Tropidelic drops new beats on St. Louis

Six-piece Ohio-based reggae band Tropidelic made it out to Old Rock House — one of my favorite venues in St. Louis — on June 27th, bringing along with them electronic reggae-dub trendsetters Jon Wayne & The Pain and fellow Ohio rockers, The Quasi Kings. All three offered the people of STL their unique fusions of […]

California Roots 2024: Day Two

Day Two at California Roots Music and Arts Festival 2024 resumed on Saturday, May 25th, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The sun was shining and folks were smiling as they lined up early for another fun-filled day, kicking off with The Wide Eyed Kids on the Bowl Stage who played songs off their album Beautiful […]

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. […]

Experiencing the earth-shaking Welcome to Rockville 2024

Welcome to Rockville Fest conquered Florida once again this year! It has become Top Shelf’s annual trip to the NASCAR International Speedway by the shores of Daytona Beach. This festival is produced by the one and only Danny Wimmer Presents: one of the most riveting and largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America.   […]

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 […]

Atmosphere reissues iconic & out-of-print ‘Strictly Leakage’ LP

The rhyme-slinging duo of Atmosphere is reissuing one of their greatest albums, one that’s been out-of-print for YEARS! Dropped originally in 2007, Strictly Leakage is — without question — a milestone within Atmosphere’s extensive discography that should be revisited often. The album is aptly named, playing a pivotal role in the band’s trajectory. Between 2007 […]

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 […]

Atmosphere brings Tour de Friends, Pt. Deux to party in St. Louis

For the first stop of the Tour de Friends, Pt. Deux on April 10th, cherished hip hop duo Atmosphere decided to start things off relatively close to home, partying in the Midwest with the city of St. Louis at The Pageant and making their long-awaited return to the 314. They didn’t come alone either, instead […]

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 […]

Cali Vibes 2024: Day Three

As the sun rose above the horizon, casting a warm glow over Marina Green Park, the final day of the Cali Vibes Festival unfolded in a crescendo of music, culture, and community. The air buzzed with anticipation as eager concert-goers poured into the venue, ready to experience a diverse lineup of musical talent and immerse […]

San Diego’s Wonderfront Festival moves to May 2024

Experience the wonder of Wonderfront Festival 2024, a three-day extravaganza set against the stunning backdrop of the San Diego waterfront from May 10th through the 12th. This year, Wonderfront promises an immersive celebration of music, art, and culture, featuring over 80 bands across 7+ stages, yacht parties, and a plethora of engaging experiences. At the […]