The Green ‘Black & White’ album review

Reggae rock is defined by a handful of bands who have paved the way for the genre to grow into what it is today. Rebelution. Pepper. Iration. Of course, Slightly Stoopid. Yet, the breadwinners of the island reggae movement is undisputably The Green, surfacing in 2010 and not going under any time soon. Pepper traverses both […]

Pepper’s acoustic performance of “Around”

Pepper from Kailua-Kona, HI performing their original song “Around” live at the Sugarshack Recording Compound in Bonita Springs, FL. Episode #246 of the Sugarshack Acoustic Live Music Series.

The Green’s acoustic performance of “Striking Up A Love”

Bringing in the new year is Sugarshack Sessions with The Green performing their track “Striking Up A Love” from their 2013 smash-hit album Hawai’i ’13. Keep an eye out on The Green in 2017 and catch them this February at the One Love Cali Reggae Fest in Long Beach, CA.

Iration unplugs with new acoustic album ‘Double Up’

Sometimes, musicians just have to disconnect their power cords, click off the distortion and crank out deep acoustic jams. It takes a certain level of skill to record an entire acoustic album. With no sonic illusions or electronic distractions to keep the listener interested, the quality of the songs, instrumentation and the lyrics are all […]

UB40 performing “Red Red Wine” unplugged

UB40 are a British reggae and pop band formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England with more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has achieved considerable international success in the early ’80s and ’90s. With hit singles including their debut “Food for Thought” and two Billboard Hot 100 songs “Red Red Wine” […]

Iration’s acoustic Hotting Up Tour set

Mike Pinto Mike Pinto Mike Pinto Through the Roots Through the Roots Through the Roots Iration Iration Iration Iration Iration Iration Iration On July 7, 2016, Hawaii's own Iration graced the San Diego stage along with support from Through the Roots and Mike Pinto. We caught up with the trio at the sold out show […]

Iration’s acoustic “Hotting Up Tour” set

Mike Pinto Mike Pinto Mike Pinto Through the Roots Through the Roots Through the Roots Iration Iration Iration Iration Iration Iration Iration On July 7, 2016, Hawaii's own Iration graced the San Diego stage along with support from Through the Roots and Mike Pinto. We caught up with the trio at the sold out show […]

Tropidelic perform “Too Loose”

Episode #105 of Sugarshack Sessions brings Tropidelic from Cleveland, Ohio performing their original song “Too Loose.” The unique sound of this reggae/punk band make for a very impressive acoustic session, illustrating the true versitilty and raw talent of the group. For more information about Tropidelic, give their website a visit or follow them on Facebook.

The Green performs “Come In”

After freshly releasing their new single Roots, The Green lays down an amazing performance of “Come In” that was beautifully captured by Sugarshack Sessions and released today, trickling through social media. The Green is currently finalzing their highly anticipated fourth album and can be seen performing at this year’s California Roots Festival.

New Kingston performs “Empress Love” acoustic

Episode 79 from the folks over at Sugarshack Sessions invites New Kingston to the stage to perform their throw-back track “Empress Love” from the album In The Streets. As usual New Kingston displays another flawless session under a beautiful backdrop brought to you by Sugarshack Sessions. Check back soon because New Kingston will be dropping […]

Eric Rachmany “Life On The Line” acoustic session

This little gem from 2012 was recently posted of Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany performing an acoustic version of “Life on the Line” at the Lazy Rockin’ B Ranch in Red Rocks Park before their show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Rebelution is currently on their Summer Tour 2015 with Sublime with Rome, Pepper and […]

Signal Fire “Righteous Ones” acoustic performance

Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, the reggae-rock quintet Signal Fire has quickly become a musical beacon for a growing number of audiences on the east coast and beyond. Sugarshack Sessions recently dropped another great production and caught Signal Fire performing their hit song “Righteous Ones” off thier 2013 album Ignite.

NoNeed “Reggae Girl” acoustic session

Quickly stretching their influence throughout the state, NoNeed is a five-piece reggae-rock fusion group based out of Tampa Bay, Florida. Rooted in a strong reggae sound, the band covers a variety of genres, from metal to funk to neofusion jazz to pop. NoNeed takes a visit to the Sugarshack Session’s command post to perform their […]

Through the Roots “Bear With Me” acoustic performance

The Through the Roots boys released their single “Bear With Me” which dropped early February 2015 featuring Eric Rachmany from the hit band Rebelution. Since it’s release, “Bear With Me” reached a cool #2 on the iTunes Reggae Singles charts. If that wasn’t enough, Through the Roots recently debuted an official music video as well […]

Tribal Theory “Pull Up In The Dark” acoustic

San Diego natives Tribal Theory takes their Pacific Island roots and fuses with reggae, ska and a little bit of rock to make a sound that’s uniquely their own. In their latest YouTube video, the trailblazers of urban reggae music perform their track “Pull Up In The Dark” from their 2013 album titled Cali Love. […]