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Roots of Creation Release New Song, Announce New Album and Tour

Roots of Creation (RoC) announce their highly anticipated coast-to-coast Grateful Dub 2018 tour dates! The band kicks off the tour appropriately at Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY for Deadcenter: a Bob Marley Birthday Celebration on February 7th.

Highlights on the 33+ date tour includes supporting Wyclef Jean (The Fugees) at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. They are also set to return to Stratton, VT on March 24th for the band’s follow-up to supporting The Dirty Heads. Rounding out the tour, they head to the west coast, performing at the amazing Kaya Festival w/ The Marley Brothers (feat. Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian) on April 28 – 29th in San Bernadino, California.

Roots of Creation also rleased their latest single  “Fire on the Mountain”  and it features Stephen “Regga” Marley.   “Fire on the Mountain”  is off their latest album , Grateful Dub, to be released worldwide March 9th, 2018 on the band’s label, Bombshelter Records, in collaboration with Controlled Substance Sound Labs (distribution: SRG-ILS via Caroline/Universal Music Group). The new record was record, mixed, and co-produced by Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Rebelution), and  features collaborations with Stephen Marley, G. Love, Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), and more!

Exciting options for fans at each show include a CD bundled with each advance ticket, special limited runs (100 each) of two exclusive signed posters on standard/foil paper by Nathaniel Dias (Bourbon Sunday) and Catt Gould, a new merch line designed by Catt Gould / Merchwide, VIP upgrades will be going on sale soon, and special bundles available at the merch run by Granite Lion Entertainment.

Roots of Creation will be bundling pre-sale Grateful Dub CDs with every advance ticket purchase. Be sure to get tickets in as these shows will sell out. Advance tickets are available here: Current tour dates are listed below, and follow here for the up-to-date tour schedule:

w/ Kash’d Out + The Elovaters
supporting (on select dates)

• 3/9: South Burlington, VT | Higher Ground^
• 3/10: Albany, NY | The Hollow^
• 3/11: New Bedford, MA | The Vault^
• 3/13: Teaneck, NJ | Debonair Music Hall#
• 3/14: Asbury Park, NJ | Wonder Bar#
• 3/15: Brooklyn, NY | CEG Presents @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn#
• 3/16: New Haven, CT | Pacific Standard Tavern#
• 3/17: Somerville [Boston], MA | Thunder Road#
• 3/18: Philadelphia, PA | The Foundry @ The Fillmore#
• 3/21: Greenfield, MA | Hawks & Reed#
• 3/22: Portland, ME | Portland House of Music#
• 3/23: Hampton Beach, NH | Granite Lion Presents @ Wally’s#
• 3/24: West Dover, VT | Reggae Fest @ Mount Snow^
w/ The Original Wailers, Passafire, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad & more!
• 4/12: Canton, NY | Java Barn @ St. Lawrence University^
• 4/28 – 4/29: San Bernadino, CA | Kaya Festival^
w/ The Marley Brothers: Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Kymani Marley + Toots and the Maytals, Inner Circle, Third World, Indubious & more! 
• 6/22 – 6/24: Starks, ME | Harry’s Hoedown^
• 8/3 – 8/5: Loveland, CO | ARISE Music Festival^
w/ Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Trevor Hall, Pepper, Living Legends, Dumpstaphunk, Ethan Tucker & more!
^no Kash’d Out or The Elovaters | > Kash’d Out headlines
#The Elovaters supporting (no Kash’d Out)

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Tomorrows Bad Sees unleash “Frequency” #NewSingle

Tomorrows Bad Sees unleash their new single “Frequency”. The track is the first single from their highly-anticipated full length album Illuminate, due out in the Spring of 2018. The four piece band hails from the South Bay of Los Angeles and consists of Moises Juarez (lead-vocals), Matthew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Patrick Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass). Since 2004, they’ve garnered critical acclaim and a strong worldwide fan base with their perfect mix of reggae, rock & pop.

Since their last album, the band has seen some lineup changes, which re-adjusted the dynamics. But this new configuration of the band helped TBS expand and rediscover their art. It has taken a little longer then they originally expected to finish Illuminate, but the final outcome will definitely be worth the wait, exemplified by the infectious lead single “Frequency.”

