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Noah Kahan sells out two nights at Berkeley’s Greek Theater

Vermont singer-songwriter Noah Kahan (with New England roots) has become one of the fastest rising artists of this generation. Despite getting his start in 2017 and releasing two albums Busyhead and I Was/I Am in 2019 and 2021, respectively, it wasn’t until 2022’s critically acclaimed album Stick Season that garnered Kahan well overdue recognition, chart-topping […]

Discovering opera: a rock artist’s perspective

If you’ve never been to an opera or even considered attending one, I beg you to give it a try. As a music lover, you might be surprised by the richness and the drama opera has to offer. For those unfamiliar with me, Anastasia Elliot, I’m a rock artist with classical influences — trained in […]

Soul Asylum joins Stone Temple Pilots & LĪVE this summer — with more in store

Multiplatinum GRAMMY-winning band Soul Asylum is renowned for their dynamic and momentous live performances. They are a charismatic group with impeccable musical prowess, matching poignant lyrics that move you. And it just so happens Soul Asylum is hitting the road throughout Summer and Fall 2024. The band’s energetic live set will grace multiple festival stages, […]

Sitting down with StrateJacket at Welcome to Rockville 2024

Sunnyvale, California consists of rugged ocean cliffs and a hidden music gem of a band — StrateJacket. Self-defined as “basement dwelling alternative”, this up-and-coming band might play your backyard or living room… or a festival in front of 200,000 people! The sky’s the limit for StrateJacket — go check em out! This unique three-piece rock […]

Metal memories with Mike’s Dead at Welcome to Rockville 2024

A metal outfit by the name of Mike’s Dead is going full-force right now, consisting of the totally brutal art of self-expression. The music rockets you into an emotional abyss made up of equal parts strength, joy, and utter pain. Represented by Hopeless Records (a label fitting the artist’s subject matter), Top Shelf Music got […]

A chat with Scott Bartlett, co-founder of Saving Abel

Scott Bartlett, co-founder of the rock band Saving Abel, has made a name for himself through many years and many miles across the globe that he’s dedicated to his craft. The man writes, kills it on the guitar, and — without a doubt — knows his music biz from inside and out. As a singer-songwriter, […]

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 […]

Little Stranger & Andy Frasco take us to church with new single, “God At A Festival”

If you’re drawn to alternative hip-hop, jam bands, bluegrass, or honestly, any other genre of music– you’ve probably come across Little Stranger or Andy Frasco & the U.N., maybe respectively, maybe through their previous collaborative single, “Oh, What A Life” but if you haven’t yet heard about either of these genre blending musical titans, you’ll […]

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 […]