Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad: In Roots We Trust tour

Top Shelf Reggae caught up with New York based Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Slim's in San Francisco to snap a few photos of the quintet on stop number six of their eight city West Coast tour. The In Roots We Trust 2014 tour includes GPGDS, with support from The Expanders and The Simpkin […]

Winter West Coast 2014 Tour with Tribal Seeds

The award winning roots reggae rock artists took the stage Saturday night and performed in front of the sold out Catalyst Club in sunny Santa Cruz, California. The group is currently on their Winter West Coast 2014 tour sharing the stage with Through the Roots which are four cities into their nineteen city tour. The […]

Through the Roots light up the stage in Santa Cruz

Through the Roots, a relatively new group based out of the reggae rock hub San Diego hit the stage January 11, 2014 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz where we caught up with them setting the stage absolutely on fire. The sold out, standing room only venue was a perfect setting for their signature Cali […]

Legendary Don Carlos lights the stage on fire in California

Despite feeling very much under the weather, legendary reggae artist Don Carlos lit the stage on fire in Berkeley, California with his signature smooth dance moves paired with feel good lyrics.  The immense energy from Don Carlos is very much unmistaken and totally apparent in the quaint venue nestled in Berkeley where the floor was […]

Rebelution headlines at Sonoma County

Rebelution took the stage during The Emerald Cup and you could literally cut the smoke with a butter knife. Rebelution brought the house down as fans drove to Sonoma County for the worlds longest outdoor organic cannabis competition and enjoy their favorite bands like Thrive, J Boog, and of course Rebelution.

J Boog rocks out Sonoma County

J Boog, the Compton, California native, took the stage during Saturday night at The Emerald Cup as procrastinators rushed in before the doors closed and show started.  J Boog put on an amazing show in Sonoma County as he owned the stage with great energy which practically melted the faces off the audience.

Thrive performs at The Emerald Cup 2013

As always, Thrive seems to draw a crowd when they perform.  This time was no different.  The smoke filled tent was filled to the rim with people waiting to get their first fix of Thrive performing in Sonoma County.

SOJA – 2013 Fall Tour at The Catalyst Club

SOJA arrived in sunny California after performing a whopping 22 times before rocking the house at a recent hotspot for reggae fans in Santa Cruz aptly named The Catalyst Club.  We were on location at the fully packed house to snap some photos of the Virginians on their Fall tour of 2013.

New Kingston MADD Tour 2013 – California

The Brooklyn boys have had an extremely busy year in terms of touring with big names like Rebelution, Pepper, The Dirty Heads, SOJA… you name it, they've toured with them.  We caught up with New Kingston in their MADD Tour 2013 in Berkeley, California with opening acts THRIVE and Just Chill to snap some shots.  […]

THRIVE takes the stage in California

THRIVE has been absolutely killing it lately sharing the stage with hard hitting bands like Rebelution, Collie Buddz, Tribal Seeds and most recently touring with New Kingston on their 2013 MADD Tour.  This time we caught up with them in California where they performed at a quiant little venue in Berkeley, California.

John Brown’s Body – San Francisco, CA 2013

John Brown's Body never fails to disappoint, especially when it comes to their amazing live performances.  This time around, they rocked the house in San Francisco, California in the iconic venue The Independent.  During their 2013 tour, John Brown's Body headlined the stage with supporting bands Stick Figure and Alific which also put on a […]

Stick Figure bring the house down in San Francisco

Count on Stick Figure to bring the house down every single performance.  In a packed house at The Independant in San Francisco, the four piece band opened up the night for John Brown's Body in their 2013 national tour.

Pepper 2013 tour stops off in San Francisco

San Francisco got it's treat mid October when Pepper stopped off and brought the house down at The Warfield. Pepper has had a jam packed year, with the release of it's self titled album and non stop touring.  We caught up with the native Hawaiians to snap a few shots.

Iration Automatic Tour 2013

Micah putting on a great show to the sold out house Following their Automatic album release July of 2013, Iration hit the road to perform a lenghtly nationwide tour.  We caught up with Iration in San Francisco where Micah Brown, Through the Roots, and Fortunate Youth opened up.

One Drop takes the stage in San Francisco

The Southern Californian natives dropped off in foggy San Francisco, California to perform an exclusive show in a quaint little venue named Cafe Du Nord.  The lights were dim, but the music was loud and drinks were stiff.