Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018: Day Two vlog

Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose returns to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California for Day Two of Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018, capturing the entire day in top vlog fashion. Following sensational Day One performances, such as Jack White, Neil Young and The Pretenders, Day Two attendees were ready to rage, starting with a Prince […]

The Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018 experience

Considering large corporate festivals are not reggae in nature, getting approved for media credentials under the moniker 'Top Shelf Reggae' is, in itself, an accomplishment. Upon hearing the lineup for Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018, with rock legends Neil Young and Robert Plant attached, I immediately sent in an application without a shred of hope that […]

Lineup revealed for KAABOO Cayman 2019

What's better than a weekend of A-list music, art, comedy and cuisine in sunny San Diego? Doing it all in the Caribbean Sea, that's what. The 'MIX-perience' that has come to be known as the festival of all festivals, KAABOO, is quickly approaching its fourth year at the world-renowned Del Mar Fairgrounds and to celebrate […]

Desert Oasis: Day One

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1st Annual Desert Oasis Recap

The sun was shining bright and the temperature was hot for the 1st Annual Desert Oasis Music Festival in Indio, California on October 7 and 8. The lineup revolved around reggae and rock, with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley headlining on Saturday and Rebelution headlining Sunday. The festival started each day at 2PM. The first band […]

Introducing the 1st Annual Desert Oasis Music Festival

The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California is not only home to year-round polo tournaments, but also to a handful of choice music festivals since 1993 – most notably Coachella and Stagecoach. Tucked away in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the grounds transform annually into a cultural experience immeasurable to any other (depending on […]