Big Atomic explodes with social unrest in funky ‘Body Politic’ EP

Big Atomic is on the side of the people. This funky five-piece from Louisville, Kentucky does not idly stand by while injustice reigns supreme. We might be enjoying the start of summer in a brand new post-COVID era, taking vacations and attending concerts without a care in the world. But, remember last summer? Remember the […]

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 […]

Gone Gone Beyond goes acoustic in “Coast” live video

Posited somewhere between folk, world, alternative and electronica, you will find the existence of Gone Gone Beyond. This unique faction extends past the realms of any one specific musical category, for a simple designation would be far too constricting for their liking. No, GGB is far more than that. They pose as the next music […]

Mog Jones debuts with smash ‘On The Run’ album

Cornwall’s own singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mog Jones is showing up to the scene in a big way with the release of her debut album, On The Run: eight tantalizing tracks consisting of country-infused glam-rock, mixed with a little indie, folk and blues throughout. These songs dance gracefully down the album, with influences that range from […]

Leilani Wolfgramm unveils stripped acoustic version & video for “The Trail”

Singer-songwriter Leilani Wolfgramm is many things… of Tongan descent, daring, dabbling in realms of reggae rock, folk, experimental EDM. Yet, above all else, Wolfgramm remains raw. Two years following her emotionally-charged Live Wire full-length, Wolfgramm returns with a remix to “The Trail”, aka the album’s introductory track, via Mensch House Records. As if “The Trail” […]

Weege & 880 South unveils “Always Something” music video

Denver-based singer-songwriter Weege is recently back in action following over a decade-long hiatus from the music industry. Originating in a band called 880 South circa 2004, Weege toured with the greatest in the reggae rock realm at the time — Iration, Rebelution, even helped Slightly Stoopid break into the Bay Area market! But, life happens. […]

Speelburg explodes in indie-pop ‘Porsche’ album

If you were to place Vampire Weekend, Reptar and Beck in a proverbial musical blender with a heavy side dose of witty banter, you would render Speelburg — a true visionary of indie rock’s future. After his surge into the musical scene in 2014, Speelburg has racked up accolades for his music and over 11 […]

Small Batch teases debut EP with “Southern Mash” single

Today marks the debut pre-order, with instant release of Small Batch’s leading single “Southern Mash”, for their upcoming EP, History Repeats. The six-track EP drops on September 29th and features some notable musicians of Marin County, California, including Slightly Stoopid drummer Ryan Moran (aka RyMo), Shawn Brown and Joe Endoso (past and current members of […]

Audic Empire demands attention in ‘Head Change’ album

Audic Empire of Austin, Texas takes no names. Instead, this reggae rock band open fires on all topics in their latest Head Change album, now available on all streaming outlets via Reggae 360 and Blue Avenue Music Group. Matching the music’s metal-infused demeanor is the album’s producer Howi Spangler, frontman of similar zero-fucks-given reggae rock […]

#BlackLivesMatter playlist on Top Shelf Spotify

Contentious clashes between police and protestors have intensified over the past weekend, as people of all colors and creeds speak out on the inhumane and incorrigible death of George Floyd. Following Floyd’s death, there has been a litany of marches around the United States — all justified, most ending in violence. Some police officers join […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Braden Lee Waiters “Think About It”

There are not many people who are as dedicated to keeping roots blues music alive as Braden Lee Waiters. Waiters is a young blues artist who is releasing his debut single titled “Think About It” tomorrow on all digital outlets and Top Shelf Music has the pleasure to showcase its exclusive premiere! Originally from Tooele […]

How The Allman Betts Band rocked San Luis Obispo

On Wednesday March 11th, The Fremont theater in San Luis Obispo was blessed with a performance by The Allman Betts Band, fronted by Devon Allman (son of Greg Allman of The Allman Brothers) and Duane Betts (son of Dicky Betts). Opening the show was a band all the way from Saint Louis, Missouri named The […]

Donavon Frankenreiter dazzles at Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach

California native, pro surfer, singer-songwriter and guitar wizard Donavon Frankenreiter gave fans a special two-night performance at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach on March 6th and 7th. First of all, this venue was the perfect setting for his stylish transitions, intimate lyrics and funky vibes. Hermosa Beach puts a smile on my face every time […]

Stranger at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

Local favorites, Stranger, reunited for an epic night of roots, rock, blues and soul at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern on the night of July 31st, 2019. Multicultural and musically diverse, Stranger is a complex recipe of harmony, instruments and sound conducted to perfection. … Stranger is a complex recipe of harmony, instruments and sound […]