Protoje at Observatory North Park

Reggae vibes were in full effect thanks to Protoje and up-and-coming artist Lila Ike on Wednesday, August 28th at San Diego’s Observatory North Park. Lila Ike started the evening right with unstoppable liveliness from the second she ran onto the stage. Giving the crowd immense energy, Ike danced from one end of the stage to […]

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 […]

What does ‘KAABOO’ stand for?

With August coming to a close, residents of San Diego are readying themselves for yet another temperate-weathered autumn: planning Labor Day get-togethers, hopping on boats and living the high life in true endless summer fashion. Football might be exciting for some, while others are happy to head back to school as pumpkin spice-flavored items wait […]

Stranger at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

Local favorites, Stranger, reunited for an epic night of roots, rock, blues and soul at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern on the night of July 31st, 2019. Multicultural and musically diverse, Stranger is a complex recipe of harmony, instruments and sound conducted to perfection. … Stranger is a complex recipe of harmony, instruments and sound […]

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 […]

Indubious ‘Beleaf’ album review

Indubious — the energetic reggae-dub trio from Bend, Oregon — is dropping a brand new full-length album titled Beleaf. The 14-track album is set to be released August 16th and will surely not disappoint! Indubious stays true to their genre-bending, rootstronica dub sounds, while still keeping the album diverse and fresh with quality production, instrumental […]

Ziggy Marley at Pacific AMP

It was a real roots reggae night, as the sweet sounds of Jamaican legends Ras Michael, Toots and the Maytals and Ziggy Marley entertained ecstatic fans at Southern California’s Pacific Amphitheatre on July 19th, 2019. Ras Michael, born Michael George Henry, and his immensely talented band and beautiful backup singers captivated the audience. They infuse […]

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 […]

Jah Mex & The Translators in Laguna Beach

As the July crimson and amber summer sun dipped down behind the lush green hills of the Laguna Canyon skyline, the smooth, mellow sounds of Jah Mex and The Translators wafted ever so sweetly through the historic, eclectic and unique Sawdust Festival grounds in Laguna Beach, CA. Nestled back into the hills, amongst the whimsical […]

Rebelution at the OC Fair: Night Two

The warm summer sun and the sweet scent of fried foods enticed fans for Day Two to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. DJ Mackle, Iya Terra, Collie Buddz and Rebelution lit up the stage for the second night of rocking reggae. DJ Mackle spun mad reggae mixes, as […]

Slightly Stoopid’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation Tour: Chicago, IL

How have you been spending your summer vacation? If you haven’t yet seen Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds and HIRIE on the How I spent My Summer Vacation Tour 2019, then you better snag up a ticket! The four bands were recently at Huntington Bank Pavillion in Chicago and the show was fire! HIRIE brings […]

Sublime with Rome ‘Blessings’ album review

Fans of reggae-rock group Sublime with Rome have something to celebrate in 2019 with the release of the groups new album Blessings. Sublime is a name that sparks fire in the heart of many music lovers. Sublime with Rome is not just content to ride the wave of past successes; the group’s new album Blessings […]