[PHOTO RECAP] The Expendables Perform at Bottom Lounge

[PHOTO RECAP] The Expendables Perform at Bottom Lounge

The smells of reefer and good times hung heavy in the air last weekend, as infamous reggae/rock group The Expendables blazed their way through snow-infested Chicago to perform at Bottom Lounge with fellow So-Cal natives, Seedless and Stick Figure. In defiance of the cold weather, Bottom Lounge cooked with the sounds of dubby bass, laid-back […]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Rebelution Talks Reggae and Reincarnation at North Coast Music Festival

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Rebelution Talks Reggae and Reincarnation at North Coast Music Festival

Reading music:   Like most performing musicians, Santa Barbara-based group Rebelution are no stranger to life on the road. Having just completed a summer long, headlining tour across the United States, dubbed the “Good Vibes Summer Tour” – which included acts such as Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Zion-I and John Brown’s Body – Rebelution is already […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] North Coast Music Festival Aftershow: Rebelution & Ojo de Buey at House Of Blues

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] North Coast Music Festival Aftershow: Rebelution at House Of Blues

Written by: Tobias Odusanya North Coast brought music-lovers and performers of an awesome variety to Chicago’s Union Park last weekend. After the collective of ravers, jammers, bassheads, and funksters enjoyed an incredible day of great tunes at the festival on Saturday, many of the best times were still yet to come. Festival goers reluctantly poured […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] 20th Anniversary of Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival


Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival, one of the largest platforms in the world for reggae music, took place in Benicassim, Spain for it’s 20th anniversary this year on August 21-24. World renowned for it’s culture and music, The Sights and Sounds was lucky enough to have an international correspondent in the area to be able to […]

[REGGAE] Bob Marley – “Could You Be Loved” (RAC Remix)

[REGGAE] Bob Marley - "Could You Be Loved" (RAC Remix)

Bob Marley and The Wailers‘ iconic 1984 album, LEGEND, has been been given an update by EDM artists the world over for a new project titled LEGEND: REMIXED, an inspired new spin on the reggae classic. The album dropped June 25th, and features remixes of Bob Marley’s most famous tracks by artists such as Pretty […]

[SUMMER/REGGAE] Major Lazer ft. Chronixx – “Where I Come From (Get Free Rhythm)”

[SUMMER/REGGAE] Major Lazer ft. Chronixx - "Where I Come From" (Get Free Rhythm)

It feels as though everything I’ve been listening to recently reminds me of summer. That could just be that I’m so over the wintery stay-indoors vibes that we’ve been hearing from artists over the last 5 months, or that I’m so ready for the warm weather that I can’t think of anything else. And there’s […]

[REGGAE/POP] Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks” (Cris Cab Cover)

[REGGAE/POP] Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks” (Cris Cab Cover)

Although there is nearly 5 inches of snow blanketing the Windy City, Cris Cab‘s new cover of “Little Talks” has us feeling like it’s the middle of summer. Of Monsters and Men‘s single is a great piece of indie/folk that has gotten them quite a bit of attention with it’s carefree, horn infused choruses and […]

[REGGAE/POP] Cris Cab – “The Fire” ft. The Green

cris cab the fire

The first blizzard of the year is about to hit Chicago, so I thought this new Cris Cab single, “The Fire,” featuring The Green was absolutely appropriate to post. Think warm, summertime feelings with this laid-back island jam and that cold weather will warm up quick. If that doesn’t work, try a space heater (don’t […]

[REGGAE] Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven” (Major Lazer Remix)

Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven Major Lazer remix

The beginning of winter’s deep freeze in Chicago has begun as temperatures have began to sink steadily over the past couple weeks. But listening to Major Lazer‘s new remix of Bruno Mars‘ “Locked Out Of Heaven” helps keep the cold at bay for at least a couple minutes. It’s always summer for Major Lazer and […]

[REGGAE] Snoop Lion ft. Angela Hunte – “Here Comes The King” [Prod. by Major Lazer]

snoop lion

Snoop Lion is out with a taste of his new reggae infused musical direction since he’s shed all images of his old rap moniker, Snoop Dogg. The chilled out electro reggae sounds and fat bass are courtesy of Major Lazer‘s production techniques that jam superbly with Angela Hunte’s sexy vocals. Look for “Here Comes The […]