Gearing up for Reggae Rise Up Florida 2024 & what to expect

Florida: well-known for sunshine, beaches, amusement parks and, of course, a thriving music scene. Less than three months away, Reggae Rise Up Florida is returning to the “Sunshine City” of St. Petersburg. The longest running festival within the Reggae Rise Up event portfolio, RRUF will once again take over Vinoy Park on the beautiful Tampa […]

The healing of the (KATASTRO) nation

“Good Time”, the highly anticipated single from Katastro, dropped today and features Jared Watson and Duddy B, using vocals Andy Chaves recorded at the Dirty Heads studio in Orange County just days before his untimely death on May 12th last year. The first music of any kind released by Katastro since Sucker in 2021, the […]

Reggae Rise Up – Las Vegas 2023: Day One

Reggae music lovers from across the nation converged on the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on October 6, 2023, for the highly-anticipated Reggae Rise Up Las Vegas festival. The day kicked off under the desert sun with temperatures soaring to a sweltering 88 degrees, but the heat couldn’t deter the passionate crowd eager to immerse […]

Mike Pinto chats about family, music, tour and more

Mike Pinto is a complete beast on the touring circuit! This artist is covering the United States with his super talented long-time work in music and writing. Twenty years as an artist, his love for writing and performing with his smoothness and upbeat guitar style will be imprinted in any music lover for years to […]

Goodbye Spring, hello Rebelution’s Good Vibes Summer Tour

Temperatures are on the rise as the spring season is slowly fading away, and to the musically driven culture, it’s a clear signal for the summer tours to start crawling across the country!  Rebelution’s “Good Vibes Summer Tour 2023″ is coming to a city near you with, a bill full of (what I consider to […]

Cali Vibes 2023: Day Two

On Saturday, February 18th, Day Two of the Cali Vibes Festival kicked off. It was a warm California day with a cool breeze from the Pacific Ocean in the air. You could feel the anticipation as fans waited to get into the grounds to start yet another day of fun. Cydeways kicked the day off, […]

Cali Roots finalizes jaw dropping lineup for 2023

California Roots Music and Art Festival, the genre’s most anticipated, prolific, and environmentally-friendly reggae event of the year, has officially dropped the final three acts to complete their Memorial Day weekend roster. Recently announced 2023 Coachella guests Rebelution and Stick Figure join genre-bending icons Thievery Corporation, finalizing the bill for the all ages festival as […]

Crab cakes and reggae, that’s what Maryland does!

Reggae Rise Up Maryland returns to the Baltimore Peninsula for the second year in a row following their wildly successful 2022 first-year installment. Boasting a lineup stacked with all your favorite reggae acts–plus some newcomers for funsies–the three day festival takes place June 23-25 and all but screams summer vacation. With estimated temperatures hovering in […]

Can’t stop, won’t stop: sitting down with Geoff Weers of The Expendables

Northern California heavy hitters, The Expendables have become well-known in the music world for their creative intent and a mastering of their craft that is untouchable. Their vibe is on point, and they only want to be true to the music. Layered with sounds and lyrics deep enough that it’s alluring and inviting to listeners […]

California Roots 2023: a true bucket list event

Music festivals are a big undertaking. For many, months of planning and budgeting goes into the experience. At times, there is stress, setbacks and logistical nightmares before even getting to the gates. And I’m not talking about the music festival itself. People travel from far and wide to attend such events and the premiere music […]