Dry Diggings announces first-round artists for 2021

Alternative reggae rock fest Dry Diggings is officially set to return! After taking a forced hiatus from the scene due to COVID, it seems Dry Diggings is still kicking, with its first major round of artists announced for this upcoming August 27th and 28th. Now, don’t get thinking that the pandemic didn’t have an impact […]

Katastro announces new studio LP with “The Way I Feel” single

Phoenix hip hop/alt rock foursome Katastro returns with an uptempo breakup anthem, “The Way I Feel”, announcing a date for their much-anticipated Sucker album, to boot! Sucker marks the sixth full-length album for the band, teased back in fall 2020 with lead single “Way Too High” and sophomore single “100 Rips” in March. Clearly, this […]

Insomniac drops stacked HARD Summer 2021 lineup

Okay ya’ll… festivals are back and they are GOIN’ HARD this year… yes, total pun intended! Powered by Insomniac, HARD Summer Music Festival is joining the bandwagon of lineup announcements and they’ve officially released they are returning this year in San Bernardino, CA with an expanded blueprint and an incredibly stacked lineup to compete. Big […]

Outside Lands sets sights on Halloween Weekend 2021

San Francisco’s main event, Outside Lands, is returning triumphantly to the City By The Bay for 2021 to the relief of ticket-holders, festival fans and music-lovers everywhere. That said, it’s going to be a little late. Pushed back from its annual August positioning to over Halloween Weekend 2021, Outside Lands is back and bigger than […]

Life is Beautiful 2021 sells out in minutes

In the words of Michael Scott — “Okay, now everybody, just STAY CALM!” We’ve waited, watched postponements and cancellations consume the world… but, now live music is finally back, baby! Life is Beautiful Festival announced their completely stacked lineup as the first major LIVE music festival thus far in 2021. Appropriately tagging their announcement with […]

The Late Ones with Dread Kennedy live at SLO Brew Rock

Friday March 5th, The Late Ones and Dread Kennedy took the stage at SLO Brew Rock in breathtaking San Luis Obispo. The weather was nice and the vibes were high as people waiting for the show enjoyed the delicious beers and food that this brewery is known for throughout California. This was a special show […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 13

Episode unlucky #13 is late. Well, February was a short month, so deal with it! Also deal with your Top Shelf Music News hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose for another 11 minutes or so, as they share the latest in the music industry — from pending lawsuits to streaming services to Super Bowls and […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Benny Freestyles “One Life”

Rhode Island up-and-coming rap artist Benny Freestyles returns with visuals for his “One Life” single — a song centered around life’s natural blessings. Hitting his YouTube tomorrow, Top Shelf Music is proud to premiere this hard-hitting, yet tranquil and uplifting music video, produced by Endeavor Studios (which includes Freestyles himself)! Benny Freestyles creates the kind […]

J.Lately drops “Out The Window”, feat. GAVLYN

Hip hop emcee J.Lately returns with a fresh take on living easy in “Out The Window”, the fourth and final single release ahead of his forthcoming Winnebago album set for March 12th. With the help from Los Angeles-based rapper GAVLYN, NorCal meets SoCal in this seamless track, like you’re cruising the grapevine on a sunny […]

Why-Axis returns with self-produced “Raincoat” single

Ireland artist Why-Axis is known for pushing boundaries, particularly with his music being non-denomination in nature. If we were to categorize the new dance track “Raincoat” the young up-and-comer just released, it would be somewhere along the lines of melodic R&B alternative wrapped in a millennial attitude and rooted heavily in hip hop. We digress. […]

Murky Waters emerges with “Alone” debut single

For fans of Still Woozy, Tyler the Creator and Dominic Fike, I feel like it is my responsibility to reach out to you so that I can put Murky Waters on your radar, just as he launches his new artist project with his debut single “Alone”, released independently. The skilled young LA-based crooner paints a […]

Weege & 880 South unveils “Always Something” music video

Denver-based singer-songwriter Weege is recently back in action following over a decade-long hiatus from the music industry. Originating in a band called 880 South circa 2004, Weege toured with the greatest in the reggae rock realm at the time — Iration, Rebelution, even helped Slightly Stoopid break into the Bay Area market! But, life happens. […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 12

New Year, new music news! Welcome to the first Top Shelf Music News episode of 2021, with your hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. It’s already been quite an entertaining year and we’re ready to talk about it, from album releases to Kanye West’s divorce proceedings. Joining to weigh in on New Year insight is […]

Dilip x Otxhello drop ‘Late Year’ collaborative EP

A supremely special project for fans of hip hop and the beat scene that is definitely worthy of your time has graciously embraced us with its sonic presence! RIAA gold and platinum-selling hip hop producers Dilip and Otxhello have come together under the name Late Year to create a self-titled collaboration EP, released via Alpha […]