California Roots 2024: Day One

California Roots Music and Arts Festival took over beautiful Monterey County Fairgrounds for its 13th year, spanning Friday through Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend 2024. I arrived an hour before gates opened (at noon) to witness a sea of happy concertgoers eagerly awaiting to be let into the festival. Once those gates opened, everyone dressed […]

Florida Groves 2024: Day One

Florida Groves Festival quickly established itself as a staple event in the Central Florida music scene since its inaugural event just a couple short years ago. Its rapid growth was evident in the execution and size of its 2024 event: the caliber of vendors, live art and murals, food options, and even amenities are aligned […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2024: Day Two

After a rather cold and rainy start to Spring in St. Petersburg, a picturesque day manifested as Reggae Rise Up Florida launched into Day Two. Blue waters reflected the clear sky; the sun’s rays bounced playfully off the gentle ripples of the calm bat. Boats, kayaks, and paddleboards dotting the view from the seawall, provided […]

Reggae Rise up Florida 2024: Day One

There was an overall energy already permeating from St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park as it was once again turned into festival grounds. As the gates opened and fans started to pour in, Reggae Rise Up Florida had officially began, reminding all that festival season is upon us. Springtime in the Tampa Bay region is usually marked […]

Florida Groves Fest brings music, art, & freedom back to Orlando for 2024

Florida Groves Music Festival strives to be more than just the average festival, with their core pillars of music, art, and freedom. This event is an annual celebration of not only the diverse melodies featured on their stages, but also strive to foster “a vibrant tapestry of culture and creativity that leaves an indelible mark on our […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: StoneTribe “Locked Away”

StoneTribe is gearing up with the full-length release of Sync or Swim on March 15th with one more official lyric visualizer release of the single “Locked Away”. The song (featuring the talents of Zelen, Sgt. Remo, and Andrew McKee) is an upbeat reggaeton party describing the best intoxication of them all — love. Fusing horns […]

Cali Vibes 2024: Day Three

As the sun rose above the horizon, casting a warm glow over Marina Green Park, the final day of the Cali Vibes Festival unfolded in a crescendo of music, culture, and community. The air buzzed with anticipation as eager concert-goers poured into the venue, ready to experience a diverse lineup of musical talent and immerse […]

Cali Vibes 2024: Day Two

As the sun rose, casting a warm glow over Marina Green Park in Long Beach, California, the second day of Cali Vibes Festival 2024 unfolded with an eclectic lineup of musical talent and vibrant vendors. Saturday, February 17th, was destined to be a day of rhythm, unity, and unforgettable experiences. The musical journey began with […]

The Elovaters sell out Berkeley with Claire Wright & Shwayze

Welcome to the Endless Summer Winter Tour. Wait… What? Well, if you don’t know, let me explain: The Elovaters are basically their own weather system, hailing from Boston and bringing the heat! In a celebration of musical diversity, this show was set to bring summer vibes to winter audiences, with a lineup featuring the talents […]

Appreciating every angle of The Kaleidoscope Kid

Ka·lei·do·scope/kəˈlīdəˌskōp/. Noun.  Kaleidoscope Kid /kəˈlīdəˌskōp/ kid/. Noun. Joshua Murphy, better known as The Kaleidoscope Kid, partook a rather unique journey from a creatively driven upbringing to the nationally touring musician he is today. Like many childhood hobbies, after shelving an interest for guitar after a few short weeks of practice, Josh rediscovered his initial interest […]

Catching up with Dirty Heads frontman Jared Watson

Some may view Dirty Heads as a dark horse, but there is absolutely no doubt the Huntington Beach five-piece music ensemble has revolutionized the music industry and created superior music — always remaining grounded and humble. The group has conquered for over 20 years and waved their flag with no apologies. Eight albums later, the […]

Bayfest San Diego 2023

Saturday, July 8th brought about a beautiful San Diego day — the kind the city is known for. Summer was in full swing, with fireworks dotting the night sky, and our spirits couldn’t be higher… that is, until Bayfest San Diego rolled around. On the downtown waterfront, Bayfest blends reggae with a bit of hip […]