Dirty Heads at SOMO Village

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Passafire set to release sixth full length album

Progressive reggae-rock pioneers Passafire will be releasing Longshot, their sixth full-length album – and third release on indie reggae powerhouse Easy Star Records – on May 12. The record is now available for pre-order, which includes two advance songs, “Longshot” and “Blow.” Those songs are also be on Spotify and other streaming services.  Longshot’s songs […]

The Emerald Cup brings high vibes to Santa Rosa

Billows of smoke rose up from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds last weekend as the 13th Annual Emerald Cup cannabis competition blazed up. In the wake of the passing of Prop 64, the best buds in Northern California were all brought together to be tasted, tested and tried against one another like never before. Cannabis industry […]

Gentleman’s Dub Club remix EP and tour

Following the success of The Big Smoke, which landed Gentleman’s Dub Club (GDC) sitting on top of the iTunes Reggae Chart, GDC have teamed up with the legendary Prince Fatty (Lily Allen, Dub Syndicate, The Skints, Hollie Cook), Hungarian-born DJ Madd, Chief Rockas, and more to shed a fresh light on the material.   The upcoming […]

Interview with The Steppas

The Steppas have been steadily building a growing fanbase in their hometown of Hilo, Hawaii as well as the mainland since their debut self entitled EP in 2012 hit retailers. 2015 saw them supporting the likes of Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Inna Vision, and most recently touring with Tribal Seeds and The Skints on the 2016 […]

Common Kings “Ain’t No Stopping” new single

Earlier this year, the southern California based Common Kings updated their social media followers with a much “Liked” announcement. The social media post foreshadowed and promoted the impending release of the Polynesian pop/rock/reggae/R&B group's brand new single titled “Ain't No Stopping.” Today the public will be able to download and listen to that single. “Ain't […]

Sitting down with Easy Star All-Stars

Easy Star All-Stars has taken the task of covering one of the most recognized albums of all time and could have easily bitten off more than it can chew, but the execution of this album was absolutely flawless. Easy Star All-Stars embraced the psychedelic nature of Pink Floyd, molded it gently, easing in a bit […]

Interview: Dub Inc.

Based out of France, Dub Inc. fuses classic roots reggae with dub, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and African influences. We sat down with drummer and founding member Grégory “Zigo” Mavridorakis and had a great conversation talking about the early years, their loyal fans, and keys to success. Where are you guys based out of? We’re from […]

An interview with Hirie

The young and extremely talented Hirie has been stirring up the industry since roughly 2013, turning the heads of both reggae and pop enthusiasts. The Hawaiian raised and San Diego native has been heavily touring the nation, most recently with Tribal Seeds and Leilani Wolfgramm on the 2015 Winter Chillin’ Tour where we caught up […]

Jah9 invades Sebastopol, California

One of the most exciting new artists coming out of Jamaica right now is a captivating young woman who goes by Jah9.  She was one of the most celebrated acts at Reggae on the River 2014; her songs are becoming more popular in the dancehalls in several countries and on Spotify playlists worldwide.  I was […]

Policulture ‘The Bridge’ album review

Always interested in young up-and-coming bands with new music, I was excited to be invited to review The Bridge, released by Boulder, Colorado-based Policulture in September 2014. The album begins with good energy I could groove with. A melodica featured in the first song was a pleasant surprise and immediately had me captivated, as I […]

An exclusive interview with Stick Figure

Three of the most explosive acts in the US reggae-rock scene came together for on the “Livin’ it Fall Tour” throughout the West Coast this month. Stick Figure, Pacific Dub and Hirie sold out several venues on this tour, McNear’s Mystic Theater in Petaluma being no exception. California Roots, who have been the hands-down leaders […]

An interview with Tony-Ray from Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds recently released their fourth full length album Representing, which debuted quite nicely at #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts. We sat down with keyboardist, producer, vocalist and one of the original founding members of Tribal Seeds, Tony-Ray, to talk about the new album, the band’s history, underwear, and their upcoming appearance at Colorado’s […]

‘Representing’ album review from Tribal Seeds

True to their roots and sound, California-based Tribal Seeds’ fourth full-length release, Representing is doing just that.  With an array of cameos from some of the most prominent artists in reggae music today as well as featured verses from their own members, this self-produced, 12-track flagship of modern reggae music helps to bring a refreshing […]