420 Feeling Irie Playlist: 2014

There are many stories and myths surrounding the origin and significance of “420.”  Some say “420” derived from “The Grateful Dead” and others say it was a phrase coined and used by San Rafael, California high school students in the 1970’s as code for partaking in nature's amazing gift of marijuana.  Nothing compliments the sweet […]

The Expanders Spring U.S. Tour is on the move!

Classic and dirty reggae encompassed The Expanders are moving southwest to southeast on their month-long tour, sprung out from Hermosa Beach, California last Thursday! The crew has a short solo run, up through Arizona’s 420 Festival in Phoenix, only to get more jam-packed by the arrival of Slightly Stoopid in the mix for six shows […]

House of Shem: Harmony Tour 2014

From the very southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean, come the reggae gurus that are making a huge name for themselves in New Zealand as well as across the globe. House of Shem, is lead by Carl Perkins, a person with impressive credentials with over 30 years of experience writing and performing reggae music as […]

Rebelution’s Count Me In 2014 tour

Recently announced is the release date to Rebelution's brand new album and Count Me In tour dates and cities. Those patiently waiting for the new album will need to wait just a little longer, as it's set to hit store shelves and online retailers on June 10th, 2014. A free teaser track from the album […]

Countdown to the 5th annual California Roots Festival 2014

  The fifth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival is happening in Monterey, California for the entire Memorial Day weekend, and it is sure to draw attention with its phenomenal lineup, artsy environment, and getaways at nearby hotels, camping sites, and neighborhood cities. With all days sold-out last year, this Cali’ Roots Fest, as […]

Oogee Wawa & Arise Roots bringing sweet reggae to San Diego, CA

On Thursday, March 20th in Ocean Beach, San Diego, two bands played at Gallagher’s Pub for reggae night- Oogee Wawa from Long Island, NY, and Arise Roots from Los Angeles, CA. Oogee Wawa plays reggae-rock music with hints of hip-hop, while Arise Roots plays straight roots reggae music! Oogee Wawa had a familiar, Sublime sound, […]

Getting crazy for The Stircrazies

The Stircrazies are a four-member band with a bass player, guitar vocalist, drummer, and percussionist coming together to create a punk-rock reggae band that will undeniably grab your attention! The band played at a recent show at 710 Beach Club in San Diego, California, and is expected to play at the California Roots Music and […]

Sono Vero bringing good vibes to Pacific Beach, CA

Sono Vero had high energy, and a great sound On Friday, March 14th in Pacific Beach, California, a band came down from Los Angeles to play at a beach club called Seven-Ten. Though the band has members that aren’t of legal drinking age, the 7-piece band was able to get on stage and bring their […]

Free Spring Sampler 2014 album

The incredibly talented keyboardist and melodica player from Tribal Seeds, E.N Young, is generously giving away a Spring Sampler pack from the various albums on his record label. Formed in 2010 and currently holding an impressive list of musicians like Gonzo, Skanks Roots Project, HIRIE and Inna Vision, the record label Roots Musician Records focuses […]

Synrgy delivers smooth reggae vibes to Southern California

Synrgy had great energy that night Synrgy, a band originally from Arizona but now calls Arcata, California home, played in Encinitas, California on Saturday, March 8th at a restaurant-bar called Mr. Peabody’s. Synrgy is on a mini-tour along the Western part of the United States since every year the band tries to get out and […]

Spring into the 11th annual Summer Meltdown April 26, 2014

The city of Santa Clarita is once again transforming their sleepy, Southern California town into a reggae extravaganza for its 11th Annual Autism Awareness, Art, and Music Festival – known simply as the Summer Meltdown! The festival took roots from Canyon High School's “Yes I Can” student program and alumni, who, eleven years ago, came […]

Award-winning Dirty Heads are Driftin’ east on spring tour

Dubbed number one in “World Music” at the 2014 OC Music Awards, the Dirty Heads plan to leave the studio and forge the road! Last week, the Orange County natives declared to the public all the stops they are laying down on their spring tour, inevitably leading to their much anticipated album release rumored out […]

Ballyhoo! Pineapple Grenade Spring Tour 2014

Just as the Maryland natives wrap up the Winter Brewhaha tour with Passafire and Pacific Dub, Ballyhoo! will be packing up their still smoking equipment and hitting the rough roads again with their Pineapple Grenade Spring Tour 2014. Ballyhoo! will be rocking out the East Coast this time around, spreading their smooth rock melodies complemented […]

“My Journey” new album release by I-Octane

Jamaican native and reggae star I-Octane releases his newest album, fittingly titled My Journey on March 4, 2014.  The full length 16-track album combines mellow, feel good rhythms and beats produced by Andre “DJ Frass” Gordon and smooth flowing vocals by I-Octane, which mesh together in perfect harmony to deliver a lyrically conscious and positive […]

Stranger band “Here We Go” 2014 tour announcement

Stranger band from Chula Vista, California is on tour and traveling all over the Western part of the U.S.A. with a reggae rock band from Denver, Colorado called Coral Thief! Their “Here We Go” Tour started in San Diego at Winston’s Beach Club in Ocean Beach on February 28, went into Vegas the second day […]