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 […]

Reggae Rise Up finally heading to Vegas Fall of 2021

The iconic inaugural Reggae Rise Up Festival is coming to Las Vegas on October 9th and 10th at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, after being postponed due to COVID last year. Good news is, the lineup stayed relatively the same, including reggae heavyweight headliners Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads, with other incredible groups joining […]

Get to know rock trio Summer Rain

Rising Canadian rock band Summer Rain has hit over a million streams with their single, “South Of The Border”, with a new song “Hold Her Hand” out now! What’s their secret to success, you ask? We had to find out, as well! Clearly, this band has a formulated and meticulous approach to the music industry […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest announces official ticket exchange for 2021

It’s not too late to get your tickets to Virginia’s upcoming Blue Ridge Rock Fest! The ‘fan driven’ fest sold out only four days after the full lineup was announced, with 50,000 attendees expected to be there… and you can still be one of them! There’s an official fan exchange/resale platform where you can be […]

Get to know rising pop star Gerle

Trying to break into the Top 40 is a hefty ambition, yet one aspiring pop artist is well on her way. Gerle — a pop act in the same vein of past pop royalty, like Madonna and Robyn — has made major waves in the industry thus far, after growing up around the performance stage […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: MediSun “Speak Love”

Reggae and R&B artist MediSun returns with the smooth and soulful “Speak Love” single, premiering today only on Top Shelf Music ahead of its end of August release! Recorded last summer in the Massachusetts home studio of renowned producer and musician Moon Bain, MediSun combines his uplifting lyrics with an all-star cast of players: Teflon […]

Welcome to Rockville returns to Daytona Beach

Rock in the sunny state… When you think of Florida, you may think of beaches, good restaurants and fun times in the heat. Me, personally, I think of the best festival since Warped Tour! Welcome To Rockville is a yearly festival (like Warped Tour, only stagnant) that has a really, really, really good lineup of […]

In memoriam of hip hop legend, Zumbi of Zion I

“… Always in my life, till the day that I die,” raps Zumbi of Zion I, to conclude one of his most poignant verses in “Bird’s Eye View”. Yet, not a single person ever expected for those words to come to fruition so abruptly. Born Stephen Gaines, his family has confirmed the prolific MC’s untimely […]

The ‘90-iest bands in existence’ head to Toronto this September

Back in the good old days, Tamagotchis ruled and jelly shoes were the height of sophistication… even though your feet were a pool of sweat in 3.2 seconds. We traded Hit Clips, slap bracelets and scrunchies at sleepovers, featuring Spice Girls karaoke (which Spice Girl were you??), a magic 8-ball and those obnoxiously orange Nickelodeon […]

A look into Black Veil Brides’ discography & forthcoming album

What do you think of when you hear ‘black veils’? Women at funerals, crying over loved ones who are no longer with them? To me, I think of probably the heaviest rock band on the planet, Black Veil Brides, fronted by Andy Biersack. They are a phenomenal band, formed in 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio bringing joy […]

A talk with LA rock band TWIN XL

Los Angeles-based rock trio TWIN XL have been up to big things so far coming out of quarantine. As a band, you’d think that they have new music or they’re touring… well, they are doing that and THEN some! They’ve even developed their own immersive video game! From music to multimedia, TWIN XL is climbing […]

First ever Cali Roots Sessions: San Francisco announced

The reggae rock festival kings who brought the world over 10 years of Cali Roots is proud to announce a kickoff series of shows, slated to take place throughout the next year leading to the beloved (and long-awaited) 2022 California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, CA. Included in this rundown is the inaugural Cali Roots […]

Napa Valley readies for Bottlerock 2021 this Labor Day Weekend

Bottlerock Napa Valley is back!!! After a long two year wait, northern California’s Bottlerock Music, Food and Art Festival is returning to the Napa Valley Expo this upcoming Labor Day Weekend (September 3rd through 5th) and their lineup does not disappoint! Miley Cyrus is still playing (per last year’s canceled lineup), plus Megan The Stallion, […]

Ice Nine Kills: an introspection from a true metalhead

Do you like Ice Nine Kills? That seems to be a question everyone struggles with. Straight out of Boston comes another heavy metal band with tricks up their sleeves. Fronted by Spencer Charnas, Ice Nine kills is a band who gets their inspiration from literature and horror movies, such as 2018’s The Sliver Scream album, which […]

Knotfest announced for Los Angeles November 2021

Knotfest, a touring metal festival from renowned metal heavyweights Slipknot, has announced an LA addition for 2021! Gracing the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on November 5th will be, of course, Slipknot, with direct support by Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended and special guest Cherry Bombs. Bring […]