Spafford releases vibrant, groovy new EP ‘The Gaff Tapes’

Arizona-based jammers, Spafford released their electrifying new EP The Gaff Tapes at the beginning of this month and it kicks! The five-track collection ranges in a blend of styles, including rock, reggae, jazz, blues, ska, funk and electro-pop. Humbly speaking, the most attractive thing about this EP is how excited it gets me to see […]

The enigmatic Same Same But Different 2019 experience

Same Same But Different Festival, familiarly ‘SSBD’, kicked off their second year in flying forum on September 20th, 2019! Even before entering the gates, crowds were pulling up to the site and the energy that transcended down from the Lake Perris campgrounds was already unmatched. All of the parking attendants were jamming on ukuleles, drinking […]

Exploring The Skints’ new album, ‘Swimming Lessons’

The Skints are back with their fourth album, Swimming Lessons. The album brings a daintier, uplifting, island-like sound; a definite divergent feel from their their last album, FM. That said, the new full-length LP is still equally reminiscent of the early 90’s reggae/punk/alternative scene, with an overall meshing of styles that hit home on many levels. The […]

Surf’s up, buns out at the first ever BeachLife Festival

BeachLife Festival’s inaugural weekend spanned May 3rd-5th, 2019 and was as cool as the California breeze with an organic, laid back atmosphere, a stacked lineup and weather like you couldn’t imagine. Redondo Beach’s seaside lagoon location was primo for catching rays, indulging in delicious food, making friends and, obviously, dancing like there’s no tomorrow. The […]

Woodstock 50 coming summer 2019

In the summer of 1969, friends, lovers, dancers, jokers, smokers and midnight tokers trekked from near and far for what was destined to be a legendary weekend of peace, love and music. Woodstock has since become a cornerstone experience for festivalgoers, tree-huggers and peace lovers and now, exactly 50 years later, you can be a […]

The smashing success of Arizona Roots Year One

Arizona Roots out-did itself with supreme energy that shown so bright, it’s hard to believe this was a first year festival! From the organizers of Cali Roots (the premiere reggae-rock and hip hop fest, now in its 10th year), it’s actually no surprise that positivity and love surged through the desert the weekend of February 8th […]

Sammy Johnson shines in ‘Moonlight Lovers’ EP

Sammy Johnson‘s latest EP, Moonlight Lovers, is a tasteful blend of vibrant drums, twinkling guitar strums and soulful backdrop vocals that provide an overall essence of loveliness, enriched with Johnson’s own touching harmonies. Moonlight Lovers is an EP bound to make the heart flutter, head nod and hips sway throughout its entirety. Each track glides […]

Pacific Dub releases “Riptide” single

Whether you are cranking up the dial on the radio ready to hit the open highway chasing waves down the coast or you’re ankle deep in the kiddie pool you’ve fashioned into a makeshift oasis to hide from the winter, Pacific Dub’s latest single “Riptide”, distributed by Ineffable Records, should definitely be added to your playlist. […]

Fortunate Youth at Observatory OC

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Julian Marley set to release reggae’s next staple album, ‘As I Am’

Julian Marley’s much anticipated 4th album, As I Am, is available for pre-order now and is giving fans a delightful taste of the soul-powered production with an immediate download of the track “Straighter Roads” with every purchase. Fans have been patiently waiting an entire decade since the release of Marley’s previous album, Awake, which won ‘Best […]

III Points 2019 offers tantalizing lineup & never-ending party

III Points Festival, located in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, unveiled a killer lineup that highlights diversity in so many realms! Whatever plans you may have had for the 15-17th of February 2019 should be out the window; basically Top Shelf is telling you to ditch your valentine and explore cultures colliding, eating like kings, […]

QueenTress turns up in “Turn Back Time” track

Swedish singer Teresia “QueenTress” Jannson is vibrantly bursting onto the reggae scene with a newly released track “Turn Back Time”, featuring Jah Vinci. The song is one of six off her debut EP, On My Mind, due for full release early 2019. Zojak World Wide dropped the track last week and the artist is sweeping up […]