The Levitate Music and Arts Festival 2016

The line-up for the fourth annual Levitate Music and Arts Festival has just been announced and has all reggae/blues-rock/folk fans on the east coast excited for an inspiring day of great food, art, and even better music. The festival is put on each year by the Levitate foundation, which is a surf and skate shop, […]

The 3rd Annual Carolina Sessions

The 3rd Annual Carolina Sessions, put together by the people of California Roots, is taking place on October 3, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It includes such heavy hitters as 311, SOJA, and Steel Pulse, along with J. Boog, Stick Figure, Passafire, and more. The event will take place at Myrtle Beach Pavilion from […]

California Roots: The Carolina Sessions 2015

California Roots is proud to announce the full lineup for its third annual event this fall with a brand new location to boot. 311, SOJA and Steel Pulse will be joined by other hard hitting artists on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the beautiful Myrtle Beach Pavilion located just steps away from hotels, the beach, […]

Rootfire At The Beach 2015

A distinct spark of excitement is in the air as the inaugural Rootfire At The Beach summer music festival in Avila Beach Resort in Avila Beach, California closes in on its day of good music and good vibes. The musical lineup presented by California Roots Festival and Otter Productions, Inc. will contain all the ingredients […]

The Movement’s 2015 Rescue Tour

Just one month after releasing their new single “Rescue,” the boys of The Movement will set sail on their headlining, 20 city tour covering much of the East Coast starting late in May and finishing off at the end of June. Freshly off the road with San Diego stars Tribal Seeds on their 2015 Spring […]

The Movement’s new single “Rescue”

The progressive reggae trio hailing from South Carolina, The Movement recently released a new single titled “Rescue” which premiered April 14th of 2015 on Rootfire Records, marking it the first new material since the 2014 acoustic album Beneath The Palms. The track showcases The Movement’s progression as both artists and human beings, taking you on […]

Summer Meltdown 2015

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Music Unites – Healing of a Nation

Supporters of good reggae music, cannabis connoisseurs, and those who enjoy the feeling of donating to charitable causes will most surely be fans of the fourth edition of Music Unites’ reggae compilations. Titled Healing of a Nation, the album features 20 tracks by some of the biggest names in the reggae scene with proceeds from […]

Pepper 2014 Fall tour announcement

Fresh out of a summer tour with The Dirty Heads and Aer, Pepper has just announced plans for an extensive fall tour. Starting on November 10th in Tuscon, the band will play twenty-six shows in a little over a month’s time. The genre-defying band that hail from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, will be accompanied by the always-melodic […]

California Roots 2014 gallery: Day three

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Acoustic performance of “Echo” from The Movement

The Movement, midway through their Spring Tour released this amazing acoustic Sugarshack session with new full time member Alific. The beautifully put together music video showcases the now four member group performing their hit track “Echo” from their album Side by Side released in 2013. Catch up with The Movement by visiting their website or […]

The Movement Spring tour 2014 is underway

After just wrapping up their Winter Automatic tour with Iration, Natty Vibes, and Micah Brown, The Movement picked up their still smoking instruments and hit the road with their massive 31 city Spring tour. The 2014 Spring tour includes a month-long headlining East Coast run, a brief stop in Colorado, and 11 West Coast dates. […]

The Movement: 2014 Winter Automatic Tour

Top Shelf Reggae caught up with The Movement on their 2014 Winter Automatic Tour with Iration, Micah Brown and Natty Vibes.  Petaluma, CA should be proud as well, as the crowd was extremely reactive to the three performances from that night, making it a great start to their two month tour. More information can found […]

The Musician’s playlist: Volume 1

Music for many of us, holds a special power to move us mentally and spiritually.  Music is also an outlet for many—it is something familiar and comforting. Anyone who has wiped a tear from their eyes from their most favorite song will know undoubtedly the power of the combination of instruments complemented by soul riveting […]

Carolina Sessions 2013 schedule announced

It's time to syncronize your watches kids.  The fine folks at California Roots have finalized the schedule for it's much antisipated Carolina Sessions set for Saturday, October 26, 2013. The acts throughout the day will be split up between two stages, conveniantly named “Main stage” and “Stage II”.  The schedule allows between 5 and 20 […]