KBong ‘Easy To Love You’ album review & artist commentary

If you’ve ever been to a Stick Figure show, one of the main things that stands out (other than the dog onstage) is their energetic, always-smiling keyboard player. KBong’s stage presence truly makes Stick Figure shows come to life. He can usually be seen doing some kind of cool kick from the keys, jumping up […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day Three

Around Day Three Around Day Three New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston New Kingston Around Day Three Around Day Three DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS DARENOTS Around Day Three Around Day Three Around Day Three Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah […]

Raging Fyah talks at Cali Roots 9

Raging Fyah gives a taste of upcoming album Coming In Hot, their dance moves and more in this sit down with Top Shelf Reggae journalists Kristy Rose and Sandy Krietzberg after their set Day 3 at California Roots Festival 2018. Stay tuned for more interviews, articles and photos from Monterey’s California Roots Festival in the […]

California Roots Vol. 2 vinyl available

Ever want to take Cali Roots home with you? Well, now you can capture the essence of the 9th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival with a limited edition vinyl, featuring a medley of 2018 performing artists! The California Roots Volume 2 vinyl follows in the footsteps of Vol. 1, with two sides of […]

Experiencing Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018

As I am sitting on a plane headed back to LA and reflecting on the past weekend at Reggae Rise Up Florida, I can’t help but feel inspired… and a little exhausted, but mostly inspired. As someone who has gone to many, many reggae festivals, I can tell you there is something special about Reggae […]

Cali Roots announces final 2018 artists

Today’s the day. It’s finally here – the fourth and final installment of the 2018 California Roots lineup! This year artist reveals went down a little differently, allowing the avid reggae and rap enthusiast to see what each day’s rundowns were way ahead of schedule. (Normally, this information is unveiled the week or two leading […]

3rd Cali Roots 2018 lineup announced

The holidays have come early, folks – the Cali Roots crew has released another artist announcement! Festival-lovers get to swallow another big bite of the 9th Annual California Roots rundown, just in time to add passes to their Christmas wish lists. If you have yet to consider Cali Roots as your Memorial Day destination this […]

Full Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018 lineup revealed

The 4th annual fest in St. Petersburg, Florida just got a whole lot bigger! Following a partial rundown announcement for 2018, the Reggae Rise Up Florida crew decided why wait? Let’s lay down our lineup cards and reap the benefits of a reggae royal flush! As of this week, Reggae Rise Up Florida has been […]

Cali Roots announces 2018 round 2 artists

The holidays come a little early for music lovers! In the form of artist announcements, reggae and hip hop enthusiasts wait patiently behind device screens to hear who will be featured at their fave festivals come the New Year. And, one fest in particular rings a little louder than the rest – that’s right, one […]

California Roots 2018 takes shape

For the past eight years since the inaugural California Roots Music and Arts Festival, there is always an early October date that rings significant to reggae-rock-rap lovers alike. It's been a long summer since the previous Cali Roots went down over Memorial Day Weekend, and with the transition to fall comes the transition to the […]

The 24th Annual Rototom Sunsplash

Reggae is universal. It transcends international borders like no other musical genre. Whether in the form of Caribbean dancehall, island dub, American reggae-rock, African dance, or UK reggae ska, there’s a significant reggae backbeat embedded in Western culture. And, there is a rising number of reggae festivals popping up in Asian countries as well! For […]

Nattali Rize ‘Rebel Frequency’ album review

In these times of disorientation and uncertainty, at least music can offer a way out of feeling lost in the wilderness. International reggae songstress Nattali Rize will prove this with their debut album Rebel Frequency released on March 24th, 2017. Rize continues her uplifting and conscious music through her latest offer. Invigoratingly direct and assertive lyrics […]

One Love 2017: Day Two

The Late Ones The Late Ones The Late Ones The Late Ones Around Day 2 The Holdup The Holdup Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Around Day 2 Rising Son Risings Son Risings Son Rising Son / Passafire Passafire Passafire Passafire Passafire Passafire Around Day 2 Kash’d Out Kash’d Out Kash’d Out Around […]

Winter Roots Tour with Tribal Seeds, Raging Fyah & Nattali Rize

Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Nattali Rize Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Raging Fyah Tribal Seeds Tribal Seeds Tribal Seeds Tribal Seeds Tribal Seeds Tribal Seeds Tribal Seeds Tribal Seeds Tribal […]

Raging Fyah Grammy Nomination

Jamaica based roots reggae band, Raging Fyah, has been taking the world by storm since 2006. They ventured out of their hometown of Kingston, Jamaica and started touring the world. They developed a large fan-base in places like Europe, Costa Rica, Siberia, and areas of the South Pacific. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that the […]