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 […]

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 […]

Exploring The Skints’ new album, ‘Swimming Lessons’

The Skints are back with their fourth album, Swimming Lessons. The album brings a daintier, uplifting, island-like sound; a definite divergent feel from their their last album, FM. That said, the new full-length LP is still equally reminiscent of the early 90’s reggae/punk/alternative scene, with an overall meshing of styles that hit home on many levels. The […]

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 […]

Cali Roots adds more artists to 10th Annual

10 years is a big deal. High school reunions happen after 10 years due to the overwhelming amount of change that can occur within a decade. For such a niche reggae-rock scene, one festival has officially proven the test of time by commorating its 10th year at the world-famous Monterey Fairgrounds: the one and only […]

Cali Roots X reveals first-round artists

It's here. It's finally here. Ever since the first California Roots Music & Arts Festival took place on prestigious Monterey Fairgrounds soil, reggae-rock and hip hop-loving attendees knew there would inevitably be a 10th Annual. A decade is now upon us. For those early adopters who have journeyed out year over year, the simple fact […]

California Roots 2016: Day two

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The Skints announce 2016 spring tour dates

UK-based reggae punks The Skints are excited to announce their upcoming US spring tour, the third stateside outing within the past year for the rising quartet. They are touring to support their most recent critically-acclaimed album FM, which was released on the premier independent reggae label Easy Star Records. The Skints’ relentless touring and uniquely […]

Morgan Heritage US summer tour

The 2016 GRAMMY Award winning band, Morgan Heritage has announced their summer tour in the U.S. Hailed as one of the hardest working bands to promote their roots music in the global music industry, The Royal Family of Reggae is non-stop when it comes to spreading their global sound. They have recently performed in parts […]

California Roots Festival announces final artists for 2016

The day has finally come: the last and final announcement for the biggest reggae event of the year, the 2016 California Roots Festival! After two previous announcements in 2015, any lover of reggae/world/hip hop and more has been waiting on the edge of their seat to hear the last artists to be included in the […]

Tribal Seeds 2016 Winter Reggae Land Tour

Known for their roots-inspired, reggae music Tribal Seeds announced their winter tour for next year in 2016. Touring with The Skints from the U.K. and The Steppas from Hawaii, the Tribal Seeds boys will start their tour on January 7, 2016 in Ventura, California. Known for their roots-inspired, reggae music, Tribal Seeds tend to tour […]

California Roots 2016: Round 1 artist announcement

California Roots Presents have announced the phase one line-up for the seventh annual California Roots taking place May 27-29th, 2016 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in beautiful Monterey, California. Headlining the Cali Roots first round of announcements is the return of 2011 and 2014 headliner Rebelution. The grounds are also home to one of the […]

Interview: The Skints

During the 2015 California Roots Festival in Monterey, California, we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with London based band The Skints to talk about their visit to the United States, how their music sits with California based reggae as well as their recent signing with Easy Star Records. For more information about […]

The Meow Meows: “Friends On Benefits” new video, new EP

There’s a riveting ska scene shifting and shaking up the UK and stuck right in the middle of the upbeat, skanking madness is The Meow Meows, a nine-piece ska-punk sensation out of Brighton. Formed in 2005, The Meow Meows have since released one full-length album entitled Somehow We Met with the help of renowned sound […]

California Roots 2015: Day two

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