California Roots 2022: Day One

Cali Roots 2022 came and went, and we are all the better for it. All the waiting, wishing, praying was worth it — just like we had faith it would be. Patience was a small price to pay for what we experienced Memorial Day Weekend and those hugs, smiles, laughs were the currency. Most of […]

Celebrating 4/20 at Florida Groves Fest 2022

It was a huge 420 party in Orlando on April 16th at Florida Groves Fest, with tons of amazing vendors, artist and bands coming together for an awesome event. If you are a cannabis activist, supporter, consumer or just interested to learn more about this amazing plant, this is an event you need to check […]

Time to gear up for Florida Groves Fest 2022

Make sure to mark your calendars for April 16th and head on down to Orlando for the first-ever Florida Groves Festival! It will be the largest Florida cannabis-meets-music festival to date, with amazing reggae musicians coming to town like Roots of Creation, The Expendables and — all the way from Jamaica — Julian Marley & […]

Skanking to Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime in St. Louis

“It seems like people get afraid of a certain music if they can’t pigeonhole it to their satisfaction…good music is good music, and that should be enough for anybody.” Those words were spoken by the immortal sun-soaked, two joint-smoking, forever-shirtless, OG “Badfish” himself, the legendary Bradley Nowell. Bradley helped to start a phenomenon when his […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day One

On Thursday, October 21st, it was finally time for Reggae Rise Up to come back to Florida! You could tell everyone was ready to be back by the lines going for blocks, all waiting for the gates to open. Big props to the RRU staff for how fast they got everyone in and taken care […]

Cali Roots finalizes lineup for May 2022

I don’t know about you, but the minute the world started shutting down due to COVID the second week of March 2020, the first thing I thought about was “there’s no way this will affect Cali Roots, it’s too far out”. Then, like the festival gods were listening and wanted to punish me, the announcement […]

Experiencing Florida’s SRQ420 Fest

It was a beautiful Saturday with blue skies, fluffy white clouds and a nice Florida breeze on April 24th in Sarasota for a music festival — better yet, a 420 music festival! This was the second event by PotLuck SRQ, hosted by Brian Buono, who has worked hard to build this event bigger and better […]

Kash’d Out creates waves with acoustic double single

Reggae rockers Kash’d Out have returned with the drop of two singles: acoustic versions of “Good at Gettin’ By”, along with “The Dream”. The singles come ahead of the release of their new acoustic album Casual Encounters, planning to hit virtual shelves on March 5th, 2021 under the band’s new home, LAW Records. Bringing the […]

Pepper parties hard at sold out St. Pete show

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in downtown St. Petersburg, the big green buses rolled up to Jannus Live to start unloading the monsters of American reggae all the way from Hawaii — Pepper! Also along at the sold out show were some younger bands escalating in the American reggae music scene, Kash’d Out and The Elovaters. […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020: Day One

Eager fans basked in the glorious California sun as they began their One Love Cali Reggae experience. The festival kicked off its 5th Anniversary at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach on Friday, February 7th. The amazing three-day festival, presented by Goldenvoice, kicked off Day One with three stages, hosting 26 must-see bands. […]

The full One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020 experience

The One Love Cali Reggae Fest vibe was strong this year, as thrilled festival-goers packed the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach to experience yet another three-day ear-gasm of their favorite roots, rock, reggae and punky ska bands presented by Goldenvoice. While the sun shone brightly for most of the weekend, in true One […]

SMKFLWR presents a HIRIE & friends fashion show

SMKFLWR, a surf-inspired California clothing and lifestyle brand with a habit of giving back, has grown to be a staple name at reggae rock festivals around the nation. Naturally, teaming up with a well-known reggae rock band like HIRIE to do a limited edition clothing line would be a profitable endeavor! With HIRIE’s fashion-forward persona […]

Cali Roots 2020 completes lineup with final artist announcement

California Roots Music & Arts Festival continues to impress fans with each additional lineup drop. Through the years, Cali Roots has played it safe, with artists they knew would sell to the fans who have been dedicated supporters from the beginning. It would seem that the festival decided to take a new approach to the […]

Fortunate Youth closes out fall tour in Los Angeles

On November 29th, Fortunate Youth brought their Live Life fall tour to a close at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. They were supported by Kash’d Out and Nattali Rize. I don’t normally go up to shows in LA, so it was nice to run into some friends I don’t normally get to see up […]

Fortunate Youth at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

On November 27th, Fortunate Youth brought their Live Life Fall Tour to the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego, CA. They were supported by Kash’d Out and Mike Love. Walking around the Belly Up before the show, it was great getting to see so many friends and catching up with people I haven’t seen for […]