Experiencing the earth-shaking Welcome to Rockville 2024

Welcome to Rockville Fest conquered Florida once again this year! It has become Top Shelf’s annual trip to the NASCAR International Speedway by the shores of Daytona Beach. This festival is produced by the one and only Danny Wimmer Presents: one of the most riveting and largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America.   […]

Sick New World 2024

Sick New World made its crushing sold-out debut in 2023 and there’s no stopping this fantastic fest, bringing together the best in modern rock. With their second year, C3 Presents has proven SNW to be a landmark for Las Vegas festivals. Along with their second year came upgrades! Everyone got wristbands this year! It was […]

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 […]

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 […]

2023 albums you shouldn’t have missed: The Aquadolls ‘Charmed’

The Aquadolls debuted their Charmed album over this past year (and yes, it’s named after the popular ‘90s/‘00s TV show). Channeling 80s and 90s vibes, it’s a punk rock-slamming compilation of smooth, yet gritty guitar riffs… very reminiscent of The Breeders and Sonic Youth. It’s a pinnacle album, featuring females than can rock out like […]

Devon Thompson gives LA a night of darkwave magic

When Devon Thompson graced the stage at LA’s The Paramount, it was an instant immersion into her captivating style. Sporting Doc Marten boots adorned with pink ribbons and a white dress that exuded Jennifer’s Body vibes, Devon’s aesthetic immediately caught the eye and set the tone for a night of dark wave magic. The timing […]

SEMA Fest 2023: Day One

The inaugural SEMA Fest 2023 day one proved to be an awesome festival with a something for everyone to enjoy. This extravaganza celebrated car culture, music, and all things automotive with an unmatched level of energy and enthusiasm. Drawing inspiration from iconic names and brands, SEMA Fest transformed into the ultimate automotive playground, captivating a […]

R.E.M. celebrates 25 years of ‘Up’ with deluxe album re-release

1998… oh, what a year in music. While bubblegum pop ramps up for the teeny-boppers, alt rock is at an all-time high on the airwaves, dominating the Top 40 for the most part. Among the heavy-hitters of the genre, really titans of the entire rock industry, was R.E.M. — a band that need no introduction. […]

Vera Bloom lets us in on her captivating EP, ‘It’s Me’

Vera Bloom has an origin story not unlike so many other supremely talented musicians floating around the unforgiving universe known as the music industry. She started immersing herself in music at a young age, first on the piano, hashing out songs and with the encouragement of her father began adding lyrics to her creations. At […]

Catching up with Everclear’s Art Alexakis

Everclear is a driving force in the rock alternative music world and has dedicated their lives to what they love for 3 decades. Their true tenacity and grit have proven to inspire fans and artists all over the world, even more so today with their new album ready to come out swinging for the new […]

Sin City unites gearheads with music-lovers at SEMA Fest 2023

Get ready, gearheads and music enthusiasts, because the city of sin is ready to rock! The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the masterminds behind the legendary SEMA Show, are rolling into Las Vegas to celebrate their 56th anniversary in the most spectacular way imaginable. Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for the automotive and music extravaganza […]

The Atom Age expands garage punk sound in self-titled album

A growing force of energy is emanating out of the Bay Area, culminating in what we are coming to know as The Atom Age. The skate punk band of six players are dropping their fifth full-length album this Friday, September 29th via Asian Man Records and the hype is already high. With a video circulating […]