Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Three

Day Three of Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021 was met with the same eagerness that was present the previous two days, yet something was different because the air was tinged with some stoopid-ity and a feeling of ‘elovated’ joy as the festival buzzed with energy at every turn. Tucked away in the middle of all […]

Experiencing Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021

The seemingly endless live music drought inflicted by COVID-19 has had its impact on fans, musicians, crews, promoters and everyone else associated with the live music industry. There has been a lot of articles and opinion pieces published on this over the last couple years, so this will not be belabored here. What is of […]

Fall Badfish mini-fest finally returns to Ohio

“Badfish”… an iconic song on Sublime’s 40oz. to Freedom album. Badfish is also one of the arguably most prolific tribute bands touring today. And, if you ask music fans in Northeast Ohio and beyond, the band represents a semi-annual festival that many liken to a holiday weekend.   At Nelsons Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, […]

How new ‘Castles’ album hoists The Elovaters sky-high

A month to the day after this Boston-based sextet dropped their third studio album titled Castles, I hit The Elovaters’ Nick Asta and Matty Link’s recents and chatted them up, regarding the many aspects that make Castles unique and, well, for lack of a better phrase, utterly addicting. From their multifaceted collaboration styles to their […]

Slightly Stoopid headlines San Diego’s Petco Park

On September 11th, Slightly Stoopid took over Petco Park in San Diego. They were supported by Boostive, The Elovaters and Thievery Corporation, with live painting by artist Jimmy Ovadia. Stoopid shows are always a party, but they are extra fun when at their home in San Diego, and this show was no exception. Walking around the venue, it […]

Florida gears up for Reggae Rise Up’s return

It’s almost time for Reggae Rise Up Florida, one of the largest and most beautiful festivals in the country! Every year (well, almost every year) it’s held at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park, with its stretching views of the Tampa Bay waters with boaters, dolphins, art, palm trees, hammocks and plenty of space to spread out […]

The Elovaters brought reggae vibes to Old Rock House, St. Louis

Under the shadow of The Gateway Arch at the Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO, Boston boys The Elovaters continued their tour in promotion of their insanely good new album, Castles, lighting up the stage with a night of soulful reggae music, keeping the vibes flowing and the booties bumpin’ all night long. The […]

Reggae in the Rockies: Day One

After nearly a year of no live music, Dave Walters brought the Rockies an epic two-day intimate, family-friendly live roots reggae music fest, bringing in eager-to-play bands from all across the country. Reggae in the Rockies was hosted at Melvin Brewing’s “Mothership” Taproom in beautiful Alpine, Wyoming on June 5-6th from 12pm-8pm. With the taproom […]

Cali Roots Fest reveals first ever Baja Sessions for 2021

Who’s ready for #BajaCaliRoots???! For those unaware, the reggae rock and hip hop festival familiarly known as Cali Roots is in its 11th year (nonconsecutive due to COVID) and unfortunately delayed till Memorial Weekend 2022 (again, COVID). Instead of gathering in Monterey, the Cali Roots team takes advantage of the vacation year by pivoting the […]

The Irie to drop “Turn Me Up” single, feat. The Elovaters

As everyone else experiences a musical freeze for 2020, one band is turning up the heat. The Irie of Chandler, Arizona has used this downtime well, releasing a four-song reggae rock EP entitled Coming Down after a west coast tour with reggae rock bredren Ease Up. The independent Arizona three-piece proffers elaborate guitar riffs, danceable […]

Pepper parties hard at sold out St. Pete show

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in downtown St. Petersburg, the big green buses rolled up to Jannus Live to start unloading the monsters of American reggae all the way from Hawaii — Pepper! Also along at the sold out show were some younger bands escalating in the American reggae music scene, Kash’d Out and The Elovaters. […]

Cali Roots 2020 completes lineup with final artist announcement

California Roots Music & Arts Festival continues to impress fans with each additional lineup drop. Through the years, Cali Roots has played it safe, with artists they knew would sell to the fans who have been dedicated supporters from the beginning. It would seem that the festival decided to take a new approach to the […]

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 […]

The Movement at Florida’s Jannus Live

October 26th, The Ways of The World Tour was at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, featuring The Movement alongside The Badda Skat Band, The Elovaters and The Late Ones. It was an epic night, with over 1,500 fans packing in at Jannus Live for some of reggae’s best bands. With all their music delivering a […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida steps into a new era

Reggae Rise Up Florida brings joy to fans returning to the gorgeous seaside Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida for its 6th year with some HOT new acts to ring in the new decade. For those of you who do not know, Reggae Rise Up Florida is the #1 stop for reggae rock festivals on […]