Rebelution at the OC Fair: Night Two

The warm summer sun and the sweet scent of fried foods enticed fans for Day Two to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. DJ Mackle, Iya Terra, Collie Buddz and Rebelution lit up the stage for the second night of rocking reggae. DJ Mackle spun mad reggae mixes, as […]

B-Side Players at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

Celebrating 25 years, San Diego natives B-Side Players hosted a sold out dance party at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. Cumbia Machin, a single entity to what sounds like a 10-piece band, kicked the night off with electronic dub-style cumbia music that quickly got people movin’. Using original samples, loops, sequences and live […]

Slightly Stoopid’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation Tour: Chicago, IL

How have you been spending your summer vacation? If you haven’t yet seen Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds and HIRIE on the How I spent My Summer Vacation Tour 2019, then you better snag up a ticket! The four bands were recently at Huntington Bank Pavillion in Chicago and the show was fire! HIRIE brings […]

Khalid & Clairo in Pittsburgh

Khalid’s Free Spirit Tour stopped at Pittsburgh, PA’s PPG Paints Arena on Monday, July 29th. Khalid performed hits from his new album, including “Talk” and old favorites, such as “Young Dumb & Broke” and “Location”. Opening the show was singer-songwriter, Clairo, performing songs from her upcoming album Immunity. The Free Spirit Tour continues through North […]

Zac Brown Band at Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre

It was a crystal clear, sunny California evening that kicked off with a furiousness as New Orleans-native Trombone Shorty took immediate command of the stage at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Opening for Zac Brown Band on July 25th, 2019, Trombone Shorty (born, Troy Adams) and his wily band surprised the crowd, kicking off the night […]

Unwritten Law & Authority Zero at Glass House Pomona

On Friday, June 21st, energetic and eager fans packed the historic Glass House Theatre in sunny Pomona, CA in high anticipation of seeing The Last Gang, Authority Zero and Unwritten Law light up the stage. The three-piece Orange County-based female-led band The Last Gang stormed the stage with a vengeance. Brenna Red, with her brightly-colored […]

Hollywood Reggae Night XVII, with Damian Marley

The glittery California sun dipped down behind the famous Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, July 7, 2019, as Reggae Night XVII began. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, along with local public radio station KCRW, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their World Festival, as excited fans filled the Bowl grounds early. Fans were picnicking on the open […]

Symbolic at San Diego House of Blues

Symbolic rocked the House of Blues San Diego on Saturday July 6th, 2019 with supporting bands Casual Yak, Wicked Tongues and Daughters of Men. A little background on Symbolic: Symbolic combines their melodic energy with the excitement of old-school metal mixed with the power and skill of modern metal. Since the inception of the band, […]

Rebelution at the OC Fair: Night One

Rebelution’s Good Vibes Summer tour, with special guests Collie Buddz and Iya Terra, made the first of its two-night stop at Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa on Friday, July 12th, 2019.  Rebelution came to the stage and the packed crowd lit up, dancing and smiling to every song Starting the night off, openers Iya Terra […]

Nightmares on Wax at San Diego’s Music Box

It might’ve been a sleepy Wednesday night elsewhere, but The Music Box in San Diego had alternative plans on July 10th, 2019. Going past their usual midnight sound cap, the venue opened its doors to three deejays who spun trancy, funky tracks until the wee hours of the morning. The starting deejay played remixed bangers […]

Kyle Smith at Huntington Beach’s Sealegs

As the sun shone bright and the ocean glistened like diamonds, with the familiar summer scent of sunscreen filling the air, Ventura locals Kyle Smith and his fantastic band set out to headline Reggae Sunday’s at the gorgeous beachside venue of Sealegs in Huntington Beach, CA on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Fans and pups of […]

The Aggrolites at Saint Rocke

On the heels of the release of their highly anticipated, long-awaited album, Reggae Now, the Los Angeles-based Aggrolites lit the stage on fire at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA on May 25th, 2019. This being the first live taste of their new album, excited fans came out in full force to hear the latest […]

A talk with Taj Weekes at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl

I had the opportunity not only to attend Taj Weekes & Adowa, but also had to chance to speak briefly to Weekes himself! Blessing the Brooklyn Bowl with root reggae vibrations, Taj Weekes illuminated the stage alongside his opening acts, Allinor and Te’La.  Allinor blessed the stage with melodic sounds of traditional roots reggae music. […]

Rebelution at San Diego’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Chula Vista concerts are a trademark of summertime. The weather is finally warm enough to enjoy an outdoor event, strangers mingle amongst each other with drinks on the lawn, friends bond in every direction by the sheer act of live music. A concert arena that has boasted many names, The North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre […]

HIRIE at Newport Dunes

With the pink and orange sherbet California sun setting on the sparkling bay in Newport Beach, HIRIE took to the stage for a fun-filled family evening of reggae on the beach. Families and groups of friends took to the VIP areas, the picnic benches and sand to grab a spot to enjoy the show. Excited […]