Bookmark and Share
To receive email from Reggae E-Guide, add to your safe sender list
View as Web Page Send to a Friend
Reggae Guide
Share on Facebook Bookmark and Share  

January 31, 2013

Volume 10/Issue 05

back to top


Show Us Your RFG!!

New CDs in the Mix

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals

News Flash

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

Show Us Your RFG!!

The Reggae Festival Guide with .........

Reporter Shelah Moody got a back issue of the Reggae Festival Guide into the hands of Grammy-nominated reggae/dancehall/soul singer/songwriter/producer Wayne Wonder, who performed at the Brick & Mortar nightclub in San Francisco on January 19. Wayne Wonder shares the love with a few influential people in the reggae industry: designer Rene Walker of highRise Hats (far left), Carmelita Harris, host of Irie Vision TV and performance artist Ras I-Zulu (far right). Thanks to Khalif of the Wanubi Project for hosting a fabulous Reggae Winter Wonderland. Incidently, Wayne Wonder is celbrating his silver anniversary--25 years in the music business--and the release of his new CD "My Way" on Singso Records.




Send us a photo of you with the Reggae Festival Guide Magazine! 

Email it to .  It can be of you at a festival or performance.  It can be of you or a performer.  It could be of you and a performer.  We're interested to see whose hands the Reggae Festival Guide Magazine ends up in...... 

One Love Ya'll,

Yvonne Varner, Reggae Festival eGuide Editor

Find me on FaceBook!

News Flash

Time to Post Your Festivals!

It's time to post your 2013 festival information on the

Reggae Festival Guide website: ; it's FREE!

The sooner you put the information on our website the sooner fans will see it and be able to plan their Reggae Festival adventures!



New Feature!!

Our Website -  (www.ReggaeFestivalGuide) has a new feature: 

A Gig/Concert Calendar!   

Bands and Venues:  

For years we have offered Reggae FESTIVAL listings, now you can also submit your Gigs/Concerts for free as well!  



Search for Gigs/Concerts in your area by band name, date, city, etc. 

Find the links on our homepage at  (www.ReggaeFestivalGuide)



It is time to reserve your ad space in the annual print Reggae Festival Guide magazine!  Click here for Rate Card



RATECARD Annual Print Magazine

Festival Section

Festival Ads only

Full Page 7.25” x 9” • $995

1/2 Page 7.25” x 4.125” • $612 


General Section

Full Page 7.25” x 9.5” • $1360 

1/2 Page Horizontal 7.25” x 4.625” • $860

1/2 Page Vertical 3.5” x 9.5” • $860

1/3 Page 2.25” x 9.5” • $710 

1/4 Page 3.5” x 4.625” • $585 

1/6 Page 2.25” x 4.625” • $437 

1/8 Page 3.5” x 2.25” • $365 



Add $375 for full-1/2 page ads and $225 for 1/3-1/8 page ads 


Design Charges

In-house graphic design services avail. Approx 1-3 hrs per ad at $65/hr. 


The Reggae Festival Guide magazine is the oldest and largest Reggae magazine in the world and the only one left on the North American continent! Dont’ miss this ONCE-A YEAR MARKETING OPPORTUNITY.  100,000 copies are distributed FREE throughout U.S. and Canada each May. It is read and re-read by fans, festival promoters, talent buyers, musicians, record executives, radio hosts and programmers, etc. They treasure and keep it throughout the year referring to it again and again.  We have almost 20 years experience in building and reaching massive databases of reggae fans and industry professionals worldwide. 


Digital Edition of Magazine

Your marketing message will be seen around the world!  Again in 2013, the entire print magazine will again be digitized. Customers can read the entire magazine online by simply clicking through page-by-page, or by going directly to a specific page number and even clicking through to advertiser’s website*. Increases circulation without using up natural resources.

*Augment your Print Ad by purchasing a Digital Magazine Hyperlink

(Full page ad +$75, Half page +$50, 1/3 & 1/8 page +$25) 


Space Reservation:

NOW Ad Submission Deadline: 4/23 Street Date: 5/21

• 775-337-8344 • fax 775-201-0208 

RBA Publishing Inc.