“Frequency” is perfectly timed to drop around Valentine’s Day with the message of the “frequency of love.” The band breaks it down stating, “When the idea of the song ‘Frequency’ was written and recorded it was based on the idea of frequencies and the vibrational healing properties that they possess. Most popular music is recorded in the standard tuning of 440hz,  not only did we record the song ‘Frequency’ in 432hz, where the A=432hz the alternative tuning of music that is mathematically consistent with the universe. A notable few that have recorded in this tuning, Prince, John Lennon, Robert Nesta Marley. The song itself was based on The Frequency of Love (528hz) and the vibrational healing properties it contains.” The track was produced with Chaz “Rox” Toney who also worked on most of the new album at the Mensch House Records Studio in Carson, CA.

Tomorrows Bad Seeds prove to be extremely talented musicians, vocalists and entertainers as a whole. Their live show provides a high-energy performance that will have you craving more. Since the band’s inception, they have shared the stage with the likes of UB40, 311, Pennywise, Smashing Pumpkins, The Wailers, and Fishbone, to name a few.



#OutNow Bang Data release forthcoming album “LOCO” #NewAlbum

(San Francisco, CA) For the cool kids that follow pioneering new music, Bang Data is a band they’re all well aware of. Singer/rapper/songwriter Deuce Eclipse and producer/multi-instrumentalist  Juan Manuel Caipo, who first started as a production team, have been making music together since 2008, taking the Latinx, musical movement to the next level. As NPR Alt-Latino said in a piece on the band this summer, “As they continue to show off their broad-reaching musical abilities, Bang Data remains true to its mission: delivering an edgy, alternative take on folklore with incomparable style and swagger.” With the release of LOCO, set for Feb. 23,2018, the band’s third studio album, they once again deliver the goods. Pre-Orders go up this Sunday (Feb. 11). For every pre-order, fan will get an intstant grat download of the track ‘Loco.’

For Bang Data, LOCO — “ it’s about this world and how crazy it has gotten in the past six months… We live la vida loca,” says Deuce, “The world seems focused on the wrong subjects these days.” Adds Caipo, “The world is loco right now! Life is loco! We are bombarded with information at lightning speed, from someone’s food picture on Instagram to political propaganda on Facebook to hearing about another killing on twitter. I think that it’s just crazy.”

True to Bang Data’s sound, LOCO hones in on the many different musical textures and veritable assortment of sound, with elements of cumbia, reggae, dance and hip-hop mixed with a heap of rock n’ roll energy. Unlike any other music out today, LOCO exposes you to a fusion of contagious electro acoustic rhythms, melodies and rhymes. When compared to other releases LOCO is more politically leaning, reflecting back Deuce recalls, “we always have kept our eyes and ears and hearts closely related to the community and the world we live in, so every album entails the story of how all the ancestors and immigrants and natives made the “REAL” America the beautiful place it can truly be. We don’t preach, we are artists. We, however as individuals will always try and have a voice for our people…our Raza.”

In 2011, a track from Bang Data’s debut album, La Sopa, was prominently featured on the 4th season of Breaking Bad. They became the house band for two seasons on El Rey Network’s wrestling show, Lucha Undergroud, performed live on multiple ESPN programs, and had songs in the feature film Spare Parts and TV series Criminal Minds Beyond BordersSneaky Pete and I Love Dick. In 2016, Bang Data collaborated and contributed the song “Fortunate Son” to the critically acclaimed Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute album, Quiero Creedence on Concord Records. Conceptualized by Caipo, Quiero Creedence, soon became a collaborative effort with Criteria Entertainment and Concord Music Group. The album features such artists as Juan Gabriel, Andrés Calamaro, Bunbury, Enjambre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Billy Gibbons & La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia, Bang Data and Diamante Eléctrico. The album topped the iTunes US Latino and Mexico chart.

Honoring Deuce and Caipo’s heritage LOCO is a bilingual album, with songs in both Spanish and English. The new album has a universal appeal and is about love, social justice, and life. For Deuce and Caipo, they explain, “with LOCO, more than ever, we feel we want to share our music, stories and culture in a time that many call “Trumps America”. We are Latinos born in the USA, we’re from here and our music is a reflection of that as well as a contribution to American culture. Hopefully this album will open the mind of those people who feel that people that speak another language do not belong here.

The new album LOCO was recorded and mixed at Caipo’s studio, Rockolito Music in Oakland, which brought the guys back to the place where they first started recording songs. For the band, the serendipitous feeling settled in when they ended up re-renting the studio where the guys had their very first meeting as future friends and musical band mates. “ I feel that reacquainting ourselves with that energy added fuel to how this album was made,” commented Deuce.

