10th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Fest heading to Malibu

This year there has been a few 10 year anniversaries for reggae festivals, starting with the 10th annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, the MayJah RayJah Festival in Hawaii and coming up this weekend on August 17th and 18th, Reggae on the Mountain will be celebrating it’s 10th year! This is great […]

Chilling On The Illinois Fest coming to Cave Junction, Oregon

The essence of summertime is encapsulated in various ways. Family barbecues. Beach excursions. Exploring the great outdoors. What would the season be without bringing people together, out of their previously hibernated states into the world around them? Leave your gadgets at home; it’s summertime and the livin’s easy. Two archetypes of summertime combine into one […]

Cali Roots 2019: Day One

It’s always a cathartic experience, gracing the Monterey Fairgrounds gates for yet another Memorial Day Weekend at California Roots Music & Arts Festival. Unlike any other year, expectations were peaking for the 10th Annual to get underway (the milestone dubbed ‘Cali Roots X’ for good measure). Also unlike any other is the feeling of togetherness, not […]

SUNDUB drops ‘Burden of Love’ LP

Brooklyn-based band SUNDUB has officially dropped their debut album! Since formulating their smooth sound in 2013, these east coast reggae soldiers have been committed to spreading the good vibrations embedded in roots and Jamaican ska music to the masses, evident in their inaugural Burden of Love album. Available as of today on all digital outlets, Burden […]

The Cali Roots X-perience

In 2014, I attended the 5th Annual California Roots Festival for the first time when I was still in high school. The only person I knew there was my best friend who I went with and my mom who drove us. After three days at the festival, we left with a ton of new friends […]

Steel Pulse sits down with Top Shelf Music

Steel Pulse members David Hinds and Selwyn Brown sit down with Top Shelf Music journalist Keela Sweeney following their Day One BeachLife Festival performance in Redondo Beach, California. With their long-awaited Mass Manipulation album out as of May 17th, Steel Pulse chats about the inspiration behind the album that took 15 years in the making […]

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 […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: SUNDUB “Burden of Love”

Hailing from Brooklyn, the soulful sounds of SUNDUB are finally coming to streaming outlets tomorrow with their inaugural single “Burden of Love”! The track, off the band's forthcoming debut album, features the talents of Easy Star All-Stars' Chronic Horns and Larry McDonald, not to mention that it was mixed by Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills! Quite […]

Lineup revealed for Levitate Festival 2019

For the first time since its inception seven years ago, the nation's leading jam band jubilee, Levitate Music & Arts Festival, is officially expanding to three days! Returning to the Marshfield Fairgrounds in Marshfield, Massaschusetts, what started out as a modest 10-year anniversary party for a beloved local surf and skate shop, Levitate, has simply […]

BeachLife Fest brings legends to Redondo Beach

Southern Californians are well aware how to live the beach life, especially those inhabiting a beach town. With predictable sunny skies and unfaltering chill vibes, living at the beach is as easy as it gets. And, of course, the ocean as your everyday backdrop doesn't hurt the eyes! All in all, the setting couldn't be […]

Cali Roots X final artists announced

The day is here. Not only has the last leg of the upcoming California Roots lineup been unveiled as of this morning, but this particular announcement ends a guessing game a decade in the making – who is to play Cali Roots 10?! Cali Roots X celebrates a wide array of artists in the reggae […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019 fully formed

The third and final installment of Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019 artists have hit the masses, satisfying live music lovers to say the very least. So many people travel from all over the world to enjoy this three-day festival at Vinoy Park in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. It has become a ritual or, as many […]

First single from Steel Pulse in 14 years

What better way to ring in the New Year than with Steel Pulse's forthcoming album, Mass Manipulation. Steel Pulse strikes a powerful force of righteousness and historical diplomacy with their newest single which took 14 years in the making, “Stop You Coming and Come”. Steel Pulse took advantage of their time away from the studio […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019 reveals round 2 artists

Joining the already packed lineup for Florida's fave festival, Reggae Rise Up, comes second-round artists. In case you missed it, the festival unveiled first-round names a few weeks back, including headliner Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, Josh Heinrichs, HIRIE, The Movement and more. The excitement spread like wildfire. We hope you are ready for the Phase […]