From Dan Oko, The Austin Chronicle:
Tying into Saturday's 2pm panel at the Austin Convention Center, Bass Culture offers acknowledgment of generations of rebellious Britons having saluted the red, gold, and green. As Third Wave reggae has blown up internationally, its offshoots – dubstep, grime, jungle, et al. – have also emerged a dominant force in mainstream English culture. Supported by Arts Council England, up-and-comers and legends start with rootsy Rasites, playing originals to make Steel Pulse proud. On the strength of his soulful, genre-bending 2008 reggae reboot Man Like I (Atlantic) silky-voiced Natty, son of a South African mother and Anglo-Italian father, has toured with Adele and Ziggy Marley. The showcase will not be all rebel stances and smoking spliffs, though the latter couldn't hurt when it comes to Little Roy. In 1965, Roy first sang at Studio One in Kingston. Forty-seven years later, his still-strong pipes lend voice to Nirvana cover album Battle for Seattle (Ark Recordings). Mixtape MC Lady Leshurr, sometimes called the female Busta Rhymes, spits like the Streets and arrives to break up the pickle party. DJ Kenny Ken is also of the moment.