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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The Skints: new label, new album, new tour

The Skints – East-London's answer to modern reggae – are currently weeks away from dropping their third album FM, an endeavor that gained heightened anticipation after the four-piece decided to sign with a new label. And not just any label, mind you. The Skints have officially joined forces with Easy Star Records in January: a […]

California Roots 2015: Round 2 artist announcement

Everyone who’s anyone in the reggae scene looks forward all year to a meta-Memorial Day weekend known as the California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Located in Monterey, due south of San Francisco, reggae fans and festival lovers alike rejoice in three full days of fun in the sun, music and memories. Once the spectacular […]