What’s up everyone?! Enjoying these hot summer days? If you’re looking for some fun and exciting Reggae events this month in Los Angeles, don’t worry, we got you covered!
* Going on tonight, 7/6, Reggae Love Sundays- Reggae/Dancehall (every Sun)
* Tue, 7/8, Roots Corner- Roots/Dub- spinning all vinyl (every 2nd & 4th Tue)
* Wed, 7/9, Dub Club- Roots/Dub/Dancehall (every Wed)
* Sat, 7/12, Downbeat- Rocksteady/Dub/Ska (every 2nd Sat, see image)
* Thu, 7/17, The Wailers, Bad Apples
* Sat, 7/19, Summer Sessions 2014 Tour with Slightly Stupid, Ziggy Marley & NOFX
Don’t forget to check out our Festival Calendar for upcoming fests in CA.
What if I were to tell you there’s a new online radio station in town? A radio station that spins the best of Reggae, brings you the latest news on Reggae events in L.A., invites both legendary and up-and-coming guest artists/musicians to the studio, and so much more? I’d bet you’d wanna hear more, wouldn’t you? Well here we have it beautiful people… we would like to welcome you to Roots Time Radio!
Located at Espacio 1839 in the historic town of Boyle Heights, CA, Roots Time Radio has been doing just this since October 2013, keeping it real with your hosts Ras Sal, G-Irie, and Selecta Chinne. They play an exceptional variety of Reggae music including roots, dub, ska, old-school dancehall, rockers, steppers, and more…and for all you Reggae lifers who’ve been listening to or singing Reggae since before you could talk, they got a collection that’ll even blow your mind! So tune in to Roots Time Radio, Sundays from 4-6 p.m. at radiosombra.org. Catch ya next Sunday!
Rhyme Fest 420 Edition went down in Los Angeles! There were many great performers such as Organized Konfusion, People Under The Stairs, Defari, 2MEX, The Nonce, and more rhyming their hearts out while the audience engaged with positive energy. The sound system could not only be heard, but felt as well the moment you walked through the doors, releasing its bass frequencies with a powerful kick… the way it should be for a dope hip hop show. Vendors were showcasing items such as t-shirts, caps, and jewelry, and of course…lets not forget the 420 paraphenilia. The beer garden across the street was a new addition to the fest where you could get your drink on before or after the show. Overall, it was a great success with good vibes all around. See ya at the next Rhyme Fest!! (performance videos coming soon)
Hempcon is here once again! The largest medical Marijuana fest in the U.S.! Not only do they have numerous exhibits including medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives, equipment, evaluation services, etc., but a killer lineup as well playing the best in Hip Hop, Reggae, and Drum&Bass/Dubstep. Be there or be square!
Sovereign Beat’s highly anticipated and much talked about Launch Party & Charity Event, UNITY THROUGH MUSIC, is finally here! Buckle down for one incredible event filled with Positive Hip hop, Reggae, networking, and good vibes…but wait, there’s more….We will be donating 35% of all door proceeds to A Place Called Home, a nonprofit org. providing art and education programs to underserved youth in Los Angeles. So come and join us while we celebrate positivity and unity while helping those in need!
Where all the best underground hip hop artists meet under one roof for one night showing us what they got.. With over 20 mc’s in three rooms, 8 judges, 6 d.j’s, and $100 cash & prizes…Flow & Tell is one show not to miss!! See y’all there.
April 11, 2014, 8pm- 2am, The Airliner: 2419 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031.
pre-sale tix @ www.urbanundergroundweekly.com
Sovereign Beat is now seeking d.j’s, m.c’s, solo performers, and bands for up-and-coming shows in Los Angeles. Genres include Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Hip hop, R&B, Soul, World, Dub Step, House, Trip Hop, and anyone who plays the congos/bongos. Post a link to your website or facebook page, or add a song here. Good luck… We look forward to hearing what ya got!
“Uniting all through the harmonious vibrations of music.”- SB.