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Rebel Rock Fest is one week out!

After being postponed for a year, the inaugural weekend of Orlando’s Rebel Rock Festival is only a little over a week away!!! How exciting is that?! After an amazing four days at Blue Ridge Rock Festival, fans are already feeling the ‘after festival blues’. Here’s the cure… Rebel Rock! If you haven’t got your tickets […]

Ice Nine Kills returns with riotous “Rainy Day” single

Ice Nine Kills run towards the heaviness with their new single “Rainy Day”, taken from their forthcoming album The Sliver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood. This song is the next slice of the pie and it sure is sweet! It’s about one of my favorite horror movies, Resident Evil: a movie about a virus that […]

Introducing, The Driftwood Gambler

The Driftwood Gambler, a.k.a. reggae rock artist Tyler Person, might also be known as another name in the biz — Snugit Loose. For those up on up-and-coming artists, Snugit Loose broke into the industry with tenacity and heart, rendering an entire full-length album and several singles within his first year as a reggae act! Music […]

Local Nomad releases electrifying “On & On” single

Rising east coast star from Long Island, Local Nomad (aka, Michael Desmond) is back once again and, this time, he’s bringing back a throwback! From his immense love and passion for playing the guitar, “On & On” was recorded at Zin Records in New York and written 12 years ago at the young age of […]

Get to know Out on the Weekend

Psychedelic rock outfit Out on the Weekend, a.k.a. artist Nathan Scholz and friends, is a great one to tune in and drop out to… in the most modern of senses. Harmonic, reverberating and full of rock motifs (from alt to grunge to classic rock to turn-of-the-millennia indie), Out on the Weekend walks you through the […]

Mod Sun releases “Down”, following game-changing album

Rapper, rocker, book writer — these all describe artist Mod Sun. This modern mogul got a jumpstart in the rap game thanks to Machine Gun Kelly; I could be wrong, but, in my opinion, Mod Sun is absolutely killing it right now. His latest album, Internet Killed The Rockstar, feels like it came out 20 […]

From photographer to performing artist, get to know Dolly Ave

Off the heels of her latest release “Play With It”, featuring Tiktok celebrity Charlie Curtis-Beard, Vietnamese-American lo-fi artist Dolly Ave is one name you need to have on your radar. The single was released at the end of June to further critical acclaim (that stemming from her debut album, Sleep, released back in May of […]

Did Fyre Fest 2.0 just happen on Padre Island?

Festival cancellations this year are no big news, but that usually happens early and with great deliberation. RIP Bonnaroo 2021 (waterlogged sad face). SOL Beach Festival, on the other hand, appears to have cancelled after fans had packed the grounds, some waiting up to three hours for VIP entry. Attendees quickly discovered the festival had […]

KATASTRO comments on slammin’ new ‘Sucker’ album

Hip hop alternative conglomerate KATASTRO is back in action with the release of Sucker, a 12-track full-length LP, marking number six for this established band. And, if you’ve been really keeping track, that’s one album a year since 2016 (with several EPs and single drops in between)! Clearly, no global pandemic or quarantine is going […]

SOJA teams with Rebelution & UB40 in “The Day You Came” single

Unreciprocated love… it can happen to even the most beautiful, desirable and luckiest-in-love of us. It’s the sucker punch that keeps on punching; wanting someone who doesn’t want you back is not only unfathomably disappointing and soul-shattering, it can be downright embarrassing (not you driving an hour to see someone who doesn’t always text you […]

Florida gears up for Reggae Rise Up’s return

It’s almost time for Reggae Rise Up Florida, one of the largest and most beautiful festivals in the country! Every year (well, almost every year) it’s held at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park, with its stretching views of the Tampa Bay waters with boaters, dolphins, art, palm trees, hammocks and plenty of space to spread out […]

JAiRUS debuts with out of sight “Groove” single

A sense of happiness comes over me when I hear songs like JAiRUS’ new single “Groove”. Inspired by classic R&B/soul, jazz, funk and pop, JAiRUS begins with a beat, adds bass and creates a feeling. The classically trained and freshly 22-year-old LA-based singer-songwriter has gifted listeners with a teleportation-like encounter. “Groove” brings us straight to […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: JonQuan “One Bright Road”, feat. Elliot Martin

Singer-songwriter JonQuan teams with acclaimed vocalist Elliot Martin (of John Brown’s Body) in this brand new roots reggae single “One Bright Road”! Premiering today on Top Shelf Music only, the track illuminates the struggles of humanity, yet, moreover, how to overcome them without losing hope. JonQuan, known also as frontman and keyboardist of Virginia Beach’s […]