Jonathan Cunningham

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  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    When it comes to roots-rock-reggae music, few old-school legends who are still touring have the pedigree for great songwriting that Don Carlos possesses. Although he's often overshadowed by more popular Jamaican reggae singers like Burning Spear a...

  • 7 years ago | Interviews

    Like the Allmans or the Wainwrights in their own genres, the Marsalis clan is indisputably one of the first families of jazz. Of the six sons raised by the family's 74-year-old patriarch, Ellis Marsalis Jr., and his wife, Delores, four have grown ...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    Toronto is known for its cultural mash-ups, and its musical exports are naturally reflective of the demographics. You can hear some of that multiculti genre-fusing in the sounds of the New Deal, an exploratory "livetronica" band that merges house,...

  • 7 years ago | Video

    It's hard to understand why Jah Cure's trajectory hasn't been as strong as many people thought it would be in 2008. He was the hottest name in reggae in 2007 but this year has been sort of a cool-down. In a sense, that's just setting him up for an...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    For those that don't already know, today is Boxing Day. We don't celebrate it here in the U.S. but it's a major shopping holiday in Canada, the Caribbean, the U.K., and countries associated with the British Commonwealth. Those of us with connectio...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    They wanna know why South Florida is runnin' shit right now," Rick Ross howls into a microphone during a recent performance as sweat drips from his brow. " 'Cause we got hits man!" And with that, his DJ drops the beat for "Hustlin'," Ross' megawat...

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