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Stick Figure yearns for “Paradise” in new single

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J.Lately releases spin-worthy “Rotate” single with Dizzy Wright

The Bay Area sure knows how to raise some unique talent. Hailing from Sebastopol, by way of Oakland, emcee J.Lately separates himself from the city noise through his soulful rhythm and laidback style — both abundantly apparent in his recent collaboration “Rotate”, with West Coast Trey and Dizzy Wright. This bouncy, inspirational summer hit has […]

Ohana Fest returns to Dana Point fall of 2021

As a familiar Disney film puts it “Ohana means family”… and that’s just what Ohana Fest is all about. After a year’s stall due to COVID, Eddie Vedder’s three-day Ohana Fest returns to the shores of Dana Point’s Doheny State Beach this upcoming September 24th through 26th, 2021. What better way to welcome the fall […]

Project 432 says all successes “Take Time” in new single

Denver-based American reggae band Project 432 resurfaces for the second time this year with “Take Time” — a song about diligence and drive. For, nothing comes to those who wait and Project 432 is well aware of the overwhelming amount of work required just to make a decent living within the industry of music. Doesn’t […]

Cali Roots Fest reveals first ever Baja Sessions for 2021

Who’s ready for #BajaCaliRoots???! For those unaware, the reggae rock and hip hop festival familiarly known as Cali Roots is in its 11th year (nonconsecutive due to COVID) and unfortunately delayed till Memorial Weekend 2022 (again, COVID). Instead of gathering in Monterey, the Cali Roots team takes advantage of the vacation year by pivoting the […]

Tribal Seeds tears up Night Two at the Escondido Center for the Arts

Tribal Seeds brought a sense of much needed normality to the Center for the Arts in Escondido, California, with The Expanders and SM Familia in direct support for two whole nights! With a handful of shows across the country thus far in 2021, Tribal Seeds brought their highly-anticipated act to a California audience who danced […]

Bayfest set to return to San Diego’s waterfront July 2021

What do Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Fortunate Youth, The Aggrolites, KBong and DENM all have in common? Besides the fact they’re all from SoCal and make the music we love, if you guessed they’re all on the lineup for Bayfest San Diego 2021, you’d be correct! This one-day festival is returning July 10th to […]

Meet rising country star Seth Michael

Rising country star Seth Michael is currently making waves with his new single “She Got A Thing” — his fifth recorded work since his 2019 start. Although new to the scene (relatively, considering the forced COVID break), Michael is far from novice with his sound. If you’re a fan of classic country with modern twists, […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Curt Ramm “Smugglers Cove”

Famed rock and roll horn player Curt Ramm emerges out of the COVID era with the lead single off his forthcoming Rogue Island album! Premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf Music, “Smugglers Cove” is one of four singles on the 11-track instrumental reggae soundscape dropping tomorrow on all digital outlets in anticipation of the full […]

Blended Festival announced for San Diego this fall

Blended Festival (also known as Blended Wine Festival) returns brazenly from quarantine, announcing three new cities for 2021! If you’re not familiar with the growing national event, Blended twists together exquisite food and drink with the best in EDM, hip hop, Latin and pop music; it’s simply hard not to have a good time! After […]

Meet Maka Roots: man of conscious roots & livity

Maka Roots has been an essential constituent inside the melting pot of great San Diego music, performing live for over three decades with the likes of Pato Banton and beyond. Maka Roots’ musical career has taken him from California to Hawaii and back, playing keyboard in many bands before his solo debut. Elevating and empowering […]

Get to know rising EDM artist Belau

Hungarian up-and-coming EDM duo Belau is currently climbing the European charts. Naturally, us Americans better fall in line! Comprised of creative forces driven by Peter Kedves and Krisztian Buzas, Belau blends traditional electronica music with a heavy doses of self-awareness and the world around us. It’s as if you feel natural elements of water, fire, […]

Tiësto’s Back to Business Tour heads to Chandler, AZ

With renewed freedom to eat, sleep, rave, repeat, electronic music gatherings all over the country are popping up and popping up fast! One such rave is Tiësto‘s highly-anticipated, short-but-sweet Back to Business Tour, kicking off on June 5th at the Rawhide Western Town Center in Chandler, Arizona, presented by EDM event titans Relentless Beats and […]

Cali Roots finalizes lineup for May 2022

I don’t know about you, but the minute the world started shutting down due to COVID the second week of March 2020, the first thing I thought about was “there’s no way this will affect Cali Roots, it’s too far out”. Then, like the festival gods were listening and wanted to punish me, the announcement […]

Get to know Joey Calderaio

Florida multi-instrumentalist, solo artist and producer Joey Calderaio is back in action with his latest single “Paradise”, featuring Sierra Lane. The fresh reggae jam is released just in time for summer, so we thought to kick the tune up a notch by getting to know the man behind the music! Meet Joey Calderaio — rising […]