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 […]

A chat with rapper on the rise, J.Lately

I got to sit down with a driven artist to chat about what we all love — music! Let me introduce you, to J.Lately: this young man has the tenacity that will inspire anyone wanting to grow and find their sound. Born in California and inspired by a family of talent, J.Lately shares a brief […]

Pitbull unleashes fire on Sac Town

What a fun night at the Hard Rock Casino, located 30 minutes north of Sacramento!  At the casino, there were so many excited fans to see Pitbull. Some wore ray-ban or aviator sunglasses and others wore a cap on their head that made it look like they’re were bald, like Pitbull. The makeup and outfits […]

Collie Buddz shows the Midwest how to have a good time

It’s not every day you get to go to a Collie Buddz concert. It’s even less often that you get to go to a Shwayze and Collie Buddz show, but when it happens, believe me, it’s a night like no other. On November 11th, the two artists came to St. Louis and performed a fantastic […]

Cali Vibes lineup impresses even more for 2023

Goldenvoice is bringing Cali Vibes back to Long Beach, California! The three-day reggae festival graced Marina Green Park for the first time with a new name (changed from One Love Cali Reggae Fest) in February 2022 and will be returning again this February 17th through 19th, 2023. The SoCal music festival is one of the most […]

Dirty Heads’ eighth studio album ‘Midnight Control’ slaps

One thing I love about Dirty Heads is while they have an extremely signature sound, it’s still nearly impossible to put your finger on exactly what makes Dirty Heads the Dirty Heads. I opened the listening link for Midnight Control, the Huntington Beach five-piece’s eighth studio album, a couple weeks ago. I had no idea […]

Dirty Heads & friends fill up Paso Robles venue

On August 6th, Vina Robles was blessed to host reggae hip hop group Dirty Heads with special guests The Elovaters, Tribal Seeds and SOJA. The Elovaters started off the evening with their authentic and upbeat beachy-style rock reggae music. They were great at making the audience sing and dance along! Next up was Tribal Seeds, […]

Krooked Treez brings island vibes with ‘You Better Belize It’

It’s the return of Krooked Treez! These native Californians are dropping it hot with their sound that will leave you feeling so damn happy and inspired at the same time. It’s a multi-plexity of an old roots style with a mix of hip hop and reggae dub thrown in there with a huge smile.  The […]

Tropidelic comments on ‘All The Colors’ album, Everwild & more

Punchy, funky reggae rock-hip hop group Tropidelic hosted their self-created and produced festival, Everwild, this past weekend on August 12th and 13th in Legend Valley outside of Cleveland, Ohio. On the heels of Tropidelic’s seventh studio album, All The Colors, released via Ineffable Records on August 5th, the camping festival lineup included headliner Dirty Heads, […]

Memorializing Katastro’s Andy J. Chaves at Tempe’s Marquee Theater

Wednesday at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ was a night to remember and memorialize the ever-talented, ever-unique and ever-charismatic Andrew James Chaves of Arizona indie-meets-hip hop-meets-reggae supergroup Katastro. Chaves, Katastro’s founding member and frontman, passed away in a tragic car accident on May 12th, 2022 in Newport Beach, CA, stunning the community and forever […]