Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper and Gary Clark Jr. Wrap BeachLife Fest 2021 with Love

Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper and Gary Clark Jr. Wrap BeachLife Fest 2021 with Love
September 14, 2021
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Gary Clark Jr among the BeachLife Festival Sunday performers – Photo © 2021 Luis Moreno


















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Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley performed the songs of their legendary father, Bob Marley, and Ben Harper and Gary Clark Jr. captivated the thousands of fans to wrap BeachLife Festival 2021 in Redondo Beach.

The weekend of music, which had kicked off with Jane’s Addiction and Cage The Elephant on Friday and hosted Fitz and the Tantrums, The Wallflowers and Counting Crows on Saturday, finished successfully Sunday with good vibes all around.

After the devastating year of lockdowns and social isolation, BeachLife Festival marked more than a celebration of music. It was a massive Southern California get-together that people longed for. BeachLife Festival 2021 delivered more than music, the South Bay festival brought out the real California Love and ended the summer of 2021 on a high note.

Check out our coverage of the BeachLife Fest weekend and great photos by California Rocker Photo Editor Luis Moreno here:

All photos © 2021 Luis Moreno

Gary Clark Jr.

 

Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley

Portugal. The Man

Ben Harper

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Cage The Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., Marley Brothers Among Headliners for Beachlife Fest 2021

Cage The Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., Marley Brothers Among Headliners for Beachlife Fest 2021
May 21, 2021
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Ziggy Marley made Beachlife Fest 2019 a family hit – Photo © 2019 Donna Balancia


















By DONNA BALANCIA

Cage The Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., Ziggy and Stephen Marley and Portugal. The Man are among the headliners at BeachLife Festival taking place in Redondo Beach, California, in September.

September is shaping up to be a busy concert month as festivals and concerts are lined up to make a return for music lovers around the country. BeachLife Festival is happening Sept 10-12, 2021.

Additional performers for BeachLife Festival are Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Revivalists, Men at Work, Silversun Pickups, The Wallflowers, G.Love & Special Sauce, and more.

BeachLife established a name for itself in 2019 as a one-of-a-kind family-friendly beachfront festival with amenities and features that highlight the SoCal lifestyle.

“The Speakeasy stage is going to be the ‘outwest badlands’ section of the Festival where fans can hang out with a bunch of salty punk rockers and legendary surfers and skaters like Tom Curren and Steve Caballero playing acoustic sets and talking story,” said Pennywise frontman and BeachLife local Jim Lindberg. “There will also be an insane art show provided by Punk Rock & Paintbrushes featuring artwork from the festival’s musicians and local artists. If you’re looking for the edgier side of the festival – on the down low – the Speakeasy will be the place you want to be!”

Cage The Elephant – Courtesy image

BeachLife Festival works with the local community and for the preservation of the beaches and oceans. The organization has partnered for a second year with a number of national and local organizations, including: Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay, Life Rolls On, Redondo Beach Police Foundation, Redondo Beach Education Foundation Walk With Sally, Rob Machado Foundation and Wyland Foundation. 

To support its non-profit partners, BeachLife will be hosting an on-site silent auction at the festival with a number of items to bid on. All ticket types are on sale at BeachLifeFestival.com. Three-day General Admission passes are currently $349 and VIP passes are $799. Single Day tickets are $125 + fees and $299 for VIP. The super exclusive Captain’s Pass includes additional perks such as a hosted bar, private bungalows, and valet parking for $2995 for three days. For added space and privacy, BeachLife has also introduced private cabanas, available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The BeachLife Festival is located at 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

The BeachLife Festival Lineup

Jane’s Addiction
Counting Crows
Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s “Songs of Bob Marley”
Cage The Elephant
Fitz and The Tantrums
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Portugal. The Man
The Revivalists
Gary Clark Jr
Men At Work
Silversun Pickups
The Wallflowers
CAM
Melvin Seals and JGB with John Kadlecik
The White Buffalo
G. Love & Special Sauce
English Beat
Larkin Poe
Fortunate Youth
Sugar Ray
Phosphorescent
Save Ferris
Mother Hips
Thievery Corporation
Brett Dennen
Trever Keith (Face to Face)
Tom Curren
Jim Lindberg (Pennywise)
The Aquadolls
DENM
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Nicki Bluhm
The Main Squeeze
Zella Day
Jason Cruz (Strung Out)
Jason Devore (Authority Zero)
Law Acoustic (Jakob Nowell)
Too Rude
Slackstring
Steve Caballero
Hope Waidley
Jokers Hand
Davey Allen
Gen3
Kira Lingman & Veronica Torres
Kevin Sousa Band
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Marley & Tosh Family Lead Tributes For Bunny Wailer

The Marley and Tosh family among some big names in reggae are tributing Bunny Wailer following hos passing.

