Julien Baker headlines Oakland’s Fox Theater

On Saturday November 6th, Julien Baker was back in the Bay Area, after a surprise opening set with Boygenius bandmate and friend Phoebe Bridgers a mere few weeks ago at the Greek Theater in Berkeley. Tonight’s occasion was for the Little Oblivions Tour in honor of Baker’s new full-length album of the same name. Baker’s third studio […]

Outside Lands 2021: an extra special Halloween

Halloween in San Francisco was one for the record books this year! After being postponed two years in a row (and then rescheduled for Halloween weekend), the beloved Outside Lands Music Festival returned to Golden Gate Park for its usual three-day event, starting Friday Oct 29th and ending on Halloween night. Headliners included The Strokes on […]

Phoebe Bridgers packs Berkeley’s Greek Theater

Who the fuck is Phoebe Bridgers? The skeleton onesie-wearing singer-songwriter female rocker was nominated for four GRAMMYs in 2020, including ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Alternative Album’ for sophomore full-length release, Punisher. Needless to say, Phoebe Bridgers is one to keep an eye on! Over the course of the pandemic, Bridgers dominated late night TV, […]

Lucy Dacus at The Fillmore San Francisco

Monday September 27th, I made my way to the historic Fillmore music venue in San Francisco, originally built in 1912, featuring greats like Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Grateful Dead. Tonight’s show was in support of Richmond, Virginia’s singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus and her Home Video Tour. Dacus’ third album, Home Video, released this June […]

SOL Mountain Fest 2021: Day One

Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival kicked off Day One of the two-day festival on Saturday, September 18th under the beautiful redwoods at Felton’s Roaring Camp, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Gates opened at 11am with the first band, Wolf Jett, on the stage at noon. The festival initially sold out weeks before due to limited […]

Napa Valley readies for Bottlerock 2021 this Labor Day Weekend

Bottlerock Napa Valley is back!!! After a long two year wait, northern California’s Bottlerock Music, Food and Art Festival is returning to the Napa Valley Expo this upcoming Labor Day Weekend (September 3rd through 5th) and their lineup does not disappoint! Miley Cyrus is still playing (per last year’s canceled lineup), plus Megan The Stallion, […]

Roaring Camp welcomes The Movement with Johnny Cosmic

On Thursday, July 15th, The Movement with Johnny Cosmic and friends brought the sounds of summer to the Santa Cruz Mountains at Felton’s Roaring Camp. It was the last weekend — meaning the last reggae show — of the summer series sponsored by Felton Music Hall and it did not disappoint. Smiles were on faces from […]

Fortunate Youth takes over Felton’s Roaring Camp

Good times rolled on at Felton Roaring Camp with Fortunate Youth and special guests Boostive on Thursday, June 24th. Repping San Diego and Santa Cruz, Boostive got the irie vibes started with a killer set. The band recently signed to Slightly Stoopid’s Stoopid Records and they did not disappoint. All around, it was a smoking […]

Roaring Camp welcomes The California Honeydrops

On Friday, June 18th, Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp welcomed The California Honeydrops with opening sets by AJ Lee & Blue Summit. Nine-time award winner of ‘Best Female Vocalist’ by the Northern California Bluegrass Society (NCBS), AJ Lee melted hearts with her sweet vocals, while Sully Tuttle’s blazing guitar licks got the crowd pumped. A special […]

Thundercat performs live at Felton’s Roaring Camp

One Friday, June 11th, Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp welcomed to the stage Thundercat — the electrifying psychedelic funk bassist/singer-songwriter! Thundercat was fresh off his second GRAMMY win for his new album It Is What It Is, produced by Flying Lotus and lovingly dedicated to his late friend and collaborator, Mac Miller. It was a very special […]

Dawes performs at Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp

Friday June 4th, Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp welcomed Los Angeles-based rock band Dawes, who rocked a DOUBLE set under northern California’s beautiful Redwoods. Frontman Taylor Goldsmith let the guitar solos rip on songs like “Peace In The Valley” and the band, as a whole, was on fire! They played new songs off their 2020 seventh […]

Tribal Seeds performs Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp

Back again at Roaring Camp, courtesy of Felton Music Hall  and California Roots Presents, was a SOLD OUT Night Two show with Tribal Seeds — and, this time with Santa Cruz locals Pacific Roots! It was another reggae filled night in the Santa Cruz mountains with nothing, but good vibes. As people danced in their […]

Roaring Camp welcomes The Expendables & Iya Terra

California Roots Presents kicked off a reggae-filled Memorial Day Weekend on Friday May 28th at Roaring Camp in Felton, CA. Formally the Felton Music Hall, the outside venue welcomed to the stage Matt Masih & The Messengers, Iya Terra and Santa Cruz local legends, The Expendables. Matt Masih & The Messengers got the show started, while guests […]

Sublime With Rome drive-in concert at Alameda Fairgrounds

A Drive-In Concert Experience featuring Sublime With Rome and Bikini Trill stretched two nights at the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Night One was a smoky due to the California fires, but that didn’t stop reggae-rock fans from coming out with their family and friends and enjoying their Friday night to the fullest! Vibes were high and […]