Ziggy Marley at Pacific AMP

It was a real roots reggae night, as the sweet sounds of Jamaican legends Ras Michael, Toots and the Maytals and Ziggy Marley entertained ecstatic fans at Southern California’s Pacific Amphitheatre on July 19th, 2019. Ras Michael, born Michael George Henry, and his immensely talented band and beautiful backup singers captivated the audience. They infuse […]

BeachLife Fest 2019: Day Three

BeachLife Festival Day Three in Redondo Beach, California kept the good times flowing to all, with The Hollow Legs opening up the Riptide side stage for the final day. Two days down and another weather-blessed day on the sandy shores of Redondo to go, as attendees filed in early for Venice and Chris Pierce on […]

Surf’s up, buns out at the first ever BeachLife Festival

BeachLife Festival’s inaugural weekend spanned May 3rd-5th, 2019 and was as cool as the California breeze with an organic, laid back atmosphere, a stacked lineup and weather like you couldn’t imagine. Redondo Beach’s seaside lagoon location was primo for catching rays, indulging in delicious food, making friends and, obviously, dancing like there’s no tomorrow. The […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019: Day Two

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New Orleans Jazz Festival set to celebrate 50 years

New Orleans… a city rich with customs, where the American south meets Creole culture meets big band brass meets general debauchery. Tourists near and far flock to the diverse hotspot for many annual celebrations, Mardi Gras being the most regailed. Yet, just as impressive as Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday, the New Orleans Jazz & […]

BeachLife Fest brings legends to Redondo Beach

Southern Californians are well aware how to live the beach life, especially those inhabiting a beach town. With predictable sunny skies and unfaltering chill vibes, living at the beach is as easy as it gets. And, of course, the ocean as your everyday backdrop doesn't hurt the eyes! All in all, the setting couldn't be […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019 fully formed

The third and final installment of Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019 artists have hit the masses, satisfying live music lovers to say the very least. So many people travel from all over the world to enjoy this three-day festival at Vinoy Park in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. It has become a ritual or, as many […]

Ziggy Marley at the Del Mar Racetrack

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Iya Terra sees “Stars” in new single

Since their widely successful #1 Reggae Billboard album Sacred Sound, Los Angeles-based reggae band Iya Terra has been hard at work touring the country with bands such as Fortunate Youth, Stick Figure, Katchafire, The Expanders and many more, as well as continuing to create new music when they’re not out on the road. It has been […]

Top Shelf Takes the Street Episode 4: Marley & Me

In this episode of Top Shelf Takes the Street, journalist Kristy Rose runs around Kaya Festival 2018 in San Bernardino, California asking attendees their thoughts on Bob Marley’s Kaya album, the Marley family tree, marijuana and more. Stay tuned for more Top Shelf shenanigans in the months to come and watch for us on a […]

Kaya Fest 2018: Day One

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Experiencing Kaya Fest 2018

Driving up to the drab-colored NOS Events Center in San Bernardino does not make you feel that you’re about to experience a one-of-a-kind festival weekend amidst the most beautiful strangers you’ll ever meet. With Coachella happening the same April weekend in the desert just adjacent to Kaya's Riverside, California location and with renowned Los Angeles […]

Kaya Fest 2018 to hit San Bernardino

What’s more quintessential and legendary to ever grace the reggae music industry than the master, Mr. Bob Marley himself? 40 years ago, Bob debuted Kaya, a record that shaped the trajectory of reggae forever. Now with a succession of talented children to carry his legacy, Bob Marley will always be remembered through his music as he […]

Morgan Heritage ‘Avrakedabra’ album review

Few albums have the ability to captivate from the beginning to end, but this stunning new release from GRAMMY award winning reggae legends Morgan Heritage does that and more. From the shimmering and smooth opening track, “Want Some More,” to the melodic and nostalgic tones of “One Family,” this entire collection is velvety listening throughout. […]

5th Annual Levitate Music Festival revealed

The east coast festival scene is rapidly growing into a massive movement, with most events embracing reggae artists with open arms. One notable event on the rise is Massachusetts’ Levitate Music and Arts Festival – now in its 5th year! From its humble beginnings as a friendly community barbecue in 2013, LMF has skyrocketed its […]