Legendary Reggae singer Bunny Wailer, real name Neville O’Riley Livingston, died on Tuesday (March 2) at the age of 73. Bunny Wailer was the last surviving member of the iconic reggae group “The Wailers,” which he formed along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh in the early 1960s.

The Wailers was, and perhaps is, the most iconic music group out of Jamaica that gained international fame and had classic reggae hits like “Stir It Up” and “Simmer Down.” Bunny Wailer broke from the group in 1974 and took on a solo career. He went on to win three Grammy Awards, and in 2017 was conferred with an Order of Merit from the Jamaican government, the country’s fourth highest honor.

It is still unclear as to the exact cause of his death; however, he had been in and out of the hospital after suffering a stroke in July 2020. Tributes have already started to pour in for the late singer, with some describing him as a legend in his own right.

Stephen Marley posted, “Sending love to the Livingston family as brother Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of the Wailers, Bob’s stepbrother, and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself and you will live in vain—live for others, you will live again. In the kingdom of JAH, man shall reign. Pass it on.” Rest in power ?? @bunnywailerarchives”

Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself & you will live in vain—live for others, you will live again.” Rest in power ?? pic.twitter.com/4gi38yLmiu

— Bob Marley (@bobmarley) March 2, 2021

Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself & you will live in vain-live for others & you will live in vain.” Rest in Power pic.twitter.com/gKtUmM6BFQ

— Stephen Marley (@stephenmarley) March 2, 2021

“Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of the Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed by not forgotten,” Cedella Marley tweeted. She continued, “Live for yourself & you live in vain-live for others, you will live again. Rest in power.”

Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself & you will live in vain—live for others, you will live again.” Rest in power ?? pic.twitter.com/VNWdFCQhtt

— Cedella Marley (@cedellamarley) March 2, 2021

Posted on Peter Tosh’s Instagram page courtesy of Jah B. “Rest in Power, Bunny Wailer (AKA Neville O’Riley Livingston). A true Reggae icon and Jamaican legend, a brother, a father, an uncle, a friend. Bunny played alongside Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in the most influential Reggae group of all time, The Wailers. He helped shape the genre that spread from Jamaica throughout the world. His contribution to Reggae music will live on forever. Rise in strength.”

Rest in Power, Bunny Wailer (AKA Neville O'Riley Livingston). A true Reggae icon and Jamaican legend, a brother, a father, an uncle, a friend. Bunny played alongside Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in the most influential Reggae group of all time, The Wailers… pic.twitter.com/WMBQlnjEbC

— Peter Tosh (@PeterTosh) March 2, 2021

Capleton shared a picture of himself and Bunny via Instagram with the caption, “Condolence to the family of the great legend Bunny Wailer. We give thanks for all your musical contributions. Rest In Power”

Shaggy also had some kind words for the late entertainer’s family.

“It’s clear that 2021 will not be a better year than 2020,” Shaggy shared, “This is one of the lowest moment in the history of our culture. Bunny Livingston aka: Bunny Wailer, founding member and sole survivor of the trio the Wailers, is no longer with us. This is a great loss for reggae, the Jamaican people and Reggae fans around the world. You have made us proud king’ rest well! Condolences to the family. R.I.P. Bunny .. your music will forever wail!!!”

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Andrew Holness, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, also expressed his condolences, calling the late singer’s death “a great loss for Jamaica and for reggae.”

“Today Jamaica lost a Reggae legend, the larger-than-life, Neville “Bunny Wailer” Livingston,” PM Holness said. “The last time I saw Bunny we shared a good laugh and spent quite some time talking about the influence of Rastafari in Jamaica. His contribution to Jamaican culture is priceless and his voice has touched many around the globe. We will treasure his rich legacy.”

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Bunny was born on April 10, 1947, and spent his childhood days in Nine Miles, where he was raised by his father, this was where he met Bob Marley, and the two became fast friends. They were raised as stepbrothers after Marley’s mother had a daughter for Bunny’s father. When they moved to Trench Town in Kingston, they met Peter Tosh and formed the legendary reggae originally called The Wailing Wailers.

In 1965 they released their debut album The Wailing Wailers, and in 1970 their second album, Soul Rebels, was released. Their last album as a group, “Burnin,” was released in 1973. Bunny did his first solo album, Blackheart Man, in 1976 after the group broke up.

