One Love Cali Reggae Fest reveals massive lineup for 2020

A reggae rock lover travels the world and back for events that incorporate all their favorite artists. Imagine having virtually all reggae artists — from Jamaican reggae to island reggae to Cali reggae and back — all in one place. In one weekend. We cannot stress enough that this is the case for One Love […]

2nd Annual AZ Roots Fest announced

The latest, greatest reggae rock festival is back in action for Year Two at the Rawhide Western Town and Event Center for February 2020! Moving up a few weekends on the calendar, the return of Arizona Roots Festival — a sister fest to the renowned and celebrated California Roots Festival every Memorial Day Weekend in […]

The day-to-day Dry Diggings 2019 experience

Dry Diggings Music and Arts Festival truly stepped up their game for 2019. With an expanded three-day lineup, new activities and a fresh sound, the festival truly set the bar on patron experience.¬†Upon arriving to Dry Diggings, there was an excitement in the air as patrons of the event set up their camps and guests […]

WORLD PREMIERE: 9 Mile Roots drops new remix “When In Rome”

Baltimore’s own 9 Mile Roots released today a remix featuring Passafire’s lead singer Ted Bowne — and Top Shelf has the premiere for you to start off your weekend! “When In Rome” is a full remix of their song “Sun” from their most recent LP, ReEvolve. The original track was impactful enough, but the remix […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2019: Day One

Around Day One Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Around Day One Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Around Day One Around Day One Around Day One Don Carlos […]

Day One Cali Roots 2017

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The 8th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival

Well, it happened – another magical weekend in Monterey came and went. Memorial Day Weekend at the Monterey Fairgrounds has become commonly known as the 'Coachella of reggae music', something 'indescribable' and 'an experience of a lifetime'. Ever since the premiere Cali Roots back in 2010, the festival has morphed and coagulated into something so […]

Passafire set to release sixth full length album

Progressive reggae-rock pioneers Passafire will be releasing Longshot, their sixth full-length album – and third release on indie reggae powerhouse Easy Star Records – on May 12. The record is now available for pre-order, which includes two advance songs, “Longshot” and “Blow.” Those songs are also be on Spotify and other streaming services.  Longshot’s songs […]

One Love 2017: Day Two

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8th Annual California Roots Festival final announcement

The time has come, the moment everyone has been waiting for since the conclusion of Memorial Day Weekend 2016. That's right, the final announcement has been declared for this year's California Roots Music and Arts Festival, taking place at the same Monterey Fairgrounds as all seven previous, glorious years. Starting at 10am on Friday, May […]

Dry Diggings Festival 2016

Set to take place in the gold rich landscapes of Placerville, California, the second annual Dry Diggings Festival boasts an incredible 22 band lineup alongside the likes of hand selected artisan, commercial and food vendors, which will include gluten and wheat free options as well as some of the finest local craft brews, like Sierra […]

The Expendables Spring Blackout Tour 2016

As said on their Facebook page, “The snow will melt, the flowers will bloom and the Yeti isn't going anywhere!.” Referring to their newly announced spring tour, California's own Expendables will be repacking their bags once again and hitting the road covering much of the east coast and midwest with their Savannah, GA road dogs […]

The 3rd Annual Carolina Sessions

The 3rd Annual Carolina Sessions, put together by the people of California Roots, is taking place on October 3, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It includes such heavy hitters as 311, SOJA, and Steel Pulse, along with J. Boog, Stick Figure, Passafire, and more. The event will take place at Myrtle Beach Pavilion from […]

California Roots: The Carolina Sessions 2015

California Roots is proud to announce the full lineup for its third annual event this fall with a brand new location to boot. 311, SOJA and Steel Pulse will be joined by other hard hitting artists on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the beautiful Myrtle Beach Pavilion located just steps away from hotels, the beach, […]

Passafire’s ‘Interval’ EP review

I checked my email late one night and I noticed an unopened message from my editor with the subject line reading: Passafire’s new EP. The ensuing message contained the four track EP, titled Interval, in addition to an offer to write the review for the recently released music from the Georgia-based band. As curious as […]