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 […]

Fortunate Youth drive-in concert at The Grove: Night Two

On September 26th, Fortunate Youth continued their second of two headlining shows at The City National Grove of Anaheim. The weather was great and the vibes were just right. There were even more friends and family in attendance than the night before! You could feel the anticipation of all the fans there, enjoying quite possibly […]

Fortunate Youth drive-in concert at The Grove: Night One

On September 25th, Fortunate Youth performed the first of two headlining shows they had at The Grove in Anaheim. The opening band for Night One was the The Expanders, who, with FY, were the perfect combination to kick off the weekend of fun. After so many months not seeing friends or being out at shows […]

Ital Vibes performs live at Sealegs at the Beach

Ital Vibes played another beautiful Reggae Sunday at Sealegs at the Beach on September 13th. The day was hazy with smoke from all the fires going on in southern California, yet that didn’t deter Ital Vibes from bringing the vibes we all love to pick up everyone’s moods. It also helped to be on the […]

Krooked Treez at Huntington’s Sealegs at the Beach

On August 30th, Krooked Treez played at Sealegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach. The weather was sunny and warm, while everyone had a day of music and drinks with friends at the beach. Frontman KT’s high energy reggae hip hop had the crowd dancing and singing along. Sealegs is always a great place to […]

Sealegs at the Beach presents: Wheeland Brothers

On July 26th, Sealegs at the Beach continued their post-COVID acoustic reggae Sundays with Wheeland Brothers. Warm weather, sand, waves and Wheeland Brothers — the perfect combination for a summer beach party! The Wheeland Bros. brought amazing energy that always makes their shows so fun. With fans dancing and social distance-toasting, using a beer cozy […]

A brief Reggae Rock history

To date, reggae has had an underrated rap. Out of all categories the Recording Academy credits for their annual GRAMMY Awards, Reggae only gets one slot – which is simply a travesty! Anyone who follows the genre knows that a myriad of subgenres exist that have fractured the larger Reggae umbrella over the years – […]

How Cali Roots wins Earth Day, every day

Memorial Day Weekend simply will not be the same this year in Monterey. For the past decade, one festival has grown to be synonymous with the three-day weekend at the Monterey Fairgrounds, the same setting of the historic Monterey Pop Festival — you know, where Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire in between Janis, […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Ghost Rock “Morning Light”

Ghost Rock is a new, up-and-coming three-piece soulful roots reggae band from San Jose, California. Consisting of lead singer Vince Gadduang, lead guitarist Nick Santana and drummer Danny Flores, Ghost Rock puts on a high-intensity performance. They have an astonishing sound, amplified by singer Gadduang. Within the first few seconds of seeing them live, the […]