Cali Roots 2020 announces round two artists

California Roots returns to Monterey County Fairgrounds for yet another incredible year of music and fun for 2020. The event in its 11th year continually impresses fans and 2020’s round two lineup announcement brings about a new sound, along with recurring favorites.  The first round of artists, announced on October 22nd, wowed fans as we […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest reveals massive lineup for 2020

A reggae rock lover travels the world and back for events that incorporate all their favorite artists. Imagine having virtually all reggae artists — from Jamaican reggae to island reggae to Cali reggae and back — all in one place. In one weekend. We cannot stress enough that this is the case for One Love […]

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 […]

Reggae on the Mountain 2019: Day One

It’s official! Reggae on the Mountain was a huge success this year. This also marked the 10th Anniversary for this steadily growing festival, which is why the festival was moved this year from Topanga Canyon to the fabulous King Gilette Ranch, one of the most stunning Los Angeles locations in the Santa Monica Mountains. The 588-acre King Gillette […]

10th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Fest heading to Malibu

This year there has been a few 10 year anniversaries for reggae festivals, starting with the 10th annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, the MayJah RayJah Festival in Hawaii and coming up this weekend on August 17th and 18th, Reggae on the Mountain will be celebrating it’s 10th year! This is great […]

Arise Roots at House of Blues Anaheim

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Nick Daugherty Benefit Show at PBWLA

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Reggae in the Desert to hit Vegas

Celebrate rhythms of the Caribbean with Ls Vegas' upcoming Reggae in the Desert! Back by popular demand, this island party is one full day of reggae fun at Nevada's Clark County Amphitheater kicking off at the crack of noon this June 9th, 2018. Like you needed another reason to flock to Viva Las Vegas, anyway… […]

Arise Roots interviews at One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae got to chat with Arise Roots after their performance at One Love Cali Reggae Festival 2018 in Long Beach, CA. The band was in high demand, so this short and sweet interview highlights what’s new for Arise Roots, what the band has up next and what they like to […]

Arise Roots “So High” ft. Marlon Asher, Josh Heinrichs & SkillinJah

There’s no secret that marijuana and music have always gone together like a Mary and Jane. Smoking the herb has operated as both an inspiration and a theme across all genres to generate amazing music for generations. So in the spirit of 4/20, Arise Roots has gotten together with smoking buds Marlon Asher, Josh Heinrichs […]

Krooked Treez unleash new single “Militant Soldier”

Krooked Treez are back and turns up the heat with a brand new single and music video for the track “Militant Soldier” off their upcoming August, 2017 album release. Featuring SenDog of Cypress Hill, Sid Wilson of Slipknot and Karim Israel of Arise Roots, the video was shot in beautiful Los Angeles, California and directed […]

Project: Out of Bounds ‘Sounds of Revolution’ EP review

San Diego progressive reggae band Project: Out of Bounds (POB) is celebrating a decade of music with their new EP, Sounds of Revolution. Over the years, POB has made a name for themselves touring up and down the west coast, promoting their self-proclaimed “dark reggae” sound: roots, dancehall, California and New Zealand reggae, intersecting with […]

One Love 2017: Day One

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John Brown’s Body “Hard Man Fe Dead” official video

This week, John Brown’s Body released their first official music video in their 20 years for “Hard Man Fe Dead,” the second single off their latest studio album Fireflies. The video which features Karim Israel from Arise Roots displays powerful visuals and heartfelt emotions that portrays the message of JBB’s respect for reggae legends. “Hard […]

Arise Roots “Give Me Your Love” acoustic session

Sugarshack Session episode #163 brings us Arise Roots from Los Angeles, CA performing their original track “Give Me Your Love”. The SoCal crew just wrapped up a massive Rootsman Summer Tour 2016 with Iya Terra and Ital Vibes and have a few shows lined up in California. Check for dates nears you!