Reggae Rise Up Florida 2024: Day Two

After a rather cold and rainy start to Spring in St. Petersburg, a picturesque day manifested as Reggae Rise Up Florida launched into Day Two. Blue waters reflected the clear sky; the sun’s rays bounced playfully off the gentle ripples of the calm bat. Boats, kayaks, and paddleboards dotting the view from the seawall, provided […]

Cali Vibes 2024: Day Three

As the sun rose above the horizon, casting a warm glow over Marina Green Park, the final day of the Cali Vibes Festival unfolded in a crescendo of music, culture, and community. The air buzzed with anticipation as eager concert-goers poured into the venue, ready to experience a diverse lineup of musical talent and immerse […]

Cali Vibes 2024: Day Two

As the sun rose, casting a warm glow over Marina Green Park in Long Beach, California, the second day of Cali Vibes Festival 2024 unfolded with an eclectic lineup of musical talent and vibrant vendors. Saturday, February 17th, was destined to be a day of rhythm, unity, and unforgettable experiences. The musical journey began with […]

Gearing up for Reggae Rise Up Florida 2024 & what to expect

Florida: well-known for sunshine, beaches, amusement parks and, of course, a thriving music scene. Less than three months away, Reggae Rise Up Florida is returning to the “Sunshine City” of St. Petersburg. The longest running festival within the Reggae Rise Up event portfolio, RRUF will once again take over Vinoy Park on the beautiful Tampa […]

And…that’s a wrap on Ballyhoo!’s 2023 summer tour

I am going to let you in on a very obvious, and not-so-secret theory of mine. I am convinced that no matter how big a band gets, no matter how many festivals they play or how many shows they sell out, there will always be a calling to go back and play those small, worn, […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Jacuzzi Fuzz “Transparent”

Emerging from the vibrant city of Miami, Florida, Jacuzzi Fuzz is a band that defies categorization with their unique blend of influences. Established in 2002, the band was initially a three-piece outfit driven by the sounds of 80s/90s punk rock, ska, reggae, and the diverse Latin music that surrounded them. From their early days playing […]

New Dale and the ZDubs single is “Off The Rip”

One of the most interesting components of Dale and the ZDubs’ music is the opposition. Every song dropped by these guys sounds fun. There is a Ska-type, high energy sound brought about by the bouncing instrumentals that are paired with Dale’s hilarious commentary sprinkled throughout the verses. The opposition comes when the listener takes a […]

The Resinators drop new single, ‘Cut Slack Girl’

San Diego’s favorite trio, The Resinators is dropping a new single tomorrow! And in typical Resi fashion, “Cut Slack Girl” blends a multitude of music genres while painting a lyrically relatable picture.  Frontman, Kyle Cameron uses a catchy guitar riff to pull the listener in while Broc Sanders (drums) supports him with quick yet steady hi-hat […]

2023 is shaping up to be a big year for BALLYHOO!

Raging since 1995, BALLYHOO! has become the music OG’s not missing a beat. Staying true to its own vibes and style, BALLYHOO! creates unforgettable and mind scrambling blends of ska, punk, reggae and even metal. If you have never seen these bad boys, you’ve got to add them to your list. Unstoppable hits one after […]

Shooting the sh*t with Sublime tribute band Badfish

I was fully stoked to have a sit-down with Joel Hanks of Badfish — a bassist extraordinaire who shares his story of his band and his brothers. And, when I say ‘brothers’, I mean Scott Begin on drums, Pat Downs on lead vocals and guitar, and Danny on horns.  This is their journey to (40 […]

Bumpin Uglies goes big with new ‘Mid-Atlantic Dub’ album

I’ll be honest: I freaked out a bit when Brandon Hardesty messaged me the other week, asking if I wanted to listen to their new album and write a review. I knew it would be amazing, but how the hell was I supposed to put their genre-defyingly awesome music into words that could actually do […]

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 […]