One of the band’s strengths has always been songwriting, and while the inspiration can hit in many different ways, Bang Data’s process for LOCO was unusual even by their standards. “Songwriting for LOCO was a little different than in this past,” says Deuce, “Caipo came up with a concept that if a song worked acoustically, then it could stand on its own as a piece of art; that had a lot to do with how these songs were created. Caipo would also bring out instrumentals, or ideas from the past, and if we felt something had an undeniable energy, we’d keep working on it.” Concurs Caipo, “I feel the songwriting has grown, and we are able to share the songs in a different way lyrically. We worked really hard together on lyrics and melodies and we did a lot of experimenting.”

LOCO also has some very cool guest musician, including Seti-X featured cosign on “Furiosos” along with Equipto of the Frisco Five, who dropped a verse on the track and also inspired the song, Asdru Sierra of Ozomatli, who played trumpet on “Memoria,” with Bob Sanders of Locuraperforming guitar on the same track. Also featured is the Grammy nominated Nicaraguan band, La Cuneta Son Machin, who collaborate on “Aqui No Se Gana Pero Se Gosa,” Ivonne “La Rimi” Iriondo, who sings on and co-wrote, “Todo Se Va,” and Bay Area artist Elena De Troya from La Misa Negra plays congas on “Candy” and “Loco.”

Stand out tracks include the lead single “Galactica,” which premiered on PopMatters earlier this year, a cool groove of a song about an unrequited love, a person so out of your orbit that she’s galactic. “Ya No Mas,” featured on the Telemundo American telenovela Silvana Sin Lana, was hailed by NPR’s Alt. Latino as, “…soulful and homegrown in essence…” Among the other outstanding tracks is the upbeat and horn driven tune “Candy,” a serious take on love, immigration and the new laws that could hinder that. “Candy” is also featured in TMOBILE’s National Campagin for Spanish and English markets.“Aqui No Se Gana Pero Se Gosa,” a terrific collaboration that is so danceable and celebratory, you can’t help but smile at the song and it’s positive message. And of course the title track, “Loco,” a hip hop inspired call to arms which encourages an optimistic attitude in the face of crazy times.

Coming off of a winter tour, Bang Data will hit the road early spring to advance the new album, LOCO. “We are focused, now more than ever, on getting our music heard by as many people as possible. We feel that our live show brings a whole other element to what Bang Data does. It’s a very energetic show with a lot of crowd participation. We like to say that our shows are a mixture of organic live instrumentation with a splash of digital influence, which gives it that “Bang” sound.”

Bang Data will be performing at SXSW 2018.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

March 14-18 @ SXSW – Austin, TX

March 23 @ UC Theater – Berkeley (opening for Los Amigos Invisibles)

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Of Good Nature drop #NewSingle “Take Me Anywhere”

North Carolina-based rockers Of Good Nature have returned from their studio time at White Star Sound with legendary producer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster the People, The Movement) with a handful of polished singles. The first of which, “Take Me Anywhere,” was just released this passed Friday.

The east coast reggae scene has been responsible for some of the most fusion-friendly bands, constantly pushing their music beyond the traditional “island” sound. Of Good Nature stays true to this tradition of innovation with “Take Me Anywhere”. Mixing elements of funk, soul, pop, rock, and jazz with twists of reggaeton and hip-hop has spawned a truly unique and approachable sound, bound to push the band to a mainstream market.

The band has garnered quite the reputation, impressing fans with back-to-back appearances aboard Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise, as well as opening for top-tier headliners Sublime with Rome, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Keller Williams, Blues Traveler, Common Kings, Steel Pulse, Iration, Passafire, The Movement, Tribal Seeds, Ballyhoo! and more. They’ve also received recognition for their studio work, seeing their debut album, Just Add Water, won Indie-Ville’s Reggae Album of the Year.

“Take Me Anywhere” tells a story sure to resonate with anyone craving new experiences. The use of perspective switches from verse to chorus act as a refreshing tool to tell a well-rounded story with themes of wanting to escape from feeling stuck and calling out for help. Melodic horn lines, precise technically-exquisite drumming, and a vocal style reminiscent of the warmth of turn-of-the-century alternative combine to create an authentic style, all their own.


Tour Dates:


Mar 01 – Gottrocks – Greenville, SC

Mar 02 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA

Mar 03 – Clyde’s On Main – Chattanooga, TN

Mar 05 – Vidrine’s – Lafayette, LA

Mar 06 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

Mar 07 – Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise 2018

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Lea Love drops new single “Doctor” from her upcoming EP

Lea Love the Oceanside songstress, recently releases her new single “Doctor”, the title track from her upcoming debut EP slated for a March release. Her music and multi-layered artistry draws from her rich Hawaiian, Japanese, and Samoan heritage. This diversity is evident in her songs, which ranges from R&B Soul to Island Reggae to Pop.

