Scrap Yard Aces looks to the cosmos in “Red Solar Radio” single

With live shows, touring and festivals ground to halt and seemingly no end in sight, most artists would like to forget 2020 ever existed. But, many are using this time to write and release new music to fill the creative void and give back to suffering music fans! With their new single “Red Solar Radio”, […]

Sealegs at The Beach presents: The Late Ones & friends

Saturday, July 11th was another beautiful southern California summer day in Huntington Beach. The smell of sunscreen and the sight of beachgoers in bathing suits made for a perfect summertime vibe show on the beach. Sealegs at the Beach hosted The Late Ones and friends, and people came. There was a line of cars just […]

Jah Cure sets the scene in “Rock The Boat” single

Jah Cure of Kingston, JA is ready for summer romance in his latest single “Rock The Boat”. The sweet love song is featured on Reggae Vibes Music’s latest World Rebirth Riddim album, out now on all digital outlets and featuring the talents of Anthony B, Turbulence, Lutan Fyah and more. If you love reggae music, […]

Arise Roots paves the way for reggae in ‘Pathways’ album

“Here I Am” is the song that could have easily been the title of Arise Roots’ new record. Southern California’s acclaimed reggae-rock ensemble is back with their third full-length studio album, Pathways, via Ineffable Records. The bountiful 15-track release features support from a multitude of impactful artists, such as Eric Rachmany (of Rebelution), Kyle McDonald […]

TSM Artist #HotList: July 12th, 2020

Filmed in June and premiering today, Alexia Johnson brings you another #TSMArtistHotList. This week features Reed Dollaz (Philadelphia), FillmoeTrev (San Francisco) and Krooked Treez (Los Angeles) pairing with Sen Dog (of Cypress Hill), Karim Israel (of Arise Roots) and Sid Wilson (of Slipknot) This episode includes strong Artists of Color, making waves within the music […]

Gentleman’s Dub Club drops “Use Me” video, feat. Kiko Bun

Following the success of their 2019 album Lost In Space off Easy Star Records, Gentleman’s Dub Club returns with a funky, reggae rendition of the Bill Withers hit “Use Me”. Joining the group on the cover is fellow UK reggae sensation Kiko Bun, who follows Withers’ 1972 Old Grey Whistle vocal live performance to a […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Dillinger’s Hired Guns “Jellyfish of Love”

Blaine Dillinger continues his instrumental solo journey with a brand new single “Jellyfish of Love”, premiering with Top Shelf Music today before it hits any other digital outlet! A cornerstone of bands like HIRIE, Shrub and Clear Conscience, Dillinger proves through his solo ventures that he is far from a hired hand. Under the denomination […]

Kyle Smith performs acoustic set at Sealegs

On June 28th, Kyle Smith played an acoustic set at the sandy, oceanfront property of Sealegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach. After all the time people had been cooped up due to COVID-19, you could see how excited everyone was to get out and soak in some live music. Kyle played a fun acoustic […]

Attending the One Love Peace Protest in Long Beach

COVID-19 has changed live music forever, it seems. With more bands announcing postponed or canceled shows around the country, protest concerts are filling the void and bringing live music back to the masses. June 27th, 2020 was a day of peaceful protest in Long Beach in the form of the One Love Peace Protest, a […]

Ramz celebrates black women in “Underneath” music video

UK hip hop artist Ramz follows up his “Belong To The Streets” and “Brixton to Oxford Circus” freestyle releases with an official ‘black is beautiful’ statement in his latest single “Underneath”. As nations around the world continue to demand justice for black citizens, particularly in America, it’s uplifting to hear artists standing firm in the […]

Audic Empire demands attention in ‘Head Change’ album

Audic Empire of Austin, Texas takes no names. Instead, this reggae rock band open fires on all topics in their latest Head Change album, now available on all streaming outlets via Reggae 360 and Blue Avenue Music Group. Matching the music’s metal-infused demeanor is the album’s producer Howi Spangler, frontman of similar zero-fucks-given reggae rock […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Jah Sun “Law Of Attraction”

Top Shelf Music is proud to host the world premiere of Jah Sun’s latest work: the music video for “Law Of Attraction”, a steamy single off his new album Magic & Madness. The California reggae artist graced the world with his fourth full-length following this past Memorial Day Weekend, when we all needed fresh music […]

Ocean x Ocean Virtual Reggae Fest welcomes island artists

We know… this summer’s kind of bummer being stuck inside without a live concert in sight. But, if we have to live in a world without live performances, at least we have the powers of the Internet! What we all need right now is a virtual event highlighting the healing powers of reggae and that […]

Aloha Radio is on “Island Time”

Let’s face it — if any year was on ‘island time’, it’s 2020. With a slow rollout, abrupt change of pace and virtually no agenda (pun intended), what better way to commemorate this forced downtime than with kicking back and making the most out of life on pause? Orange County indie rock band Aloha Radio […]

Riot Fest drops massive 2021 Phase One lineup

Without the thrill of monthly festivals and concert getaways, 2020 has been, well, the biggest drag of all time musically. Great pieces of art have surfaced along the way, sure, yet only an extremely limited amount of events are being experienced in-person due to social distancing. Damn COVID. In summary, festivals need a do-over. Up […]