• P.O. Box 50635, Reno, NV 89513


The Wailers Performing Survival and all their hits

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 - Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno, NV 

Doors – 7:30pm  Show – 8:30pm,  Tickets on available at the Cal-Neva Casino Main Cashier Case 24-hours a day, at Recycled Records, or by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX (435-9849) and online at 

Tickets: $20.00 General Admission Standing - $46.00 Reserved Box Seat  

Containing what is considered Bob Marley and the Wailers’ most defiant and politically charged statement, Survival concerns itself with the expressed solidarity of not only Africa, but of humanity at large. The album was controversial right down to the jacket, which contains a  crude schematic of the stowage compartment of a typical transatlantic slave ship. Survival is intended as a wake-up call for everyman to resist and fight oppression in all of its insidious forms. From Tyrone Downie’s opening synthesizer strains on “So Much Trouble in the World” to the keyboard accents emerging throughout “Zimbabwe,” the sounds of Survival are notably modern. The overwhelming influence of contemporary African music is also cited with the incorporation of brass, a’ la Fele Kuti and his horn-driven African 70. While “Top Rankin”, “Ride Natty Ride” and “Wake Up and Live” are the most obvious to benefit from this influence, there are other and often more subtle inspirations scattered throughout. Survival could rightly be considered a concept album.

~Lindsay Planer, 

Produced by Knitting Factory Presents

General Admission, All Ages, Full Bar w/ID 

Contact Bruce Duff



Reggae On The River Returns To Its Original French’s Camp Venue August 1-4, 2013. Tickets On Sale Feb. 1

What: 29th Annual Reggae On The River

Where: French’s Camp (the Cook’s Valley area of Humboldt County, CA)

When: August 1-4, 2013. Ticket sales start this Fri., Feb. 1 at 12:01am

Why: The historic homecoming of Reggae On The River to its original venue! Not to be missed!!! 

Tickets Sale Begin February 1st For Reggae On The River’s Highly Anticipated French’s Camp Homecoming


This Friday, February 1st at 12:01am, online ticket sales will begin for the 29th annual Reggae On The River. Making a triumphant return to the festival’s original French’s Camp venue, located just north of the Humboldt County line near Piercy, CA on August 1-4, 2013, reggae fans worldwide are overjoyed at the news of the festival’s homecoming and tickets for this highly anticipated event are expected to go fast.


The main 3-day festival will take place Friday through Sunday, August 2-4, and a limited number of early arrival tickets will allow access to the grounds and an extra evening of DJs and special guests on Thursday, August 1. A total of 6000 tickets will be made available to the public for the 2013 event, with only 2500 of these being early arrival tickets, so don’t delay in making your plans. 


Thanks to recent customer feedback, event tickets will be now be inclusive of camping and are priced at $190 for the 3-day concert and camping pass or $250 for the 4-day early arrival concert and camping pass. A limited number of RV spaces will also be available by advance registration for a price of $250. Festival tickets and RV reservations will start at 12:01am this Friday, February 1st and will be available online only at Local outlet sales in Humboldt, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties will begin shortly thereafter.


Stay tuned to the festival website at for all the details and be sure to join the ROTR newsletter where you’ll get a sneak peek in coming weeks of all the epic talent in store for this very special Reggae On The River homecoming celebration. For more information call the Mateel office at (707) 923-3368 or send an email to



3rd Annual Bob Marley's Birthday Bash – February 8th, 2012 at The Knitting Factory Reno

This year to celebrate the birthday of the reggae legend Bob Marley, Jahzilla will be teaming up with some of Reno’s finest talent to bring a very special tribute to one of the most influential artists of our time. They will be featuring 10 vocalists from different Reno bands of various genres all singing their rendition of one Bob Marley song. Jenes Carter of Mojo Green, Baldo Bobadilla of Drinking with Clowns, Dave Berry of Jelly Bread, and Carlene Bingham will be performing to name a few. Also, the Mojo Green horn section will be added into the mix to bring their powerful sound and complete the 10 piece backing band.  Jahzilla has been bringing reggae music to the Great Basin and beyond for over a decade. They helped create the first Bob Marley Birthday Bash in 2011 and it has been growing ever since. It’s no wonder. People cannot seem to get enough of Bob Marley’s music even thirty years after his passing.


Along with Jahzilla, Reno’s own Polynesian roots reggae group Uprising will also be performing at the event. They are quickly growing in popularity even earned spots at festivals such as One Love, One Heart Festival in Sacramento and Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival last summer. 


