Livermore Reggae Nights with Thrive and Hirie

Situated roughly an hour east of San Francisco, the quiet town of Livermore, California, best known for its outlet malls and modestly amazing wineries, sits a humble little building that rests on the outskirts of an outdoor mall in a mostly quiet residential neighborhood. The Pine Street Bar may look seemingly like your old and […]

Indubious takes on Berkeley, California

Top Shelf Reggae caught up with Indubious, the rootstronica trio from Oregon during their tour with legendary artist Black Uhuru in Berkeley, California. The quaint venue, which just recently celebrated it's 40th anniversary, filled up quickly just before doors opened, and in a matter of minutes, became standing room only. For more information about Indubious, […]

Good Vibes Music Festival On The Lake 2014

President's Day is a time for celebration, and a celebration is what went down in Lake Elsinore, California. The outdoor, two day celebration of music and good vibes was a perfect blend of hip hop and reggae. For a more detailed rundown of the event, please do check out our wrap up of The Good […]

Iration: Winter Automatic Tour 2014

The air was thick with smoke in a quint venue nestled in the downtown of Petaluma, California as Iration took the stage on their nationwide Winter Automatic Tour. In a sold out show, Iration rocked the house with the help of Natty Vibes and The Movement.  For more information about Iration's tour dates, please visit […]

Dewey and the Peoples rage in Monterey, CA

With just a few months to go before the 2014 California Roots Festival, the guys of Dewey and the Peoples are gently warming up the seaside city of Moneterey, CA for the epic event by playing a show at the Cibo Restaurant. The San Francisco Bay Area natives are most locally known for winning a […]

Zion I takes on San Diego, CA

SOL SOL SOL Parker & The Number man Parker & The Number man Parker & The Number man Parker & The Number man Parker & The Number man DJ MK Smith DJ MK Smith DJ MK Smith Oakland natives Zion I just recently concluded the 2013 Summer Good Vibes tour with Rebelution, Collie Buddz, New […]

The Movement: 2014 Winter Automatic Tour

Top Shelf Reggae caught up with The Movement on their 2014 Winter Automatic Tour with Iration, Micah Brown and Natty Vibes.  Petaluma, CA should be proud as well, as the crowd was extremely reactive to the three performances from that night, making it a great start to their two month tour. More information can found […]

Krooked Treez take on Livermore, CA

Set in a quaint little venue in the quite town of Livermore, California, Krooked Treez took the stage and totally blew the lid off. It has been an absolutely huge 2013 for the Southern California natives as they debuted their album Higher Place which received amazing feedback.  2014 is looking extremely well for them as […]

The Simpkin Project: In Roots We Trust tour

Top Shelf Reggae caught up with The Simpkin Project just in the middle of their In Roots We Trust with The Expanders and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.  The Wednesday night San Francisco stop held a packed house with many on their feet dancing up a storm. Amazing performance from an amazing band.

On location with The Expanders: In Roots We Trust

The Expanders put up an amazing performance at a packed house on a Wednesday night in San Francisco on their In Roots We Trust 2014 tour with Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad and The Simpkin Project.  All three performances were seamless and extremely well done, which got the crowd going non-stop throughout the entire night.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad: In Roots We Trust tour

Top Shelf Reggae caught up with New York based Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Slim's in San Francisco to snap a few photos of the quintet on stop number six of their eight city West Coast tour. The In Roots We Trust 2014 tour includes GPGDS, with support from The Expanders and The Simpkin […]

Winter West Coast 2014 Tour with Tribal Seeds

The award winning roots reggae rock artists took the stage Saturday night and performed in front of the sold out Catalyst Club in sunny Santa Cruz, California. The group is currently on their Winter West Coast 2014 tour sharing the stage with Through the Roots which are four cities into their nineteen city tour. The […]

Through the Roots light up the stage in Santa Cruz

Through the Roots, a relatively new group based out of the reggae rock hub San Diego hit the stage January 11, 2014 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz where we caught up with them setting the stage absolutely on fire. The sold out, standing room only venue was a perfect setting for their signature Cali […]

Legendary Don Carlos lights the stage on fire in California

Despite feeling very much under the weather, legendary reggae artist Don Carlos lit the stage on fire in Berkeley, California with his signature smooth dance moves paired with feel good lyrics.  The immense energy from Don Carlos is very much unmistaken and totally apparent in the quaint venue nestled in Berkeley where the floor was […]

Rebelution headlines at Sonoma County

Rebelution took the stage during The Emerald Cup and you could literally cut the smoke with a butter knife. Rebelution brought the house down as fans drove to Sonoma County for the worlds longest outdoor organic cannabis competition and enjoy their favorite bands like Thrive, J Boog, and of course Rebelution.