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California reggae act Rebelution will headline the Free Rein Summer Tour featuring Stephen Marley, Common Kings and more.
Photographer Sterling Munksgard spent Friday at The Greek Theatre in Berkely and captured photos of Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, The Grouch and Eligh & Zion I.
About Zion I
This trio of genre-bender pride has made a name for itself on the Bay Area scene by successfully mixing spiritualism and hip-hop. Oakland’s MC Zion and DJ/producer Amp Live blend hip-hop and trip-hop beats with lyrics focused on a message of unity, hope, and spiritual awareness. After a couple of indie hits, the trio slowly made inroads while opening for rap royalty like De La Soul, Rakim, and Run-D.M.C. Their debut album, Mind Over Matter, was released in May of 2000 and features collaborations with fellow Bay Area rappers Rasco, Planet Asia, and the Grouch. Although Zion I operates out of Berkeley, the group was originally formed in Atlanta, making their music difficult to classify as strictly West Coast hip-hop. Their musical style makes them even harder to define. With a style that borrows from hip-hop, trance, drum’n’bass, and reggae, Zion I’s style is equally mystical and mystifying.
Phish unveiled pro-shot video of the long and strong version of “Waves” they laid down on the third night of their 2020 Phish Riviera Maya destination event in Mexico on Saturday.
Robbie Robertson of The Band spoke about the group’s genesis, rise to fame, touring with Bob Dylan, the animosity Levon Helm held towards him and more with Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor on the latest installment of the ‘Talkhouse Podcast.’
Norah Jones will embark on a tour of the U.S. featuring special guest Mavis Staples.
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will team with four different orchestras for a series of symphonic shows in June.
Mick Fleetwood led an all-star concert honoring Peter Green and the early years of Fleetwood Mac with David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Billy Gibbons, John Mayall, Bill Wyman and more.