Eph Bee Cee is an up and coming band from Reno that plays a Pacific Ocean-inspired strain of reggae that incorporates a variety of other genres and styles into the mix. They will be sure to get the party started right and get you moving your feet to their infectious rhythms and R&B infused vocals.  DJ Too Dread of “The Reggae Shack” radio show will be keeping the dance floor going all night with a mix of roots reggae, dub and dancehall. This year’s Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash will definitely be a very special night to remember. Don’t miss it!



Heatseekers Tour Featuring Alternative/Reggae Group Iration w/ Special Guests Passafire, The Green, & Pacific Dub to Perform at MontBleu in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, Feb 15, 2013



Soulful, melody-driven Iration, the chart-topping alternative reggae, pop, rock band will be performing at Montbleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, February 15 at 9pm. Opening the evening’s festivities are three other high-profile touring reggae bands: reggae rockers from Georgia: Passafire; ‘Live Artist of the Year in The 2012 Pier Awards’ The Green;  and Pacific Dub, one of the youngest and newest bands to solidify themselves as professionals within the Reggae-Rock scene.


Iration was formed in Isla Vista, CA and is made up of members Joseph Dickens (drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Vox), Kai Rediske (Vocal / Percussion) and Adam Taylor (Bass). All members met while growing up in Hawaii but formed Iration after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. They have since released two full-length albums, Time Bomb (2010) and No Time for Rest (2007), as well as three EP’s, New Roots (2006), Sample This EP (2008) and Fresh Grounds (2011). Time Bomb, which has sold 30K+ copies, hit #1 on the iTunes reggae album chart and remains within the top 20 on Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart to this day.


Tickets are $22.50 in advance / $25 day of show (plus taxes/fees) and this is an all-ages venue. For more information call Montbleu at (775) 588-3515 or visit



The Expendables  ‘Lifes a Beach Tour’ with Tomorrows Bad Seeds At Montbleu Resort, South Lake Tahoe on March 6

Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years. Catch them at Montbleu in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, March 6 along with Tomorrows Bad Seeds who who were voted Best Artist Playing at Vans Warped Tour". This tour is called the ‘Lifes A Beach Tour’ and it will take them across the U.S. and back during the months of March and April. The Montbleu show starts at 9pm and tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of (plus taxes/fees).

The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers (Guitar and Vocals), Adam Patterson (Drums and Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar) and Ryan DeMars (Bass). The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace.  Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast.  


The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely independent releases.  No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a combined total of over 40,000 units sold with no physical distribution and no record label.  Thirteen years later, five albums down and countless miles covered, The Expendables show no signs of slowing down. 


Tickets are available through the MontBleu Box Office or by calling 1-888-829-7630. Grab them now and come rage! 



New CDs in the Mix

Stephanie's Debut EP "Real Woman"

Stephanie will finally release her long awaited debut EP titled "Real Woman". The steadily growing fan base has been asking for an album for some time now which has been a work in progress and is poised for release further in 2013. However she's ready to introduce herself to the world at large with a five (5) track EP scheduled to drop on January 31.  If you're not already following Stephanie on various sites, please see links below and start now so you don't miss a thing. Hot collaborations, remixes, world-class. Stay tuned!! 

Become a fan on FB: 

Follow on twitter: 



Check out my blog: 

Most recent music video: Got It Right Here

Check out Stephanie's cover of Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me"

DJS please connect with Stephanie at for singles, interviews, jingles, dubs,etc. 




Royal Warriors Muzik 's label introduce them first production of the year. -

New single from the Lyrically Conscious Talented Artist - D.J.A.M.A.K.E.I.T.A - after his 1st single - Love Mama Earth - which has been received very well in the 4  

corners of earth by Caribbean community he comes back with a new "hit" song in a new Hip hop/Alternative style, the riddim calls " Guardians Riddim " composed & produced by Johann Etifier for Royal Warriors Muzik, The single will be Available on the label's platform - iTunes, in pre command the 16th January with the artist's **accapella , the "Guardians riddim " , A special "Hot edit Mix" n the radio version of "GO SO - Production - Royal Warriors Muzik - Web  

distribution - Believe Digital ,Right society - S.A.C.E.M .* *. All rights reserved by Djamakeita & Working Company Publishings . * 




Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

January 31

----: Mizuno Yuichi [Ska Flames; trumpet] is born. 


In Jah´s Name We Pray

The Paradox of Life's Journey


"It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning."

