now-legendary reggae tracks. Now 42 years of age, Ziggy has amassed quite a catalog himself over a long, healthy career,  featuring a dozen of albums with his band The Melody Makers and four solo albums, including his recently released Wild and Free on Tuff Gong Worldwide.

While in the Bay Area, Marley will also be performing the following day (Saturday, September 24th) at the musically diverse (electronic to reggae) Earthdance Global Music Festival at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA. At both events, he is expected to make reference to his recently launched, rasta and weed-themed comic book MarijuanaMan (see preview below).