“Doctor is a metaphor for love. Much like a doctor cures a physical defect, love soothes the soul.” Love explains. The catchy riddim is produced by Edimah Production, while the vocal production came from Lui Kriamau from the GRAMMY-nominated Common Kings. With the high anticipation for her EP, Love adds, “Doctor really sets the tone for the rest of the EP. The music has an upbeat and sexy vibe, yet there is a strong message behind the lyrics.”

Stay tuned for more information on Lea Love and her upcoming release and tour dates.



Sammy Johnson releases #NewEP “Sleepwalkers”

Somewhere between the charisma of Frank Sinatra, the empathetic tone of Bob Marley and the smooth and sultry vocal runs of Lauryn Hill, lives the warm and kind voice of Sammy Johnson. Australian native, New Zealand-bred soulful reggae star Sammy Johnson just released his new EP “Sleepwalker” on all digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, and GooglePlay.

Sammy Johnson collides his Polynesian roots with his love for modern jazz and R&B artists like D’Angelo, Amy Winehouse, and Lauryn Hill, which results in a passionate musical hybrid that is undeniably soothing. He has remained busy releasing a constant influx of music since his breakthrough self-titled 2014 EP, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. He has since seen an organic growth as a result of his hard work and dedication to his craft, working as a music therapist social worker to a touring soul artist thanks in part to his first viral video. Since his debut, Sammy Johnson has since enjoyed multiple sold-out performances and large festival appearances.

Throughout the journey of ‘Sleepwalker,’ Sammy gives an honest piece of his life to listeners to come along for the ride. He expresses his gratitude and surreal experience of touring around the world singing music that he created. “I’m like a sleepwalker, cause I’m living in a dream.” The words are relatable to not only musicians but people of all ages, as life can feel surreal at times, during the good and the bad. As the sweet music lulls, ‘Sleepwalker’ expresses as much beauty as it’s words ring true.

“Sleepwalker is basically a collation of all my experiences over the last two years. From moving to the U.S, then navigating my way through Hollywood, the music industry, a new label, and relationships it all came out in the songs,” continued Sammy. With all these new surroundings I felt like I had some much more to prove across the board, the process in creating Sleepwalker wasn’t easy I found myself in so many different circumstances that I’d never experienced before. Originally I thought I knew what my fans wanted to hear and what would get radio play so started off in that direction but after several failed attempts and a lot of missed deadlines, I finally found a handful of producers like Chazrox Productions, Cambo Music, and Chaps Music, that really challenged my creativity and naturally brought out something way different than I had anticipated. Sleepwalker is like the other side of the story we don’t usually tell. I hope through my experiences people will find the courage to share their own stories. As we share our stories we own them and by owning them we allow ourselves to heal.”

Sammy Johnson has been waving the flag for the Pacific Island sound and has quickly become a leader of the scene alongside new school artists like J Boog and veterans like Katchafire. The Native-Kiwi-now-Los-Angeles-resident, Sammy J, got his big break via Youtube after his video for “Don’t Say Goodbye” became a viral sensation, racking up over 10,000,000 plays. Sammy who was working as a social worker at the time, made the decision to pursue music full-time following the newfound popularity of the song that soon become a staple of modern era Island Sound. Not too long after, a Hawaiian-based producer contacted him to work on an album and was offered a record deal with Island Empire Records, home to groups like Common Kings, Tenelle and Fiji.

With the recent release of ‘Sleepwalker,’ Sammy Johnson is finding his way onto the radars of many, and has been touring with The Green on their Marching Orders tour. Sammy’s goal for this tour is to make each stop a unique and interactive experience, reacting to the given energies rather than forcing uninspiring by-the-script performances so many touring bands fall victim to. Speaking on this sentiment, Sammy stated “When fans come to my show, I want them to really feel like they’re a part of it.”

Check out Sammy Johnson on his remaining tour dates with The Green and Leilani Wolfgramm:

MAR 03 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

MAY 25 – Monterey, CA @ California Roots Music & Arts Festival



Local Uprising brings you the remake of “Coconut Girl” to your speakers #NewMusic

Local Uprising recently released their latest single “Coconut Girl”. The song is a remake of the original “Coconut Girl” made by Hawaiian Reggae legend, Brother Noland. They grew up listening to the song and wanted to pay homage to one of the original bands who helped spark the ‘Hawaiian Reggae Movement’. The remake shows everyone where the bands reggae roots come from.

