Thrive ‘Be Love’ album review

It’s been a few years since Thrive’s last full-length release, but the band is back filling the airwaves with their positive and uplifting vibes. On July 27th, Thrive released their new LP, Be Love, off Roots Musician Records. The band has put out several full-length albums, EPs and a handful of singles, so this Northern […]

Dry Diggings 2017

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Experiencing the 3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival

When you put camping with your friends and family, tasty craft beer, and some of your favorite reggae and hip hop artists into one weekend, the result is always going to be a great one. And, that's exactly what everyone who attended Dry Diggings Fest over the Labor Day Weekend got to experience. The festival […]

3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival Announced

Everybody’s favorite fall festival is back for its third year of reggae beats and brews, tucked away in the serene Sierra Nevada Mountains. That’s right – the 3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival has taken shape! About 45 minutes east of Sac town is Placerville, California: home of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, who has hosted […]

The 2016 Emerald Cup artist announcement

History will be made once again the second weekend of December when the 13th Annual Emerald Cup returns to Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. The Emerald Cup, now breaking into its first decade, will once again celebrate the cannabis harvest and bring the marijuana community together again.  “we’ve seen the event and experience […]

California Roots 2016: Day one

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Field of Haze 2016

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Field of Haze Festival announces final line-up

Festival season is finally upon us and like many reggae lovers, you probably have started to wonder which festivals are the most worthy of your attendance, dedication, and support this time around. Excitement is in the air, spring has officially sprung, and reggae music is calling you in all directions. You simply cannot attend all […]

The Field of Haze Music and Lifestyle festival 2016

It is an exciting time to be a music fan. The music scene is growing exponentially and there are more festivals than ever to attend.  Summer isn’t the only season good for festivals. There are now a plethora of events taking place in the winter and early spring.  With so many festivals to choose from, […]

Thrive “One” official music video

Santa Cruz, California based reggae rockers Thrive have been hitting the scene hard since 2008. In 2015, Thrive released their highly anticipated self titled EP which topped the charts on both iTunes and Billboard Reggae Charts. Earlier this month, Thrive dropped a brand new music video for the track “One” off the latest EP which […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dry Diggings Festival 2015

California Roots Presents is pleased to announce the final lineup for the upcoming Dry Diggings Festival taking place in Placerville just east of Sacramento, California in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The festival will be held September 25th through the 26th, 2015 at the acclaimed El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Festivalgoers will enjoy two days of live […]

Thrive self-titled EP review

Thrive from Santa Cruz, California has come out with an EP just released on July 7th. Staying true to their unique reggae-rock sound and various influences, the band once again releases an album true to their roots. Not only is it highly-influenced from the California lifestyle, it is a highly creative album. Not only is […]

Top Shelf Reggae’s guide to bad days

The last thing you want to do at the end of a rotten day is dwell on the unchangeable. In an ideal world, everyone would get along with everyone – nothing but positivity would encompass each individual as they emerge from their respective homes and maneuver their surroundings. Days would be filled with sunshine and […]