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 […]

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 […]

Flogging Molly moshes in a pool in Vegas

This was by far one of my favorite lineups of the year. While the featured bands played different styles of punk rock, they could not have been more perfectly paired! Both bands were nonstop high energy, from the opening beats to the closing notes. It was my first time attending a show at the Mandalay […]

Shooting the sh*t with Sublime tribute band Badfish

I was fully stoked to have a sit-down with Joel Hanks of Badfish — a bassist extraordinaire who shares his story of his band and his brothers. And, when I say ‘brothers’, I mean Scott Begin on drums, Pat Downs on lead vocals and guitar, and Danny on horns.  This is their journey to (40 […]

Flogging Molly drops ‘Anthem’ of the year

The last several years have been incredibly challenging and painful for damn near everyone around the world. COVID changed everything overnight; it stripped away so many dreams and promises, ended careers, financially harmed countless and it took away far too many loved ones. What it could not take away were those things that bind so […]

Incubus mesmerizes Mountain View, CA

On Friday August 26th, Incubus brought their summer tour to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre, with tour support from Sublime With Rome and The Aquadolls. This was the sixth show back after four shows canceled, due to Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd throwing out his back and unable to move. Boyd shared the news to fans […]

Triple Thread debuts with fun-filled ‘Feels Like Home’ LP

Musical genres are a thing of the past. If you don’t believe me, Triple Thread‘s first full-length album, Feels Like Home is all the proof you’ll need. The Orange County-based five-piece band successfully combined the musical stylings of popular genres, including reggae, rock, ska, pop and punk. The results of such unique combinations means there’s […]

Tropidelic comments on ‘All The Colors’ album, Everwild & more

Punchy, funky reggae rock-hip hop group Tropidelic hosted their self-created and produced festival, Everwild, this past weekend on August 12th and 13th in Legend Valley outside of Cleveland, Ohio. On the heels of Tropidelic’s seventh studio album, All The Colors, released via Ineffable Records on August 5th, the camping festival lineup included headliner Dirty Heads, […]

The Offspring brings real punk rock back to Paso Robles

It was such an amazing night, celebrating a sold-out show with punk legends The Offspring at Vina Robles Amphitheater (one of my favorite local venues). One thing that gets me stoked about going to concerts is knowing that, sometimes, I might not know who the opener is and I get to experience someone new. The […]