Through The Roots rock St. Petersburg, FL

On the first Friday each month, the heart of downtown becomes St. Petersburg’s biggest block party. ‘First Friday St. Pete’ is a showcase for local bands with drinks and awesome food; it makes it one of Florida’s most exciting cities to visit. Right in the middle of October’s block party, Jannus Live welcomes Cali reggae […]

Reggae on the Mountain 2019: Day Two

Reggae lovers headed back to the stages set up at the gorgeous and expansive King Gillette Ranch for Day Two of the 10th Annual Reggae on the Mountain. Starting the day off on the right foot, Gondwana took the stage to happy attendees. Many attendees brought blankets, lawn chairs and tents, making the choice to sit […]

Dry Diggings 2019: Day One

Dry Diggings Festival marks the end of summer in true reggae fashion! Brought to be by the curators of California Roots Fest, Dry Diggings 2019 began on August 30th (officially kicking off Labor Day Weekend). With music by CRSB, Kash’d Out, Fia and Ballyhoo!, Dry Diggings was off to a great start by midday. Dry […]

Reggae on the Mountain 2019: Day One

It’s official! Reggae on the Mountain was a huge success this year. This also marked the 10th Anniversary for this steadily growing festival, which is why the festival was moved this year from Topanga Canyon to the fabulous King Gilette Ranch, one of the most stunning Los Angeles locations in the Santa Monica Mountains. The 588-acre King Gillette […]

The Green at Florida’s Jannus Live

On Friday, September 13th in St. Petersburg, Florida, two amazing groups came together for a night of firsts at Jannus Live. This was the first headlining event for The Green at the venue and they were excited to perform with special guest New Kingston, who was also performing at Jannus Live for the first time. […]

Jam with your fave bands on the road with Backstage Music Lessons

How many of you dream of jamming with a favorite band member? Not only that, but getting to do it at a venue before a show that you are about to attend? What a dream come true! That’s exactly what you get to do when you schedule a music lesson with Backstage Music Lessons, a […]

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 […]

Bret Bollinger breaks stage at KROQ’s Huntington Beach concert series

Along the sunny seaside coast of Surf City, USA, KROQ radio’s Roq the Ocean Series returned to the Ocean Deck at Pacific City in Huntington Beach, CA. The insane local bands’ Solution and Bikini Trill opened for the infamous Bret Bollinger and The Bad Habits as they entertained fans on the stage overlooking Pacific Coast […]

Stick Figure unveils ‘World on Fire’ album to much acclaim

A lot has transpired in the music industry over this past year, but none so blatantly apparent than the recognition jump of Stick Figure‘s music. Ascending from opening slots a few short years ago to headlining major festivals around the world, Stick Figure has officially pierced mainstream popularity — a spot well-earned. Early adopters of […]

Rebelution’s Summer Good Vibes Tour hits St. Pete, FL

Reggae fans in St. Petersburg came out in masses Sunday night, August 19th for the Summer Good Vibes Tour featuring Rebelution! Even with the weeks of rain leading up to the event, the skies cleared and the bands kicked it off with nothing but good vibes all night, thanks to great music, weather and atmosphere. […]

Julian Marley at Garden AMP

The 2019 Summer Concert Series at Garden AMP would not be complete without a Julian Marley concert! The amphitheater in Garden Grove, CA hosted a three-stage mini-festival with Julian Marley headlining. Top Shelf Music caught the festival with Cali Conscious and B Foundation also performing. The 2019 Summer Concert Series at Garden AMP would not […]

Iration in Sacramento

Wow! What a night, what an atmosphere, what a show. Iration jammed out in Sacramento. After two fantastic sets from Katastro and Through the Roots, Iration was soon to be on. It was a beautiful night in Sacramento, California and the vibe at Ace of Spades was all good, man. People were drinking, socializing, buying merchandise and having a good time. […]

Pepper invades Long Beach’s Fingerprints Records

A meet-and-greet is always an exemplary time with your favorite artists. Now, add in the insanity that comes with the territory of all three rowdy, ridiculous members of Pepper in an intimate setting, such as a mid-sized record store in Long Beach, and you’ve got quite an evening. Fingerprints Records, a beacon of light for […]

Artist spotlight: Saltwater Slide

Saltwater Slide — a conscious reggae-rock band from San Antonio, Texas — has been working hard all year long to bring their listeners a new single every month. The original lineup formed in February 2016; it was November of 2018 when members Vincent Ashley, Alex Roca and Edson Martinez partnered with a local band Vibe […]