Unbelievable Coachella 2019 lineup unveiled | Top Shelf Reggae

The bellweather of all music and arts festivals really went big for their 20th annual. That's right, Coachella – one of the grandfathers of the modern festival movement – returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for a celebration two decades in the making. Ever since its inaugural year in 1999, Coachella walked in the footsteps of its few predecessors (namely Lollapalooza and Van's Warped Tour) and created something far more powerful – a lifestyle. Before Coachella, concerts were simply that, a one-time show. Coachella, now presented by Goldenvoice, has paved the way for generations of music-lovers to ditch the conventional and migrate for the sake of music… but also for the sake of fashion, for the sake of art and love and unity. So much more goes into Coachella than any other festival entity (besides those thrown by Insomniac within the last decade, but EDM is a whole different festival experience altogether). For those that aren't aware, after rooting down in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley for two days in '99, the festival took a year off at the millenium and returned as a single-day event in 2001. To this day, 2000 stands as the only year without the fest. Thus, being the year 2019, Coachella celebrates 20 years and its 20th Annual simultaneously!

Coachella celebrates 20 years and its 20th Annual simultaneously!

It's hard to imagine 20 years ago that Coachella spanned a mere two days, considering its whopping two weekends attendees have grown accustomed to! And, even with two full weekends, the event will sell out minutes after the event goes live to the public January 4th at 11am PT. No joke, mark your calendars for tomorrow morning, set an alarm and get to the site early. Coachella staff have ingeniously devised a virtual waiting room for ticket buyers to enter before the sale goes live, allowing attendees to get first grabs at the tickets they want. Be prepared to purchase alternative tickets, however, since even with the waiting room, chances are your GA or VIP plans may be sold out! The festival always pre-sells, as well, so general admission weekend one is already sold out!

Why is this year guaranteed to sell out faster than you expect? Let's talk lineup. Who are we kidding… people have been talking lineup since the conclusion of last year's fest. To everyone's surprise, the headliners are drastically different than the rumors that have been circling. Sorry, Justin Timberlake fans. Instead, Coachella 2019 will be headed with pop star multi-platinum sensation Ariana Grande, multi-talented rapper turned actor turned director turned DJ Childish Gambino and the biggest name in psychedelic alt-rock since The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala. Just like Coachella's ethos to invite “every one” to attend (of all genders, races, sex and creeds), the festival further invites all musical denominations. Let's examine per day this all-inclusive application of genre:

Friday, April 12th and 19th welcomes Janelle Monaé, The 1975, DJ Snake, Diplo, Rüfüs Du Sol, BLACKPINK, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Kacey Musgraves, Juice WRLD, Ella Mai, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, FISHER, Jaden Smith, Nina Kraviz, Rosalía, Gorgon City, Mon Laferte, Khruangbin, Kayzo, dvsn, King Princess, Chris Lake, Jauz, Hot Since 82, Charlotte Gainsbourg, SOPHIE, Nicole Moudaber, Tierra Whack, Polo & Pan, Beach Fossils, Yellow Days, The Frights, Nora En Pure, Yves Tumor, SG Lewis, Kero Kero Bonito, JPEGMAFIA, Calypso Rose, Nic Fanciulli, Kölsch, CamelPhat, Let's Eat Grandma, U.S. Girls, Anna Lunoe, Amelié Lens, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Walker & Royce, Turnstile, RAT BOY, 88Glam, Ross From Friends, Lauren Lane, Still Woozy, Bakar, Blond:ish, Tomasa del Real, Las Robertas and Dave P. kicking the both weekends off. Lest we forget Childish Gambino at night…

Saturday is a big one for alt and EDM lovers! With Tame at night, there's enough excitement throughout the day to get you stoked the minute music returns to the stages. Starting with Heidi Lawden, The Red Pears, The Messthetics and Javiera Mena, the day continues with Steady Holiday, Ookay, serpentwithfeet, Superorganism, shame, Hop Along, Agoria, The Garden, Lee Burridge, Adriatique, Little Simz, CHON, Âme, Jambinai, Murda Beatz, A R I Z O N A, CloZee, Stephan Bodzin, SALES, Turnover, Soulection, JAIN, Parcels, Idris Elba, SiR, The Interrupters, FKJ, Smino, Deep Dish, Ty Segall & White Fence, Sabrina Claudio, Mr Eazi, Tale Of Us, Virgil Abloh, Bob Moses, Gryffin, Sheck Wes, Maggie Rogers, Bazzi, Mac DeMarco, Wiz Khalifa, Christine and the Queens and Four Tet. But, before Tame Impala melts everyone's minds, Saturdays' direct support of BASSNECTAR, Billie Eilish, J Balvin, Aphex Twin, Weezer, Kid Cudi and Solange is a party you don't want to miss.