So take the time and check out the latest single from the 808’s own Local Uprising “Coconut Girl” and keep it locked to for your latest music fix.

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Monophonics to release “Mirrors” EP this February

Monophonics are back with a six-song EP that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul, rock and funk influences, proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the Bay Area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound. Mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes, except that I doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful, tastefully produced, and timeless Monophonics treatments. “We wanted to do a couple songs that were more familiar to people and then shine some light on groups we’re big into,” lead singer, keyboardist and co-producer Kelly Finnigan explains. It takes a lot of guts to cover your favorite songs, your van jams, that song you play as a shot of inspiration to break-up a marathon studio session. “Not only are these great songs, but these are artists that we listen to and are influenced by.” “Mirrors” will be out February 15, 2018.

“It’s not about making records that sound old, it’s about making records that sound cool,” Kelly says. Not that he and the other five members of Monophonics mind if you confuse their albums for classic-era recordings. Even musician friends regularly mistake a sweaty and greasy Monophonics original for an unheard Bar-Kays’ side, or a deep soul cover tune might pass for an original to a novice ear, except that Kelly makes sure to give credit where credit is due, which is what they do explicitly on this EP, Mirrors.

Even the familiar tunes, iconic, better said, receive a fresh treatment as instrumentals, despite their ubiquity as vocal songs. The EP opens with a ‘tip of the cap’ to The Main Ingredient’s version of “Summer Breeze” before the band unfolds a hazy, mellow-funk opus worthy of inclusion on a Bob James CTI album. The next four songs, all featuring vocals, range from the lowrider soul ballad, a cover of the The Invicibles’ “My Heart Cries”  with a pleading and plaintive vocal by Nicole Smith, to the psychedelic blues stomp, “Lying,” originally by the archetypical psychedelic soul band nearly signed to Motown, Black Merda. Add in Kelly’s monster vocal take on Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Northern Soul classic, “Beggin” (to be released as a 7” single with an instrumental version on the b-side), and the deep-funk pop-soul of Nu People’s “I’d be Nowhere Without You” with back-up vocals by Jeanine Jones and Veronica Johnson, and you have a highly-entertaining, toe-tapping, backbone-slipping, masterclass in deep funk and soul.

The final tune is the band’s singular take on the Mamas and the Papas hippie standard, “California Dreaming,” as an explicit and heartfelt tribute to their fans in Greece. The discerning music lovers of Greece fell in love with Monophonics after their 2012 hit “Bang Bang” resulting in multiple tours of the Mediterranean, where these native Californians imbibed on the fine ouzo, good vibes, and Grecian hospitality. Gifted a prized bouzouki (a traditional Greek guitar) by a local fan, Monophonics’ guitarist Ian McDonald and band infused this classic pop song with a soulful cinematic air and Mediterranean flavor, evoking a tune from an imagined Fellini film with a soundtrack by David Axelrod.

Catch the band on the road this Spring to hear some of these songs, favorites and new tunes from their forthcoming LP.


  1. Summer Breeze
  2. My Heart Cries
  3. Beggin’
  4. Lying
  5. I’d Be Nowhere Today
  6. California Dreaming

02-06 @ HiFi Music Hall – Eugene, OR

02-07 @ Volcanic Theatre Pub – Bend, OR

02-08 @ Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA

02-09 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

02-10 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA

02-11 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA

02-16 @ Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA

02-17 @ Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA

02-18 @ Crystal Bay Club – Crystal Bay, NV

02-21 @ The Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT

02-22 @ Rialto Bozeman – Bozeman, MT

02-24 @ Animas City Theatre – Durango, CO

03-02 @ Schmiggity’s Live Music Dance Bar – Steamboat Springs, CO

03-03 @ Cervantes’ Other Side – Denver, CO

03-08 @ Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO

03-09 @ Paradise Theatre – Paonia, CO

03-10 @ Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO

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9th Annual California Roots Artist Line-up Complete

The 9th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival that takes place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 25 – 27, 2018, has announced the fourth and final artist announcement.

Joining the incredibly talented line up in the final artist announcement includes: California Roots Alumni, Iration, Roots Reggae favorite, Tribal Seeds, hip hop legend, E-40, California Roots new comers, Tash Saltana, Ozomatli, Xiuhtezcatl, and Ocean Alley and returning for a second year, Darenots.

