Ease Up ‘Return to Sender’ EP review

SoCal’s sunny ska-reggae-rock ensemble, Ease Up, is showing off their edgier side with a double-single EP out today off MNO Records. The release consists of two main tracks, “Return To Sender” and ” Turn Around”, both of which cater to the skanking end of the tempo scale. Not feelin’ the skank pit? The double-single also […]

Musical Memorial Day Weekend

This past Memorial Day weekend in California was quite musically filled for this So. Cali’ reviewer. While most reggae-rock supporters were busy camping and enjoying the fruits of the California Roots Festival in Monterey, this reviewer stayed down south and enjoyed the sounds of North Cali’ in the form of Arden Park Roots, while also […]

The reunion of Tomorrows Bad Seeds

According to a recent Top Shelf Reggae interview conducted with TBS frontman Moi Juarez, Tomorrows Bad Seeds never fully broke up – they were just on hiatus to pursue other projects. That being said, it has been well over two years since an official TBS show has occurred, making Bad Seed fans all over the […]

Austin City Nights: Fortunate Youth – Fall w/ Friends Tour

Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World and my new home as of a few weeks ago.   Hearing lots of great stories about legendary acts, I was excited to check out the scene and luckily for me, Fortunate Youth was rolling through on their Fall with Friends Tour.  The venue could not have been […]

Fortunate Youth’s Fall with Friends 2014 tour

Fortunate Youth just announced a slew of 2014 tour dates that will feature New Kingston, The Steppas, Ease Up and Ashes of Babylon. The hard hitting lineup will soon be joining forces later this August in a much anticipated US tour which will span across fifteen states beginning in Riverside, California at the Uplift Music […]

A pre-show interview with Ease Up

Top Shelf Reggae sits down with San Diego based Ease Up during their Buds & Brews Tour to talk about their history along with the new self titled album. We caught up with Ease Up in San Francisco, CA in their tour van parked outside of Grant & Green Saloon just before their amazing performance. […]

Ease Up self titled album review

Ease Up is hitting the road to promote their self-titled, full-length debut album which hits digital stands on March 4th 2014. Ease Up is a band from both Los Angeles and San Diego, California- originally coming from the Los Angeles area, but also planting roots in San Diego County, and enjoying its scene as indicated […]