I love Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon album.  I love reggae, especially with an added dollop of dub.  When the Easy Star All-Stars released Dub Side Of The Moon In 2003, I approached it with a slight sense of trepidation; would it be great or would it be a terrible gimmick?  Fortunately it was the former, managing to retain the atmosphere of the Floyd original while standing up as an authentic piece of reggae/dub in its own right.

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Bathed in blue stage lights, with the ageing pipes of an old church organ looming impressively over them, Cúla Búla towered over the crowd upstairs at The Quays on a stage built at least seven feet off the ground. More »

Concord Bicycle Music is proud to announce the release of Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live … And More. The 90-minute concert film, which celebrates the music of Big Star through an illustrious collective of musicians, will have its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Tex., on March 16. The title will be available in stores April 21, 2017 as a 2-CD/DVD or Blu-Ray combo pack, as well as a standalone, 2-CD album. Liner notes by GRAMMY® Award-winning writer Anthony DeCurtis and Chris Stamey (from the dB’s, and a founding member of the Big Star Third ensemble) will round out the package. More »