Bayfest San Diego 2021

San Diego’s premiere reggae rock festival on the water Bayfest returned on July 10th to host thousands of local fans, bands and vendors after more than a year since the pandemic began. Instantly, the event brought amazing free and great vibes, with fans rejoicing and reuniting with one another after so long apart. The second […]

Mammoth Reggae Fest 2021: Day Two

The second day of the 2021 Mammoth Reggae Festival kicked off with Roots Of Mine, a band from southern California. The festivities started up again around 12pm, with music at 3pm, giving people time to eat and shop around before the first band went on. I was excited to finally see and meet Roots of […]

Mammoth Reggae Fest 2021: Day One

Mammoth Reggae Festival held its 11th Annual weekend event this past July 16th through 18th and, boy, was it worth the trip up the mountain! On the first day of the fest, everyone arrived early to check out the Village at Mammoth — an area with a bunch of different cool shops and vendors. The […]

Pato Banton performs at Mrs. Olsen’s in Oxnard, CA

On July 1st, Pato Banton and Free Love Project took over Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut in Oxnard, CA for the first night of his tour. Free Love Project started off the night, with their roots reggae sound, mixed with real island vibes. Free Love Project is a band mixed with some of the best artists […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jahrukus “Ashes to Ashes”

Melbourne-based rising roots reggae band Jahrukus premieres the digital version of David Bowie’s reimagined 1980 classic “Ashes to Ashes” today on Top Shelf Music! Available for purchase via 7″ vinyl tomorrow, July 16th, “Ashes to Ashes” pays tribute to not only the late, great Bowie, but to roots reggae legends at large in soulful rub-a-dub […]

Experiencing the first annual Summer Roots Festival

Summer Roots Festival hosted a great lineup of some of California’s favorite reggae artists! Newcomers SGV Vibes, a punk/ska/reggae mix band from San Gabriel Valley, kicked off the show at noon with some upbeat, feel-good music to get the crowd warmed up! Then, Roots of Mine took the stage with surprise guest Dread Kennedy for […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: RasMoses “I Shall Not Be Moved”

Devout Rastafarian and Colorado-based reggae artist RasMoses rises again with the official lyric video for his “I Shall Not Be Moved” single! Premiering today on Top Shelf Music, we have the privilege to see RasMoses’ powerful words come to life — words needed now more than ever! The national quarantine has left us all shaken, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tribal Seeds tears up Night Two at the Escondido Center for the Arts

Tribal Seeds brought a sense of much needed normality to the Center for the Arts in Escondido, California, with The Expanders and SM Familia in direct support for two whole nights! With a handful of shows across the country thus far in 2021, Tribal Seeds brought their highly-anticipated act to a California audience who danced […]