Bunny is survived by 13 children, 10 sisters, 3 brothers, and a host of grandchildren. His life partner of over 50 years, Jean Watt, has reportedly been missing since May 2020. Condolences to the Livingston family as they go through this time of bereavement.

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Chronixx Says No To Collaborate With Alkaline But…

Chronixx says no to a potential collaboration with Alkaline but can still name a handful of his music that he listens to.

The reggae singer was on Instagram live yesterday answering some questions from his fans. One of the main question was which reggae or dancehall artists he would collaborate with and he named a long list like Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, Bounty Killer, Kabaka Pyramid and more. But there are perhaps only a few artists that he don’t want to collaborate with and dancehall’s man of the moment Alkaline is one of them.

“Mi no know about Alkaline yet but mi rate Alkaline, some of his tune bad,” Chronixx said. “Mi just wish the man them never change up them skin, but that is just me because you can’t too watch anyone. Mi rate the tune that says formula and mi rate the tune that say champion boy because me would let my children them listen to it. So from the youths them can listen to it and dance and say champion boy. If people can dance to it and children can sing it then it’s a good song.”

Even if Alkaline is not getting a collaboration with Chronixx his recent round of features includes some big name artists like Sean Paul, Shaggy, and French Montana. Chronixx released his new album Chronology last Friday and is currently touring the United States for his hugely successful Chronology tour.

Pitbull – Options (feat. Stephen Marley)

[Intro: Pitbull]
Stephen Marley, let ’em know what time it is

[Verse 1: Stephen Marley]
We came here to party, we came here to dance
You know that you’re my girl, damn right I’m your man
This night going too good, don’t fall for the games
Or the he said, she said dumb shit

[Pre-Chorus: Stephen Marley]
I got a whole lot of names and a whole lot of numbers
But I’ll throw them away ’cause I think I might love you
Could be the Mary Jane or the spell that I’m under
But I know what this could be
Tearing up my history for you

[Chorus: Stephen Marley]
I got, I got, I got, I got options
You the, you the, you the, you the top one
So baby, baby, if it ain’t a problem
Can I get some of your love?
I got, I got, I got, I got options
You the, you the, you the, you the top one
So baby, baby, if it ain’t a problem
Can I get some of your love?

[Verse 2: Pitbull]
Been around the game, been around the fame
Been around the money, been around some names
But the chico’s still the same, some things never change
Here’s a tip, show me your friends
I’ll show you your future, keep the change
I’ve seen ’em come and go, I’ve seen ’em sell they souls
You my number one draft pick, baby, let’s pick and roll
I always keep you up, up on a pedestal
Misery loves company, baby, don’t sweat these hoes

[Pre-Chorus: Stephen Marley]
I got a whole lot of names and a whole lot of numbers
But I’ll throw them away ’cause I think I might love you
Could be the Mary Jane or the spell that I’m under
But I know what this could be
Tearing up my history for you

[Chorus: Stephen Marley]
I got, I got, I got, I got options
You the, you the, you the, you the top one
So baby, baby, if it ain’t a problem
Can I get some of your love?
I got, I got, I got, I got options
You the, you the, you the, you the top one
So baby, baby, if it ain’t a problem
Can I get some of your love?

[Verse 3: Pitbull]
They looking for the perfect man
They looking for the perfect life
They take some perfect pics
They want some perfect dick
But there ain’t nothing perfect, girl
No such thing as a perfect world
These broads try hard to be
Who they not and not who they are
Baby, you sweating what? Baby, you sweating who?
You talking ’bout such and such who tries to be you?
Man, you JFK, mami, you out your mind
Misery loves company, I’ll tell you one more time

[Pre-Chorus: Stephen Marley]
I got a whole lot of names and a whole lot of numbers
But I’ll throw them away ’cause I think I might love you
Could be the Mary Jane or the spell that I’m under
But I know what this could be
Tearing up my history for you

[Chorus: Stephen Marley]
I got, I got, I got, I got options
You the, you the, you the, you the top one
So baby, baby, if it ain’t a problem
Can I get some of your love?
I got, I got, I got, I got options
You the, you the, you the, you the top one
So baby, baby, if it ain’t a problem
Can I get some of your love?

[Bridge: Pitbull]
Baby, you know, you know we got a strong thing
So stop thinking ’bout the wrong things
You know, you know we got a strong thing
So stop thinking ’bout the wrong things

[Chorus: Stephen Marley]
I got, I got, I got, I got options
You the, you the, you the, you the top one
So baby, baby, if it ain’t a problem
Can I get some of your love?
I got, I got, I got, I got options
You the, you the, you the, you the top one
So baby, baby, if it ain’t a problem
Can I get some of your love?