The day-to-day Dry Diggings 2019 experience

Dry Diggings Music and Arts Festival truly stepped up their game for 2019. With an expanded three-day lineup, new activities and a fresh sound, the festival truly set the bar on patron experience. Upon arriving to Dry Diggings, there was an excitement in the air as patrons of the event set up their camps and guests […]

HIRIE hits home with ‘Dreamer’ album

HIRIE is a California reggae band fronted by Trish Jetton, a goddess amongst a sea of male reggae-rock bands. Although Trish embodies HIRIE, her group of musicians touring under that name are incredibly talented and dedicated individuals. Lovers of live reggae music are sure to have seen HIRIE perform at reggae festivals around the country; their high-energy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Slightly Stoopid in Key West

There are two types of fans in this world: fans of Slightly Stoopid and everyone else. The amount of constant, consistent love and respect Stoopid fans show in particular is absolutely remarkable. ‘Stoopidheads’, as they are otherwise known, follow Stoopid as they tour around the country, much like Grateful Dead fans. My father followed The […]

Bayfest San Diego 2019

June 1st in San Diego brings with it the expectation of summer. With most reggae rock fans coming off a cool Cali Roots weekend in Monterey, the San Diego temperate weather was welcomed with open arms (and lots of sunscreen). Up first on the stage was locals Band of Gringos, with artist Jimmy Ovadia live-painting […]

Cali Roots 2019: Day Two

Back for more, California Roots 2019 attendees filed once again into the Monterey Fairgrounds early Saturday morning for yoga, coffee and, naturally, the rocking reggae sounds of Roots of a Rebellion kicking off the Cali Roots Stage on Day Two. Jo Mersa Marley followed shortly after on the Bowl, while Casey Sullivan (of Burritos the […]

Being at Bayfest San Diego

There’s nothing like a family reunion. Now imagine one without any family drama, surrounded by endless familiar faces on a beautiful day sprawled across the breathtaking lawns of San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park North, with the monumental Coronado Speedway looming in the distance, boats passing by on the water and the palatial highrises of the […]

BeachLife Fest 2019: Day One

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Surf’s up, buns out at the first ever BeachLife Festival

BeachLife Festival’s inaugural weekend spanned May 3rd-5th, 2019 and was as cool as the California breeze with an organic, laid back atmosphere, a stacked lineup and weather like you couldn’t imagine. Redondo Beach’s seaside lagoon location was primo for catching rays, indulging in delicious food, making friends and, obviously, dancing like there’s no tomorrow. The […]

Celebrating 420 with Slightly Stoopid at the Hard Rock Las Vegas

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Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019: Day Two

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Reggae Rise Up Utah 2019 revealed

Reggae Rise Up Utah (RRUU) has done it again! Pack your bags and get ready for the festival of all festivals from August 23-25, 2019. Set in the beautiful mountain range of Heber City, UT, River’s Edge Campground offers it all. I don’t know if you are as excited as I am, but after attending […]

San Diego Bayfest to bring reggae to Waterfront Park

San Diego at the beginning of summer is a beautiful sight. Combine that with the biggest reggae-rock bands in the business and you have the makings of an epic summer kickoff party! Every time Slightly Stoopid has a hometown show, the whole city comes together; now compound that with the second largest SD name, Tribal […]

Slightly Stoopid: then & now

Just before the start of the 2019 and February's One Love Cali Reggae Festival in Long Beach, I sat down with Kyle McDonald of the southern California cative band, Slightly Stoopid. We chatted about how they were discovered by Bradley Nowell of Sublime, their relationship with Skunk Records, their musical influences and their relationship with […]