No matter what, your Coachella 20 experience is guaranteed to be elevating, liberating and downright life-changing.

Before you know it, it will be Day Three and Coachella 20 will be coming to a close. Fear not, for Ariana Grande is the big finalé! Also attached to two epic Sundays in the sun is Kalid, Zedd, Gesaffelstein, Bad Bunny, Dillon Francis, CHVRCHES, YG, Cirez D, Playboi Carti, H.E.R., Blood Orange, Pusha T, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kaytranada, Gucci Gang, Jon Hopkins, SOFI TUKKER, Burna Boy, Lizzo, Dermot Kennedy, SOB x RBE, Clairo, NGHTMRE, Perfume, boy pablo, Guy Gerber, HYUKOH, Emily King, Dennis Lloyd, Alice Merton, Shallou, 070 Shake, Soccer Mommy, Rico Nasty, Cola Boyy, Wallows, Masonair, Nocturnal Sunshine, Dusky, Yotto, Patrice Bäumel, Easy Life, Jan Blonquist, Iceage, Men I Trust, Charlotte de Witte, Social House, Ocho Ojos, Razorbumps and Tara Brooks. Combine all of the above with larger than life art installations by Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs, Dedo Vabo, Poetic Kinetics, Sofia Enriquez, NEWSUBSTANCE, Do LaB and Robert Bose, you've got yourself two wild as hell weekends in the desert.

Obviously, if you've been going to Coachella since its origin, you know the drill: opt for the camping you want, bring the essentials, remember parking passes, etc. For those not aware or going for the first time, there are several camping packages to choose from ranging from car or tent camping ($125) all the week to the Safari Camping package ($9,500). At least you get shuttled around in a golf cart for almost $10k. Speaking of shuttles, for those flying in, there will be a Coachella LAX Airport Shuttle operating throughout both weekends. Bring whatever you want, but keep in mind that all vehicles will be heavily searched upon arrival. One case of beer or a box of wine is fine though! Although rolling into the fest in an RV will make all your friends beyond jelly, RVs are unfortunately no longer permitted. There are off-site RV parks to choose from though! No matter what, your Coachella 20 experience is guaranteed to be elevating, liberating and downright life-changing. For more information or to snag those passes January 4th, visit www.coachella.com.

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Kaya Fest Preparty at Garden Amp | Top Shelf Reggae

The 2nd Annual Kaya Festival may be right around the corner this April 28th and 29th, but the celebration of everthing herbal officially started as of March 24th with the Kaya Fest Preparty, hosted by Nug Radio and Vice TV's Ras Mike at Garden Grove's Garden Amphitheatre. With the sun high in the sky on a slightly chilly Saturday afternoon, the Garden Amp gates opened to welcome the Kaya pre-partiers with open arms – and a free bottle of kombucha, to boot! What hospitality. Inner Waves kicked off the Kaya pre-fest, followed by high-energy skanking band Special Blend. Latin-fusion band Simbala was up next, who welcomed fellow Roots of Mine players onstage to guest perform. And, what would a Kaya preparty be without a Marley in attendance? That's right, Daniel Bambaata Marley and his crew took the stage as direct support to everyone's favorite SoCal reggae-rock bad boys, Tomorrows Bad Seeds. Between the genres that each band brought to the table, this small sample illuminated all that Kaya Fest 2018 is going to offer: roots reggae, hip hop, Latin, ska, a dash of punk, a touch of pop and good ol' rock and roll. A great time was had by all and meeting Weed Jesus wasn't all that bad either. To secure your tickets for the upcoming Kaya Festival in San Bernardino, California, visit www.kayafestivals.com.

Photography by Kristy Rose

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Tomorrows Bad Seeds release “Trinity” video | Top Shelf Reggae

SoCal scenery and postive vibrations overflow in the newest music video for “Trinity” from South Bay reggae-rock collective Tomorrows Bad Seeds. From their start in 2004, TBS has consistently been a cornerstone of the Cali reggae movement, combining reggae with rock with pop with hip hop to render one of the top sounds in the scene. Now, with their forthcoming full-length Illuminate on the horizon, the TBS boys are nose to the grindstone with a video for the album's second single “Trinity” – a song about light, love, faith and family. 

