Articles by Brent Hagerman
10 Ft. Ganja Plant
Shake Up the Place
PUBLISHED Aug 30, 2011
The Plant's last two albums (Bush Rock and 10 Deadly Shots, Vol. 1) have convinced me that they are the U.S.'s premiere instrumental reggae...
PUBLISHED May 31, 2011
Greensleeves' Most Wanted series has benefited from the company's purchase by VP Records, as it now has a larger vault from which to choose...
The Jolly Boys Featuring Albert Minott
PUBLISHED May 3, 2011
This aging mento band were in danger of becoming a footnote in Jamaican music history, but, thanks to Geejam producer Jon Baker, the Jolly...
Dub is a Weapon
PUBLISHED Apr 28, 2011
Dub traditionally was the realm of producers and engineers with Magico-techno smarts harnessing tape delays and reverb washes, but here it...
True Stories of Mark Wonder and Friends
PUBLISHED Apr 5, 2011
Initially released digitally in 2009 with little pomp, Wonder's record was quickly reissued to promote the artist further a field. A little...
PUBLISHED Mar 22, 2011
Their fifth album sees these road warriors doing a minor gearshift, dropping tempos and putting more emphasis on their instrumentals. Recor...
Dance & Sweep: Adventures of the Energy God
PUBLISHED Feb 15, 2011
Continuing the tradition of DC-styled animated album covers, Dance & Sweep presents the Energy God as a superhero on a mission to bring dan...
Prince Perry and the Gladtones
Whatever You Can Get Away With
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2011
Toronto, ON's Prince Perry transports listeners back to the heyday of the two-Tone era with this EP, and while the record isn't exactly an...