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  • Tomorrrows Bad Seeds premieres "Frequency"

    Tomorrows Bad Seeds premiere the new single 'Frequency'

    If you're familiar at all with Tomorrows Bad Seeds, you know that this is a band that is part of the new school of reggae. Of course when you get into discussions of reggae, some traditionalists feel that the new school isn't exactly reggae. However you want to classify it, you can enjoy the new...
  • Tribal Seeds, Stick Figure, Original Wailers and more to play San Diego's first Boomshaka Music Festival

    Tribal Seeds, Stick Figure, Original Wailers and more to play San Diego's first Boomshaka Music Festival

    Since turning the world onto reggae music over 40 years ago, the legacy of Bob Marley is alive and well in thousands of reggae acts and artists across the globe. Now, to celebrate the spirit of reggae music comes the inaugural Boomshaka Music Festival to take place during Bob Marley’s birthday month...
  • 5 reasons to check out San Diego's first-ever Boomshaka Music Festival

    5 reasons to check out San Diego's first-ever Boomshaka Music Festival

    San Diego will be getting a brand new stylee in February. The SoCal city will play host to the first annual Boomshaka Music Festival on Feb. 19, bringing together some of the city's finest reggae performers for a marathon day of good music and good vibes. With the newborn festival set to touch down...
  • Watch King Lion Miguel's new music video for 'A Girl Like You'

    Watch King Lion Miguel's new music video for 'A Girl Like You'

    Reggae fans can discover a new artist with the release of King Lion Miguel's new music video for his single "A Girl Like You." You can watch the video now by playing the video above. "A Girl Like You" is the first single from King Lion Miguel's upcoming album Solitary Lion, which is expected to be...
  • Fortunate Youth roll out Wicked Awesome Spring Tour 2018

    Fortunate Youth roll out Wicked Awesome Spring Tour 2018

    A massive spring is in store for SoCal reggae group Fortunate Youth. The band has revealed the Wicked Awesome Spring Tour 2018, which will have the "Burn One" artists trekking across the U.S. between March and April. Consult the full tour itinerary below. The group hits the road in support of their...
  • Rebelution, Nas and Ben Harper among acts to play One Love Cali Reggae Festival in 2018

    Rebelution, Nas and Ben Harper among acts to play One Love Cali Reggae Festival in 2018

    The One Love Cali Reggae Festival will return to its home in the cool and relaxing shadows of the Queen Mary Ship & Park in Long Beach, CA this winter. The two-day positive vibes music event is set to take place on Feb. 10-11 this coming winter, and will feature headlining performances from the...
  • J Boog announces 2018 Love Over Everything tour

    J Boog announces 2018 Love Over Everything tour

    Compton-born reggae artist J Boog will return to the tour bus next year. The singer has announced the Love Over Everything tour, which will have him touring across the U.S. between February and March. Etana and Jesse Royal will support along the six-week run. The tour kicks off on Feb. 10 at...
  • Interview: Uncle Lui of Common Kings discusses touring with Matisyahu

    Interview: Uncle Lui of Common Kings discusses touring with Matisyahu

    Common Kings is a reggae band from Orange County, California that is currently on tour with Matisyahu. By phone, Uncle Lui discussed debuting at number one on the Billboard Reggae Charts, watching Matisyahu perform, and what it takes to have a successful live show. AXS: Your most recent album Lost...
  • Beach Roadtrip Weekend festivals announce 2018 dates and partnership with VP Records

    Beach Roadtrip Weekend festivals announce 2018 dates and partnership with VP Records

    The locations and dates for the 2018-19 Beach Roadtrip Weekend festivals have been announced. The festivals celebrate the best in Caribbean music and culture, and to ensure that the music is top notch, Beach Roadtrip Weekend has partnered with VP Records, a leading proponent of reggae and soca music...
  • Reggae rockers The Expendables plot 10-year anniversary tour with Through the Roots and Pacific Dub

    Reggae rockers The Expendables plot 10-year anniversary tour with Through the Roots and Pacific Dub

