[PLAYLIST] – NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

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  Crafted by James Kabat and Kavi S. Still nursing hangovers from Lolla, Chicago is about descend in droves upon West Loop’s Union Park. Well, maybe descend is too strong a verb. They’ll slink their way on the L, shushing teenagers for the temerity to raise their voice an octave above a whisper. That is […]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Geoff Weers, Lead Singer of The Expendables Talks Tinder, Touring and T-Rex’s

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Geoff Weers, Lead Singer of The Expendables Talks Tinder, Touring and T-Rex's

  The Expendables live and breathe music. It’s evident in their endless touring schedule, their seemingly infinite number of SoundCloud uploads, and in their conversations. They are a group that comes around rarely, sticking together as a band of buds through the insane ups and downs of living lives as professional musicians, only growing stronger […]

[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, […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

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

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  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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

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

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  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 […]