Tribal Theory turns up the heat in “Midnight Getaway” single

Well-balanced, genre-hopping bands are the best. Bringing a little hip hop, a little reggae and a little of everything else in between, San Diego band Tribal Theory pleases almost everyone, standing as a staple paving the way to the future of music. No exaggeration, Tribal Theory is the real deal. After the band's formation in […]

Reggae on the Beach 2018

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A talk with Tribal Theory at Cali Roots 2017

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae catches up with Tribal Theory at the 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey, California. With their new single “Part Time Lovers” out and their Blackout Tour concluded, the band talks about what’s ahead. For more Cali Roots 2017 coverage, check out the daily photo galleries, […]

Cali Roots 2017: Day Two

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The 8th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival

Well, it happened – another magical weekend in Monterey came and went. Memorial Day Weekend at the Monterey Fairgrounds has become commonly known as the 'Coachella of reggae music', something 'indescribable' and 'an experience of a lifetime'. Ever since the premiere Cali Roots back in 2010, the festival has morphed and coagulated into something so […]

8th Annual California Roots Festival final announcement

The time has come, the moment everyone has been waiting for since the conclusion of Memorial Day Weekend 2016. That's right, the final announcement has been declared for this year's California Roots Music and Arts Festival, taking place at the same Monterey Fairgrounds as all seven previous, glorious years. Starting at 10am on Friday, May […]

Cali Roots 2017 first artist announcement

That time of year already? The highly anticipated California Roots Festival just released the first round of three announcements of artists for their 8th annual year. Just like the previous seven years, Cali Roots 2017 will take place Memorial Day weekend, May 26th-28th, at the beautiful Monterey Bay Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA.  Headlining the first […]

The temperature is rising with Tribal Theory

Based out of San Diego, California, Tribal Theory has become well-known among the Island reggae music scene. Mixing bits of R&B, reggae riffs, and charismatic vocals, Tribal Theory has been captivating their fans with such songs as, “Reggae Party,” “Falling For You,” and “Simple City.” The band recently succeeded in funding their upcoming EP, Reclamation […]

Shoreline Jam 2015: Day one

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Shoreline Jam 2015 weekend festival

On Labor Day weekend here in the U.S., the Shoreline Jam music festival took place in Long Beach, California. Top Shelf Reggae was there for both days of reggae-rock and hip-hop music. It was a beautiful sight as the Queen Mary and Queensway Bay were visible from the site. Along with some nice musical performances, […]

Musical Memorial Day Weekend

This past Memorial Day weekend in California was quite musically filled for this So. Cali’ reviewer. While most reggae-rock supporters were busy camping and enjoying the fruits of the California Roots Festival in Monterey, this reviewer stayed down south and enjoyed the sounds of North Cali’ in the form of Arden Park Roots, while also […]

Tribal Theory “Pull Up In The Dark” acoustic

San Diego natives Tribal Theory takes their Pacific Island roots and fuses with reggae, ska and a little bit of rock to make a sound that’s uniquely their own. In their latest YouTube video, the trailblazers of urban reggae music perform their track “Pull Up In The Dark” from their 2013 album titled Cali Love. […]

San Diego Music Awards 2014

Another San Diego Music Awards have come and gone this week, leaving many southern California acts extremely happy to have won their respective categories. It seems most artists and bands are grateful just to be nominated, as the annual award show grows in popularity year after year, enveloping 28 categories from Americana to electro to […]

Unity Festival 2014: Day One

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Tribal Theory brings high energy wave

Even though illness can weigh one down, music always seems to uplift the mind, body, and spirit. That is exactly what happened to this reviewer at the Tribal Theory show at the House of Blues in Downtown, San Diego on August 22, 2014. Sure, the sun has been causing scorching hot weather in Southern California, […]