Wonderfront 2019: Day One

November in San Diego can be a toss up: sometimes cold and rainy; other times, it feels like the middle of summer. The weekend of November 22nd would be where these two extremes met to create the perfect stage for Wonderfront’s inaugural bayfront festival. Seven stages spanning 1.5 miles of the treasured San Diego bayfront […]

Bad Cop Bad Cop at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach

It was a proper night of angst and love as punk rock fans packed the famous Alex’s Bar in Long Beach to see a stellar lineup of Upper Downer, Bella Novella, Bar Stool Preachers and Bad Cop Bad Cop. California locals Upper Downer started the night off with a raucous set that got the crowd […]

Between You & Me at Chain Reaction Anaheim

Tearing up a Friday night at Chain Reaction, up-and-coming band Between You & Me are ready to conquer their second North American tour with their first full-length album out to the world. The guys — consisting of vocalist Jake Wilson, guitarists Jai Gibson and Chris Bowerman, bassist James Karagiozis and drummer Jamey Bowerman — all came […]

Dry Diggings 2019: Day Three

Day Three Dry Diggings started out as blessed and beautiful as the past two days, wrapping up its 2019 in pure reggae rock style. Opening the final day was Arden Park Roots, with a giant Connecting People Through Reggae sign bouncing around. Protoje brought Jamaican reggae to the day, before Dub Trio and Collie Buddz […]

Fortunate Youth at Pomona’s Glass House

On November 13th, Fortunate Youth kicked off their Live Life fall tour at the Glass House in Pamona. They were supported by Kash’d Out and Mike Love. Walking around the venue before the performances, it was great getting to see so many friends and catching up with people I hadn’t seen for a while. I […]

Cold War Kids at San Diego’s Observatory North Park

Alt lovers gathered from far and wide the night of Friday, November 15th for an intimate performance by Cold War Kids, supported by Samia, at San Diego’s Observatory North Park. Being a smaller venue (versus big amphitheater performances by CWK), the Observatory filled up real fast as opener Samia took center stage. Cool, complacent, yet […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2019: Day Three

KAABOO Del Mar started Day Three 2019 with a big public announcement — this is the last KAABOO Del Mar day EVER! Never to fear: KAABOO is simply relocating due south to downtown’s Petco Park, rebranding in the process to KAABOO San Diego from here on out. With that in mind, attendees made the most […]

The Last Gang at Anaheim’s Chain Reaction

When looking for something to do on a Wednesday night, there was nothing else to consider when I saw that The Last Gang was playing October 2nd at the infamous Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. As the crowd settled into the bar, Orange County’s own favorite punk band Chaser took to the stage. I was […]

The Black Keys & Modest Mouse rocked San Diego

The Black Keys‘ headlining tour, featuring Modest Mouse with Shannon and the Clams, hit San Diego’s Pechanga Arena on Sunday, November 14th. Shannon and the Clams started the night off right with some upbeat jams that got the crowd going. The quartet, based out of Oakland, consists of Cody Blanchard on vocals/guitar, Shannon Shaw on […]

The Movement at Florida’s Jannus Live

October 26th, The Ways of The World Tour was at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, featuring The Movement alongside The Badda Skat Band, The Elovaters and The Late Ones. It was an epic night, with over 1,500 fans packing in at Jannus Live for some of reggae’s best bands. With all their music delivering a […]

Roots On 66 2019: Day One (& pre-party!!)

On weekend of September 28th, Roots On 66 Festival in Victorville, California brought reggae music to the high desert. With more than 40 bands connected people through reggae over the weekend, it was like a big backyard party with all your friends. The weekend started off with a pre-party in the camping area, with Elihu […]

Tribal Seeds lit up Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

On Thursday, October 24th, Tribal Seeds came to Jannus Live St. Petersburg, Florida. As Tribal Seeds ended their summer tour with Slightly Stoopid, they set up their fall tour with two amazing bands, Tropidelic and New Kingston. With these three bands together, it was one wild night that everyone who attended will not soon forget. […]

Party at FivePoint with Slightly Stoopid, The Interrupters & more

Dreams do come true! And, Slightly Stoopid’s Party at FivePoint in Irvine on Saturday, October 12th delivered just that! Bringing with them their famous reggae-rock friends HIRIE and J Boog to get the party started, Stoopid also brought along the red hot punk band The Interrupters to help kick the night up a notch. On […]

Reggae night at Jannus Live with Iya Terra & friends

On Saturday October 19th, Jannus Live was “Marching On” with Iya Terra for the Coming To Light Tour, with support from The Ries Brothers, For Peace Band and special guest, Summer Survivors. With all of them working together, they put on an amazing show for their fans, which largely included the Reggae Rise Up Fest […]

Senses Fail rocks Anaheim’s Chain Reaction

Senses Fail brought a special performance on October 16th at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA, playing songs fans haven’t heard in either a long time or not even at all, while making for alternative history in a unique, cozy venue. Bringing along epic performers Hot Mulligan and Yours Truly, the energy from the intimate venue […]