A conversation with Iya Terra

Los Angeles-based, roots reggae band, Iya Terra has been on the rise for the last four years with the goal of spreading conscious, positive music. So far, 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest year of all for them. They will be embarking on their first nation-wide tour supporting Fortunate Youth, Josh Heinrichs & […]

Raging Fyah Grammy Nomination

Jamaica based roots reggae band, Raging Fyah, has been taking the world by storm since 2006. They ventured out of their hometown of Kingston, Jamaica and started touring the world. They developed a large fan-base in places like Europe, Costa Rica, Siberia, and areas of the South Pacific. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that the […]

Nahko and Medicine For The People comes to Ventura, CA

Nahko and Medicine For The People recently released their third full-length album titled Hoka, meaning a call to action. The band has been on the road ever since and have been doing much more than just promoting the new album. Nahko and MFTP have revamped their show to not only spread the inspiring messages within […]

Cali Roots 2017 first artist announcement

That time of year already? The highly anticipated California Roots Festival just released the first round of three announcements of artists for their 8th annual year. Just like the previous seven years, Cali Roots 2017 will take place Memorial Day weekend, May 26th-28th, at the beautiful Monterey Bay Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA.  Headlining the first […]

The 6th annual Shoreline Jam

The 6th annual Shoreline Jam took place last weekend right alongside the shores of Long Beach, CA. It's in the perfect location to spend the day listening to live music. The festival grounds are surrounded by the Long Beach harbor and share a home with the famous Queen Mary. The Shoreline Jam has seen some […]

Rebelution to release their first ever live album & DVD

Top Shelf Reggae is proud to announce that on October 28th, Rebelution will be releasing their first-ever live concert album along with a DVD titled Live At Red Rocks. Rebelution fans will now have the chance to relive those special moments at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado or experience it for the first […]

Reggae on the Mountain 2016

One of Southern California's most renowned reggae festivals took place last week on the mountains of Topanga Canyon. The 7th annual Reggae on the Mountain was two days of talented artists from around the globe, both local and international, coming together under the burning LA sun. As cars filled in the sides of the canyon, […]

Sowflo ‘Such Is Life’ album review

Reggae rock band, SowFlo, takes pride in their hometown roots. So much so that they named the band after the area which they’re from: South West Florida. To be exact, the members of SowFlo lived in Naples, Florida and were close friends as teenagers before forming the band. SowFlo has since released two EP’s and, […]

The Expanders with Iya Terra

On June 16th, The Expanders brought their vintage reggae sound to Ventura, CA for a night of mellow music at The Discovery with direct support from their good friends Iya Terra. Friendly faces filled the venue before the show started and some even took advantage of the bowling alley right along side of the stage. […]

California Roots 2016 wrap up

The annual California Roots Festival could easily be compared to the modern day Woodstock of reggae. Three days of peace and music. In fact, Jimi Hendrix infamously torched his guitar on the very stage thousands gather around year after year for this event. But it is still so much more than just that. This festival […]

YIC Summer Meltdown 2016

The students of the Yes I Can program experienced their 13th successful year at the annual Summer Meltdown last month. This one-day festival appropriately took place at the end of Autism Awareness Month. It is one of the only festivals in the country that is put on by students with and without disabilities who share […]

The Olés: New tour, new video

Santa Barbara locals, The Olés, are a reggae rock band that has been working hard creating and celebrating music for the past four years. However, The Olés are so much more than just a reggae rock band. They also have influences of hip-hop, funk, and blues. The kind of music you put on while cruising […]

Yes I Can: Summer Meltdown 2016

On April 30th, the 13th Annual Yes I Can Summer Meltdown will take place in Santa Clarita. It is a music and arts festival that is put on each year by the kids who attend Canyon High School that are involved in the Yes I Can program for students with and without disabilities. One of […]

Introducing KELLSA

Brazilian native, KELLSA, has been traveling the world to share and make music since 2004 to follow her dream of becoming a worldly pop-rock reggae star. She spent a few years in Jamaica gigging and making her first single with local reggae producers in Kingston. She experienced early success while there by getting the opportunity […]

Rebelution and Protoje at the Majestic Ventura Theater

The second half of Rebelution’s annual Winter Greens tour stopped in Ventura for two nights with special guest Protoje and his band The Indiggnation. They played the historic Majestic Ventura Theater, right off of Main Street, and sold out the venue two nights in a row. We were able to catch them on Sunday night […]