GRAMMY-nominated band Common Kings have released their brand new single "Raggamuffin" via tastemaker label Mensch House Records. The song's instantly contagious chorus of “Be the one that she needs raggamuffin, be the air that she breathe…” adds some breezy roots reggae riddims to Common Kings addictive sound.
As the sun rose over Monterey, the final day of the festival we had all waited the last three years for felt bittersweet. The anticipation was more than lived up to as the artists we have all come to know and love played with the crowd of 10,000 singing every lyric to every song behind them. Day four was packed with reggae legends and royalty both new and old as the last day of the longest Cali Roots to date sent Monterey home in style.
Island bred, Southern California based reggae sensation Common Kings has spent over a decade becoming one of the most decorated bands in the genre. Behind one of the cleanest voices in reggae, Jr King, the powerful percussion of Big Rome, the colorful antics of Mata, and the leadership of Uncle Lui, the band has risen to a status enviable by any musician, selling out some of the biggest stages in music with regularity.
Following the success of the Summer Roots festival that brought reggae and surf rock entertainment to SoCal last summer, Brew Ha Ha Productions has expanded the event with the announcement of Desert Roots – a new music and craft beer festival coming to Arizona this spring. Desert Roots Craft Beer & Music Festival will take place on Sunday, March 20 at Scarizona Festival Grounds in Mesa, AZ. The all-ages event will feature music from Cypress Hill, Common Kings, Katastro, Fortunate Youth, Arise Roots, Bikini Trill, and The Irie.
GRAMMY-nominated band Common Kings delivered their brand new single "Islands To Nashville" via tastemaker label Mensch House Records. On "Islands to Nashville,” Common Kings have pushed the bar yet again and infused their unique sound with vibes straight out of Nashville. The track takes the Common Kings trademark style and laces it in with some sugary sweet pop melodies to create a melodic mix that you won’t stop listening to.
Reggae Rise Up – one of the most recognized reggae festival brands in the US – has just announced the full lineup for the latest addition to their growing list of festival properties, Reggae Rise Up Vegas! Taking place over 420-weekend on April 18th and 19th at The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Reggae Rise Up Vegas is slated to deliver one of the most impressive genre-specific lineups Sin City has ever seen.
Cali Roots Veterans Pepper has been known to call the California Roots Music & Arts Festival the “Super Bowl” of the genre, and over the last decade, it has proven time and time again that it represents the apex of what reggae can be in America. It has passed every festival that inspired it inspired it by countless lengths in virtually every way.