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 […]

Resonance returns to Pennsylvania for its 6th year

Bringing folk and jam band and funk and EDM to the forefront, Pennsylvania’s favorite festival is back in its sixth year at Slippery Rock. That’s right, in a few short days, Resonance Fest is upon us! Changing its locale to the serene station at Coopers Lake (a 500-acre reserve with lakes and hills and even […]

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. […]

Bumpin Uglies ‘Buzz’ EP review

No time to stop in all aspects. Bumpin Uglies is a plethora of different music, yet they are for sure a fusion of reggae, punk and ska. Formed a little over a decade ago in Annapolis, this funky foursome has paved a dusty tour van path across the country since the band's formation in 2008. The […]

Oogee Wawa releases “City to City” single

This past week, I had to opportunity to sit down and listen to, take notes and ultimately write a review of Oogee Wawa's new track, “City to City”, which just was released this Friday, June 22nd. What a perfect birthday gift!! “City to City” is a track pretty solidly created for the fans after years […]

Bumpin Uglies ‘Beast From The East’ album review

Reggae, rock, punk, ska, hip hop – those are the main ingredients that make up the Annapolis-based band Bumpin Uglies. An enigma of sorts, the Bumpin Uglies boys is celebrating a decade of playing music and their punk-rock ethos with their fourth full-length album, Beast From The East. And, yes, this beast of an album […]

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 […]

Bumpin’ Uglies ‘Keep It Together’ album review

Keep It Together is the upcoming LP from Annapolis, Maryland’s Bumpin Uglies, showcasing the band’s ethereal ska/punk/reggae melodies and infectious hooks. Following on from their Better.Faster.Stronger EP in 2016, Bumpin Uglies seem to cover all the spectrums of music you’d hope to find in an album. These guys can hammer down but they also show […]

Sugarshack Sessions with Bumpin Uglies “White Boy Reggae”

The Annapolis, MD trio Bumpin Uglies took a visit to the sweet Sugarshack Session’s crib during thier summer tour with Ballyhoo! to perform their hit track “White Boy Reggae” off their 2012 album Go Folk Yourself. For more information about Bumpin Uglies give them a follow on Facebook.

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 […]

California Roots 2014 gallery: Day one

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