Nathan Aurora is gearing up to drop new genre-bending project

In a world too often filled with division and disconnection, music still holds on to an incredible power to beat down barriers and bring people of all backgrounds together. With his latest project — Crossed Heart Clothing Presents: Pop Punk Goes Reggae, Vol. 1 — Nathan Aurora of Iya Terra has managed to create a […]

We’ve got our ‘Head in the Clouds’ thanks to CLoud9 Vibes

Reggae inspired, pop-rock band CLoud9 Vibes has put out its first full-length album after a string of great singles and an EP back in 2016, giving us a look into what they’ve been hard at work cooking up for our listening pleasure. Head in the Clouds is a 12-track “ode to toxic relationships”, suggested by […]

Things got real Stoopid in Mountain View, CA this summer

Friday, July 14th, Slightly Stoopid brought their annual Summertime tour to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater. Along for the ride this summer were friends Sublime with Rome, Atmosphere, and The Movement. The California sun was blazing with temps of about 84 degrees, (which really felt more like it was in the mid-90s when you were in the […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2023: Day Three

On Sunday, February 19th Cali Vibes Day Three kicked off! It was another warm day with lots of anticipation in the air for yet another stacked lineup. Though everyone was moving a bit slower, we were all excited to see what the acts had in store for us. Paula Fuga was the perfect kick off set. She knew […]

Cali Roots finalizes jaw dropping lineup for 2023

California Roots Music and Art Festival, the genre’s most anticipated, prolific, and environmentally-friendly reggae event of the year, has officially dropped the final three acts to complete their Memorial Day weekend roster. Recently announced 2023 Coachella guests Rebelution and Stick Figure join genre-bending icons Thievery Corporation, finalizing the bill for the all ages festival as […]

Crab cakes and reggae, that’s what Maryland does!

Reggae Rise Up Maryland returns to the Baltimore Peninsula for the second year in a row following their wildly successful 2022 first-year installment. Boasting a lineup stacked with all your favorite reggae acts–plus some newcomers for funsies–the three day festival takes place June 23-25 and all but screams summer vacation. With estimated temperatures hovering in […]

Cali Vibes lineup impresses even more for 2023

Goldenvoice is bringing Cali Vibes back to Long Beach, California! The three-day reggae festival graced Marina Green Park for the first time with a new name (changed from One Love Cali Reggae Fest) in February 2022 and will be returning again this February 17th through 19th, 2023. The SoCal music festival is one of the most […]

Reggae Rise Up Maryland 2022: Day One

You book a redeye flight with the intention of sleeping through it. At least that’s what I did… only I didn’t take into account how excited I was to go to the first ever Reggae Rise Up Maryland three-day music festival. I didn’t sleep a wink on that flight. With a backpack bursting at the […]

California Roots 2022: Day Two

“I’m gonna get you high today, ’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do…” Even though Ice Cube’s set wasn’t until Sunday, the famous words resonated Friday at Cali Roots and the pep in our step and stars in our eyes confirmed that magic was in the air. […]

Dry Diggings drops second reveal for 2022

“One of my favorites, ever!” That’s what I tell anyone that asks me about Dry Diggings, an easygoing backyard vibe of a festival held in the tree-shaded grass of the aptly named Grass Valley Fairgrounds in Nevada County, CA. The lineup blends classic roots and culture with a healthy dose of west coast reggae and […]

The Movement sells out yet another night in St. Petersburg

On Saturday April 30th, The Movement came back to St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live again for yet another sold-out show, alongside reggae rock’s finest, Pacific Dub and Seranation. It was sold-out long in advance and fans showed up early, trying to catch the bands before the show. Everyone was hyped for the night to begin and […]

15 songs to countdown Cali Roots 2022

The countdown has officially begun! Who’s been listening to the Cali Roots playlist and getting ready for Memorial Day Weekend in Monterey? I know I’ve been planning outfits, checking the lineup, looking at photos from years’ past, getting hyped about seeing everyone’s faces and doing it all while listening to the official California Roots playlist […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Four

Day Four began with a preempted sadness: the knowledge that the festival would be over by the end of the day weighed heavily on the minds of all the festival attendees, but the triumphant march through Reggae Rise Up Florida carried on. The humidity was swapped for a cooler, more overcast day, making for a […]

The Movement sells out Solana Beach’s Belly Up

On November 19th, The Movement headlined a sold out show at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. They were supported by up-and-coming Vana Liya and DENM.  Vana Liya got the night started off getting everyone going on a high note. She has such a great stage presence and is always so happy and […]