The Hip Abduction chats at Cali Roots 2018

The Hip Abduction chats with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose after their Bowl Stage performance at Cali Roots 2018 in Monterey, California. With their fourth full-length album coming, The Hip Abduction members chat about their first California show, what’s next for the band, the meaning behind their band name, their ice cream addiction and […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day Two afterparty

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Kyle Smith sits down at Cali Roots 9

Kyle Smith and drummer Scotty B sit down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 2 at California Roots Festival 2018. Kyle Smith won the Pop-Up contest to be featured that weekend on the Weedmaps Stage, so the band talks their upcoming performance, what’s to come this summer and hypothetical collabs. Artist links: Facebook […]

Tropidelic talks at Cali Roots 2018

Ska-reggae sensation Tropidelic interviews with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 1 at California Roots Festival 2018. The band started the holiday weekend right by inaugurating the Cali Roots Stage that Friday morning. Fresh off the stage, the band chats about their performance, their latest music, their Freakstomp Festival in the fall and more. […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day One

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The Ries Brothers interview at Cali Roots 9

The Ries Brothers take time out of their day to chat with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 1 at California Roots Festival 2018. The brothers touch on their two live performances over Memorial Day Weekend in Monterey, what’s to come touring this summer, their debut album, upcoming new music, being in school on […]

Raging Fyah talks at Cali Roots 9

Raging Fyah gives a taste of upcoming album Coming In Hot, their dance moves and more in this sit down with Top Shelf Reggae journalists Kristy Rose and Sandy Krietzberg after their set Day 3 at California Roots Festival 2018. Stay tuned for more interviews, articles and photos from Monterey’s California Roots Festival in the […]

For Peace Band chats at Cali Roots 2018

Guamanian reggae sensation For Peace Band sits down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 2 of California Roots Festival 2018. The band played two live performances that day and has big plans for their upcoming album Always Love, available this summer on all digital outlets. Follow the link below to get your copy […]

A talk with Trevor Hall at Cali Roots 2018

Journalist Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae sits down with Trevor Hall right after his California Roots Festival 2018 performance in Monterey, CA. With his new album The Fruitful Darkness now available on all digital outlets, 2018 is a big year for Trevor Hall, so watch as he tells you what’s next, what inspired the […]

Protoje releases “No Guarantee” feat. Chronixx

Jamaican reggae revival artist, Protoje, is about to unleash his long awaited new album called A Matter of Time this June 29th, following his hit 2015 LP Ancient Future. A Matter Of Time was made available for pre-order on May 18th, coinciding with the release of his fourth single “No Guarantee”, featuring fellow reggae revivalist and “Who […]

Beebs drops “Life Is Too Short” single featuring Kaleo

If you haven't experienced the emanating essence of Beebs in person, you can get a taste of her enigmatic nature embedded in the eclectic music she produces. And, if you have been in her presence, you are well aware that she lights up any room. Ever since her Warped Tour days with her Money-Makers, Beebs […]

3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival takes shape

From the festival founders of California Roots, Northern California's premiere reggae-rock-hip hop festival, comes Dry Diggings: a Labor Day fest in Placerville, CA to partner with Cali Roots' Memorial Day in Monterey. After two successful years in NorCal, the 3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival (August 31st – September 2nd 2018) has finally taken shape with […]

Cali Roots announces 2018 round 2 artists

The holidays come a little early for music lovers! In the form of artist announcements, reggae and hip hop enthusiasts wait patiently behind device screens to hear who will be featured at their fave festivals come the New Year. And, one fest in particular rings a little louder than the rest – that’s right, one […]

California Roots 2018 takes shape

For the past eight years since the inaugural California Roots Music and Arts Festival, there is always an early October date that rings significant to reggae-rock-rap lovers alike. It's been a long summer since the previous Cali Roots went down over Memorial Day Weekend, and with the transition to fall comes the transition to the […]

A sit down with Easy Star All Stars at Cali Roots 2017

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae catches up with Easy Star All Stars before their premiere set at the 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival. The band’s Cali Roots performance kicks off an entire west coast tour, so learn the details about that, their next project and their thoughts on chilaquiles. And, don’t […]