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  • J Boog announces spring 2019 performance at City National Grove

    J Boog announces spring 2019 performance at City National Grove

    Reggae artist J Boog, aka Jerry Afemata, has announced a show at City National Grove of Anaheim set for the spring of 2019. J Boog and company head to City National Grove on Tuesday, March 26. You can find ticket info on AXS by following this link. From the shores of Long Beach to Hawaii, J Boog has...
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    5 highlights from the 2019 One Love Cali Reggae Fest

    From Feb. 8-10, Goldenvoice’s One Love Cali Reggae Fest returned for its fourth installment, ushering in what’s now become a mid-winter tradition for music lovers in Southern California. After its expansion over the years, the 2019 event had evolved into a three-day concert, which was once again...
  • Iration and UB40 announce 2019 Red Rocks show with special guests

    Iration and UB40 announce 2019 Red Rocks show with special guests

    Reggae groups Iration and UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro have announced a co-headlining show at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre set for the late spring of 2019. Iration and UB40 will welcome legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals as well as Fortunate Youth, Fiji and Nattali Rize...
  • Sublime With Rome announces Blessings Tour 2019

    Sublime With Rome announces Blessings Tour 2019

    Four years after their sophomore studio album Sirens, Sublime With Rome will return with their new release Blessings. Last month, the band gave fans another taste of the album with the new single "Spiderweb." With the album coming out in June, the band announced dates for their summer tour in...
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    Iration announces Live From Paradise! Tour

    Iration has announced their "Live From Paradise!" Tour taking place in the most appropriate time, summer time. The tour is slated to kick off in the U.S. with two separate legs. Fellow bands Pepper, Fortunate Youth, and Katastro will be joining the band for both legs. The first leg will kick off...
  • The 2019 One Love Cali Reggae Fest takes place at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, California, Feb. 8-10.

    5 reasons to attend the 2019 One Love Cali Reggae Fest

    As the fourth installment of One Love Cali Reggae Fest is about to hit the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, California, concertgoers are already planning how they want to navigate this year’s adventure. From Feb. 8-10, 2019, the spacious grounds (offering a beautiful view of the downtown city...
  • SOJA announces 'Sing To Me' Tour spring 2019

    SOJA announces 'Sing To Me' Tour spring 2019

    The eight-member reggae collective known as SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) has remained their relevancy in the mainstream reggae community for over two decades. The group has been able to drop a total of eight albums and two EPs through their elongated music career including a Billboard Reggae Chart...
  • The 2019 One Love Cali Reggae Fest returns to the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, California, from Feb. 8-10. Tickets are available at

    2019 One Love Cali Reggae Fest complete line-up

    One Love Cali Reggae Festival returns to the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, California, Feb. 8-10, 2019. In its fourth year, the three-day concert experience will include performances from some of today’s best reggae, ska punk, and R&B artists. Acts include Sublime with Rome, Slightly...
  • J Boog announces Rose Petals Winter tour 2019

    J Boog announces Rose Petals Winter tour 2019

    J Boog is an anomaly of the music industry. The Samoan-bred Long Beach-native decided to take his talents and move to Hawaii to pursue his music career where he released his debut album, Hear Me Roar, in 2007. Since then, J Boog has single-handedly held the crown of Hawaii's reggae king with little...
  • The Expendables announce Winter Blackout The Yeti Strikes Back tour 2019

    The Expendables announce Winter Blackout The Yeti Strikes Back tour 2019

    Reggae-rock band The Expendables recently announced their latest tour, the “Winter Blackout - The Yeti Strikes Back” tour. The tour dates will begin on Feb. 13 in Petaluma, C.A. at the Mystic Theatre and will continue until March 20, where the tour will conclude at Topgolf in Las Vegas, N.V...
  • 311 returning for 420 Eve on the Rocks with Method Man & Redman, additional show at Ogden