This one's for the “free-thinking individuals, the rebels of society”…

Directed by Tom Vujcic of Reel Wolf Productions and debuted via Grind Magazine, the video for “Trinity” depicts life of a southern Californian – from street markets to beach boardwalks. Lead singer Moises Juarez walks from place to place, preaching “set your conscience free” by giving thanks to the holy trinity. This one's for the “free-thinking individuals, the rebels of society” who need to allow themselves an outlet from the status quo. Welcome to the “renegade rhythm” of Tomorrows Bad Seeds… sit back, relax and let the music heal whatever's giving you a headache. This track follows single number one off the album, “Frequency”, which was quite literally written to heal: the track was recorded at an atypical frequency from other musical recordings to match the frequency of the universe, mathmatically speaking. Between the science behind “Frequency” and the religious aspects of “Trinity”, TBS is schooling the world on how to live life to our fullest potential. Because that's what it's all about. The video for “Trinity” reinforces this mantra with images of Moi playing with his own child and dog in between town shots, because after a long day of “comin' from the underground to take your city streets”, coming home to the ones you love is the most high.

Tomorrows Bad Seeds is set to release Illuminate off Mensch House Records this spring although a concrete date has yet to be set. Considering the band has an extensive Illuminate Tour kicking off April 21st out of Charlotte, North Carolina and extending through June 3rd, fans of TBS probably don't have to wait too long to get their copy of the album. Direct support for the national tour is Sun-Dried Vibes, Roots of a Rebellion and Thicker Than Thieves, which is a pretty solid list to say the least! For more information, visit www.labadseeds.com.

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Fortunate Youth at Glass House | Top Shelf Reggae

On March 15, 2018 Fortunate Youth’s Wicked Awesome Spring Tour with Tatanka and Ballyhoo! made a stop at the Glass House Concert Hall in Pamona, CA. Tatanka got the night started; it was my first time hearing them and I really enjoyed myself! Next, was Ballyhoo! and they were on fire, as always, even pulling out the mullet wig and electric fan for a guitar solo. Finally, Fortunate Youth came on and had an amazing set, as fans are used to. I always love going to Fortunate Youth shows and seeing how much these guys love their fans… they really show that in the performances they put on and how they interact with them!

Photography by Sean McCracken

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WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Mystic Roots “I’m Good” | Top Shelf Reggae

Mystic Roots strikes a stand for women's rights in the socially-conscious world video premiere of “I'm Good”. With everything going on in this nation, particularly against women, Mystic Roots Band joins the women's march, proclaiming “try to hold me down and you gon' see me fight”. I am woman, hear me roar!

You cannot silence women any longer. 

Women of all ages, colors and creeds are represented in the video, presenting themselves as a united front against maltreatment and masochism. We are “proud to be a woman” and will broadcast that as long as we need to. Feed off this message until it is not just ingested, but processed and digested accordingly. You cannot silence women any longer. With a band full of boys and one frontwoman, Mystic Roots Band is a pristine example of how women and men can coexist tranquilly, both personally and professionally. 

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Mellow Mood “Large” album review | Top Shelf Reggae

Italy's premiere reggae roots band, Mellow Mood, is taking a stance against capitalism, materialism and fake news in their forthcoming full-length LP Large, out April 6th off La Tempesta Dub and Believe Distribution Services. Fueled with frustration over the current state of global affairs, this Italian five-piece is calling for unity, equality and, at the very least, media transparency throughout their rootsy new 12-track album. Founded in 2005, Mellow Mood has been making music throughout the economic shift that not only took place in America in 2008, but around the world: countries, especially European countries, have had their entire foundations crumble as a result of bankruptcy and terrorism. Every other day there are mass shootings, bailouts, explosions, governmental conspiracies, civilian casualties, cover-ups. How are we ever going to get on our feet if the ground keeps quaking? Mellow Mood has always stood for socioeconomic and political commentary, and there never has been a more urgent time to take action than now.

How are we ever going to get on our feet if the ground keeps quaking?

