Experiencing the first ¡Viva Iriezona! Fest

The weekend of ¡Viva Iriezona! was one of welcoming live music back from the dead. As we are about to embark on a summer full of festivals, we recap now on the festival that kicked off the return of live music. ¡Viva Iriezona! is an annual music and arts festival, held at beautiful Hidden Lake, Arizona.  […]

¡Viva Iriezona! successfully brings back live music to AZ

The weekend of April 9-11th 2021 will be remembered as the weekend that brought live music back to the west! Viva Iriezona, put on by The Dub Shack LLC,  was nestled in the hills of Hidden Lake, Arizona and made for the perfect backdrop for the return of live music. When a Year One festival […]

The Late Ones with Dread Kennedy live at SLO Brew Rock

Friday March 5th, The Late Ones and Dread Kennedy took the stage at SLO Brew Rock in breathtaking San Luis Obispo. The weather was nice and the vibes were high as people waiting for the show enjoyed the delicious beers and food that this brewery is known for throughout California. This was a special show […]

ZeeCeeKeely debuts with ‘Fightahs & Unitahs’ album

Blazing out of the Arizona desert, reggae band ZeeCeeKeely is making their debut in a tremendous way with their first full-length album, Fightahs & Unitahs. Featuring 10 original tracks, ZCK is spreading the message of love and respect from the outset. Having played in multiple local bands growing up, lead singer (and band namesake) Zachary […]

Festivals return to AZ with ¡Viva Iriezona! 2021

It’s been a long, long year without music festivals. We’re all feeling so repressed. Sure, drive-in concerts have held (some of) us over through the global pandemic, yet nothing compares to the mass gathering of a music festival… being in a totally free environment with likeminded people, vibing simultaneously to epic one-of-a-kind performances for days […]

The Late Ones protests current affairs in ‘Lately’ EP

Conscious reggae-hip hop hybrid band The Late Ones are here to finish off the year with their new four-song EP, Lately, dropped via Easy Star Records on December 4th. The EP is a prominent example of the three family members staying true to their own original style, genuinely coming into their own with an incredibly […]

The Late Ones drop powerful protest “Babylon Exists” single

The Late Ones — a socially-conscious reggae/hip-hop hybrid made up of brothers Tui Avei and Tau Avei, along with their cousin Josh Brunson — have dropped “Babylon Exists”, their first single off the upcoming four-song EP, Lately, set to be released on December 4th through Easy Star Records. Adding itself to the long list of extremely […]

Sealegs at The Beach presents: The Late Ones & friends

Saturday, July 11th was another beautiful southern California summer day in Huntington Beach. The smell of sunscreen and the sight of beachgoers in bathing suits made for a perfect summertime vibe show on the beach. Sealegs at the Beach hosted The Late Ones and friends, and people came. There was a line of cars just […]

LA’s upcoming One Love Peace Protest combines Reggae & BLM

Reggae, especially American reggae, is under fire right now. These artists are the ones that have been preaching peace, love and unity for black citizens since the inception of its genre. Now that Black Lives Matter and the fight for equality has hit a critical high in this country (and around the world), believers in […]

The Movement at Florida’s Jannus Live

October 26th, The Ways of The World Tour was at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, featuring The Movement alongside The Badda Skat Band, The Elovaters and The Late Ones. It was an epic night, with over 1,500 fans packing in at Jannus Live for some of reggae’s best bands. With all their music delivering a […]

A chat with The Late Ones at California Roots 2019

Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose sits down with The Late Ones, a hip hop meets island reggae trio out of Hawaii, at California Roots 10 ahead of their late night afterparty performance in Monterey, California. With a new single available as of that day, The Late Ones were excited to share music, upcoming summer plans […]

The Late Ones at Slidebar

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Day One Cali Roots 2017

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The 8th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival

Well, it happened – another magical weekend in Monterey came and went. Memorial Day Weekend at the Monterey Fairgrounds has become commonly known as the 'Coachella of reggae music', something 'indescribable' and 'an experience of a lifetime'. Ever since the premiere Cali Roots back in 2010, the festival has morphed and coagulated into something so […]

Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival announced

Reggae-rock lovers of the American East Coast are able to enjoy a growing number of festivals each year, expanding from the bicoastal pioneers behind California Roots: Carolina Sessions after their initial success of Monterey, California’s Cali Roots – now eight years in the making! Needless to say, the movement is quickly becoming unstoppable. Inspired by […]