Alice Merton whips Nashville into an absolute frenzy

The year was 2016 and I was sipping an espresso in a small Italian cafe. There wasn’t anything particularly special about this establishment: the food was basic and unassuming, the coffee was okay. Suddenly, over the mediocre sound system came a song that immediately made me panic to find the shazam button on my iPhone. […]

A dynamic night with Blake Rose in Nashville

Over the last few years, rising indie pop artist Blake Rose has been steadily making his mark across the world. A gifted vocalist hailing from Perth, Australia (now residing in Los Angeles, California), Rose constructs compositions around his emotionally empowering lyrics, using combinations of synthesized and acoustic orchestrations alongside a myriad of self-produced melodic soundscapes […]

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 […]

Vampire Weekend blends genres with ‘Only God Was Above Us’

Earlier this month on April 5, 2024, Vampire Weekend released their fifth studio album Only God Was Above Us. This new album effortlessly blends different musical influences and genres such as punk and jazz with the classic Vampire Weekend sound that we all know and love. The tight ten-track album certainly displays a departure in […]

Good Kid sells out Quartyard in downtown San Diego

On a rare drizzly San Diego evening, the city’s popular outdoor venue Quartyard was packed to capacity for Good Kid’s sold-out show on their This Can’t Be The End tour on April 5th, 2024. Despite the intermittent drizzle, the vibes were anything but dampened as fans came together for singalongs, beyblades (accompanied with beyblades cover […]

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 […]