There was Something in the Air Tonight when Sweet Child of Mine said to me Let’s hop the Crazy Train, find some West End Girls and Rock the Casbah.

His father is the singer Chronicle, and for awhile he was Little Chronicle. But as he found his own way in the music business, he needed his own name. Enter Chronixx.,

Chronixx wrote his first song at age 5, and recorded his first single when he was 11. In April he released The Dread and the Terrible Project, and on July 3 he is bringing his reggae world to Martha’s Vineyard. Some say he is the biggest act to come out of Jamaica in decades.

Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption are playing Dreamland in Oak Bluffs on Thursday at 9 p.m.


A special event that wraps up the Fall for the Arts monthlong celebration, the Artist Ball, begins at 7 p.m. at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs on Sunday, Oct. 27. The night celebrates Vineyard artists and all those who help make the Island an artistic mecca. Costumes are optional but keep in mind there will be prizes awarded.

Marla Blakely introduces the Frank Wilkins Band and presides over the festivities. Also planned for the evening is the installation of Whatever the Outcome, which features the work of Walker Roman.

Scientists heading a worldwide shark-tagging research project will visit to the Vineyard Sunday to meet the public and answer questions.

A short while ago Dreamland was rented out for a benefit concert featuring Lori McKenna. Our venue was bought out by the host of the concert, and unlike many of our other shows, we transferred all authority over the room to the benefit coordinators. They did an amazing job marketing and promoting the show, put together some outstanding talent and raised money for such an amazing cause.

“When I say Barrington, you say Levy!” shouted a man onstage wearing gold-framed sunglasses. “Barrington!”

“Levy!” the crowd roared back at him.

The chant continued, ultimately dissolving into raucous cheering as Barrington Levy, reggae revolutionary, took the stage at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs on Friday night.