Following their 2012 full-length Well Well Well, Large escalates the band's disgruntled outlook on today's market economy to a whole new level – as well it should, for it's been six more years of living in fear. Fear is what feeds terrorists to do the atrocious, inhumane things that they do. Fear is what gets improper leaders elected, providing false hope whilst pointing the finger. Fear is what renders the general public speechless, voiceless, as they sit silently watching the evening news. Well, Mellow Mood is not afraid.

The album starts off with a humble, yet firm missive that Mellow Mood is “afraid of nobody”. The track “Call Back The Love” may be short and sweet, but it strikes a stance for the rest of the album – we are ready to fight for freedom. Whether that be freedom of expression, from oppression and anything in between, Mellow Mood promotes a new dawn for modern-day struggling in the rootsy track two, “Tuff Rocky Road”. Why all the violence in the first place? Why must we match fighting with fighting? In “Ms. Mary”, Mellow Mood questions this vicious cycle and how it got instituted in the first place. It just doesn't make any sense. Although shining a light on murders and more, this track has a quite a psychedelic synth on the bridge to vibe to. Track four, “Sound Of A War”, is the first single off the upcoming LP and centers around mass media misinformation. That's right, fake news, as the kids say. Who and what can we trust if the messages we're receiving are lies… purposefully fed to us to keep us docile, dormant. “The system just stopped working”, so in the face of system failure, it's time we have a media reboot. The onomatopoeia in the song's chorus truly emphasizes the war metaphor, for we are at war with our own minds each and every day, reading between the lines of newscasters.

…with the right amount of effort, we can all coexist harmoniously.

Up next is the title track “Large”, reminding us that materialism isn't everything. Sure, we can own a big house, fancy cars and rake in the fruit of our labor until we die, but what do we leave behind? Nothing of value if we lived a life disconnected from others. The whole hierarchy of modern-day capitalism is flawed; we forget how to relate to one another, care for each other. It's all about me, me, me. Mellow Mood overtly reminds listeners “consuming consumes minds”: don't spin your wheels so much that you leave all others in the dust, for the rat race is still a race. The next track instructs “don't give your heart to no one”, which is a stark contrast from the last one. Mellow Mood doesn't mean to contradict themselves; they just mean to watch out for the sharks in the day-to-day tank we're all treading water in. There is always someone able and willing to drag you under if you let your guard down enough. The rapped lyrical delivery in “Heart To No One” is unique as well, highlighting the diversification that Mellow Mood brings to their music. The rest of the album continues in this call to action manner, with “It Can't Work” talking fake news again, “Another Day” encouraging finding your own light in a dark world, “Daddy” pointing to a proverbial father figure to help guide you in times of stress, “String Up A Sound” bringing reggaeton into the mix, “Eye Waata” calling out human injustices throughout history and finally, “Place Called Home” signifying that with the right amount of effort, we can all coexist harmoniously. This earth is ours and we all equally share it.

Mellow Mood is set to tour the UK and European nations immediately following their April 6th release. Considering Large is less of an album and more of a crusade, Mellow Mood will most likely not cease until their message is heard loud and clear around the world. For more information, visit www.mellowmoodmusic.com.

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Track listing:

  1. Call Back The Love
  2. Tuff Rocky Road
  3. Ms. Mary
  4. Sound Of A War
  5. Large
  6. Heart To No One
  7. It Can't Work
  8. Another Day
  9. Daddy
  10. String Up A Sound
  11. Eye Waata
  12. Place Called Home

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Reggae in the Desert to hit Vegas | Top Shelf Reggae

Celebrate rhythms of the Caribbean with Ls Vegas' upcoming Reggae in the Desert! Back by popular demand, this island party is one full day of reggae fun at Nevada's Clark County Amphitheater kicking off at the crack of noon this June 9th, 2018. Like you needed another reason to flock to Viva Las Vegas, anyway…

Like you needed another reason to flock to Viva Las Vegas, anyway…

For those that want the full Vegas vacation, Reggae in the Desert is perfect since it doesn't exceed more than 10 hours. Hit the fest during the day and head to the Strip by night! In case those want to start the party early, Reggae in the Desert has patrons 21 and up covered with conveniently located beer gardens throughout the festival grounds. Drinks aside, Reggae in the Desert holds true to traditional reggae roots by providing not only sounds of the Caribbean, but also Caribbean food via an onsite food court and Caribbean arts and crafts vendors, allowing attendees to walk away with island vibes. And, let's talk music: Bermuda's biggest reggae sensation Collie Buddz is set to headline 2018! If that's not enough for you, classic Jamaican funk band Third World is direct support, along with Mr. Vegas, Kabaka Pyramid, Cocoa Tea, Mighty Diamonds, Arise Roots and Ras Kronik & Reggae Warriors. What a punky reggae party, indeed! With so much diversity in sound, Reggae in the Desert covers all the bases when it comes to reggae throughout the history.

