Lana Del Rey brings joy to San Diego

What to say about Lana Del Rey… The renowned ‘Xanax rock’ queen has had anthems in big budget Hollywood films, been recognized several times by the GRAMMY Academy and has garnered countless hours of radio play over six studio albums — on top of being drop-dead gorgeous. But, one thing I didn’t understand until the […]

Van Morrison serenades San Diego

It was a marvelous night for a moondance when Van Morrison fans lined the seating of the North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA on October 8th. Motown queen Mavis Staples opened the night, with her soulful voice blending well with her jiving backing band. Everyone was clapping along as they were finding […]

How Lana Del Rey dazzled Sacramento

It was a beautiful night in Sacramento on October 8th… 73 degrees and the sky was dimly lit, yet full of stars. There were two large lines of excited fans circling around the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. As the crowds entered the venue, many were walking as fast as they could to the pit and seats. […]

Greta Van Fleet at the Hollywood Palladium

Young rising hard rock stars Greta Van Fleet continue their March of the Peaceful Army sold-out world tour, supporting their first full-length studio album Anthem of the Peaceful Army. In October, GVF had two shows in Los Angeles on the 5th and 6th at The Hollywood Palladium. The first of two shows, the 5th fell […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2019: Day One

A rush of anticipation hit Del Mar, California at the crack of noon on Day One of the 5th Annual KAABOO Del Mar Festival. The best weekend of the year was upon SoCal residents and everyone came prepared. The first of three days of A-list entertainment kicked off with turn-of-Millennium alt rock band Plain White […]

Pasadena Daydream 2019 official Top Shelf after movie

Top Shelf Music journalists Kristy Rose and Jenni Lynne take on the first ever Pasadena Daydream Festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, presented by The Cure and Goldenvoice. Despite the extreme heat of Labor Day Weekend, New Wave and punk rockers flocked by the hundreds… Despite the extreme heat of Labor Day Weekend, […]

Blink-182 & Lil Wayne satisfy Seattle

Wow, what an amazing night for the people of Seattle, Washington! One of the greatest pop-punk bands and rappers of all time coming full throttle! The White River Amphitheater was full of energy and the fans were ecstatic to listen to rock and hip hop. The stage at the White River Amphitheater was full of huge […]

CRSSD Fall Festival coming back to San Diego’s waterfront

San Diego’s avid music-goers and travelers from surrounding areas are preparing for what has become a biannual tradition. CRSSD Festival returns September 28th and 29th downtown at the prime location of the Embarcadero’s Waterfront Park, ending festival season in style. The festival typically attracts 15,000 each day, spanning over a two-day weekend and giving spectators over […]

The Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher & AFI in San Diego

What was sure to be an incredible evening in San Diego, California went above and beyond anyone’s expectations. Lovers of 90s emotive rock joined forces with those of core emo lovers the night of August 28th in Chula Vista’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, where The Smashing Pumpkins were joined onstage with Noel Gallagher (of […]

What does ‘KAABOO’ stand for?

With August coming to a close, residents of San Diego are readying themselves for yet another temperate-weathered autumn: planning Labor Day get-togethers, hopping on boats and living the high life in true endless summer fashion. Football might be exciting for some, while others are happy to head back to school as pumpkin spice-flavored items wait […]

Death Cab for Cutie at the Hollywood Bowl

Sunday might be a sleepy day to some, but for Los Angeles alternative music lovers, staying home the night of August 11th, 2019 was simply out of the question. Two major alt bands collided for one evening of wining and dining at the Hollywood Bowl, a venue that actually encourages you to bring your own […]

Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World in San Diego

Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World, with special guests Ra Ra Riot closed out one of the last few dates of their Summer of Gods 2019 Tour at North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in San Diego on August 1, 2019. Ra Ra Riot, an American Indie band from New York, kicked off the show […]

Wyoming’s Cheyenne Frontier Days 2019

Cheyenne Frontier Days is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and festival, commemorating western culture. It has been celebrated annually since 1897 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during what is known as “Cowboy Christmas”. This year marked the 123th festival held on July 19th-28th, 2019.  Apart from rodeo, the festival includes a lot of events such as colorful […]