2001 - Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history of Jamaican popular music from ska and rocksteady, through the reggae explosion of the 1970s, with many rare artifacts from Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby.
Even though it's not yet summer, Colorado-based jam band the String Cheese Incident is looking ahead to the fall. The band has set up a tour that kicks off with its Sept. 20 appearance at the Austin (Texas) City Limits Music Festival and stretches into mid-October.
Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete—devoted to an April 1961 performance at the titular San Francisco club.
A lot has changed in music since Train's 2001 Grammy Award-winning smash "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)." Earnest, pop-sweetened rock has become a tougher sell to radio programmers and consumers, who currently are more inclined toward harder-edged jams.