Same Same But Different returns as CA’s first camping festival since COVID

Some festivals are just destined to be revolutionary. One such music and arts weekend event is in its third year along the sandy shores of southern California’s Lake Perris (albeit, skipping the year that shall not be named). That’s right, the funky monkey crunchy radical bunchy folk of Same Same But Different Festival plans to […]

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 […]

Insomniac drops stacked HARD Summer 2021 lineup

Okay ya’ll… festivals are back and they are GOIN’ HARD this year… yes, total pun intended! Powered by Insomniac, HARD Summer Music Festival is joining the bandwagon of lineup announcements and they’ve officially released they are returning this year in San Bernardino, CA with an expanded blueprint and an incredibly stacked lineup to compete. Big […]

Outside Lands sets sights on Halloween Weekend 2021

San Francisco’s main event, Outside Lands, is returning triumphantly to the City By The Bay for 2021 to the relief of ticket-holders, festival fans and music-lovers everywhere. That said, it’s going to be a little late. Pushed back from its annual August positioning to over Halloween Weekend 2021, Outside Lands is back and bigger than […]

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 […]

Wheeland Brothers live show at Sealegs at the Beach

On February 21st, Wheeland Brothers played at the sandy, beachfront stage of Sealegs at the Beach. It was a perfect Sunday for music on the ocean — 70 degrees and sunny. I think everyone else thought it would be a good day for it, as well, seeing how Sealegs was packed with one of the largest […]

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 […]

Sealegs at the Beach resumes live shows with Babylon Rockers

On February 6th, Sealegs at the Beach held their live concert season opener with Babylon Rockers. It also happened to be Bob Marley’s birthday! It was nice to be outside and see some friends again, from a safe distance and hear some live music, especially after a full year of COVID-19. With it being Bob’s birthday, Babylon […]

Meet SoCal reggae artist & scene advocate Rude Creation

San Diego, California has always been a hot spot for roots reggae and reggae rock music. From Slightly Stoopid to Big Mountain to Tribal Seeds, the city continues to proffer acts who have changed the course the reggae genre’s collective history. Yet, there are countless artists and bands that reside within the middle of the […]

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 […]

The Beach Boys play Ventura drive-in show with John Stamos & Mark McGrath

On October 23rd, Ventura was blessed with a legendary performance by The Beach Boys, featuring John Stamos and Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray), in the form of a drive-in concert. The venue was put together to accommodate social distancing, music enthusiasts and fun-seeking fans. Attendees arrived in their own personal vehicles and every automobile had […]

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 […]

Sublime With Rome drive-in concert at Alameda Fairgrounds

A Drive-In Concert Experience featuring Sublime With Rome and Bikini Trill stretched two nights at the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Night One was a smoky due to the California fires, but that didn’t stop reggae-rock fans from coming out with their family and friends and enjoying their Friday night to the fullest! Vibes were high and […]