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 […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 15

Top Shelf Music News returns for summer, with hosts Kristy Rose and PJ Sweeney, subbing in for Matt Cook who had a bad case of gout. With the mask mandate officially lifted and vaccine juice pulsing through everyone’s veins, it’s time to get back out into the world of music! How excited are we? Just […]

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 […]

Get to know rising EDM artist Belau

Hungarian up-and-coming EDM duo Belau is currently climbing the European charts. Naturally, us Americans better fall in line! Comprised of creative forces driven by Peter Kedves and Krisztian Buzas, Belau blends traditional electronica music with a heavy doses of self-awareness and the world around us. It’s as if you feel natural elements of water, fire, […]

BeachLife Festival announces stacked lineup for Fall 2021

BeachLife is BACK! For those fortunate enough to catch the first round back in 2019, BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach stands as the ultimate weekend party that you do not want to miss! Rooted in beach culture, the inaugural fest welcomed record numbers through the gates (and, when we say ‘gates’, these are ones located […]

Hippie Sabotage at the Ventura Fairgrounds

Concerts in your Car kicked into overdrive Saturday, April 24th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds with the highly-anticipated Hippie Sabotage making an epic return to live music with their first performance since the pandemic began. An unexpected surprise to the audience was announced merely hours before showtime: the one and only Ilo Ilo came through […]

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 […]

Co-Founder Brad Sweet talks the return of Same Same But Different Fest

Same Same But Different — a festival for freedom, funk and fun-loving individuals everywhere — returns to the shoreline of Lake Perris, CA this upcoming September 9-12th. Announced back in early April, SSBD 3 plans to bring live music and camping back to southern California without missing a COVID beat. For those wondering if it […]

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 […]

SYTË starts fresh in “Up in the Air” video, feat. Qendresa

Kosovo band SYTË adds imagery to their latest vibey single “Up in the Air” in this brand new music video! Featuring Qendresa, the song explores one’s own limitations when it comes to quality of life. You have to do what’s right for you. SYTË says move on (or, perhaps, return) to the place you are […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Tara Kelly “Play With Fire”

Cosmic country artist Tara Kelly returns with a dark allegory of adultery in the world premiere of “Play With Fire”. Exclusively available on Top Shelf Music before it hits all digital outlets tomorrow, the single harkens back to Kelly’s bluesy roots with a modern country pop twist. “Didn’t momma tell you not to play with […]