-- P.D. Ouspensky



"Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert when all around you there is nothing but water!"

-- Kabir



"After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same."

-- Paul Simon 


Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

By Richie B, host – “HOT MIX” on Hot 102FM

Feb 1 - 7, 2013 




01 2 13 Shook (Uncle Demon) – Tommy Lee Sparta – UIM Records (1wk@#1) U-1

02 3 13 Badmind Dem a Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – MarKus Records U-1

03 1 16 Money Box – Mavado – Chimney Records (2wks@#1) D-2

04 5 16 Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records U-1

05 4 18 Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records (3wks@#1) D-1

06 6 15 Here Comes Your Life – David M feat. Beenie Man – BGM Entertainment NM

07 8 10 Buss A Blank – Tommy Lee – UIM Reords U-1

08 9 9 Stripper Pose – Baby Cham – Team Cham Music/Mad House U-1

09 14 4 Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records U-5

10 10 11 Sleep With Angels – Spragga Benz – 21st Hapilos Productions NM

11 7 20 Hold On – Tifa – Washroom Entertainment (pp#5) D-4

12 11 21 Tan Tuddy – Aidonia – Dre Day Productions (2wks@#1) D-1

13 15 7 Nah Follow Nobody – Chronixx – Digital One Productions U-2

14 12 12 Caribbean Girls – Mavado – JA Music (pp#12) D-2

15 17 7 Haffi Come Back – Cherine Anderson – UIM Records U-2

16 13 22 Go Hard – Wayne Marshall feat. Damian Marley, Aidonia, I-Octane, Assassin, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel – Baby G Production (2wks@#1) D-3

17 19 5 Why You Mad – Tifa & Spice – Washroom Entertainment U-2

18 16 10 Clap It Up – Voicemail – Washroom Ent (pp#14) D-2

19 21 3 Are You Ready – Vybz Kartel feat. Stylish – Half A Moon Records U-2

20 22 3 From Yuh See Me – Konshens – Chimney Records U-2

21 18 8 Overtime – Gyptian – JA Production (pp#15) D-3

22 20 8 Think Man a Idiot – Busy Signal – Turf Music/Juke Box Productions (pp#17) D-2

23 - New Di Gaad – Bounty Killer – MarKus Records

24 23 15 Goat Head – Tommy Lee – UIM Records (pp#5) D-1

25 24 23 Gyal Sidung – Konshens feat. Darrio – Washroom Entertainment (2wks@#1) D-1




01 1 16 Heart Affi Strong – King Asar – W.S.P.K.A.S. Production (2wks@#1) NM 

02 2 10 Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone NM 

03 4 15 Lies and Tricks – Lutan Fyah and Hefla Nyah – 619 Entertainment U-1 

04 5 15 Curly Locks – Patrick Buddo – Romero Music U-1 

05 6 12 Sorry is a Sorry Word – Tarrus Riley – T J Records U-1 

06 3 16 Don’t You Remember – Romain Virgo – Vikings Productions (2wks@#1) D-3 

07 8 12 I Found Heaven – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Pot of Gold Production U-1 

08 9 12 Me and You Girl – Benzman – Yah Bless Productions U-1 

09 10 9 Warrior – Chronixx – Zinc Fence/Jah Ova Evil Records U-2 

10 7 14 Do For Love – Ishawna & Specialist – Downsound Records (pp#3) D-3 

11 14 8 Kingston Be Wise – Protoje – Don Corleone U-3 

12 12 11 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music NM 

13 13 10 Too Much Dying – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha NM 

14 15 9 Karma – Nadine Sutherland – Rory Stone Love U-1 

15 17 5 How Deep Is Your Love – Sean Paul feat. Kelly Rowland – Atlantic Records U-2 

16 18 5 Cheerleader – OMI – Oufah Records U-2 

17 11 13 Free – Richie Spice – Bonner Cornerstone Records (pp#8) D-6 

18 19 5 Trying Man – Nature – Downsound Records U-1 

19 21 4 Facebook – Kiprich – Nuh Behavior Production U-2 

20 16 24 Not The Life – Asfa – Jecoliah Entertainment Productions (2wks@#1) D-4 

21 22 3 Tonight – Elvis D – Hit Chair Records U-1 

22 23 3 Kingston City – Emani – Passport Records U-1 

23 24 2 Gimmi Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney Records U-1 

