Tunnel Vision, Sensi Trails & Los Nauticals at The Wayfarer Costa Mesa

On May 27th, Tunnel Vision headlined a show at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa, supported by Sensi Trails and Los Nauticals. The show a celebration of Tunnel Vision frontman Hayden Hanson’s birthday! As expected, a show with three high-energy bands like Los Nauticals, Sensi Trails and Tunnel Vision was absolutely amazing. They are all such fun […]

Roaring Camp welcomes The Expendables & Iya Terra

California Roots Presents kicked off a reggae-filled Memorial Day Weekend on Friday May 28th at Roaring Camp in Felton, CA. Formally the Felton Music Hall, the outside venue welcomed to the stage Matt Masih & The Messengers, Iya Terra and Santa Cruz local legends, The Expendables. Matt Masih & The Messengers got the show started, while guests […]

Kat Hall performs the sandy shores of Sealegs at the Beach

On May 23rd, rising Cali reggae queen Kat Hall headlined at Sealegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach, CA. They were supported by east coast band Drifting Roots, who were joined by local Tim Azzy on guitar. Sealegs is always a lot of fun… kinda like a big beach BBQ, with all your friends and some […]

Cali Roots finalizes lineup for May 2022

I don’t know about you, but the minute the world started shutting down due to COVID the second week of March 2020, the first thing I thought about was “there’s no way this will affect Cali Roots, it’s too far out”. Then, like the festival gods were listening and wanted to punish me, the announcement […]

Summer Roots Beer & Music Fest announced for Irvine

With shows finally coming back, there’s a new reggae festival to get your summer started and your spirits high! Introducing, the 1st Annual Summer Roots Beer and Music Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 26th at Oak Canyon Park (next to Irvine Lake in Orange County, CA) and featuring music from staple California reggae acts […]

Sensi Trails & LakeDub perform Sealegs at the Beach

On May 11th, Sensi Trails headlined a Reggae Sunday show at Sealegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach, CA. They were supported by local favorites, LakeDub. It was a great spring day at the beach — perfect for friends, music and good vibes. LakeDub opened the day up with that high energy that gets everyone […]

LakeDub performs live at I & I Brewing with Last Fix

After a long year of no live music, I and I Brewery in Chino, CA had its first live post-COVID performance on March 27th and it did not disappoint. The well-attended event invited LakeDub to perform and to return music to the venue. This was LakeDub’s second show in their Blacked Out/ Wide Awake Tour, joined by their friends Last […]

The Late Ones with Dread Kennedy live at SLO Brew Rock

Friday March 5th, The Late Ones and Dread Kennedy took the stage at SLO Brew Rock in breathtaking San Luis Obispo. The weather was nice and the vibes were high as people waiting for the show enjoyed the delicious beers and food that this brewery is known for throughout California. This was a special show […]

Corrick Watson performs live at Sealegs’ Reggae Sunday

On Sunday March 7th, Corrick Watson (of Through the Roots) played another fun-filled Reggae Sunday at the shorefront stage of Sealegs at the Beach. Even though it was a cold windy day, there was a good crowd to see Corrick play us some tunes. I always enjoy seeing Corrick and his infectious smile! I’d never seen Corrick […]

SoCal’s Safety Orange says “We Can Live Like This”

Southern California surf buddies Sol Turpin, Greg Karlo and Jessie “Tato” Tate — collectively known as Safety Orange — have just dropped their newest original single “We Can Live Like This”, with all the vibes needed to help you embrace summer. Hitting the shores with a beach-friendly blend of rock, reggae, rap, punk, ska and […]

Festivals return to AZ with ¡Viva Iriezona! 2021

It’s been a long, long year without music festivals. We’re all feeling so repressed. Sure, drive-in concerts have held (some of) us over through the global pandemic, yet nothing compares to the mass gathering of a music festival… being in a totally free environment with likeminded people, vibing simultaneously to epic one-of-a-kind performances for days […]

Tribal Seeds live at The Grove Anaheim: Night One

On February 12th, California reggae roots band Tribal Seeds had the first of two drive-in shows at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The Friday show was added when the Saturday show sold out quicker than imagined! People truly miss their live shows. Doors opened at 5pm, which gave plenty of time for everyone to get […]

Iration performs Del Mar drive-in show ahead of city shutdown

The Hawaiian-rooted, California-based alternative reggae rock band Iration joined the Concerts in Your Car series on December 5th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, following two other southern California shows in Anaheim and Ventura days prior. The band’s Coastin’ at the Drive-In Tour was the first the band has played live since releasing […]

Crucial Blend offers ode to OB in “Need You” music video

Cali reggae band Crucial Blend captures an ode to Ocean Beach in their new music video for “Need You”, a sweet slow jam off their No Bad Daze album. Being based out of San Diego, any resident of the city knows there’s nothing like OB: the easygoing mecca of lovable misfits, the beach that, let’s […]

Slightly Stoopid & friends perform Del Mar drive-in show

San Diego-based Slightly Stoopid joined the Concerts In Your Car Series on Saturday, October 10th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for their first show since the COVID shutdown in March 2020. During the sold-out drive-in show, the band brought the good vibes, the party and the explosive energy we’ve been needing with the deprivation of […]