Bass Camp Reno founder says 2024 fest is better & bassier than ever

Attention, Bass Campers! The time is almost here for us to report to camp and ignite Reno in EDM perfection. Bass Camp is returning to its beloved home at Wingfield Park NEXT WEEK, spanning July 27th and 28th. This year’s installment features a stellar lineup of world-renowned deejays alongside tomorrow’s headliners, directly reflecting the vibrant […]

Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Duality’: the greatest show on earth?

A lot of people question my rationale when I say that Lindsey Stirling has, quite possibly, the greatest live performance in existence. They argue, “What about Paul McCartney? What about the rock gods of the 70s?” Listen, I acknowledge that 70s rock concerts back in the day (that probably cost a nickel or whatever) were […]

Bass heads gather for Wooli’s insane Incinerate LA

SoCal bass heads were in for a night full of heavy-hitters at “Wooli Presents Incinerate” at The Torch within the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. With a lineup that guaranteed nonstop bass and unlimited energy, the night was destined to be an unforgettable gathering for fans of dubstep and riddim. Wooli, whose real name is Adam […]

ODESZA immerses Los Angeles in two nights of magic

The ODESZA concert at BMO Stadium on June 7th, was a transcendent experience. As a longtime fan of ODESZA, having followed them since their early days in Bellingham and Seattle, I felt electric for this show. Before the concert, I had the chance to immerse myself in the ODESZA Last Goodbye Cinematic Experience; this documentary […]

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 […]

Saxsquatch brings folklore-filled Bigfoot Rave to San Diego

I’ve always heard of the mystical and elusive character Saxsquatch: a wily upright ape-man, wandering around the Pacific Northwest with instrument in hand. The legend of Saxsquatch actually dates back to the first saxophone ever created by 19th Century musician and outdoorsman Gilhorn Von Bugle Sax, who carelessly left his invention on a tree stump […]

Boogie T & friends shake St. Louis with bassy dubstep

The Factory was a packed house on a Saturday night in St. Louis, as fans gathered to enjoy a dubstep-filled night courtesy of Boogie T and friends. All four of the deejays from the show are signed to Insomniac Records and brought their own unique take on EDM to the stage. The show started with […]

Bass Camp Fest returns for round VII in Reno this summer

Bass Camp Festival is gearing up to electrify the heart of downtown Reno like never before. In its seventh installment, the festival has revealed they are expanding to two days of nonstop excitement on July 27th and 28th with an insane lineup you’ll be double taking. The festival grounds consist of three dynamic stages scattered […]

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 […]

Hippie Sabotage entrances San Diego

When brothers Kevin and Jeff Saurer roll into town, you know it’s going to be a party. Formally known as the alternative EDM duo Hippie Sabotage, these talented brothers bring the laser lights and kaleidoscopic visuals associated with the deejay scene — yet so much more. Between switching off on live guitar and bouncing into […]