Thievery Corporation heals Cincinnati with soulful performance

Despite the Cincinnati Reds having an 8-game losing streak, fans were cheering inside Bogart’s Cincinnati Concert Venue on May 9th, 2024 thanks to Thievery Corporation! Thievery Corporation is a global band, representing many parts of the world. It’s the music of the people, for the people. They are the singing, reggae, hip-hop infused, multi-lingual, acid […]

Taking Back Sunday takes back San Diego between Coachella weekends

Taking Back Sunday swung by San Diego’s newest fan-favorite venue The Sound alongside the Del Mar Racetrack in between their legendary Coachella sets recently.  San Diego was bestowed with a headliner side show with beloved elder-emo Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), John Nolan (lead guitar, piano, vocals), Shaun Cooper (bass), and Mark O’Connell (drums) on April […]

Florida Groves 2024: Day Two

As fans ascended on the Central Florida Fairgrounds, people quickly scattered, exploring the numerous vendors, testing their skating skills on the half pipe, perusing the cannabis convention, and posing for selfies with one of the many murals. Many even inked the memories of Florida Groves forever at the tattoo convention. The makeup of the Florida […]

Little Stranger & Andy Frasco take us to church with new single, “God At A Festival”

If you’re drawn to alternative hip-hop, jam bands, bluegrass, or honestly, any other genre of music– you’ve probably come across Little Stranger or Andy Frasco & the U.N., maybe respectively, maybe through their previous collaborative single, “Oh, What A Life” but if you haven’t yet heard about either of these genre blending musical titans, you’ll […]

Coachella 2024 Weekend Two: Day 3, Escape to Goldenvoice Surf Club

After two full days frolicking in the *intense* Coachella heat, Top Shelf was blessed to check out Goldenvoice‘s posh popup at the Palm Springs Surf Club before heading back in for the Day Three finalé. Approximately 20 minutes away from the Empire Polo Grounds, the Palm Springs Surf Club is an expansive 21-acre, all-adult waterpark […]

Coachella 2024 Weekend Two: Day Two

With sunkissed shoulders and blistered feet, festival-goers gathered at the Empire Polo Club grounds for another day of music, surprises, and unforgettable moments. Unlike the star-studded spectacle of Weekend One, Day Two of Coachella Weekend Two was all about the music, drawing dedicated fans eager to immerse themselves in the diverse lineup of artists. The […]

Fall Out Boy & Jimmy Eat World set Milwaukee ablaze

On a rainy Tuesday night early in April, the great state of Wisconsin was set ablaze with pop-punk fever as Fall Out Boy‘s So Much For (2our) Dust Tour stormed into the Fiserv Forum, joined by the iconic Jimmy Eat World. The weather outside the iconic “Deer District” was cold and windy, as if winter […]

Coachella 2024 Weekend Two: Day One

Top Shelf has never had the pleasure of attending the catalyst of all Goldenvoice festivals… until this year. Of course, we’re talking the alpha, the omega, COACHELLA! Spanning two weekends in the sun-soaked Empire Polo Club grounds just south of Palm Springs, Coachella has become synonymous with the quintessential festival experience — the Maserati of […]

Big Something brings jam band goodness to St. Louis

North Carolina-based improvisational rock band Big Something came roaring into St Louis on April 18th and I could not have been more excited. In 2018, I was fortunate enough to help run sound for The Big What? — Big Something’s self-produced jam band festival thrown in the North Carolina hills. When I first learned about […]

Dirty Heads light up Lincoln, CA with The Elovaters

First things first, if you haven’t been to “The Venue” at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, CA, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice! As you walk through the doors, you’re greeted by a friendly staff who are all eager to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Every section has staff ready to answer any […]

Good Kid sells out Quartyard in downtown San Diego

On a rare drizzly San Diego evening, the city’s popular outdoor venue Quartyard was packed to capacity for Good Kid’s sold-out show on their This Can’t Be The End tour on April 5th, 2024. Despite the intermittent drizzle, the vibes were anything but dampened as fans came together for singalongs, beyblades (accompanied with beyblades cover […]