SOJA pays homage in “Press Rewind”, feat. Collie Buddz & J Boog

Silence has a simple beauty that is rarely appreciated these days. With it, we often run for cover, searching for the first bit of noise we can detect to occupy the void. So little is the silence simply embraced. The lack of noise, however, whether that noise be from physical distractions, like your phone, or […]

Delta Nove pays tribute to departed brother in ‘Beyond’ album

Death has an interesting effect on humans; it has a remarkably peculiar way of transforming us. Whether it be anticipating your own or living beyond someone else’s passing, it has a way of taking the priorities in your life and reshaping them, giving you fresh perspectives and overall new outlooks that otherwise may have never […]

The full Summer Roots Festival experience

Kicking off the summer festivities right on June 26th, all-ages Summer Roots Fest hosted a feel-good party with a rundown of beloved reggae rock artists! The impressive lineup included Los Angeles-based reggae rock group SGV Vibes, Roots of Mine, surf-pop trio Bikini Trill, Hawaiian-based reggae queen Eli-Mac and direct support Arise Roots, Pacific Dub, The […]

Bombafiya debuts with ‘Do What Makes You Happy’ album

Up-and-coming reggae band Bombafiya, based out of Santa Barbara California, just released their first full-length album Do What makes You Happy! The band consists of lead vocals and guitarist Collin Daniels, secondary singer Benicia Grace, bassist Eddie Koep, drummer Mark Rojas and keyboardist Emmanuel Oliva, all offering a true reggae rock-infused sound! Top Shelf Music […]

Fortunate Youth takes over Felton’s Roaring Camp

Good times rolled on at Felton Roaring Camp with Fortunate Youth and special guests Boostive on Thursday, June 24th. Repping San Diego and Santa Cruz, Boostive got the irie vibes started with a killer set. The band recently signed to Slightly Stoopid’s Stoopid Records and they did not disappoint. All around, it was a smoking […]

Brendan Clemente promotes “All Love” in new single

It’s time to embrace the weekend vibes — regardless of what day it is — with reggae/world newcomer Brendan Clemente’s mellow tune, “All Love”. Produced by Johnny Cosmic and released via Ineffable Records, the new single represents (in his own words) “one of the proudest moments” of his life, as well as an absolute fire […]

Get ready for Soulshine at Sea, with Michael Franti & more

After spending 2020 secluded and soul-searching at home, I’m certainly ready to let it shine with Michael Franti and Spearhead on their fabulous Soulshine at Sea cruise! You are not going to want to miss out on this! We are talking four unbelievable days of music, wellness and good vibes around the Caribbean aboard the […]

Reggae in the Rockies: Day One

After nearly a year of no live music, Dave Walters brought the Rockies an epic two-day intimate, family-friendly live roots reggae music fest, bringing in eager-to-play bands from all across the country. Reggae in the Rockies was hosted at Melvin Brewing’s “Mothership” Taproom in beautiful Alpine, Wyoming on June 5-6th from 12pm-8pm. With the taproom […]

Stick Figure yearns for “Paradise” in new single

Now that the waves of summer have drifted over us, reggae legend Stick Figure (nee Scott Woodruff) has returned once again with new music that is sure to have your vibes feeling right, pushing off and setting sail in the direction of your “Paradise”. This new single has ‘beach jam’ written all over it… That […]

Josh Heinrichs & Dread Kennedy at Tiki Bar, Costa Mesa

On June 13th, Josh Heinrichs headlined a sold out show at Costa Mesa’s Tiki Bar in Orange County. He was supported by Dread Kennedy and both artists were backed by Eureka Sound. I was really excited for this one, after serious FOMO watching videos of the Heinrichs DiPiazza’s sold out shows the two previous nights.   Even […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 15

Top Shelf Music News returns for summer, with hosts Kristy Rose and PJ Sweeney, subbing in for Matt Cook who had a bad case of gout. With the mask mandate officially lifted and vaccine juice pulsing through everyone’s veins, it’s time to get back out into the world of music! How excited are we? Just […]

Sealegs at the Beach welcomes Mic Dangerously & The B Foundation

On June 6th, Sealegs was invaded by Mic Dangerously & The Royal We and The B Foudation. Either of these bands solo would have made for a great show, but put them together and you end up with a whole lot of awesomeness! Mic Dangerously was the headliner, but went first. Seeing Mic is always awesome, […]

Tribal Seeds at Escondido’s Concerts on the Green: Night One

Tribal Seeds returned to their hometown for a special two-day performance, with special guests and fellow southern California reggae bands The Expanders and SM Familia on May 28th, 2021. Concerts On The Green hosted the event at the San Diego’s Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA. The interesting setup was perfect during this beautiful […]

Project 432 says all successes “Take Time” in new single

Denver-based American reggae band Project 432 resurfaces for the second time this year with “Take Time” — a song about diligence and drive. For, nothing comes to those who wait and Project 432 is well aware of the overwhelming amount of work required just to make a decent living within the industry of music. Doesn’t […]

Roots of Mine & SGV Vibes perform Chino’s I and I Brewing

On June 5th, Roots of Mine headlined a show at I and I Brewing in Chino, supported by SGV Vibes. SGV Vibes got things going, getting the crowd moving early. They were joined by John Landry from Roots of Mine on keys and even took a turn on the mic! Next up was Roots of […]