Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Two

Day Two of Reggae Rise Up Florida brought in a flurry of people rushing through the gates of Vinoy Park. The tide of attendees was astounding, all smiling and laughing despite the infamous Florida humidity soaking their skin. As the day began and the sound waves started to pulsate through the air, the feeling of […]

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 […]

AZ Roots 2020: Day One

Arizona Roots 2020 almost had a very uninvited guest — rain. Waking up the morning of February 22nd in Chandler, Arizona, attendees of the 2nd Annual reggae rock fest found buckets of rain pouring down from the sky. Not a good sign. An announcement that Day One gates were to be pushed back didn’t help […]

The 2nd Annual AZ Roots experience

Walking into the gates of Chandler’s Rawhide Events Center is always enlivening. It’s country themed, like the rest of Arizona, but the quaint old-timey-themed photo ops of Rawhide make it more of an experience than most festival front gates offer. Like last year, Arizona Roots was returning for another two days of the finest reggae […]

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 […]

2nd Annual AZ Roots Fest announced

The latest, greatest reggae rock festival is back in action for Year Two at the Rawhide Western Town and Event Center for February 2020! Moving up a few weekends on the calendar, the return of Arizona Roots Festival — a sister fest to the renowned and celebrated California Roots Festival every Memorial Day Weekend in […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Kevin Kinsella “Among Them”

Founding member of John Brown’s Body and 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Kevin Kinsella continues to be a cornerstone for the American reggae industry. His accomplishments range from musician to festival founder, releasing new music in between planning Ithaca Reggae Festival taking place next weekend in Ithaca, NY! Top Shelf Music is proud to host the […]

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad “Signs” official video

After surging to the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts with their 2016 album Make It Better, the Rochester, New York-based quintet Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad released their new video for “Signs” this week. Reaching out via Facebook to find an animator, the band was impressed by the work of Cait Davis and […]

5th Annual Levitate Music Festival revealed

The east coast festival scene is rapidly growing into a massive movement, with most events embracing reggae artists with open arms. One notable event on the rise is Massachusetts’ Levitate Music and Arts Festival – now in its 5th year! From its humble beginnings as a friendly community barbecue in 2013, LMF has skyrocketed its […]

Get ready for Rootfire At The Park 2016

Just a short drive from Florida's own Orlando International Airport and other area attractions, the city of Cocoa is rich in history and offers many unique experiences. The one experience that you do not want to miss this year is Rootfire At The Park presented by Deuterman Productions and Ineffable Live. On October 22, one […]

Giant Panda ‘Make It Better’ album review

With new album Make It Better available on digital outlets today, Rochester, New York-based Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad brings forward their rich musical heritage. Throughout the exactly 38 minute runtime of Make It Better, Giant Panda masterfully crafts an immense array of soundscapes, from soft and smooth melodies to massive walls of luscious sound, […]

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad “Steady” music video

After making headlines earlier this year for announcing their Fall ‪Steady Tour‬ with the boys of The Simpkin Project, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad just dropped an official music video for the title track “Steady” from their late 2014 hit album. The video was shot during the 2015 California Roots Festival in beautiful Monterey, CA […]

California Roots 2015: Day one

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Bright Days coming up for Giant Panda

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is at it again, bringing their fans new tracks on their highly-anticipated Bright Days album due May 18. The boys from Rochester, New York have again teamed up with producer Craig Welsch (10 Ft. Ganja Plant) to bring music deemed as an “American Beauty-era to African-inspired instrumentals to early Neil […]