String Cheese Incident & friends cover “Crisis” for COVID first responders

The String Cheese Incident has recently teamed with other renowned bluegrass and jam band players to produce a colorful cover of Bob Marley’s “Crisis” while stuck at home maintaining social distance. Considering the subject matter so applicable, SCI lead singer Michael Kang hopes this reassures COVID-19 first responders, proffering gratitude for their dedicated and continued […]

Glass Bandit debuts with ‘Reflections’ EP

One thing this country, nay, the whole world needs right now is some funky, fresh music to keep moods elevated under the current COVID circumstances. Answering the call is Lawrence, Kansas funk-soul-rock fusion band Glass Bandit, debuting onto the recording scene with a three-song EP, Reflections. The eight-piece Kansas co-op emphasizes self-worth, perseverance and, obviously, […]

TSM Artist #HotList: May 11th, 2020

Welcome to another episode of the Top Shelf Music Artist #HotList, with your host Alexia Johnson — May 11th, 2020 Edition. Follow Alexia as she outlines hot new music from up-and-coming bands! This week, our lineup features Delanlia with her hot new single, “The Philosopher”. Also on the list is a new track by Lucid […]

Ocean Alley astounds in “Hot Chicken” single & video

Australia’s surf rock band Ocean Alley is back in action with the lead single “Hot Chicken” now available on all digital outlets off their forthcoming Lonely Diamond LP. The third full-length follows the band’s 2018 Chiaroscuro album — one that took them straight to the top! Gaining a following playing small gigs around Sydney’s Northern […]

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 […]

Between Kings drops surprise ‘Antidote’ EP

Aussie-bred turned LA-based rock band Between Kings has achieved critical acclaim since their formation back in 2013. The band’s debut album, The Escape, instantly started climbing the Alternative Charts in 2018, escalating the emo four-piece to over 1.5 million Spotify streams last year. Now pairing with producer Jimmy Messer (AWOLNATION, Kygo, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez), […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Mutual Groove “Funky Butternut”

Let’s face it, this COVID-19 lockdown is getting to people. Monetary circumstances aside, the prolonged forced isolation is resulting in high numbers of depression and anxiety worldwide. Answering the call aren’t politicians or doctors — it’s funk group Mutual Groove out of Nashville! Mutual Groove, former touring members for hip hop artist Stealing Oceans and […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 4

Your Top Shelf Music News hosts Matt Cook and Kristy Rose are back for Episode 4… although their sanity is questionable, at best. Under the current COVID-19 circumstances, the music industry has all but ground to a halt, yet these two dedicated news reporters aren’t giving up, assembling what few bits and pieces of music […]

Top Shelf Music has a Patreon

Top Shelf Music is proud to announce the official launch of the Top Shelf Music Patreon page! Patreon — a growing trend in entrepreneurship, especially in creative industries — is a subscription-based crowdfunding approach to the entities you support, whether that be bands, artists, independent labels or up-and-coming brands. Top Shelf Music, as a brand, […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Dillinger’s Hired Guns “Witchduck”

Blaine Dillinger, a man of multiple talents, is best known for his reggae rock role in HIRIE and former roles like Clear Conscience, Shrub, among others. What fans of the reggae rock genre don’t know is that Dillinger’s background ranges from reggae to prog rock to funk to his jazz guitar degree he attained from […]

TSM Artist #HotList: April 5th, 2020

Top Shelf Music Artist #HotList with your host Alexia Johnson, April 5th 2020 Edition. Follow Alexia as she outlines hot new music from up-and-coming bands! This week our lineup features “Waves” by AVA, “Michigan Winter” by Sunday Morning, “No Negative Vibes” by Wisdom and Sound ft. Blaine Dillinger (of HIRIE) and “Rock With You” by […]

TSM #HotList: March 29th, 2020

We’re proud to present Top Shelf Music Artist #Hotlist with your host Alexia Johnson, March 29th Edition! This time, our lineup features Blarre Bianchi & Iam Christarz, DJ Greenguy and Reime Schemes, Fantan Mojah and Rome (of Sublime With Rome) with Duddy B (of Dirty Heads)! With so much going on in the world right […]

Sal’s Greenhouse blossoms in new ‘Bloom’ EP

Bay-area powerhouse funk/soul collective Sal’s Greenhouse is releasing a new EP Bloom on Friday, March 27th! This talented NorCal assembly is everything you need to make staying at home feel like you’re back to fun on Friday nights. The EP was produced by Justin Stanley, who has worked with a full list of artists already […]

Celebrating 311 Day 2020

In what could possibly be the last concert for a long time (with the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe and all), diehard 311 fans flocked in hoards to Viva Las Vegas for three full days of 311 performances — complete with pre-parties and after-parties around the casino! An annual tradition, the band has been […]