Dirty Heads kicks off Del Mar’s Concerts In Your Car series

Kicking off the first CBF Productions ‘Concerts In Your Car’ — a socially-distanced concert series at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego — was Dirty Heads! The band brought the energy and the great vibes we’ve all be craving since COVID-19 hit earlier this year, leading to the shutdown of all live entertainment. After […]

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 […]

Punks4Change livestream supports San Diego’s Til Two Club venue

Since April of last year, when COVID-19 took over the music scene, all live shows came to a halt and music venues are currently feeling the effects: many are in jeopardy of closing down for good, especially the more intimate venues that don’t have the backing of major ticketing distributors, like Live Nation or Ticketmaster. […]

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 […]

In memoriam of DJ Carlos Culture, a reggae legend

Before this massive escalation in American reggae, far ahead of the reggae festivals marking the calendar year, people grew up honoring the roots. Roots, rock, reggae — dub, ska, dancehall, lover’s rock, mento, rocksteady, raggamuffin. These genres are the infrastructure making up reggae as we know it. One person who knew it all too well […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Boostive “Grow Along” Live at the OB Template

Dubby, soulful, psychedelia band Boostive is back in action with a beautiful live video from the OB Template! The accommodating artist cafe in Ocean Beach, California is the perfect backdrop to a video, especially during this quarantine time! Boostive’s vibey new single “Grow Along” is emphasized with commanding horns, reggae beats and soft female vocals […]

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 […]

Common Kings perform Anaheim drive-in concert

Common Kings hosted a sold-out show on July 18th at the City National Grove of Anaheim. It was a truly unique experience, giving us a glimpse into the rising trend in live music performances incorporating the new norm of social distancing — drive-in concerts. The venue was set up to accommodate social distancing, music enthusiasts […]

Sealegs at The Beach presents: The Late Ones & friends

Saturday, July 11th was another beautiful southern California summer day in Huntington Beach. The smell of sunscreen and the sight of beachgoers in bathing suits made for a perfect summertime vibe show on the beach. Sealegs at the Beach hosted The Late Ones and friends, and people came. There was a line of cars just […]

Kyle Smith performs acoustic set at Sealegs

On June 28th, Kyle Smith played an acoustic set at the sandy, oceanfront property of Sealegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach. After all the time people had been cooped up due to COVID-19, you could see how excited everyone was to get out and soak in some live music. Kyle played a fun acoustic […]

Attending the One Love Peace Protest in Long Beach

COVID-19 has changed live music forever, it seems. With more bands announcing postponed or canceled shows around the country, protest concerts are filling the void and bringing live music back to the masses. June 27th, 2020 was a day of peaceful protest in Long Beach in the form of the One Love Peace Protest, a […]

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, […]