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  • 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...
  • Rise will be available Sep. 7

    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...
  • Sherri Crawford

    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...
  • SOJA set out for Poetry in Motion tour this fall

    SOJA set out for Poetry in Motion tour this fall

    Reggae is a sound that brings the feel of the Caribbean to headphones and stereos all over the world. The tropical genre was once a relatively unknown in the mainstream, but when Bob Marley showed the music world that reggae could be a commercial success, artists and bands across the spectrum were...
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Always Love will be available everywhere on July 27

    'Always Love' by For Peace Band: a dose of musical sunshine

    Part of the charm of reggae is that between the melodies and rhythms, it is a mood boost that doesn't require a prescription. On the new album Always Love For Peace Band gives you a full album of songs that are sure to boost your mood. The intro of "Move out of Babylon" features some rock guitar...
  • Stephen Marley announces acoustic performances with fall tour

    Stephen Marley announces acoustic performances with fall tour

    Well-known reggae recording artist and singer-songwriter Stephen Marley will continue his 2018 concert campaign with a run of acoustic concerts set to begin in late October. The upcoming solo run will take place under the banner, “An Evening with Stephen Marley,” and is scheduled to start with a...
  • Always Love will be available July 27

    Song premiere: 'Chance to Grow' by For Peace Band

    One of the great things about reggae is that the lyrics frequently encourage the listener to take a voyage of self-discovery and growth. For Peace Band has created another such song with the new single "Chance to Grow." You immediately notice something about this song that is different from other...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Rebelution provide Coney Island with a reggae-fueled beach party

    As New Yorkers began to celebrate the start of the weekend with a picturesque summer evening at Brooklyn’s Coney Island on Thursday, the southern California reggae group known as Rebelution was in town to help provide the beachside neighborhood of New York City with an abundance of fitting island...
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