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The Easy Star All-Stars live in Austin, TX

posted April 21, 2010, 12:41 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Interviews, Live Show Reviews, Tour | comment 2 Comments

Tags: Ras I-Ray, Lonely Hearts Dub Band, TX, interview, Dub Side Of The Moon, Austin, Radiodread, Easy Star All-Stars

All public consumption of their three epic cover albums aside, The Easy Star All-Stars have something to prove. Not to anyone listening as much as to themselves as artists. Either way, terrific human spirits were up there glorifying sound. Having conquered and re-mapped three of the most legendary artists/albums in the history of music, one would think it’s all downhill from here. Not even close…

As Ras I-Ray (bass/vocals) just eluded to, The Easy Star All-Stars are merely getting started. Just for a second, let’s swipe away all the important studio track record of artistry and get down to the nitty gritty. The live show…

On a muddied Auditorium Shores coast of Austin, TX, the experience of these finely tuned professionals was present on stage. Even the intermittent raindrops added to the effect of their fully-banded sound as it echoed in front of the lowly clouded Downtown skyline. Concert-goers swayed from one direction to another, somehow finding harmony with muck at their feet. All about the vibe and rhythm, many artists displayed their talents that day (Mystic Roots, Grimy Styles), and even later on that weekend (Subrosa Union, Spiritual, Los Skarnales), but its The Easy Star All-Stars that have the capability of becoming the face of mass consumption for such a stereo-typed genre, Reggae. The question remains, can they materialize an original sound that will break from the chains of cover stardom? One reviewer has no doubt.

The Past
Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band
Radiodread Too intimidating to review
Dub Side Of The Moon

The Easy Star All-Stars hit the studio this summer to record a full album of original material, to keep up with the Easy Star All-Stars and other terrific Easy Star artists like John Brown’s Body visit their website


2 Responses to “The Easy Star All-Stars live in Austin, TX”

  1. Profile photo of X_NaStY X_NaStY on April 23rd, 2010 7:13 pm

    I think you need to resize your image there hst, it takes up the whole width of the page, on my browser at least.

  2. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on April 25th, 2010 5:58 pm

    Sorry bout that bro…very long week!

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