Aftershock Festival set to return to Sacramento Fall 2021

After a concert-less year in 2020, festivals are making their comeback! One of the biggest festivals each year is Aftershock in Northern California, who announced a larger than life lineup for 2021! Presented by Danny Wimmer, the return of Aftershock (a.k.a. the west coast’s biggest rock festival) heads back to Discovery Park in Sacramento this October […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 16

Top Shelf Music News hosts Kristy Rose and Matt Cook bring to you the best of summer music news with only some slight alien transmission interruption by singer-songwriter and We Speak English Good podcaster Mike E.P. From fictional bands making real-life albums to virtual festivals in gibberish, don’t miss anything in the music industry by […]

Desert Daze set for mystical metamorphosis November 2021

After this past 18 months, all of us need a break. No… we need an outlet. We need to let loose wildly, uninhibitedly in the purest form of human expression. As festivals return to planet Earth from their forced COVID-19 hiatus, it seems that an energy shift has happened. We’re attending live shows out of […]

How Bayfest 2021 brought good vibes back to San Diego

SOLD OUT Bayfest San Diego is the first reggae-based festival to return to the city since the beginning of the pandemic. 12K people came to feel the good vibes of the all-SoCal lineup, featuring DENM, KBong, Fortunate Youth, Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads, filling our empty festival cups. Oh, did it feel amazing walking […]

Goldenvoice announces Just Like Heaven 2022

Leave it to Goldenvoice to bring back exactly what we want for live music post-quarantine. Now that the mask mandate has been lifted, venues are back to full capacity and vaccines are everywhere, it’s time to get back to festivals. After a slew of announcements, Goldenvoice — more hard at work than ever — decides […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Starcoast “Scroll”

After a year inside and 17 months isolated from others, another pandemic has risen… and this one could arguably be the most life-consuming and contagious of them all. We are, as a nation, now hooked on our phones. The endless feeds, the mindless scrolling, the limitless screen time have us at a national standstill, especially […]

Angels & Airwaves returns with “Restless Souls” single

It has been over seven years since Angels & Airwaves released a new album, but we are finally getting a new one this fall! Lead vocalist and guitarist Tom Delonge has been working on other projects of late, including chasing aliens and directing a coming-of-age sci-fi feature film titled Monsters of California, yet fans are most thrilled to […]

Stick Figure yearns for “Paradise” in new single

Now that the waves of summer have drifted over us, reggae legend Stick Figure (nee Scott Woodruff) has returned once again with new music that is sure to have your vibes feeling right, pushing off and setting sail in the direction of your “Paradise”. This new single has ‘beach jam’ written all over it… That […]

Roaring Camp welcomes The California Honeydrops

On Friday, June 18th, Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp welcomed The California Honeydrops with opening sets by AJ Lee & Blue Summit. Nine-time award winner of ‘Best Female Vocalist’ by the Northern California Bluegrass Society (NCBS), AJ Lee melted hearts with her sweet vocals, while Sully Tuttle’s blazing guitar licks got the crowd pumped. A special […]

Dawes performs at Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp

Friday June 4th, Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp welcomed Los Angeles-based rock band Dawes, who rocked a DOUBLE set under northern California’s beautiful Redwoods. Frontman Taylor Goldsmith let the guitar solos rip on songs like “Peace In The Valley” and the band, as a whole, was on fire! They played new songs off their 2020 seventh […]

The Revivalists’ David Shaw drops soulful debut solo album

David Shaw, member and frontman of alt rock band The Revivalists, recently released his self-titled debut album. The 12-song LP comes just in time to be our summer favorite, dosed with a killer cocktail of soulful blues, folk and rock ‘n roll cuts! Produced by Jack Splash (a four-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer, with credits on records […]

Dry Diggings announces first-round artists for 2021

Alternative reggae rock fest Dry Diggings is officially set to return! After taking a forced hiatus from the scene due to COVID, it seems Dry Diggings is still kicking, with its first major round of artists announced for this upcoming August 27th and 28th. Now, don’t get thinking that the pandemic didn’t have an impact […]

Katastro announces new studio LP with “The Way I Feel” single

Phoenix hip hop/alt rock foursome Katastro returns with an uptempo breakup anthem, “The Way I Feel”, announcing a date for their much-anticipated Sucker album, to boot! Sucker marks the sixth full-length album for the band, teased back in fall 2020 with lead single “Way Too High” and sophomore single “100 Rips” in March. Clearly, this […]