WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Donovan Keith “Mine”

Donovan Keith returns with a signature blend of soul, rock and funk with “Mine”, the latest single off of his debut solo album. Premiering exclusively on Top Shelf Music today, “Mine” is a passionate track with contagious energy and multiple layers to uncover. It proves relatable to anyone who’s found themselves longing for something lost […]

Attending BeachLife Festival 2021

After canceling its second year in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BeachLife Festival returned to Redondo Beach for an epic three-day music event, featuring a diverse lineup on a beautiful, laidback beach setting for all kinds of music lovers. With plenty of space and keeping an intimate, comfortable fee, BeachLife offered four stages hosting […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Payson Lewis “Hotel Suite”

Philly-raised indie pop singer-songwriter Payson Lewis returns in this diabolical, yet comical video for his “Hotel Suite” single, premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf before hitting his own YouTube channel tomorrow! The music video, shot like a classic film by Colin Duffy, reveals right off the bat a couple at odds with each other about […]

311, Iration & Iya Terra pack Tampa amphitheater

On September 25th in Tampa, Florida, on a beautiful Saturday, the sun was shining, a nice cool breeze was blowing and a sweat aroma was in the air, as you could tell a good reggae show was about to go down. As you pulled into the amphitheater, all members of extended reggae family were all […]

‘Far Cry 6’ original soundtrack heavy with sociopolitical overtones

If you have played a more recent Far Cry game, you normally know what to expect: incredible open world playgrounds, countless customizable weapons, lovable furry companions and, above all else, a twisted, unapologetic villain. We have been introduced to Vaas Montenegro, the insanity obsessed, maniacal face of Far Cry 3. We have come to know […]

Angels & Airwaves at The Warfield San Francisco

It was a calm and beautiful night on September 30th in San Francisco, as fans anxiously walked into the famous Warfield venue in the Theatre District. 1990Nowhere opened up and did their thing, as more and more fans entered the venue. After 1990Nowhere played, many fans walked around The Warfield to buy drinks and/or merchandise. […]

Lucy Dacus at The Fillmore San Francisco

Monday September 27th, I made my way to the historic Fillmore music venue in San Francisco, originally built in 1912, featuring greats like Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Grateful Dead. Tonight’s show was in support of Richmond, Virginia’s singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus and her Home Video Tour. Dacus’ third album, Home Video, released this June […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Qarreo “Dancing in the Rain”

Isn’t it always fun to spread your arms wide and twirl around in the rain? Rainfall can be associated with sadness and despair, yet it can also represent a cleansing, a renewal… a much needed reprieve. Qarreo capitalizes on its opportunities in their novel cover of “Dancing in the Rain”, originally by reggae rock band […]

Alt rocker Betty Moon talks latest album, ‘COSMICOMA’

Los Angeles-based songwriter and producer Betty Moon has racked up 10 full-length albums since the start of her career, with her latest COSMICOMA out last May. Self-produced in her southern California home studio (with the help of longtime friends and collaborators Justin Smolian and Owen Barry), the album harkens back to her earlier sound, mixing […]

Modest Mouse packs San Diego’s Open Air Theater

The night of September 22nd was still a warm one, when San Diego fans started lining up to get inside San Diego State’s Cal Coast Open Air Theater — an outdoor venue carved into the middle of the sprawling university campus. Modest Mouse was here! Whether you were a fan of their 2004 smash hit […]

SOL Mountain Fest 2021: Day One

Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival kicked off Day One of the two-day festival on Saturday, September 18th under the beautiful redwoods at Felton’s Roaring Camp, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Gates opened at 11am with the first band, Wolf Jett, on the stage at noon. The festival initially sold out weeks before due to limited […]

StoneTribe brings endless summer vibes in “Island Time”

Alternative reggae duo StoneTribe returns with the perfect escape for those who don’t want to give up summer quite yet! Their latest single “Island Time”, available now exclusively through Americana Music Group, is not only an oasis from the impending Fall and Winter season, but moreover a mental shift from the 9-5 work grind… an […]

Slightly Stoopid headlines San Diego’s Petco Park

On September 11th, Slightly Stoopid took over Petco Park in San Diego. They were supported by Boostive, The Elovaters and Thievery Corporation, with live painting by artist Jimmy Ovadia. Stoopid shows are always a party, but they are extra fun when at their home in San Diego, and this show was no exception. Walking around the venue, it […]

Rebel Rock Fest is one week out!

After being postponed for a year, the inaugural weekend of Orlando’s Rebel Rock Festival is only a little over a week away!!! How exciting is that?! After an amazing four days at Blue Ridge Rock Festival, fans are already feeling the ‘after festival blues’. Here’s the cure… Rebel Rock! If you haven’t got your tickets […]