The temperature is rising with Tribal Theory

Based out of San Diego, California, Tribal Theory has become well-known among the Island reggae music scene. Mixing bits of R&B, reggae riffs, and charismatic vocals, Tribal Theory has been captivating their fans with such songs as, “Reggae Party,” “Falling For You,” and “Simple City.” The band recently succeeded in funding their upcoming EP, Reclamation […]

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2016

Jamrock Productions presents the 3rd Annual Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, coming later this year in November. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and heading to Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the cruise on the Royal Caribbean will set sail on November 14th and return on November 19th. The cruise is spear-head by Grammy-winning artist […]

SayReal with “Marbles”

From Santa Monica, California comes a pop/rock band called SayReal. Mixing certain sounds of reggae by using special guitar riffs and some sultry vocals, the band portrays their spirit in their single, “Marbles,” off their upcoming debut EP, Unarmed and Ready. The band features singer, Naia Kete, who tried out her vocals in the NBC […]

Tribal Seeds at home with Stranger

On December 10th and 11th of 2015, Tribal Seeds played hometown shows for all their original, roots fans. Top Shelf Reggae (TSR) caught their first performance with bands, Iya Terra and Stranger, with the latter band also coming from South San Diego, California. In fact, San Diego was in for a special treat, if fans […]

The 35th Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends line-up

The WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego, California has announced its first lineup of artists dedicated to playing the 35th Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends. The notorious tribute takes place next year during the President’s Day holiday weekend in February, and will span over a period of three days. The starting lineup includes such […]

The King is Back!

Marv Flores, owner of KINGMAN, designs notorious jerseys to which the reggae-rock scene is known to sport, and support. He originally founded and ran Selah Int’l Clothing Company, and due to unfortunate circumstances, had to re-establish his new brand KINGMAN Strictly Roots + Hi Grade Apparel. Since that transformation, he has added more to his […]

Give thanks to Thanksgiving music shows

It is about that time of year when seasons are changing in color, and the U.S. is getting ready to bundle up and celebrate holidays. Snow will be falling in most parts of the country soon, but Southern California will still be hot… with reggae music, that is! Although many families in the U.S. celebrate […]

High Times 2015 Jamaican World Cannabis Cup

In some amazing news, Rastafari Rootz Fest will host the first-ever High Times 2015 Jamaican World Cannabis Cup in Negril, Jamaica. The three-day event will take place from November 12th to the 15th and includes such musical acts as Luciano, Bushman, Fred Locks, The Mighty Diamonds, Tarrus Riley, Jah 9 and more. It will also […]

Rebelution Announces Winter Greens Tour

Rebelution, from Santa Barbara, California will be on tour with New Kingston from Brooklyn, New York. The tour, called the Winter Greens Tour starts in Florida in early January of next year. The tour will remain on the east coast with New Kingston only, and then continue in California with the artist, Protoje from Jamaica. […]

Tribal Seeds 2016 Winter Reggae Land Tour

Known for their roots-inspired, reggae music Tribal Seeds announced their winter tour for next year in 2016. Touring with The Skints from the U.K. and The Steppas from Hawaii, the Tribal Seeds boys will start their tour on January 7, 2016 in Ventura, California. Known for their roots-inspired, reggae music, Tribal Seeds tend to tour […]

Catch A Fire Tour 2015 in San Diego

The Catch A Fire Tour featuring Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, Stephen Marley, and Damian Marley stopped by the Cal Coast Open Air Theater in San Diego, California. One of the last few stops on their so-called “family tour”, the two Marley brothers definitely made it known that this tour took years to plan in order […]

Shoreline Jam 2015 weekend festival

On Labor Day weekend here in the U.S., the Shoreline Jam music festival took place in Long Beach, California. Top Shelf Reggae was there for both days of reggae-rock and hip-hop music. It was a beautiful sight as the Queen Mary and Queensway Bay were visible from the site. Along with some nice musical performances, […]

Mike Love’s ‘Love Will Find A Way’ album review

Right from the beginning, Mike Love’s music draws his listeners in with his unique style and lyrical journey. Ranging from rocksteady influence to ska to a 1970s motown sound, almost to even folk and classical, Mike Love has managed to create a unique version of conscious music. Mike Love has managed to create a unique […]

The 3rd Annual Carolina Sessions

The 3rd Annual Carolina Sessions, put together by the people of California Roots, is taking place on October 3, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It includes such heavy hitters as 311, SOJA, and Steel Pulse, along with J. Boog, Stick Figure, Passafire, and more. The event will take place at Myrtle Beach Pavilion from […]

Trevor Hall’s ‘KALA’ album review

If one takes a step back from all that is heavily reggae-rock and ventures into some more acoustic, more harmonic vibes of a more natural tone, one might go for some music by Trevor Hall. With music inspired by deep spiritual practice and belief, Trevor Hall brings a soothing, enlightened musical journey of acoustic tones […]