    311 returning for 420 Eve on the Rocks with Method Man & Redman, additional show at Ogden

    311 is teaming up once again with Method Man & Redman for Red Rocks’ 420 Eve on the Rocks concert in 2019. The hip-hop legends and 311 will welcome reggae band The Green, rapper Dizzy Wright and reggae artist Jesse Royal when they come to the iconic Colorado amphitheater on April 19. You can...
  • UB40 announces 'A Real Labour of Love' 40th anniversary tour 2019

    UB40 announces 'A Real Labour of Love' 40th anniversary tour 2019

    In 1978, British reggae pop band UB40 formed with delivering infectious grooves in mind. A few years later, the group unveiled one of their most beloved albums with Labour of Love. The 10 track release, which includes their smash hit "Red Red Wine," garnered the band success in the United States. 4...
  • Stick Figure to play Red Rocks Amphitheatre on April 20

    Stick Figure to play Red Rocks Amphitheatre on April 20

    Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre has announced a stellar bill of reggae for their 2019 420 festivities. Headlining the show on April 20 is Northern California-based reggae group Stick Figure. Also playing The Rocks on 420 are Pepper, Steel Pulse, The Movement and Iya Terra. Comedian and...
  • Interview: Duckie Simpson of Black Uhuru says 'I'm true to myself'

    Interview: Duckie Simpson of Black Uhuru says 'I'm true to myself'

    Black Uhuru is a reggae band that formed in the late 60s in Kingston, Jamaica. In 1984 it became the first reggae band to win a Grammy. By phone Duckie Simpson (vocals) discussed the band's longevity, new album, and modern reggae artists he appreciates. AXS: Black Uhuru has been around a long time...
  • The Wailers announce select Florida dates to kick-off 2019

    The Wailers announce select Florida dates to kick-off 2019

    The Wailers are starting 2019 with a limited run of Florida concerts. Watch one of their recent European performances by playing the video above, then get tickets to see this classic reggae band live in the Sunshine State starting Sept. 28 through AXS. The band has been active in one form or another...
  • Interview: Reggae star Alborosie talks about working with the Wailers for new album 'Unbreakable'

    Interview: Reggae star Alborosie talks about working with the Wailers for new album 'Unbreakable'

    The new album from international reggae star Alborosie is called Unbreakable: Alborosie meets the Wailers United and after fans hear the stellar new music they’re likely to exclaim “unbelievable!” Unbreakable is Alborosie’s ninth release for Greensleeves Records, the vaunted reggae and dancehall...
  • ¡Mayday! fuses hip-hop with reggae on 'South of 5th'

    ¡Mayday! fuses hip-hop with reggae on 'South of 5th'

    Rap has long been related to reggae - even before rap rose to prominence. It is particularly evident in the vocals of some reggae songs. It's no surprise then that rap and hip-hop are being infused into reggae as on the new album South of 5th by ¡Mayday!. With its slow tempo and lo-fi sound, the...
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    Song premiere: Austin band Collective Thought debuts the single 'Have Mercy'

    Traditionalists of any genre of music - and reggae traditionalists in particular - are reluctant to embrace anything new. With the new single "Have Mercy" Austin band Collective Thought shows that a band can embrace hip-hop and other elements and still produce traditional reggae sounds. The sound...
  • Common Kings release new EP 'One Day'

    Common Kings release new EP 'One Day'

    When it comes to reggae, a lot of fans are strict traditionalists. They‘re only interested in traditional reggae sounds. On One Day, Common Kings show that a good reggae album can successfully incorporate other influences while remaining true to reggae roots.  “Lock Me Up” is the second song on the...
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    5 Reasons to see Michael Franti & Spearhead in concert

    Roots rocker and humanitarian Michael Franti and his band Spearhead are captivating audiences once again, this time on the "Stay Human" Tour. Over the weekend, Franti and company delivered two sold-out performances in Wilmington, NC, at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Known for feel-good songs and...
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