    Santa Cruz, Calif. natives The Expendables will celebrate a milestone in 2018, and they'll be doing it in style across the U.S. The reggae band will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of its self-titled album with a subsequent U.S. tour beginning in February. They'll tap Through the Roots and...
  • Interview: Kevin Lyttle and the staying power of 'Turn Me On'

    Interview: Kevin Lyttle and the staying power of 'Turn Me On'

    International soca star Kevin Lyttle shows no signs of slowing down after more than 15 years in the music industry. Best known for his smash hit "Turn Me On," Lyttle continues to perform in venues around the world and making new music for his fans to enjoy. His summer performances included a 25-show...
  • Sherri Crawford, Loud Girl Media

    In Photos: Matisyahu returns to Wilmington with Broken Crowns Tour

    Reggae-beatboxing vocalist Matisyahu recently kicked off the Broken Crowns Tour. On Sunday, the Grammy-nominated artist played Wilmington, N.C.'s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, with support from rising stars Common Kings. The tour comes on the heels of Matisyahu's explorative album Undercurrent...
  • Interview: Matisyahu talks album, performing and creative evolution

    Interview: Matisyahu talks album, performing and creative evolution

    Prolific and inspiring, Matisyahu is an artist in constant evolution. While the Grammy-nominated vocalist has transformed his music regularly, he’s always tended to his roots. His once orthodox lifestyle heavily influenced his emergence more than a decade ago, when fans regaled in his Hasidic-rock...
  • Roots reggae band The Green announce 2018 Marching Orders tour dates

    Roots reggae band The Green announce 2018 Marching Orders tour dates

    Hawaiian reggae mainstays The Green have plotted early-2018 tour dates in support of their upcoming album Marching Orders. The group will travel through the U.S. between January and February, making 24 stops along the four-week stretch. The tour launches on Jan. 5 at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR...
  • Jesse Royal makes you think and move on 'Lily of Da Valley'

    Jesse Royal makes you think and move on 'Lily of Da Valley'

    Reggae has long been about the message of the lyrics as much as a catchy melody. On the new album Lily of Da Valley, Jesse Royal shows that he can give healthy doses of both catchy melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.  In the first song "400 Years", you quickly get a sense for how important the...
  • The Simpkin Project release new album 'Beam of Light'

    The Simpkin Project release new album 'Beam of Light'

    The Simpkin Project is a band from Orange County that has always prided itself in producing traditional-reggae sounds. While the new album Beam of Light is steeped in traditional sounds, it also incorporates some other influences that blend really well with the band's sound.  The opening track...
  • Fergie drops new music videos for 'Love Is Blind' and 'Love Is Pain'

    Fergie drops new music videos for 'Love Is Blind' and 'Love Is Pain'

    Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Fergie is doubling down on new music. Fresh off last week's release of her sophomore solo record, Double Dutchess, the former Black Eyed Peas member has released a pair of music videos for her songs "Love Is Blind" and "Love Is Pain." Watch the new video for...
  • The Expanders deliver traditional reggae sounds on 'Old Time Something...'

    The Expanders deliver traditional reggae sounds on 'Old Time Something...'

    When you see that the title of the new album by The Expanders is Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol. 2, you can't help but think that it's quite a mouthful. It's also a very fitting name for a couple reasons. First, the album contains 14 classic reggae tunes originally by artists like Burning...
  • Song premiere: 'Lou' by Victor Rice

    Song premiere: 'Lou' by Victor Rice

    In the 90s ska experienced a revival particularly in New York City. Victor Rice was a part of that scene - playing in The Scofflaws and as a producer with bands like The Slackers and New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble. If you're a fan of Rice, you might be wondering why you haven't heard a lot about him for...
  • The Black Seeds blend modern and classic reggae on 'Fabric'

    The Black Seeds blend modern and classic reggae on 'Fabric'

    Reggae is most identified with Jamaica. However, good reggae music comes from everywhere now. One good example of this phenomenon is Fabric, the new album by New Zealand reggae band The Black Seeds. With "Better Days", you are immediately immersed in the easygoing reggae vibe of this band. This is a...
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