24 20 35 My Everything - Nando Griffiths – One Jam Music (3wks@#1) D-4 

25 - New Let Jah Lead The Way – Iba Mahr – Notice Production 




01 1 8 One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP Records (4wks@#1) NM 

02 2 8 Reggae Golden Jubilee – Various Artistes – VP Records NM 

03 4 7 Strictly The Best Vol. 47 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1 

04 3 10 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records D-1 

05 5 7 I Sound Is From Creation – President Brown – Tad’s Records NM 

06 7 4 The Hit List Vol. 4 – Various Artistes – Tad’s Records U-1 

07 6 10 Live Your Life – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – VP Records (1wk@#1) D-1 

08 9 3 Strictly The Best Vol. #46 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1 

09 8 11 Soothing Sounds: Acoustic – Richie Spice – Tad’s Records (2wks@#1) D-1 

10 10 20 Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff – Universal (2wks@#1) NM




Numbers in bracket indicate the number of weeks at the No. 1 Spot. Key: U – Upward, D – Down, NM – Non-Mover TW – This Week, LW – Last Week, WC Weeks on Chart, PP in bracket – Peak Position, RE – Re-entry Sources: Sound Systems, Record Shops, Night Clubs & Radio Play ALL SOUND SYSTEMS, SELECTORS, RECORD SHOPS, NIGHT CLUBS & RADIO DJS WHO WISH TO ASSIST US AS WE COMPILE OUR WEEKLY CHARTS, PLEASE FURNISH US WITH ONLY CURRENT TELEPHONE NUMBERS.


Reggae Festivals

To view our entire calendar of more festivals, click here

Your Festival Could Be Here

For FREE!!

Just Post Your Festival at


Attention Promoters;

It's time to reserve your

Advertising Space in the 2013

PRINT Reggae Festival Guide magazine.  Discounts for festival promoters.  

Call  Kaati 775-337-8344 

Or Click Here for Media Kit!!!

Rasta Revival Tour 2013 Calling Rastafari Ft. Xsample and The Atomic Banned

Friday-Thursday, February 1st-28th

Sacramento, Ca   USA

More Info


Friday-Saturday, February 1st-2nd

Rotorua Rotorua New Zealand

More Info

Reggae in the Mountains

Saturday, February 2nd

Ketchum Idaho USA

More Info

The Wailers

Saturday, February 2nd

Reno Nevada USA

More Info

3rd Annual Bob Marley's Birthday Bash!

Friday, February 8th

Reno Nevada USA

More Info

The 26 Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash

Saturday, February 9th

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

More Info

Hawaii Reggae and Agricultural Fair

Sunday, February 10th

Hilo, Hawaii Hawaii USA

More Info

A Tribute to Reggae Music

Sunday, February 10th



More Info

Heatseekers Tour Featuring Iration,Passafire, The Green, & Pacific Dub

Friday, February 15th

South Lake Tahoe Nevada USA


More Info

The Anniversary of Lover's Rock

Saturday, February 16th

London London United Kingdom


More Info

About Us

RBA Publishing Inc is home-based and women-run with headquarters in Reno, NV. We produce the annual Reggae Festival Guide print magazine (now approaching its 19th year), the top-ranking website:, and this weekly reggae newsletter: The Reggae E-Guide has just under 40,000 weekly subscribers.


The newest addition to our media family is our Reggae Guide for iPhone, one of the world´s first reggae specific iphone applications. It can be downloaded on iTunes for only .99 cents!


We love what we do and look forward to input from you with your suggestions, critiques, questions, etc. Also contact us to find out how you can promote your band/business in this newsletter.


Call 775-337-8344 or email


One Love,

Kaati, Yvonne and the Crew


Information - both editorial and advertising - in the Reggae e-Guide - is believed to be correct but not guaranteed - so check it carefully before you attend any event or send money for anything. We do not write the news, just report it!

back to top

Distribution by RBA Publishing Inc.


If you wish, and we really wish you wouldn't, like to be removed from this list, please reply with REMOVE in subject line.


It will make us very sad if you do, and perhaps your removal will be the one the makes us decide this no longer worth doing at all, and all the information we provide will go away forever and musicians will sit home alone at night and cry because they have no one to play for because no one knows about their shows. Your call...

Reggae Festival E-Guide
Join Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
Reggae E-Guide • PO Box 50635 • Reno • NV • 89513
Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Preferences | Send to a Friend | Report Spam