Incubus mesmerizes Mountain View, CA

On Friday August 26th, Incubus brought their summer tour to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre, with tour support from Sublime With Rome and The Aquadolls. This was the sixth show back after four shows canceled, due to Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd throwing out his back and unable to move. Boyd shared the news to fans […]

Triple Thread debuts with fun-filled ‘Feels Like Home’ LP

Musical genres are a thing of the past. If you don’t believe me, Triple Thread‘s first full-length album, Feels Like Home is all the proof you’ll need. The Orange County-based five-piece band successfully combined the musical stylings of popular genres, including reggae, rock, ska, pop and punk. The results of such unique combinations means there’s […]

Tropidelic comments on ‘All The Colors’ album, Everwild & more

Punchy, funky reggae rock-hip hop group Tropidelic hosted their self-created and produced festival, Everwild, this past weekend on August 12th and 13th in Legend Valley outside of Cleveland, Ohio. On the heels of Tropidelic’s seventh studio album, All The Colors, released via Ineffable Records on August 5th, the camping festival lineup included headliner Dirty Heads, […]

Streetlight Manifesto brings serious ska to San Diego

Ska punk legends Streetlight Manifesto brought their upbeat, skank-pit inciting, horn-heavy performance to San Diego’s House of Blues on July 13th, with direct support from Elder Brother. Stoked to see these legends again live, it destroyed my soul when I realized that I had torn my knee — like, really messed it up. Didn’t matter, […]

The Interrupters step up for Flogging Molly in Pittsburgh

It’s a surprisingly beautiful day on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, PA. But the night was also a little different… aside from the usual black and gold painted on the city and its people, you could also find a collection of groups in combat boots, huge spiked mohawks and kilts lining up around Pittsburgh’s favorite […]

Skanking to Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime in St. Louis

“It seems like people get afraid of a certain music if they can’t pigeonhole it to their satisfaction…good music is good music, and that should be enough for anybody.” Those words were spoken by the immortal sun-soaked, two joint-smoking, forever-shirtless, OG “Badfish” himself, the legendary Bradley Nowell. Bradley helped to start a phenomenon when his […]

Punk in the Park 2021: Day One

On November 6th, Punk in the Park was held at the Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA. Saturday was headlined by Pennywise and included sets from 13 other kickass punk bands! For people that were 21+ with a tasting pass, you were able to enjoy unlimited samples for half the day from some regional breweries […]

Being at SoCal Hoedown 2021

For five previous years, SoCal Hoedown has had fantastic lineup, with some of the best punk musicians gathering together to perform for one epic day! Hamapple, a punk band from southern California, kicked off the long-awaited 2021 SoCal Hoedown return. To get the fans psyched up, they started the event at noon with some upbeat, […]

Bumpin Uglies hit hard at Old Rock House, St. Louis

East Coast reggae rockers Bumpin Uglies made their way through the Gateway to the west on August 6th, stopping by the Old Rock House in St. Louis and delivering Missouri fans all of the hits they had been waiting to hear for over two years — when the band last made their way through The […]

Meet surf rock reggae sensation Mr. Kowalsky

Costa Rican born, Paris resident Mr. Kowalsky has catapulted onto the reggae ska scene of late, with the release of his fourth full-length Everything Nice! back in early December 2020. Since, the genre-bending musician has been promoting this solid piece of ska perfection — taking a full four years to make! Bouncing around the world, […]

SoCal’s Safety Orange says “We Can Live Like This”

Southern California surf buddies Sol Turpin, Greg Karlo and Jessie “Tato” Tate — collectively known as Safety Orange — have just dropped their newest original single “We Can Live Like This”, with all the vibes needed to help you embrace summer. Hitting the shores with a beach-friendly blend of rock, reggae, rap, punk, ska and […]

Audic Empire drops “Johnny Rotten” ska single & video

Ska-reggae-punkers Audic Empire return with new single “Johnny Rotten” and accompanying music video! A formidable creature, Johnny Rotten is (apparently) a “son-of-a-bitch”, from the wrong neighborhood, with the wrong attitude after waking up on the wrong side of the bed. “With a handlebar mustache and some bad tattoos”, Rotten will steal your girl and flip […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Micah Shalom “Baltimore Ska”

Micah Shalom premieres his “Baltimore Ska” single today on Top Shelf Music before it hits digital outlets on December 4th! Following his praised 2019 “Peace Rights Love” release, Texas-based trumpeter Shalom joins a talented band of Austin musicians in this special instrumental track dedicated to his grandmother Charlotte Simka. An old-school instrumental ska single for […]