Mad Professor’s new album “Dubbing with Anansi”

Mad Professor, a dub master of Guyana, is set to release his latest full-length album Dubbing with Anansi this February 2nd. Starting at an early age, Mad Professor has gained momentum combining electronica with reggae dub and has thus created his own dissertation of style as a result. With the launch of Ariwa Sounds recording […]

The Simpkin Project starting 2015 right!

On January 16, 2015 The Simpkin Project performed a home show in Orange County, California. They happened to be performing on the same night and location as the legendary Dead Kennedys punk band, who recently started performing again. The Simpkin Project played in the Constellation Room, which is located within The Observatory venue located in […]

Rebelution “Count Me In Remix EP”

The band worked with some of the genre’s premier producers One of the most popular reggae rock bands in recent memory, Rebelution, has just announced that they will release an EP of remixes from their recent album Count Me In. The band worked with some of the genre’s premier producers and musicians to complete this […]

22nd annual 9 Mile Festival

On Valentine’s Day of this year, Miami will host the 22nd Annual 9 Mile Music Festival. This special celebration seeks to honor the late musical genius and reggae pioneer, Bob Marley. Featured prominently in the all day event will be three of Bob’s sons, Stephen, Damian, and Julian. The Marley Boys will be supported by […]

Kottonmouth Kings Still Got It

It’s been awhile since this reviewer has been to an all-ages punk rock show which featured reggae as a direct influence to its punk roots and hip-hop acceptance. Gone are the days when this mix was considered fresh, new, and born of Southern California. Instead, this punk rock holiday show appeared to be a giant […]

A look inside Iya Terra

Iya Terra is a roots, rock, reggae band from Los Angeles, California comprised of five members who together, deliver a unique sound with a positive message through their funky reggae music.  Their first self-titled EP was completed at Castaway 7 Studios with the help of award winning engineer and producer JP Hesser and was released […]

The Green announce 2015 Chocolates & Roses tour

In 2014, The Green toured across the states, played to a packed crowd at the coveted California Roots Festival, won three Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, and even played shows with pop superstar Bruno Mars. The Hawaii-bred group looks to continue with this recent high in 2015, announcing their Chocolates & Roses tour with Through the […]

Passafire winter tour 2015

The Passafire boys have made early New Year’s resolutions to hit the road by publically announcing their 2015 winter tour this week alongside Colorado-based Tatanka. Heading due south from their Georgian roots, Passafire’s first stop is in Tallahassee, Florida on January 15th; the show continues all the way up, down and around until ultimately ending […]

The Emerald Cup 2014 is here

The Emerald Cup is just around the corner, and if you’re just now hearing about it, it’s not too late! If you’re unfamiliar with this event, The Emerald Cup has been synonymous with setting the absolute highest standards for sustainable, sun-grown, outdoor cannabis and is the largest outdoor medicinal cannabis competition in the entire world. […]

Cali Roots announces final 2015 line-up

It’s finally here – the day that all reggae festival lovers have been waiting for since the conclusion of last year’s California Roots Music and Arts Festival over May’s 2014 Memorial Day Weekend. That’s right, all the bands have been selected and the public has been notified: SOJA, Iration, John Butler Trio, Cypress Hill, Pacific […]

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 […]

Jehua releases his new single “Your Man”

Bassist and vocalist for renowned reggae band Natural Vibrations, Jehua Evans has branched out on his own for a soulful solo project. Jehua’s debut single “Your Man” brings with it some smooth melodies similar to those of Natty Vibes but with a subtly different sound that we hope will lead to further success for the […]

Michael Franti sold out the Belly Up

A solitary sign hung taped to the Belly Up Tavern’s will call window on November 22nd, declaring Michael Franti’s performance “SOLD OUT” for the night. What an understatement – entering into my favorite and frequently hopping rock-n-roll joint in Solana Beach had never been harder. I squeezed and twisted my way through an overly condensed […]

New label, new album, New Kingston

New York City’s prominent independant label Easy Star Records just grew a little larger last week as it announced it’s newest member of the family New Kingston. As one of the hardest working bands in the industry, New Kingston naturally fits in representing the Easy Star family with Easy Star All-Stars,  Passafire, Rebelution, Giant Panda […]

“Eye of the Storm” new single by E.N Young

San Diego-based solo artist E.N Young likes to share the stage with Tribal Seeds among other big names, but three years have passed without new music from the melodica-sporting singer, songwriter and producer. On November 18th, Young made waves for his deprived fans by not only announcing an upcoming album on the horizon, but also […]