One Culture releases self-reassuring “Reflection” single

East coast reggae band One Culture resurfaces with a little “Reflection” — literally. Out now on all digital outlets, the new single is an ambient-meets-progressive roots anthem on the power of retrospection. Produced and recorded in the home studio of frontman Kurt Jansohn, later to be mixed and mastered than none other than roots reggae […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 16

Top Shelf Music News hosts Kristy Rose and Matt Cook bring to you the best of summer music news with only some slight alien transmission interruption by singer-songwriter and We Speak English Good podcaster Mike E.P. From fictional bands making real-life albums to virtual festivals in gibberish, don’t miss anything in the music industry by […]

Throwback fest Beats at the Beach about to hit San Diego

Everyone loves a good throwback. It’s also safe to assert that everyone has admiration for a beach setting. Combining these cherished entities is radio station Magic 92.5 and Subaru, presenting San Diego with Beats at the Beach this upcoming September 18th, featuring an all star “I Love the 90’s” lineup! And, when we say ‘all […]

Desert Daze set for mystical metamorphosis November 2021

After this past 18 months, all of us need a break. No… we need an outlet. We need to let loose wildly, uninhibitedly in the purest form of human expression. As festivals return to planet Earth from their forced COVID-19 hiatus, it seems that an energy shift has happened. We’re attending live shows out of […]

Fortunate Youth releases title track “Good Times (Roll On)” off forthcoming album

Reggae rock legends Fortunate Youth resurface with “Good Times (Roll On)” — that’s right, new FY music for summertime!!! The single stands as the title track off their forthcoming album (due out later this year) and follows 10 previous full-length albums, dozens of EPs and innumerable singles in between since the band’s inception. And, if […]

Killer Diller performs 2nd video installment of ‘Del Tigre Disco Club’

Costa Rica’s roots reggae fusion band Killer Diller performed a four-song session for Del Tigre Disco Club! The series, growing in popularity, comes from the visionaries behind Long Beach Records LATAM and TigerKiss Design Lab (even with some production contribution by LIT, Inc!). Enjoy a full production concert from the carefree country of Costa Rica […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jahrukus “Ashes to Ashes”

Melbourne-based rising roots reggae band Jahrukus premieres the digital version of David Bowie’s reimagined 1980 classic “Ashes to Ashes” today on Top Shelf Music! Available for purchase via 7″ vinyl tomorrow, July 16th, “Ashes to Ashes” pays tribute to not only the late, great Bowie, but to roots reggae legends at large in soulful rub-a-dub […]

Goldenvoice announces Just Like Heaven 2022

Leave it to Goldenvoice to bring back exactly what we want for live music post-quarantine. Now that the mask mandate has been lifted, venues are back to full capacity and vaccines are everywhere, it’s time to get back to festivals. After a slew of announcements, Goldenvoice — more hard at work than ever — decides […]

Get to know escalating reggae band Rise Up

Roots reggae and rock blend Rise Up is one band that lives up to their name — they are rising up! Heralding from Salinas, California, founding members Chris Alcantara (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Alex Cortez (drums) gained recognition up and down the coast of California before linking up with locally-renowned players Leland Smith (lead guitar) and […]

Blended Fest tour nears Nashville

What a better way to celebrate summer than doing so with fine wine and dining out in the sunshine? Add in some of the top deejays and musical acts of all genres and you have Blended Festival — a classy and multicultural multi-day extravaganza hitting three new cities in 2021! Starting August 13th and 14th […]

HIRIE sells out headlining show at Harrah’s Valley Center

Harrah’s Rincon in Valley Center, California… sure, it’s out of the way, tucked an hour or so outside of any suburban San Diego neighborhood on Native American land, but the return of live music knows no bounds. HIRIE — a fire reggae pop artist, forced into dormancy from quarantine — was surfacing for a her […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Starcoast “Scroll”

After a year inside and 17 months isolated from others, another pandemic has risen… and this one could arguably be the most life-consuming and contagious of them all. We are, as a nation, now hooked on our phones. The endless feeds, the mindless scrolling, the limitless screen time have us at a national standstill, especially […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: RasMoses “I Shall Not Be Moved”

Devout Rastafarian and Colorado-based reggae artist RasMoses rises again with the official lyric video for his “I Shall Not Be Moved” single! Premiering today on Top Shelf Music, we have the privilege to see RasMoses’ powerful words come to life — words needed now more than ever! The national quarantine has left us all shaken, […]

Big Atomic explodes with social unrest in funky ‘Body Politic’ EP

Big Atomic is on the side of the people. This funky five-piece from Louisville, Kentucky does not idly stand by while injustice reigns supreme. We might be enjoying the start of summer in a brand new post-COVID era, taking vacations and attending concerts without a care in the world. But, remember last summer? Remember the […]

Meet rising indie rock star Michigander

Fusing indie rock and pop into his own unique sound, Michigander is quickly becoming a name you want to know. Born Jason Singer, this Michigan native possesses the passion and prowess to take over the radio charts, a motive boosted ever-higher by his third EP release, Everything Will Be OK Eventually. If you haven’t checked […]