Monthly Archives: November 2006


BudspellsIf you follow reggae music and its related hybrids in Aotearoa and Australia with any degree of interest, chances are you have probably heard of Budspells from Bondi Beach, Sydney.  

Relatively unknown as a group until fairly recently, Budspells have stormed radio stations and dancehalls across both countries with their infectious ragga hip-hop and reggae jungle grooves.  A strong alliance formed in 2005 with Salmonella Dub and the Dub Conspiracy Music Group, has allowed them to tour extensively and play support at numerous well-attended events, quickly building a strong and loyal fan base. (more…)

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House of Shem

House of ShemFriday 10 November @ Subnine, Wellington. 

‘Cant Stop Jah Music’.

Respect to House Of Shem, the 7-piece reggae group who visited Wellington Friday 10 November.  It was the first time the Wanganui based band had played a solo show in the capital, and as with a lot of things done for the first time, they faced a couple of challenges.  A reggae band without a sound person is indeed an issue, especially when it happens only a few hours before the doors are to open! (more…)

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