Hayley and the Crushers bring bright colors and mischief to San Pedro

Tucked away in the corner of San Pedro, California is a portal leading straight into NYC’s notorious 1990s punk rock scene. Low lighting, patched leather vests, and the smell of whiskey encompass The Sardine; a punk rock bar, record store, and music venue. November 19th welcomed a night of old-school punk rock. Three female-fronted bands […]

WeishFest brings music and fundraising together for its 9th installment

WeishFest (pronounced “Wish” Fest) will be back for its 9th installment on Friday, December 2nd at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, IL. The live music event benefits The Andrew Weishar Foundation (“Weish4Ever”) and its mission of uplifting families battling cancer. This year’s WeishFest features the genre-defying Quinn XCII, hit machines The Fray, and country […]

We were up ‘Til Dawn’ with The Weeknd

On Saturday, November 26th, fans of The Weeknd gave thanks for the artist, his music, and his current nationwide run of the After Hours Til Dawn tour named after his most recently debuted studio album. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known by his stage name, The Weeknd cast a magic spell over attendees at Sofi Stadium. […]

Fans wrapped around The Fillmore in anticipation for Jessie Reyez

It was a chilly Monday night, perfect for a concert. I was really excited to see Jessie Reyez live. I remember the first time hearing her voice on the song “Nice Guy,” her collaboration with Eminem and I immediately wanted to know more about her. Walking up to The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Fans wrapped […]

Phoenix dropped new album, “Alpha Zulu”

It is impossible to talk about Phoenix as a group without mentioning their catalogue of influential Indie music that remains a staple within the genre throughout their more than 20 year history. Cementing themselves as masters of hook-writing and lush synth melodies, they approached  a difficult paradox that many veteran groups have to face–how do […]

Top Shelf Music Weekly Roundup: November 20th, 2022

Welcome to the Top Shelf Weekly Music Roundup, where we showcase some of our favorite new music video releases! If you are interested in having your upcoming music considered for a feature, send an email in the form of a press release to Derek Jones. For fans of EDM, Pop & R&B Thai-Chilean, NYC native, multi-hyphenate […]

Jessie Baylin serves Nashville with a taste of New Jersey

Tuesday, November 15, The Basement East hosted Jessie Baylin and Airpark. The New Jersey native left home when she was 18 to discover herself in Los Angeles, only to quickly figure out that music was her calling. Inspired by artists such as Billie Holiday, Barbara Streisand, and Ella Fitzgerald, Jessie Baylin mixes folk, rock, and […]

Fans beg Matt Maeson for encore in San Diego

Matt Maeson brought his Never Had to Leave Tour to the Observatory North Park in San Diego, California for an insane sold-out performance. The eager crowd packed the venue early in anticipation of hearing new songs from his most recent album of the same name for the very first time live, as well as old […]

Charlotte Sands throws a tantrum in San Diego

You may have heard of Charlotte Sands… she’s opened for emo legends My Chemical Romance, The Maine and YUNGBLUD, and has also collaborated on songs with The Maine, UnderOath and Sleeping with Sirens. If you haven’t, I highly suggest you catch up. Charlotte brought her first headlining tour — Love and Other Lies — to […]

Blink-182 reveals massive 2023 tour with Tom Delonge

All hands on deck and batten down the hatches! blink-182 has announced a massive reunion tour WITH Tom DeLonge! DeLonge parted ways with the band twice in recent history: once for four years in 2005; the second time in 2015, which continued indefinitely… until now! Maybe the band is working with Tom on new music… […]

X Ambassadors hosts benefit for abortion rights in Los Angeles

What seemed to be another regular concert at the iconic Troubadour turned out to be a marvelous night, headlined by X Ambassadors and full of surprise guests — all to support reproductive rights, thanks to the National Network of Abortion Funds foundation. X Ambassadors — along with Rosie, Jensen McRae, Lexi Jayde, corook, Grandson and […]

Triple Thread debuts with fun-filled ‘Feels Like Home’ LP

Musical genres are a thing of the past. If you don’t believe me, Triple Thread‘s first full-length album, Feels Like Home is all the proof you’ll need. The Orange County-based five-piece band successfully combined the musical stylings of popular genres, including reggae, rock, ska, pop and punk. The results of such unique combinations means there’s […]

Two full weeks of SXSW 2022

SXSW is known for many things… whether it’s throngs of happy music lovers, rediscovering their love of seeking the best new bands, or the pack of tech guys in networking nirvana. Or, the film geeks and geek-ettes, gawking in gritty discourse over the merits (or lack thereof) of their latest screening. For me, though, SX […]