Wonderfront Fest 2024: Day Two

Despite the persistent May gloom, Wonderfront Festival 2024 in San Diego managed to keep spirits high, enveloping fans in its unique and captivating atmosphere. The festival grounds buzzed with a sense of community, a shared excitement and joy, as attendees delved into a myriad of vendor booths and interactive installations, each offering a distinct experience. […]

T-Pain welcomes Waukee, Iowa to his Wiscansin Mansion party

On June 4th, T-Pain’s sold-out Mansion In Wiscansin Party made a stop at the Vibrant Music Hall in Waukee, Iowa. This wasn’t merely a night of live music, it was a house party with 2,500 people and elaborate production, curated and hosted by the Nappy Boy himself. With support from up-and-coming rappers from his label, […]

Night One of two with Bleachers in Nashville

It was Night One of two for Bleachers at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The pews were filled with people of all ages, all ready to jam with the six-piece band. However, the evening began with a hypnotic performance by Samia. The opener graced the stage with her ethereal energy and commenced the evening with “Pool” […]

Avril Lavigne kicks off Mountain View’s summer concert season

Tuesday, May 28th marked the kickoff of Shoreline Amphitheatre‘s summer concert series in Mountain View, CA — starting with Avril Lavigne’s Greatest Hits Tour! Opening the night at 7pm and playing a half-hour set was Royal & the Serpent from Los Angeles. Fresh off opening for Demi Lovato and then Fall Out Boy, Royal & […]

BeachLife Festival 2024: Day Two

Day Two of BeachLife Festival kicked off under overcast skies that failed to dampen the spirits of the eager crowd. Despite the chillier weather compared to Day One, the festivalgoers were in high spirits, ready to immerse themselves in a diverse lineup of performances. The Expendables got the party started at noon on the Hightide […]

Bryson Tiller turns up the heat in San Francisco

In the heart of San Francisco, amidst the vibrant energy of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Bryson Tiller brought his electrifying stage presence to the third stop of his 2024 world tour. With four albums, five mixtapes, an EP, and a multitude of singles under his belt, Tiller had more than enough material to share at […]

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 […]

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 […]

GRAMMY-winning hit by Miley Cyrus gets reggae makeover

Miley Cyrus’s GRAMMY-winning hit “Flowers” has been given a vibrant reggae makeover, courtesy of Doah’s Daydream and Sol Turpin (of Safety Orange). This unexpected collaboration between the soulful singer-songwriter and the latter musical mastermind behind Reggae Hit Masters has resulted in a fiery rendition that is sure to set all playlists ablaze. Doah’s Daydream infuses […]