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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kai Wachi delivers one of EDM’s most bone-rattling sets EVER

The Old Rock House just south of Downtown St. Louis hosted another heavy dubstep show to a packed house of headbangers. The heavy-wub-heavyweight Kai Wachi and his two opener acts were brought to town by B&W productions, and certainly gave the audience a performance to remember. Accompanying Kai Wachi on the tour were the two […]

5 hidden gems at Coachella (besides the music, obvi)

It’s here — another two glorious weekends at Coachella! While Weekend One-ers are gearing up for the great unveiling of the 2024 installment, let’s look at a few not-so-obvious thrill spots and chill spots that await attendees of both weekends. Sure, the music’s great. But what else? Between the iconic ferris wheel and the controlled […]

New Diplomat headlines Noise Pop festival at Bottom of the Hill

Never miss a Sunday show; festival-going-music-lovers know this. Personally, I’d like to also add, “never miss an opener.”  Thankfully, I didn’t. The night before Thanksgiving last year, I found myself at The Independent in San Francisco, drawn by the allure of covering the headlining band, We Are Scientists. Among the roster of performers were two […]

San Diego’s Wonderfront Festival moves to May 2024

Experience the wonder of Wonderfront Festival 2024, a three-day extravaganza set against the stunning backdrop of the San Diego waterfront from May 10th through the 12th. This year, Wonderfront promises an immersive celebration of music, art, and culture, featuring over 80 bands across 7+ stages, yacht parties, and a plethora of engaging experiences. At the […]

Rock, ska, reunions… Coachella changes it up for 2024

We’re living in an era of nostalgia, with even the weirdest fads returning full-force. Reboots of 80s movies are bringing in the most chatter at the box office, while bands that were seemingly forgotten a few years ago are currently selling out tours at numbers never thought plausible. So… it was only a matter of […]

Bottlerock 2024 will blow minds this Memorial Day in Napa Valley

This time of year might have us all snowed-in and snuggly, but it’s also the time of year to plan ahead for all the fun times lurking on the horizon. One such event is the annual BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley, CA — bringing the best of music, food, wine, and more to the forefront […]

Kim Petras slays in Nashville

The fans were certainly fed with endless pop songs during the Nashville pitstop of Kim Petras’ Feed the Beast World Tour. From the playful costume changes to the intricately choreographed dancing, Petras offered a well-rounded evening of artistry. The night of dancing began with a DJ set by Alex Chapman. The lively performance took place […]

Outside Lands 2023: Day Three

Sunday Funday kicked off in grand fashion with Gasolina, the world’s largest touring reggaeton party, showcasing the best sounds in classic and current reggaeton, dembow, dancehall and beyond hosted in Cocktail Magic. Droves of fans twerked their way to Lindley Meadow to celebrate Gasolina, whose mission is to create a community within the reggaeton and […]

Outside Lands 2023: Day Two

Day two kicked off with Bay Area synth-pop-indie-rock sensation, Mike Deni better known as Geographer, who played back to back sets while admittedly under the weather. There’s something very rock n roll about Geographer’s show must go on mentality. We caught his second performance at the Music Den presented by Toyota. Deni’s infectious personality, and […]

Outside Lands 2023: Day One

Ninety bands, hundreds of local vendors, alongside 75,000 of the Bay Area’s most eclectic melophiles migrated to Golden Gate Park Aug 11-13th to celebrate 15 years of Outside Lands music festival magic. Fueled by industry powerhouses Superfly & Another Planet, Outside Lands continues to solidify itself as one of America’s premier music festivals. Along with […]