California Roots boasts a diverse and highly anticipated list of artists, that continually draw fans to the festival year after year. “Every year we try to top ourselves on the line up game as its become the most challenging and fun part of the festival.  This year I really do feel we have put out one of our best line ups ever.  With massive new comers like Dispatch, Tash Sultana, Alpha Blondy and Xavier Rudd it really rounds out the all-star line up.” says CEO and Talent Buyer, Dan Sheehan.

Three (3) Day Advance General Admission and Redwood Passes go on Sale Friday, January 12th at 10 am PST at and will soon be available at select Bay Area ticket outlets.

Tribal Seeds
Tash Saltana
Ocean Alley

2018 LINE UP:
Friday, May 25
Iration, Atmosphere
Steel Pulse, Chronixx, E-40
Alpha Blondy, Hirie, Brother Ali
Sammy J, The Movement, Ocean Alley

Saturday, May 26
Rebelution, Dispatch
Stephen Marley, J Boog, Ozomatli
Fortunate Youth, Trevor Hall, The HoldUp
The Hip Abduction, Anuhea, Xiuhtezcatl
The Ries Brothers

Sunday, May 27
Slightly Stoopid, 311
Tribal Seeds, The Green, Xavier Rudd, Tash Sultana
The Original Wailers, Mike Love, Raging Fyah
New Kingston

The 9th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival
Dates: Friday, May 25, 2018 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT
Venue: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Address: 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Full Line Up:

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MATISYAHU Announces Spring 2018 Forest Of Faith Tour

The GRAMMY-nominated, King without a Crown Matisyahu has announced his 2018 Forest of Faith Tour. While he wraps up the Broken Crowns Tour with Common Kings, Matisyahu continues to keep his eyes firmly on the horizon as he tours in support of his critically-acclaimed sixth studio album Undercurrent.

Matisyahu has created his own space in reggae music, developing a loyal following that has driven singles such as “One Day” and “King Without a Crown” to international recognition. His newest album, Undercurrent, was released earlier this year via Thirty Tigers and Matisyahu’s own imprint, Fallen Sparks. The album embodies a collaborative and freeform spirit as Matisyahu and his band seamlessly merge instrumental improvisation sessions with lyrics and vocals. The synergistic energy of the album is especially apparent onstage, where Matisyahu and guitarist Aaron Dugan, bassist Stu Brooks, drummer Joe Tomino and keyboardist Big Yuki bring their creative dynamic to life.

Matisyahu had this to say about the significance of his upcoming tour – “Forest of Faith means entering into the unknown of the music and creating unique musical experiences born out of the immediate here and now. This requires faith.  Faith in the musicians, the fans or listeners, faith in the process, and the innate holy quality of music made out of such a pure process. Much like the innate beauty and purity of the untouched forest. I am looking forward to starting out 2018 dancing, listening, singing, and making music together with you who allow me the opportunity in the forest of Faith tour this February and March in a town near you. Blessings and love.”

The boundary-breaking artist has been busy on tour, recently dropping a 3-part video series on the making of Undercurrent and taking time to speak to Billboard and the Huffington Post about it. He took time at his show in Austin to record LIVE AT STUBB’S VOL IV., capturing the freeform essence of his set at the historic venue.  Don’t miss Matisyahu at a city near you and stay tuned for the release of LIVE AT STUBB’S VOL. IV.

2018 Tour Dates:

2/10 – Long Beach, CA @ The Queen Mary [One Love Cali Reggae Fest]

2/11 – Long Beach, CA @ The Queen Mary [One Love Cali Reggae Fest]

2/13 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone

2/14 – Redway, CA @ Mateel Community Center

2/15 – Bend, OR @ The Domino Room

2/16 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo

2/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

2/21 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory

2/22 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma

2/23 – Park City, UT @ Park City Live

2/24 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre

2/25 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

2/28 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

3/01 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

3/02 – North Kansas City, MO @ Jannus Live

3/03 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

3/04 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

3/05 – Atlanta, GA @ City Winery

3/07 – Atlanta, GA @ City Winery

3/08 – Macon, Georgia @ Cox Capitol Theatre

3/09 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

3/10 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen

3/13 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal

3/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater

3/15 – Newport News, VA @ Boathouse Live

3/16 – Matthews, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

3/17 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Reggae Rise Up Festival

3/18 – North Myrtle Beach, FL @ House of Blues
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