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Vernon Reid

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't me ... More >>

  • Film

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    The Six Strangest Crossover Attempts By Jazz Musicians

    About a week ago, our Northwest sister paper Seattle Weekly ran a post about the diminishing popularity of jazz. Watch for a lengthy reply by RFT Music's devilishly handsome resident jazz guitar school dropout later this week. In the meantime, here are the six most bizarre crossover attempts by jazz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Happy 86th Birthday, Chuck Berry!

    A one Chuck Berry was born on this day in 1926. Last night he played a show at the Duck Room, wearing an ensemble remarkably similar to the one he's got on in that photo above, taken at Keiner Plaza a few years back. And somewhere in the middle, between 1926 and 2012, the man invented rock & roll. I ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2004

    Just Like Hendrix

    Rush -- quite possibly the whitest band on earth -- has a surprising number of black fans

  • Music

    October 23, 2002

    Afrodisiac

    As Yohimbe Brothers, guitarist Vernon Reid and turntablist DJ Logic subvert expectations about genre, race and sexual desire

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