Punks4Change livestream supports San Diego’s Til Two Club venue

Since April of last year, when COVID-19 took over the music scene, all live shows came to a halt and music venues are currently feeling the effects: many are in jeopardy of closing down for good, especially the more intimate venues that don’t have the backing of major ticketing distributors, like Live Nation or Ticketmaster. […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 8

It should be fall festival season. We are aware. Yet, that doesn’t deter Top Shelf Music News from reporting the latest in music news, coming straight out of the mouthholes of lovable hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Joining the two is Ohio Correspondent For No Reason Mike E.P., commenting on current medical phenomena, as […]

Prince Fatty talks producing in the COVID era & new single

British sound engineer and renowned record producer Prince Fatty has released an impressive amount of singles this year, concluding the series this week with his own take on Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit”. Dubbing it “Black Rabbit” (with a heavy dose of dub), the single features guest vocals by Shniece McMenamin and is available everywhere as […]

Robert DeLong reflects with “Better In College” single, feat. Ashe

Robert DeLong‘s brilliant take on music cannot be overlooked. The one-man-band of Los Angeles simply exudes genius, whether that be bouncing around his tricked-out stage of lasers and Nintendo 64 controllers, writing sociopolitically-charged dance songs or producing major bangers out of his home studio. This guy truly does it all. A par for the course […]

Death By Dub delivers in ‘Resurrection’ EP

Death By Dub, a conglomerate of major music industry players, defines the cycle of reincarnation in their latest Resurrection EP. Within four songs (and a bonus fifth instrumental), Death By Dub explores the woeful sadness, yet anticipatory hope that death — and whatever happens thereafter — embodies. The unknown, the Big Sleep… one of mortals’ […]

HIRIE celebrates “Bonfire” single with full-band livestream

Reggae rock pop princess HIRIE (nee Trish Jetton) has assembled the whole crew together in this COVID time to celebrate the release of her latest creation, “Bonfire” — out today on all digital outlets! Known for her colorful vocal expression of real-life subject matter, HIRIE narrates how she escaped a dark place of late, turning […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Papa Rosko “When You Say Nothing At All”, feat. Gyptian

Papa Rosko might be emerging on the scene, with his debut full-length on the horizon, yet he is far from inexperienced. Based now in the cultural melting pot of South Florida, Papa Rosko’s beginnings were humble, hailing originally from Nashville, Tennessee where he fronted a reggae band by the name of Voodoo Possum. It was […]

SWIMM assuages city sadness in “Feel Better”

Los Angeles-based pop band SWIMM intertwines psychedelia elements with catchy melodies to render… heartfelt life lessons? You wouldn’t suspect such astuteness from a psych-pop band, yet SWIMM’s depths are far deeper than the shallow surface that surround the pop genre. After busting out two full-lengths in a single year, SWIMM made their mark in 2018 […]

Jus Goodie embraces “Changes” in new single

2020 has been a rough one. No doubt about it. From lockdown to racial injustice to wildfire, quality of life for everyone has changed exponentially over the course of one year. Reggae artist Jus Goodie, resident of southern California, feels his surroundings morphing around him, yet, while others wallow in self-pity and fear, Goodie charges […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunny State “Smiley Girl”

Easygoing Sunny State band is back, bringing their reggae warmth to women in their latest single “Smiley Girl”. Not only that, but the band premieres the cinematic video for the single today on Top Shelf Music only! Following two self-assured adventurous women around the world, from snowy mountain peaks to rollerskating sandy boardwalks, Sunny State […]

Bonafide ‘s “Start and Stop” video begs world for peace

Jamaican born and Vegas-based reggae band Bonafide brings to the forefront the ongoing evils of police brutality towards people of color in America in their new “Start And Stop” music video. Not only that, but they do so alongside son of one of the biggest freedom fighters ever lived, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The video […]

Learn Sublime songs through ‘The House That Bradley Built’

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 30 years, chances are you know full well who Sublime is. You most likely also know that Bradley Nowell was taken from this earth too soon from a drug overdose in the mid 90s, right at the height of his fame. Bradley’s family has never […]

P-Funk North salutes stoners in “All My Heroes Are Potheads” video

P-Funk North returns with asinine antics and major munchies in their new music video for “All My Heroes Are Potheads”, a musical tribute to champions of marijuana intake and industry. In true ska form, P-Funk North’s tongue-in-cheek revelry for all things stoney bologna come to life, saluting Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley and more […]

Sabotage Soundsystem’s ‘Sabo 2’ is finally here

There are few succeeding in the reggae rock business better than the Pepper boys. Fact. Touring and generating hits for over two decades, Pepper has cemented its name firmly in the industry, enough so that frontmen Kaleo Wassman and Bret Bollinger have had time to pursue their own side projects of late! Bret Bollinger & […]