Punk in the Park 2022: Day Two

On Sunday, November 6th the annual Punk in the Park Fest invaded Oak Canyon Park for the second day of beer, music and moshing. The fest provided another day of free beer tasting of more than 100 beers from dozens of differing breweries. By the time the sun set, everyone was ready for a second […]

Punk in the Park 2022: Day One

Punk in the Park came back for year two at Oak Canyon Park, a grassy, tucked away venue in the hills of Orange County. Day One was as wild a ride as any sold-out punk festival, with free beer tasting all morning and surging pits late into the night. It felt great coming out to […]

Dropkick Murphys reminds LA their music is timeless

My dad, Shane, and I go to a lot of shows and work together as a team to do reviews here at Top Shelf Music. We have seen some of the biggest performers in the world and countless new bands in dimly lit clubs that barely fit 50 people. Some shows are fun, some shows […]

DENM was born to walk the path of music

This young man has a whole plethora of talent that is combusting in the reggae rock music scene as we speak. Signed to Ineffable Records in 2020, collaborating with Jared Watson of Dirty Heads, showcasing on the Sugarshack pop up stage and Reggae Rise Up, collaborating with SOJA, and the list goes on and on!  He is on […]

Black Lips gets rowdy at The Lodge Room, Los Angeles

Loud, raucous, supersonic. I’ve been dying to see a show at The Lodge Room for years. Its a fantastic venue inside an old Masonic lodge from the 1920s that’s been converted into a live performance powerhouse in Los Angeles, with all the necessary modern niceties you’d expect — all the chic, stylized charm that you […]

Top Shelf Music Weekly Roundup: November 6th, 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 Alt Rock, Metal, Grunge Belgian rock sensations […]

When We Were Young Fest drops 2023 Lineup

With 2022’s installment of When We Were Young Festival in the books, a resounding success, the event’s organizers over at Live Nation are already looking ahead to next year. They just announced an amazing 2023 lineup of over 50 bands! And, blink-182 — featuring original guitarist Tom DeLonge — is tabbed as the headliner. On […]

California Roots 2023: a true bucket list event

Music festivals are a big undertaking. For many, months of planning and budgeting goes into the experience. At times, there is stress, setbacks and logistical nightmares before even getting to the gates. And I’m not talking about the music festival itself. People travel from far and wide to attend such events and the premiere music […]

Taking part in the inaugural When We Were Young Fest 2022

We were lucky enough to attend the first ever When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas! When I first saw this festival announcement way back in January, I was like no way this festival is actually gonna happen. I really thought it was too good to be true! That was sort of the case, […]

Punk in the Park 2022 is coming to Orange County

Attention all punk fanatics — Punk in the Park is almost upon us! This Saturday and Sunday, on November 5th and 6th, the greatest punk music festival on the west coast will take place once again at Oak Canyon Park in the heart of Orange County, California. Brew Ha Ha Productions presents an epic two […]

blink-182 reunites with “Edging” single

After 10 years, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker have reunited! blink-182 is back! And, they’ve released their first single “Edging” from their upcoming album. The three musicians haven’t released music together since their Dogs Eating Dogs EP in 2012. Needless to say, many fans of the band were very excited to hear of their […]

A Day To Remember plays downtown San Diego

A Day To Remember brought an incredible show with a stacked lineup during their Just Some More Shows Tour stop at Gallagher Square in Petco Park in San Diego, California. The band has been going across the US headlining festivals and arenas, but San Diego was lucky to have The Used, Movements and Magnolia Park […]

WORLD TRACK & VIDEO PREMIERE: Nadu “Good To Me”

Los Angeles-based rocker Nadu returns with the first song off of his upcoming album 16, due out in February 2023. Top Shelf Music is proud to host the official premiere of the rising star’s “Good To Me” single ahead of its official release on October 21st, 2022. “Good To Me” is a lo-fi/garage punk hit […]