• Aloha State of Mind

    Reggae-rockers Iration embrace surf culture and “Bomb Bud”   By Jasen T. Davis   Iration is a reggae-surf-pop-synth band, somewhere between Agent Orange and Bob Marley and Dick Dale. They

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  • Heads Up

    Rap-rockers The Knux know how to get raw like Little Richard   By Alex Distefano Meet The Knux. Short for Knuckleheads, this alt hip-hop/rock duo from New Orleans was displaced by Hurricane

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  • Ice Cube in concert

    As one of the legendary icons of rap, O’Shea Jackson (Ice Cube) made his mark in the 1980s as a standout member of NWA. After leaving the group, a successful solo rap career in the 1990s cemented

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  • The Upsetter documentary screening

    As one of the most innovative artists in reggae music, Lee Scratch Perry was one of the first musicians to use sampling (a crying baby sound) in his music—way back in 1968. Creating his own label,

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  • California NORML Conference

    The California branch of NORML is calling all supporters to attend their Marijuana Reform: Next Steps (Southern California) conference this month to discuss the future of marijuana reform efforts in

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  • Theory of Evolution

    Ky-Mani Marley focuses on education and freedom of thought By Tyler Davidson The offspring of the legendary Bob Marley have been hard at work making names for themselves for years, and Ky-Mani

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  • Flashback Flashdance

    Electro-funk duo Chromeo recreates the pop sounds of yesterday By Paul Rogers When Chromeo robo-walked off their Montreal mother ship with electro-funk floor-filler “Needy Girl” in 2004,

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  • City of Hope

    Palm Springs bucks the trend with its compassionate attitude By David Burton Palm Springs has long marched to the beat of a spectacularly different drummer. In 1963, the city launched the

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