2023 is shaping up to be a big year for BALLYHOO!

Raging since 1995, BALLYHOO! has become the music OG’s not missing a beat. Staying true to its own vibes and style, BALLYHOO! creates unforgettable and mind scrambling blends of ska, punk, reggae and even metal. If you have never seen these bad boys, you’ve got to add them to your list. Unstoppable hits one after […]

HIRIE brings her ‘Mood Swing’ to St. Louis

Even with the crisp air of autumn in full swing and the frigid chills of winter right around the corner, the unmistakable sensations and atmosphere of that sizzling summer heat was still rocking like it was the Fourth of July in the middle of October, when citizen of the world and singer-songwriter HIRIE brought her […]

Cali Vibes lineup impresses even more for 2023

Goldenvoice is bringing Cali Vibes back to Long Beach, California! The three-day reggae festival graced Marina Green Park for the first time with a new name (changed from One Love Cali Reggae Fest) in February 2022 and will be returning again this February 17th through 19th, 2023. The SoCal music festival is one of the most […]

Reggae Rise Up Vegas returns for Fall 2022

From the Reggae Rise Up camp comes the second of three yearly nationwide festival installments, this time at the downtown Las Vegas Events Center the second weekend in October. Last year’s Reggae Rise Up in St. Petersburg, FL hosted over 15,000 festival-goers, with numbers for the other two festivals expected to reach or surpass in […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Two

Day Two of Reggae Rise Up Florida brought in a flurry of people rushing through the gates of Vinoy Park. The tide of attendees was astounding, all smiling and laughing despite the infamous Florida humidity soaking their skin. As the day began and the sound waves started to pulsate through the air, the feeling of […]

Experiencing Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021

The seemingly endless live music drought inflicted by COVID-19 has had its impact on fans, musicians, crews, promoters and everyone else associated with the live music industry. There has been a lot of articles and opinion pieces published on this over the last couple years, so this will not be belabored here. What is of […]

ExpendaHOO! hits House of Blues, San Diego

I decided to take a break from my usual hardcore metal shows and explore some different vibes! The Expendables were at the House of Blues in San Diego on October 9th! They had support from Amplified and Tunnel Vision. Ballyhoo! was on the bill to support, but unfortunately had to cancel their appearance in San […]

Florida gears up for Reggae Rise Up’s return

It’s almost time for Reggae Rise Up Florida, one of the largest and most beautiful festivals in the country! Every year (well, almost every year) it’s held at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park, with its stretching views of the Tampa Bay waters with boaters, dolphins, art, palm trees, hammocks and plenty of space to spread out […]

The Movement & The Expendables at Red Rocks

On May 14th, AEG Presents Rocky Mountains and KBCO hosted an epic sold-out show at Colorado’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheater, with just a quarter of its capacity (2,500 people) filling up the venue. With alternative reggae rock artists hailing from the east and west coasts, the lineup included headliners The Movement, The Expendables, DENM and very […]

Nowell Family Foundation unveil ‘The House That Bradley Built’ compilation

On July 21st, the Nowell Family Foundation announced The House that Bradley Built — a compilation vinyl exclusive, featuring creative renditions of Sublime originals. The foundation paired up with LAW Records to produce the album and features an all star cast. The proceeds will benefit, Bradley’s House: a highly-anticipated, six-bed drug rehab and recovery center […]

Audic Empire demands attention in ‘Head Change’ album

Audic Empire of Austin, Texas takes no names. Instead, this reggae rock band open fires on all topics in their latest Head Change album, now available on all streaming outlets via Reggae 360 and Blue Avenue Music Group. Matching the music’s metal-infused demeanor is the album’s producer Howi Spangler, frontman of similar zero-fucks-given reggae rock […]

Iration hits The Vogue in Indianapolis

Iration, Ballyhoo, Iya Terra and The Ries Brothers have recently wrapped up their Heat Seekers Tour. On February 22nd, their show at The Vogue in Indianapolis brought together an audience that would soon be moved to join in the energy of the music. The night was one to remember with the phenomenal performances by the mix of […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020: Day One

Eager fans basked in the glorious California sun as they began their One Love Cali Reggae experience. The festival kicked off its 5th Anniversary at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach on Friday, February 7th. The amazing three-day festival, presented by Goldenvoice, kicked off Day One with three stages, hosting 26 must-see bands. […]