Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 64: Skunk Funk

Skunk Funk frontman and bassist Bobby “Bobo the Sequel” Roses joins hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos in this new episode of the Eclectic Soundtrax! Based out of Vallejo, California, Skunk Funk offers a twist on the typical “west coast” reggae rock sound, with a growing funky vibe. The band’s main priority — providing an […]

BeachLife 2022 announced once again for May

After a year postponed and an unusual fall placement for the second annual, Redondo Beach’s best music and arts festival returns to its original May positioning for 2022. Of course, we’re talking about BeachLife, Orange County’s unparalleled weekend event where multi-genre music meets California beach culture unlike any other. As of this morning, BeachLife fans […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022 is already nearing!

It’s the New Year and that means we are that much closer to another amazing reggae music festival! If you have been, you know the beauty and magic that takes place at Reggae Rise Up Florida… and, if you haven’t been before, it’s about time you come experience it. In the heart of downtown St. […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jus Goodie “At The Moment”

California reggae fan favorite Jus Goodie returns with the slammin’ ska-infused single, “At The Moment”, premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf Music before it hits digital outlets Friday, January 7th! And, when we say it kicks, we mean it! With unexpected horns and uptempo choruses that break away from the band’s familiar mellow modus operandi, […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Mystic Roots “Things To Say”

Cali reggae staple Mystic Roots returns with the world video premiere for one of their top fan-favorite songs, “Things To Say”! Debuting exclusively today on Top Shelf Music before it hits their YouTube channel, be one of the first to view a wonderful compilation of the band’s European voyage to entertain U.S. troops overseas. From […]

Solrise shares “Cold & Rugged” lyric video

Rootsy reggae Barcelona-based band Solrise returns with a lyric video for their “Cold & Rugged” single — an appropriately-titled song for wintertime!! And, it’s in English (for all you tuning in from the States). Released last year before their latest single “Sitting There”, “Cold & Rugged” centers around the sad hard feelings that come with […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 63: Teague Bass

Our guest for this episode is David Teague (aka, Teague Bass). Touted as one of the most talented bassists in Asia, this “bassist” for hire is a versatile musician whose vast repertoire spans across blues, rock, R&B, jazz, hip hop, house, reggae, ska and pop. A dynamic and energetic performer, Teague’s onstage performance and showmanship are […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Four

Day Four began with a preempted sadness: the knowledge that the festival would be over by the end of the day weighed heavily on the minds of all the festival attendees, but the triumphant march through Reggae Rise Up Florida carried on. The humidity was swapped for a cooler, more overcast day, making for a […]

Action-packed short film to feature Angelo Moore of Fishbone

Renowned videographer Jeff Pliskin, founder of Raised Fist Propaganda, has just let the world know that he is segueing back into filmmaking with the announcement of Skull Kiss, a crime-ridden, gangster-style action vignette featuring the talents of many music industry titans! Starring Peter Greene (aka Zed), one of New York City’s finest character actors Skam […]

An after-tour talk with Iya Terra frontman, Nathan Feinstein

A while ago, I sat down for a Zoom call, as you do in the age of COVID, to have a conversation with Nathan Feinstein, lead singer and guitar player for one of my favorite reggae bands currently out right now, Iya Terra. The band had just gotten off the road after a successful nine-week […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Three

Day Three of Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021 was met with the same eagerness that was present the previous two days, yet something was different because the air was tinged with some stoopid-ity and a feeling of ‘elovated’ joy as the festival buzzed with energy at every turn. Tucked away in the middle of all […]

HIRIE at San Diego’s Observatory North Park

On December 3rd, HIRIE headlined a show at the iconic Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA. They were further supported by two of the greatest local bands, Boostive and Tribal Theory, with live painting being done during each set by another amazing San Diegan, Jimmy Ovadia. Boostive was first… I got in a bit late […]

The Movement sells out Solana Beach’s Belly Up

On November 19th, The Movement headlined a sold out show at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. They were supported by up-and-coming Vana Liya and DENM.  Vana Liya got the night started off getting everyone going on a high note. She has such a great stage presence and is always so happy and […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Two

Day Two of Reggae Rise Up Florida brought in a flurry of people rushing through the gates of Vinoy Park. The tide of attendees was astounding, all smiling and laughing despite the infamous Florida humidity soaking their skin. As the day began and the sound waves started to pulsate through the air, the feeling of […]