One Love Cali Reggae Fest reveals massive lineup for 2020

A reggae rock lover travels the world and back for events that incorporate all their favorite artists. Imagine having virtually all reggae artists — from Jamaican reggae to island reggae to Cali reggae and back — all in one place. In one weekend. We cannot stress enough that this is the case for One Love […]

Boomshaka returns to San Diego January 2020

Los Angeles might be the home of Hollywood, but San Diego holds down the fort for a music mecca — specifically, reggae. Alternative acts have also risen from this SoCal paradise (cough, Blink-182, Jewel, Stone Temple Pilots, et. Al.), yet reggae rock bands, such as Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds, reign at the top of […]

Prince Fatty drops new single & Top Reggae Influencer playlist

After releasing his new single with Big Youth and George Dekker “Get Ready”, a cover of Smokey Robinson’s classic hit, we asked production maestro Prince Fatty to put together a playlist of his Top Reggae Influencers. On creating the playlist, he also added, “In one way or another, these tracks have been with me along […]

Bayfest San Diego 2019

June 1st in San Diego brings with it the expectation of summer. With most reggae rock fans coming off a cool Cali Roots weekend in Monterey, the San Diego temperate weather was welcomed with open arms (and lots of sunscreen). Up first on the stage was locals Band of Gringos, with artist Jimmy Ovadia live-painting […]

Cali Roots 2019: Day One

It’s always a cathartic experience, gracing the Monterey Fairgrounds gates for yet another Memorial Day Weekend at California Roots Music & Arts Festival. Unlike any other year, expectations were peaking for the 10th Annual to get underway (the milestone dubbed ‘Cali Roots X’ for good measure). Also unlike any other is the feeling of togetherness, not […]

Being at Bayfest San Diego

There’s nothing like a family reunion. Now imagine one without any family drama, surrounded by endless familiar faces on a beautiful day sprawled across the breathtaking lawns of San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park North, with the monumental Coronado Speedway looming in the distance, boats passing by on the water and the palatial highrises of the […]

San Diego Bayfest to bring reggae to Waterfront Park

San Diego at the beginning of summer is a beautiful sight. Combine that with the biggest reggae-rock bands in the business and you have the makings of an epic summer kickoff party! Every time Slightly Stoopid has a hometown show, the whole city comes together; now compound that with the second largest SD name, Tribal […]

Kyle McDonald & friends perform Orchid Essentials relaunch

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Black Uhuru releases new album after 15 years

Black Uhuru has been progressing from their distinct sound since the early 70’s and, for the first time in 15 years, the legendary artists have returned to release a new album titled As The World Turns with some of their most vivid, electric tracks yet. Clean production and an analog recording gives their offering an […]

Slightly Stoopid at the Del Mar Racetrack

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Slightly Stoopid at the Santa Barbara Bowl

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Boomshaka Festival 2018

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Experiencing the 1st Annual Boomshaka Festival

As numbing gusts of wind blew in every direction across the parking lot of San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena), Boomshaka Festival attendees quickly sought shelter inside on Monday February 19th, 2018. A festival on a Monday, you ask? Unorthodox, true, yet it did happen to be President’s Day – a day […]

1st Boomshaka Festival announced for 2018

San Diego is home to a surplus of talented residents, and more than a handful happen to be in big name reggae bands. From hole-in-the-wall gigs to headlining acts, sunny Southern California is the place to find musicians spreading good vibes at the beach by day and… pretty much anywhere after the sun sets. So, […]

Reggae on the Mountain 2016

One of Southern California's most renowned reggae festivals took place last week on the mountains of Topanga Canyon. The 7th annual Reggae on the Mountain was two days of talented artists from around the globe, both local and international, coming together under the burning LA sun. As cars filled in the sides of the canyon, […]