Back To The Beach 2019: Day One

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KROQ’s Back To The Beach Fest returns for Year 2

Los Angeles radio station KROQ knows how to throw a party. From Weenie Roasts to Almost Acoustic Christmases, the world-renowned rock station reigns supreme as the number one sponsor of all the greatest festivals landing LA to Orange County. The KROQ stamp is a status symbal. Fact. One of their newer ventures happened last spring […]

Reel Big Fish is back with ‘Life Sucks… Let’s Dance’ album

What to say about Reel Big Fish… besides being ska music pioneers, these cheeky gentlemen led by the wittiest man alive, Aaron Barrett, continue to remind us that the aging genre is far from dead. The Orange County brass-heavy band bombarded into the mainstream when they broke it big in 1997 with their summer hit […]

91x presents Scallywag! San Diego

There are some things in life that go better with other things: peanut butter with jelly, iPhones with power chords, yin with yang. Along the lines of essential pairings comes beer with punk rock – you simply can't separate the two. World-renowned FM radio station 91x in San Diego knows this all too well and […]

Roots of Creation presents Summer in the 603 Fest

Summer in the northeast may be hot and muggy, but to beat the heat, there's nothing better than a good ol' fashioned block party! New Hampshire's own Roots of Creation (RoC) has teamed up with Granite Lion Entertainment this year to bring reggae-rock lovers a day festival they'll never forget. Going down this upcoming August […]

Desert Oasis 2017: Day Two

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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 […]

Spiritual Rez’s ‘Setting in the West’ album review

Boston’s own Spiritual Rez is a reggae-rock funkateer ensemble that delivers a hypnotic blend of edgy melodic reggae, ska, funk and rock that is both flawless and brilliant in their new offering titled Setting in the West. The album is comprised of ten harmonious tracks that defines their reggae and rock riff laden melodies with […]

The art of Struggle from Roots of Creation

Roots of Creation (RoC) is a band based out of New Hampshire. With founding members, Brett Wilson, Tal Pearson (keys), and Mike Chadinha (drums), and newest members, Nick Minicucci (bass), Billy Kottage (of Reel Big Fish) and Andrew Riordan, the band has become a staple among the reggae-rock nation. Playing at such festivals as Wakarusa […]