Experiencing Pasadena Daydream 2019

The sizzling, southern California sun shone down brightly on August 31st for the most highly-anticipated festival of the summer season. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Cure’s Hyde Park show in London, The Pasadena Daydream Festival was born. With the lineup handpicked by The Cure’s Robert Smith himself, the day was sure to please. […]

Bret Bollinger breaks stage at KROQ’s Huntington Beach concert series

Along the sunny seaside coast of Surf City, USA, KROQ radio’s Roq the Ocean Series returned to the Ocean Deck at Pacific City in Huntington Beach, CA. The insane local bands’ Solution and Bikini Trill opened for the infamous Bret Bollinger and The Bad Habits as they entertained fans on the stage overlooking Pacific Coast […]

Julian Marley at Garden AMP

The 2019 Summer Concert Series at Garden AMP would not be complete without a Julian Marley concert! The amphitheater in Garden Grove, CA hosted a three-stage mini-festival with Julian Marley headlining. Top Shelf Music caught the festival with Cali Conscious and B Foundation also performing. The 2019 Summer Concert Series at Garden AMP would not […]

Ziggy Marley at Pacific AMP

It was a real roots reggae night, as the sweet sounds of Jamaican legends Ras Michael, Toots and the Maytals and Ziggy Marley entertained ecstatic fans at Southern California’s Pacific Amphitheatre on July 19th, 2019. Ras Michael, born Michael George Henry, and his immensely talented band and beautiful backup singers captivated the audience. They infuse […]

Rebelution at the OC Fair: Night Two

The warm summer sun and the sweet scent of fried foods enticed fans for Day Two to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. DJ Mackle, Iya Terra, Collie Buddz and Rebelution lit up the stage for the second night of rocking reggae. DJ Mackle spun mad reggae mixes, as […]

Zac Brown Band at Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre

It was a crystal clear, sunny California evening that kicked off with a furiousness as New Orleans-native Trombone Shorty took immediate command of the stage at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Opening for Zac Brown Band on July 25th, 2019, Trombone Shorty (born, Troy Adams) and his wily band surprised the crowd, kicking off the night […]

Unwritten Law & Authority Zero at Glass House Pomona

On Friday, June 21st, energetic and eager fans packed the historic Glass House Theatre in sunny Pomona, CA in high anticipation of seeing The Last Gang, Authority Zero and Unwritten Law light up the stage. The three-piece Orange County-based female-led band The Last Gang stormed the stage with a vengeance. Brenna Red, with her brightly-colored […]

Hollywood Reggae Night XVII, with Damian Marley

The glittery California sun dipped down behind the famous Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, July 7, 2019, as Reggae Night XVII began. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, along with local public radio station KCRW, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their World Festival, as excited fans filled the Bowl grounds early. Fans were picnicking on the open […]

Kyle Smith at Huntington Beach’s Sealegs

As the sun shone bright and the ocean glistened like diamonds, with the familiar summer scent of sunscreen filling the air, Ventura locals Kyle Smith and his fantastic band set out to headline Reggae Sunday’s at the gorgeous beachside venue of Sealegs in Huntington Beach, CA on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Fans and pups of […]

The Cure curates Pasadena Daydream Festival

It’s been 40 years since Robert Smith and The Cure entertained fans at Hyde Park in London. In honor of that show, The Cure has created another summer’s end festival of epic proportions. Robert Smith says of his new Pasadena Daydream Festival, “Hyde Park was a fabulous experience, the whole day was really magical and […]

The Aggrolites at Saint Rocke

On the heels of the release of their highly anticipated, long-awaited album, Reggae Now, the Los Angeles-based Aggrolites lit the stage on fire at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA on May 25th, 2019. This being the first live taste of their new album, excited fans came out in full force to hear the latest […]

HIRIE at Newport Dunes

With the pink and orange sherbet California sun setting on the sparkling bay in Newport Beach, HIRIE took to the stage for a fun-filled family evening of reggae on the beach. Families and groups of friends took to the VIP areas, the picnic benches and sand to grab a spot to enjoy the show. Excited […]

Art Garfunkel at LA’s Saban Theatre

The voice of an angel, the musings of a man well-traveled and the familiar songs of multiple generations filled the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills as Art Garfunkel entertained a full house on May 9th. Over the next 90-minute set, Garfunkel took the audience back in time on a magical, musical and lyrical storytelling journey. […]

Sitting down with Save Ferris’ Monique Powell

Save Ferris frontwoman Monique Powell is anything but conventional. And, after 24 successful years making exceptional ska music, she has solidified herself in the ska hall of fame if there ever was one. So, when I had the chance to sit down and chat with Monique shortly following her Day One Back To The Beach Fest […]

KROQ’s 2nd Annual Back To The Beach Festival

The cool, cloudy southern California morning didn’t stop fans from packing the Huntington Beach sand for the 2nd Annual Back To The Beach Festival, presented by KROQ. With awesome food vendors, pop-up shops and play areas for kids and adults, everyone was having a blast! There were sand games, oversized beach chairs and a mechanical […]