Reggae Rise Up finally heading to Vegas Fall of 2021

The iconic inaugural Reggae Rise Up Festival is coming to Las Vegas on October 9th and 10th at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, after being postponed due to COVID last year. Good news is, the lineup stayed relatively the same, including reggae heavyweight headliners Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads, with other incredible groups joining […]

DUBBEST, The Simpkin Project & more at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

On August 12th, On Point Promotions had a show at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, headlined by DUBBEST and supported by The Simpkin Project, New Leaf and SYNRGY. What a royal welcome back to live music at one of San Diego’s favorite indoor venues! It was great to catch up with friends I […]

Rebelution’s Good Vibes Summer tour rocks Avila Beach, CA

On Aug 15th, after a solid two years with no shows, Avila Beach was back in business with the summer’s hottest show, Rebelution and friends. Originally, Kabaka Pyramid was supposed to be at this show, yet attendees were instead greeted with a wonderful surprise performance by none other than Miss HIRIE. She started off the […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: MediSun “Speak Love”

Reggae and R&B artist MediSun returns with the smooth and soulful “Speak Love” single, premiering today only on Top Shelf Music ahead of its end of August release! Recorded last summer in the Massachusetts home studio of renowned producer and musician Moon Bain, MediSun combines his uplifting lyrics with an all-star cast of players: Teflon […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Feel Good Today”

Ras Fraser Jr. returns in the new video for his forthcoming single “Feel Good Today”, premiering today ahead of its public release only on Top Shelf Music! The established Jamaican dancehall artist pays tribute to the late Slaughta Bone — an Atlanta legend gone too soon. Instead of dwelling in sadness for the loss, Ras […]

Reggae meets AI in new Naughty Don ‘Electric Beach’ album

Kaleo Wassman — producer, guitarist and lead singer of noted reggae powerhouse Pepper — mashed up with the production minds of Ronnie King, Kyle (Aristotle) Grabiel and Jose Mario Fernandez (Wizzo) to bring you a brand new side project Naughty Don and its debut album, Electric Beach. The album is an immersive concept project that […]

Rebelution performs at Berkley’s historic Greek Theatre

Rebelution… wow, what a night at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California! It is an amazing venue and Top Shelf Music was so happy to cover this show on August “Friday the 13th”, 2021 Before a recap, we want to appreciate the amazing William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre. This is the longest running outdoor amphitheater […]

First ever Cali Roots Sessions: San Francisco announced

The reggae rock festival kings who brought the world over 10 years of Cali Roots is proud to announce a kickoff series of shows, slated to take place throughout the next year leading to the beloved (and long-awaited) 2022 California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, CA. Included in this rundown is the inaugural Cali Roots […]

Rebel Shakedown & Roots of Mine share the stage at Sealegs

On August 8th, Roots of Mine and Rebel Shakedown played at Huntington’s Sealegs at the Beach. It was a nice warm sunny day at the beach: the perfect day to get out and have a drink, burn one and hang out with friends. Roots of Mine came out first and killed it with the amazing […]

Iya Terra astounds with ‘Ease & Grace’ album

Over the course of this past year and a half, where things have been exceptionally insane, one core thought kept coming back into focus for me — just be grateful. Be grateful for everything you have in your life. Your friends, your family, your career, your dreams, your ambitions… be grateful for all of it, […]

Big Spin unveils “I Can Give You Nothing” video

Mexico-based punk rock band Big Spin adds imagery and animation to their “I Can Give You Nothing” single, a song previously released on their self-titled album. With the aid of contemporary dancer and ballerina Paulina del Carmen, Big Spin’s premiere reggae rock-style single comes to colorful life in the new music video above. Despite its […]

Bumpin Uglies hit hard at Old Rock House, St. Louis

East Coast reggae rockers Bumpin Uglies made their way through the Gateway to the west on August 6th, stopping by the Old Rock House in St. Louis and delivering Missouri fans all of the hits they had been waiting to hear for over two years — when the band last made their way through The […]

How Pepper brought the party to Pacific Amphitheatre

It was a beautiful, sunny southern California evening, as fans of all ages filed into the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, California. Friends and family gathered to celebrate the first in-person Pepper concert since 2020. Joining the Pepper party were local favorites Common Sense and Pacific Dub. Opening the night was […]

One Culture releases self-reassuring “Reflection” single

East coast reggae band One Culture resurfaces with a little “Reflection” — literally. Out now on all digital outlets, the new single is an ambient-meets-progressive roots anthem on the power of retrospection. Produced and recorded in the home studio of frontman Kurt Jansohn, later to be mixed and mastered than none other than roots reggae […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 16

Top Shelf Music News hosts Kristy Rose and Matt Cook bring to you the best of summer music news with only some slight alien transmission interruption by singer-songwriter and We Speak English Good podcaster Mike E.P. From fictional bands making real-life albums to virtual festivals in gibberish, don’t miss anything in the music industry by […]