To join in on the fun, tickets are now available at www.reggaeinthedesert.com. You won't want to miss out on these reggae Vegas vibes, so secure your tickets now!

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Experiencing Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

As I am sitting on a plane headed back to LA and reflecting on the past weekend at Reggae Rise Up Florida, I can’t help but feel inspired… and a little exhausted, but mostly inspired. As someone who has gone to many, many reggae festivals, I can tell you there is something special about Reggae Rise Up. Arriving at the festival grounds on the first day, you could certainly feel the excitement and bliss in the air as people filled the park. It was apparent how grateful everyone was to be there, soaking up some Florida sunshine and some amazing vibes. And, with a lineup like this one, how could you not be stoked? Once inside, you’re greeted with beautiful green scenery right alongside the water's edge of the Tampa Bay. We were even lucky enough to catch a couple dolphins swim by to hear some reggae music!

…you could certainly feel the excitement and bliss in the air as people filled the park.

Speaking of the music, we arrived just in time to hear Florida locals, Sowflo starting things strong on the Rise Up Stage, followed by Resinated who are also Florida natives. Other memorable performances from Day 1 included the talented Miss Nattali Rize, Easy Star All Stars, Tribal Seeds, the always-entertaining Ozomatli and, of course, the powerhouse of a band, Rebelution.

If there is a category for 'Performance with the Most Heart', I’d say that would have to go to Iya Terra. Those guys put it all out there every single time they take the stage, no matter the technical difficulties and I think that says a lot about them. Not to mention they shred so hard you can feel it in your bones! J Boog followed them up with a set that had me running back to the Rise Up Stage, dancing and singing all the words to “Nuh Wan Dat” through the crowd. However, I’d have to say that Mike Love wins 'Favorite Set of the Weekend' in my book. Mike Love simultaneously uplifts and heals people with his conscious lyrics, blows minds with his guitar skills and vocals, and inspires the masses to be the change we want to see. I felt spoiled with amazing music on this day. Matisyahu took the stage next followed by Jesse Royal who closed out the Vibe Stage. Then, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley finished up Day 2 with a powerful set, as always. He brought his son, Elijah, who's only 8-years-old, up to sing a verse on his set. That was probably one of the coolest parts of the weekend.

Mike Love wins 'Favorite Set of the Weekend' in my book.

Day 3 had another stacked lineup. We started off the day with the Kash’d Out guys, followed by a killer performance from New Kingston. Another favorite of the weekend for me had to be Raging Fyah. Lead singer, Kumar Bent’s vocals are out of this world and the band was sounding especially tight. Their synchronized dance moves were pretty on point, too! As the sun began to set, Nahko and Medicine for the People took the stage and gave a heartfelt performance. Nahko even jumped offstage and immersed himself in the crowd while singing “Love Letters to God” – a truly magical moment! Collie Buddz and SOJA were the two headlining performances on the last day, ending the festival with high-energy sets that left everyone feeling in high spirits.

Reggae Rise Up Florida was a weekend of living in the moment; it was the kind of festival that makes any troubles you might have feel a lot less relevant when you’re listening to conscious reggae music, surrounded by a sea of like-minded people. In the words of Mike Love, we need to take those feelings of love, safety and happiness with us out in the world, and spread them to all the people who aren’t fortunate enough to experience festivals like this one. I think that was the goal of all the artists there that weekend: to spread positivity and healing vibes to each and every person in the crowd. Top Shelf Reggae thoroughly enjoyed this event and we are already looking forward to Reggae Rise Up Utah taking place this summer!

Photography by Joelle Cohen of Kissmet Photography 

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KAABOO Del Mar 2018 revealed | Top Shelf Reggae

Few festivals have escalated through the ranks as fast and ferocious as San Diego's KAABOO Del Mar. Over the past three years, KAABOO has been a milestone for the renowned Del Mar fairgrounds, welcoming only the best acts in music, comedy, cuisine and couture. Guests are dazzled the minute they step through the gates and long after the nightly headliner steps off-stage by acrobats, after parties and other creative stimuli such as interactive art murals. There's almost an unlimited amount of things to do at KAABOO on top of enjoying your favorite music, from wading in the soak zone pool to hot air balloon rides in the air to massages in the relaxation zones. You simply cannot be bored at KAABOO.

