Stephen Marley at Garden Amp

The crisp California spring evening of March 15th started off with the melodic voice of Mystic Marley, granddaughter of the great Bob Marley and daughter of headliner Stephen Marley. The intimate outdoor setting of Garden Amp was the perfect venue for continued support of her 2018 single “Beatdown”. Mystic showed up in true Marley form: her […]

Long Beach’s Marley Festival 2019

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Cali Roots adds more artists to 10th Annual

10 years is a big deal. High school reunions happen after 10 years due to the overwhelming amount of change that can occur within a decade. For such a niche reggae-rock scene, one festival has officially proven the test of time by commorating its 10th year at the world-famous Monterey Fairgrounds: the one and only […]

Julian Marley set to release reggae’s next staple album, ‘As I Am’

Julian Marley’s much anticipated 4th album, As I Am, is available for pre-order now and is giving fans a delightful taste of the soul-powered production with an immediate download of the track “Straighter Roads” with every purchase. Fans have been patiently waiting an entire decade since the release of Marley’s previous album, Awake, which won ‘Best […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day Two

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Kaya Fest 2018: Day Two

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Top Shelf Takes the Street Episode 4: Marley & Me

In this episode of Top Shelf Takes the Street, journalist Kristy Rose runs around Kaya Festival 2018 in San Bernardino, California asking attendees their thoughts on Bob Marley’s Kaya album, the Marley family tree, marijuana and more. Stay tuned for more Top Shelf shenanigans in the months to come and watch for us on a […]

Kaya Fest 2018: Day One

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Experiencing Kaya Fest 2018

Driving up to the drab-colored NOS Events Center in San Bernardino does not make you feel that you’re about to experience a one-of-a-kind festival weekend amidst the most beautiful strangers you’ll ever meet. With Coachella happening the same April weekend in the desert just adjacent to Kaya's Riverside, California location and with renowned Los Angeles […]

Rototom 2018 announces second-wave artists

Europe's most renowned reggae roots party Rototom Sunsplash is gearing up for 2018, with second-wave artists joining an already all star lineup. Situated beside the Mediterranean Sea, Rototom stretches seven days of pure reggae enjoyment on the sandy shores of Benicassim (Castellon, Spain). Ibiza might stand as the official party island of Spain, but an […]

Kaya Fest 2018 to hit San Bernardino

What’s more quintessential and legendary to ever grace the reggae music industry than the master, Mr. Bob Marley himself? 40 years ago, Bob debuted Kaya, a record that shaped the trajectory of reggae forever. Now with a succession of talented children to carry his legacy, Bob Marley will always be remembered through his music as he […]

Top Shelf Music’s reggae guide to bad days

In an ideal world, everyone would get along with everyone — nothing but positivity would encompass each individual as they emerge from their respective homes and maneuver their surroundings. Days would be filled with sunshine and good news, cash promotions and abounding possibilities; nobody would be flipping anyone off on the freeway and nightly celebrations […]