WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Boostive “Grow Along” Live at the OB Template

Dubby, soulful, psychedelia band Boostive is back in action with a beautiful live video from the OB Template! The accommodating artist cafe in Ocean Beach, California is the perfect backdrop to a video, especially during this quarantine time! Boostive’s vibey new single “Grow Along” is emphasized with commanding horns, reggae beats and soft female vocals […]

Introducing, Lucid Phase with debut single “Your Island”

In a time of turmoil, relaxing world music is the way to go. Let your anxieties subside with a little less on your mental plate. Answering the world call for much-needed R&R is LA-band Lucid Phase, a trio of skilled musicians sharing an affinity for roots reggae, dub and blues music. After much preparation, the […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Piper Street Sound “Rid Them”

Atlanta producer prodigy Piper Street Sound, aka the one-man talents of Matt Mansfield, brings more infectious dub reggae to the public with his forthcoming EP release, Small Plate / Rid Them. Two tracks, each done three ways, Piper Street Sound lays the dub track beautifully in both instances, with friends like Addis Pablo (Augustus Pablo’s […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Dyado “End of Your Song”

Alternative Americana duo Dyado is making major waves this month, releasing two lead singles off their EP out early next year. Following a full-length album entitled Dreamcountry, cousins Matt Lohan and Luisa Stancoiff have joined forces to bring forth melodic indie-folk music, infused with their “signature hazy California spirit” and a sound quickly gaining them […]

Xavier Rudd at LA’s El Rey Theatre

Unknowing the journey on which we were about to embark, enthusiastic fans filled the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12th to celebrate the highly anticipated release of new music from Bobby Alu and Xavier Rudd. With eyes closed, ears filled with musical and lyrical genius, one would’ve thought you had jumped […]

What does ‘KAABOO’ stand for?

With August coming to a close, residents of San Diego are readying themselves for yet another temperate-weathered autumn: planning Labor Day get-togethers, hopping on boats and living the high life in true endless summer fashion. Football might be exciting for some, while others are happy to head back to school as pumpkin spice-flavored items wait […]

Stranger at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

Local favorites, Stranger, reunited for an epic night of roots, rock, blues and soul at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern on the night of July 31st, 2019. Multicultural and musically diverse, Stranger is a complex recipe of harmony, instruments and sound conducted to perfection. … Stranger is a complex recipe of harmony, instruments and sound […]

Austin City Limits 2019 announced

Now that Coachella weekends one and two have passed, it's time to fast forward to fall — fall in Texas, specifically. There are some bucketlist fests on everyone's radar and Austin City Limits (ACL) continues to reign supreme (next to Bonneroo and Lolla, of course). ACL might not be as old as its aforementioned predecessors, […]

Life is Beautiful reveals jaw-dropping 2019 lineup

Few festivals continue to best themselves year over year. Longtime fests such as Coachella and Bonnaroo make it seem easy, as the uptick of underground alternative artists to choose from climbs ever-higher. What can we say? Alt is in. One festival risen in the ranks to rival those longstanding legends is downtown Las Vegas' Life […]