You simply cannot be bored at KAABOO.

Now in Year 4, KAABOO fans have been waiting with baited breath to hear who could possibly be attached to 2018! Past headliners have included No Doubt, Slightly Stoopid, Muse, Pink, Red Hot Chili Peppers and even the late great Tom Petty with his Heartbreakers. Pulling from all genres across all decades is quite a feat and KAABOO Del Mar masters this MIX-perience every year. With three full days of music going down this September 14th -16th, loyal KAABOO attendees have been on the edge of their seat since last year's conclusion to hear what's in store for the following fall. The time has come for the big reveal, drum roll please…

Headliners for KAABOO 2018 are venerable rockers Foo Fighters, accomplished alt-rock band Imagine Dragons, pop sensation Katy Perry and Led Zeppelin's revered frontman Robert Plant accompanied by his Sensational Space Shifters. Mind. Blown. Let's add in some Top 40 chart-toppers Halsey, Post Malone, Wiz Khalifa and N.E.R.D… some Y2k rock bands Incubus, All-American Rejects and Jimmy Eat World… some classic throwbacks like Earth, Wind & Fire, War and Elvin Bishop. Add a sprinkle of everything in between and you've got yourself a legendary lineup for the record books! More musical acts signed onto 2018 include Gucci Mane, Slash, Alice in Chains, Billy Idol, Jewel, Blondie, Cake, Nelly, Big Boi, Melissa Etheridge, Stone Temple Pilots, TLC, Quinn XCII, Bebe Rexha, Tower of Power, Better Than Ezra, Robert Delong, The Wailers, SWMRS, Everclear, Soul Asylum, The Zombies, The English Beat, Candlebox, Vanessa Carlton, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, The Spencer Lee Band, Emily Warren, Katie Toupin, Diego's Umbrella, Charlie Overbey, The National Parks, Boulevards, Shane Hall, Hunter & The Dirty Jacks, Vista Kicks, Stealing Oceans, Tall Heights, Creature Canyon, CVBZ, Chelsea Culter, Elise Trouw, Raelee Nikole, Oblivion Her Majesty, Fitness, L.A. Edwards, Bay Ledges, Courtship, Mamafesta and Sully. There's so much talent rolled into the 2018 lineup, it's almost overwhelming. If that's not enough, there's also a Thursday pre-party with disco heavyweights Kool & The Gang. Time to get down on it and secure your KAABOO passes before they sell out!

There's so much talent rolled into the 2018 lineup, it's almost overwhelming. 

And, lest we forget, ticket admission doesn't only include the musical lineup – top comedians are coming to the 4th Annual, too! Gracing the comedy stage of KAABOO 4 will be Craig Ferguson, Iliza Shlesinger, Nick Offerman, Craig Robinson, Chris Hardwick, Whitney Cummings, Kevin Nealon, Pete Holmes, Nikki Glaser, Pauly Shore, Aparna Nancherla and Orny Adams. If these top names in stand-up don't get you rolling on the floor laughing, we don't know what will.

Even ticket sales set KAABOO Del Mar apart from the rest of the colossal music fests. Although weekend tiered passes are on sale now – with tickets ranging anywhere from general admission all the way to VVIP passes (luxury doesn't even start to define THAT experience) – the KAABOO Kindness program gives back $1 from every ticket sold to support local San Diego charities. This fest is all San Diego, through and through. Thus, however you want to enjoy the MIX-perience, KAABOO Del Mar will accommodate you with their Hang Loose, Hang Five or Hang Ten packages.. and you have the added bonus in knowing you're making the community a better place simply by attending. For more information, visit www.kaaboodelmar.com.

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Top Shelf Takes the Street Episode 2: I’m With Stoopid | Top Shelf Reggae

In this episode of Top Shelf Takes the Street, journalist Kristy Rose runs around Ocean Beach, California asking the general public if they know who Slightly Stoopid is, among other Stoopid questions. Stay tuned for more Top Shelf shenanigans in the months to come and watch for us on a street near you.

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