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Grand Point North set for Year Nine in Burlington, VT

The alternative-meets-folk festival on the forefront of everyone’s minds is back in Burlington, Vermont for Year Nine! Brought to the public by Higher Ground and GRAMMY-nominee Grace Potter, Grand Point North hits the coastal setting of Waterfront Park this September 14th and 15th — and it’s not too late to get your passes! Just shy […]

Resonance returns to Pennsylvania for its 6th year

Bringing folk and jam band and funk and EDM to the forefront, Pennsylvania’s favorite festival is back in its sixth year at Slippery Rock. That’s right, in a few short days, Resonance Fest is upon us! Changing its locale to the serene station at Coopers Lake (a 500-acre reserve with lakes and hills and even […]

Yes I Can presents a night of hip hop, featuring Chali 2na

On September 7th, 2019, there is a very special art show and concert that will take place at ToolboxLA in Chatsworth, California with Chali 2na and Tyrone’s Jacket. That’s right, the Yes I Can Festival, produced by the students of Yes I Can, is back! If you’re not familiar with the Yes I Can Unity Through […]

Lion Child debuts self-titled album

Very few artists make a first impression so memorable and remarkable that you know within seconds that what you’re listening to is truly special. With just over 30 minutes of run-time across nine tracks, Los Angeles-based artist Lion Child debuts her brand new offering to the world — a self-titled album. Lion Child, aka Amee […]

What does ‘KAABOO’ stand for?

With August coming to a close, residents of San Diego are readying themselves for yet another temperate-weathered autumn: planning Labor Day get-togethers, hopping on boats and living the high life in true endless summer fashion. Football might be exciting for some, while others are happy to head back to school as pumpkin spice-flavored items wait […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Teez “Buggy”

Rising Tongan hip hop artist out of Reno, Teez, premieres his third single off his impending debut album R.E.N.O (Real Everything No Ops), out September 27th via Mensch House Records. Following two successful rap tracks, “Lit Bae” and “Murda”, Top Shelf Music is proud to release “Buggy”, a self-inflicted battle of the senses following a […]

10th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Fest heading to Malibu

This year there has been a few 10 year anniversaries for reggae festivals, starting with the 10th annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, the MayJah RayJah Festival in Hawaii and coming up this weekend on August 17th and 18th, Reggae on the Mountain will be celebrating it’s 10th year! This is great […]

Artist spotlight: Saltwater Slide

Saltwater Slide — a conscious reggae-rock band from San Antonio, Texas — has been working hard all year long to bring their listeners a new single every month. The original lineup formed in February 2016; it was November of 2018 when members Vincent Ashley, Alex Roca and Edson Martinez partnered with a local band Vibe […]

KROQ presents two weekends of Hermosa Beach Summer Series

There’s not a lot that beats free summer fun. The season is entertaining enough, let alone when your local community comes together in a block party, combining music with comedy with film with art with exercise. How could all of this fit into one weekend you ask? And, free of charge? Turn’s out, Los Angeles […]

Desert Daze dazzles with 2019 final artist transmission

Few festivals encompass it all and even less do so with authenticity. Sure, we can gallop off on a weekend excursion to Coachella for hundreds of dollars, witnessing mainstream alt bands from afar, all sweaty and dirty alongside strung out strangers. Let the self-indulgence and vanity consume you, hopefully heading home STD-free (#fakenews???). Big name […]

Boca 45 shares his greatest hits playlist

What to say about the established Bristolian deejay Boca 45? After escalating to a world-renowned name for his unbeatable dance soundtracks, featuring everything from hip hop to grunge rock to trippy psychedelia, Boca 45 (née, Scott Hendy) is celebrating his 45th year with the launch of a life-encompassing album, fittingly entitled Forty Five, on his […]

Reel Big Fish at House of Blues San Diego

It was a hopping night at San Diego’s House of Blues on Friday, July 26th. Mest took the stage first, immediately jamming out in true late 90s/early 2000s pop-punk fashion. The energy right was away was infectious, which helped them get people to open up the circle pit after half a song. The band was […]