The day-to-day Dry Diggings 2019 experience

Dry Diggings Music and Arts Festival truly stepped up their game for 2019. With an expanded three-day lineup, new activities and a fresh sound, the festival truly set the bar on patron experience. Upon arriving to Dry Diggings, there was an excitement in the air as patrons of the event set up their camps and guests […]

Tropidelic ‘Here In The Heights’ album review

Tropidelic is in a category all its own. Their latest album, Here In The Heights, is a product of successfully combining funk, reggae, rock and hip hop with excellent and creative songwriting. With passion, soul, funky guitar and brass instrumentals, the six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio gives Here In The Heights the band’s trademark sound. […]

Cali Roots 2019: Day One

It’s always a cathartic experience, gracing the Monterey Fairgrounds gates for yet another Memorial Day Weekend at California Roots Music & Arts Festival. Unlike any other year, expectations were peaking for the 10th Annual to get underway (the milestone dubbed ‘Cali Roots X’ for good measure). Also unlike any other is the feeling of togetherness, not […]

Fortunate Youth at Glass House

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Top Shelf talks with Tatanka

Colorado-based and buffalo enthusiast band Tatanka has recently concluded a short winter tour alongside E. N Young, Dubbest and Bumpin Uglies. After 10 days on the road trekking around the continental southwest, the Tatanka boys took a break to chat with Top Shelf Reggae on tour highlights, future plans and weed preferences. 2017 was a […]

High & Mighty 2017: Day Two

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DARENOTS unleash “Murda Whistle” video

Toronto-based band DARENOTS are at it again, this time visually displaying their antics in the video for their latest single, “Murda Whistle”. Set to black-and-white and featuring disorienting blurs, the video weaves between an insider look of the band members themselves and what life is like for them on the road. Specifically, what life is […]

Cali Roots 2017: Day Three

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The Holdup release new single “Solid”

Since the critical acclaim success of their 2011 debut album titled Still Gold, reggae and music lovers have been clamoring and anxiously waiting for new music from California based reggae band The Holdup. Since releasing their debut album the band has garnered a great deal of commercial success and moved on to sell tens of […]

Pepper announces “Three Amigos” fall tour

The Hawaiian boys of Pepper are bringing their island vibes to the mainland this fall in their “Three Amigos 2015 Tour” – hitting 15 states in a full circle around the country in one month! The tour kicks off at The Observatory Theater in Orange County on October 22nd with opening acts Ballyhoo! and Katastro […]

Ballyhoo! Super Happy Fun Money tour review

On August 7, 2014, Ballyhoo! stopped by the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California for their Super Happy Fun Money Tour. On Point Promotions hosted the line-up which also included Bumpin’ Uglies from Maryland, and San Diego band Project out of Bounds. Top Shelf Reggae made it in time to check out the latter […]

Tribal Seeds announce “Representing” fall tour

The entire country now has a chance to catch Tribal Seeds before the end of the 2014 year Following the release of their fourth full-length album “Representing”, the Tribal Seeds boys out of sunny San Diego have hit the road hard to spread the good word. The group has recently been joined by New Kingston […]

Ballyhoo! acoustic performance of “Diamonds”

Another fine production by the fine folks over at Sugarshack Sessions. This time in Episode 19, Ballyhoo! takes the stage and gets down performing their hit track “Diamonds” off their 2011 album Daydreams. For more information about Ballyhoo! visit their website here or hit them up on Facebook and Twitter.

Ballyhoo! Pineapple Grenade Spring Tour 2014

Just as the Maryland natives wrap up the Winter Brewhaha tour with Passafire and Pacific Dub, Ballyhoo! will be packing up their still smoking equipment and hitting the rough roads again with their Pineapple Grenade Spring Tour 2014. Ballyhoo! will be rocking out the East Coast this time around, spreading their smooth rock melodies complemented […]

A green room chat with Ballyhoo!

Top Shelf Reggae had the opportunity to sit down with Ballyhoo!’s front man Howi Spangler during their 2014 Winter Brewhaha Tour with Passafire and Pacific Dub. The performance took place in The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA on a Wednesday night in front of a packed house. For more information about Ballyhoo! […]