WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Braden Lee Waiters “Think About It”

There are not many people who are as dedicated to keeping roots blues music alive as Braden Lee Waiters. Waiters is a young blues artist who is releasing his debut single titled “Think About It” tomorrow on all digital outlets and Top Shelf Music has the pleasure to showcase its exclusive premiere! Originally from Tooele […]

Santa Barbara’s sOhO celebrates 25 years with The Dirty Knobs

Well, rock n roll’s best kept secret is out! Within the last couple months, The Dirty Knobs have released their first original single “Wreckless Abandon” — the title track to their debut album set to be released March 20th — and announced a national tour that sold out in literal minutes. People are finally catching […]

Indubious ‘Beleaf’ album review

Indubious — the energetic reggae-dub trio from Bend, Oregon — is dropping a brand new full-length album titled Beleaf. The 14-track album is set to be released August 16th and will surely not disappoint! Indubious stays true to their genre-bending, rootstronica dub sounds, while still keeping the album diverse and fresh with quality production, instrumental […]

The Cali Roots X-perience

In 2014, I attended the 5th Annual California Roots Festival for the first time when I was still in high school. The only person I knew there was my best friend who I went with and my mom who drove us. After three days at the festival, we left with a ton of new friends […]

Iya Terra at Marty’s On Newport

Dubbest Dubbest Dubbest Dubbest Dubbest Dubbest Dubbest Around the venue Around the venue Around the venue Around the venue Around the venue Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra wrapped […]

KBong ‘Easy To Love You’ album review & artist commentary

If you’ve ever been to a Stick Figure show, one of the main things that stands out (other than the dog onstage) is their energetic, always-smiling keyboard player. KBong’s stage presence truly makes Stick Figure shows come to life. He can usually be seen doing some kind of cool kick from the keys, jumping up […]

Steel Pulse, Tribal Seeds, The Green & Iya Terra at Avila Beach

Around Avila Beach Around Avila Beach Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Iya Terra Around Avila Beach Around Avila Beach The Green The Green The Green The Green The Green The Green The Green The Green The Green The […]

Kings and Comrades ‘On My Way’ album review

After much anticipation, Philadelphia’s Kings and Comrades have just released their third full-length studio album on August 3rd titled On My Way. Led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jeff McCaughey, the band has come a long way since they began over a decade ago. Starting with only two members, Kings and Comrades are now equipped […]

Iya Terra sees “Stars” in new single

Since their widely successful #1 Reggae Billboard album Sacred Sound, Los Angeles-based reggae band Iya Terra has been hard at work touring the country with bands such as Fortunate Youth, Stick Figure, Katchafire, The Expanders and many more, as well as continuing to create new music when they’re not out on the road. It has been […]

Slightly Stoopid at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper w/ Kyle McDonald Pepper w/ Kyle McDonald Pepper Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure w/ TJ O’Neil Slightly Stoopid Slightly Stoopid Slightly Stoopid Slightly Stoopid Slightly Stoopid Slightly Stoopid On June 24th, Slightly Stoopid’s School's Out For Summer Tour passed through beautiful sunny, Santa Barbara […]

For Peace Band ‘Always Love’ album review

Guam musicians, For Peace Band, have been making quite a big splash in the reggae scene not only in Guam, but also throughout North America – making them one of the only bands from Guam to do so! After the release of their first album in 2014, the band has been hard at work touring […]

Slightly Stoopid at Avila Beach

Around Avila Beach Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Pepper Cocoa the Tour Dog Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure Stick Figure w/ TJ […]

The Nextmen vs Gentleman’s Dub Club

British dub band, Gentleman’s Dub Club, and UK songwriting/DJ duo, The Nextmen, have joined forces to create an incredible 12-track album titled Pound for Pound. Gentleman’s Dub Club began building a reputation for themselves by playing live, high-energy shows from places like Goa to Glastonbury to France to Poland and more. The Nextmen had similar […]

The Cali Roots 9 experience

The annual California Roots Festival could easily be compared to a modern-day Woodstock of reggae – three days of peace and music. In fact, Jimi Hendrix famously torched his guitar on the very stage thousands gather around year after year for this event. But, at the same time, Cali Roots is uniquely and authentically its […]

Experiencing Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018

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 […]