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 […]

Boomshaka returns to San Diego January 2020

Los Angeles might be the home of Hollywood, but San Diego holds down the fort for a music mecca — specifically, reggae. Alternative acts have also risen from this SoCal paradise (cough, Blink-182, Jewel, Stone Temple Pilots, et. Al.), yet reggae rock bands, such as Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds, reign at the top of […]

HIRIE hits home with ‘Dreamer’ album

HIRIE is a California reggae band fronted by Trish Jetton, a goddess amongst a sea of male reggae-rock bands. Although Trish embodies HIRIE, her group of musicians touring under that name are incredibly talented and dedicated individuals. Lovers of live reggae music are sure to have seen HIRIE perform at reggae festivals around the country; their high-energy […]

Iration in Sacramento

Wow! What a night, what an atmosphere, what a show. Iration jammed out in Sacramento. After two fantastic sets from Katastro and Through the Roots, Iration was soon to be on. It was a beautiful night in Sacramento, California and the vibe at Ace of Spades was all good, man. People were drinking, socializing, buying merchandise and having a good time. […]

Irvine welcomes Iration’s Live From Paradise Tour

Five Points Amphitheater was on fire as the Live From Paradise Tour arrived in Irvine, CA. Bringing a festival-caliber lineup of Katastro, Fortunate Youth, Pepper and headliners Iration to Orange County, fans packed the venue for a fun-filled evening with friends and their favorite bands. Katastro took to the stage first, pumping people up and […]

Pepper pleases with ‘Local Motion’ album

What to say about those crazy Pepper boys… well, a lot more than before with their latest Local Motion album skyrocketing to #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts. You heard us right, after 20+ years touring and making music, Pepper is back with their 8th full-length album that is so unforgiving, so mischievous, so manically-addictive […]

Iration at Indianapolis’ Egyptian Room

Iration brought paradise to the Indianapolis’ Egyptian Room of the Old National Centre on May 16th with a jamming set list that got everyone feeling the good vibes — complete with palm trees! Live From Paradise is the tour you need to catch his summer if you want to have a night in complete musical […]

Iration at the Del Mar Racetrack

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Dirty Heads with Iration, The Movement and Pacific Dub

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Cali Roots 2018: Day One

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Dirty Heads at Orlando Amphitheater

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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 […]

Cali Roots 2017: Day Two

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J Boog embarks on tour. Drops new music video.

J Boog, the Southern California raised artist embarked on his North American tour which started on June 8th in Pier Six Concert Pavillion in Baltimore, MD. The trek will make notable stops at the The Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA as well as performing at numerous festivals including Summerfest in Milwaukee and Reggae on the […]

The Expendables release “I Won’t Give Up” featuring Hirie

After some social media teasers, California’s own Expendables dropped their highly anticipated new collaboration I Won’t Give Up with reggae songstress Hirie. The track is definitely a more mature-sounding work The Expendables, whose most recent songs have combined hard-hitting surf rock with reggae undertones. The Santa Cruz based band perfectly balances Hirie’s soft vocals with […]