Summer Roots Beer & Music Fest announced for Irvine

With shows finally coming back, there’s a new reggae festival to get your summer started and your spirits high! Introducing, the 1st Annual Summer Roots Beer and Music Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 26th at Oak Canyon Park (next to Irvine Lake in Orange County, CA) and featuring music from staple California reggae acts […]

The Untz Fest set to return to NorCal early June

It’s fantastic to see all the festival lineups drop again for 2021, after a year and a half of no shows! While numerous spring and summer events have pushed their dates back to the fall, one three-day festival will finally return to its NorCal home. In its official 5th year, The Untz Festival provides some […]

Keyth G. debuts with self-titled reggae EP

Up-and-coming reggae artist Keyth Garcia (aka Keyth G.), based out of Oxnard California, is set to release his first solo EP — a reggae and jazz-style mixture of sound! Top Shelf Music is proud to feature this soulful and uplifting reggae EP and had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Garcia about his […]

Ziggy Marley at the Ventura Fairgrounds: Show 2

On April 17th, Ventura County was blessed with two legendary back-to-back performances by GRAMMY Award-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley, in the form of a drive-in concert. The venue was put together to accommodate social distancing, reggae lovers and fun-seeking fans from all walks of life. Attendees arrived in their own personal vehicles and every automobile […]

EDM artist B!GHARZ reveals spirited “Colorado” video

Up-and-coming EDM deejay and producer B!GHARZ, based out of the central coast of California, is returning with a music video for his newest single “Colorado” — a country-style track with a modern electronic twist. Premiering on his YouTube channel today, Top Shelf Music is proud to feature this energetic and uplifting music video, filmed and […]

The Beach Boys play Ventura drive-in show with John Stamos & Mark McGrath

On October 23rd, Ventura was blessed with a legendary performance by The Beach Boys, featuring John Stamos and Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray), in the form of a drive-in concert. The venue was put together to accommodate social distancing, music enthusiasts and fun-seeking fans. Attendees arrived in their own personal vehicles and every automobile had […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Ghost Rock “Morning Light”

Ghost Rock is a new, up-and-coming three-piece soulful roots reggae band from San Jose, California. Consisting of lead singer Vince Gadduang, lead guitarist Nick Santana and drummer Danny Flores, Ghost Rock puts on a high-intensity performance. They have an astonishing sound, amplified by singer Gadduang. Within the first few seconds of seeing them live, the […]

How The Allman Betts Band rocked San Luis Obispo

On Wednesday March 11th, The Fremont theater in San Luis Obispo was blessed with a performance by The Allman Betts Band, fronted by Devon Allman (son of Greg Allman of The Allman Brothers) and Duane Betts (son of Dicky Betts). Opening the show was a band all the way from Saint Louis, Missouri named The […]

Steel Pulse at Santa Maria’s Presqu’ile Winery

On February 8th, Santa Maria was blessed to host reggae legends Steel Pulse and local favorites Resination at Presqu’ile Winery. Resination is a five-piece reggae band consisting of Vance Fahie (lead singer), Thomas Cuffe (keyboardist), Timmy Cordero (drummer), Patrick Pearson (lead guitarist) and Michael Jimenez (bassist). They started off the evening, with their authentic and […]

KBong starts tour in San Luis Obispo with Sensi Trails

On February 5th, KBong and Sensi Trails took over SLO Brew Rock for the first night of their tour. Sensi Trails started off the night with their surf reggae vibes mixed with a little rock and roll. Singer Kyle Rising and bassist Kaya Hall drew in the crowd with their high energy stage presence and […]

The Green brings the aloha to San Luis Obispo

What a great way to kick off The Green’s 10 Year Anniversary tour! The Green has been together since 2009, coming all the way from O’ahu, Hawaii to make their first celebratory stop here in my hometown at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo — which is like my home away from home — […]

Blue Oyster Cult reaps San Luis Obispo

On January 15th, I had to opportunity to witness one of the best rock-and-roll bands to ever come out of the 70s at one of my hometown venues — the Fremont Theater here in San Luis Obispo, California. I remember as a kid growing up with 70s rock-and-roll due to having older parents, so once […]