Zeds Dead electrifies with New Year’s energy in St. Louis

New Year’s Weekend kicked off with an electrifying bang, as Zeds Dead took centerstage in front of a sold-out crowd at The Factory in St. Louis on the Friday night before New Years Eve. The anticipation in the air was palpable, as fans lined the lobby stairs, eagerly awaiting the moment the doors would swing […]

ODESZA electrifies San Diego with all-star EDM openers

As an avid fan of ODESZA since back in their early days (and of EDM music), I was thrilled to hear that they were embarking on a North American tour! Their unique sound and electrifying performances have earned them a dedicated following, and I couldn’t wait to experience their music live. So, when they announced […]

Electric Forest 2023: Day One

I wasn’t even supposed to be at Electric Forest this year. I had already spent four days in the desert back in April for Coachella and was in the process of packing my gear for Bonnaroo when fellow photographer and homie Kenny Jusino asked if I could cover Electric Forest for him. He had originally […]

Reno’s about to pop off with Bass Camp Fest 2023

Reno, Nevada is set to host the highly anticipated 6th edition of Bass Camp Festival, a haven for electronic music enthusiasts, from July 28th to July 30th, 2023. This year, the festival is taking a bold step by relocating to a new venue, Wingfield Park, situated along the picturesque Truckee River. With its stunning surroundings […]

Two Friends transports Soma San Diego to outer space 🛸

Real-life friends Eli Sones and Matthew Halper, aka Two Friends, brought their Planet Two Friends Tour to SOMA San Diego, kicking off an epic extravaganza of dance mix mashups and originals for your summer. The tour has an incredible rotating lineup, but San Diegans were treated to sets by Justus Bennetts and Evan Giia. The crowd packed the […]

Same Same But Different explodes with talent for 2023

Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen! Southern California’s premiere funky electronic music festival is back for another epic 2023 installment and the lineup is beyond your BIGGEST and WILDEST dreams! It’ll be GRIZ-ly if you miss this, cause your cousin Louis is bringing his Children, his Polos, and his Pans. Okay enough of […]

Swedish singer Tove Lo releases new single “Borderline”

We are lost in the magic as Tove Lo released another hit after her Dirt Femme album release from October 2022.  Lo described the song as “The drama you cause inside yourself and with another person if you feel insecure. You test them. This song has existed for a long time and I’ve always felt […]

Electric Forest Fest releases impressive 2023 lineup

Top Shelf readers– will we see you in the Forest? Electric Forest has released its impressive 2023 lineup, returning to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan from June 22-25. The beloved four-day Michigan music and arts festival celebrates its 11th year of performances, with a few familiar names returning to the stage. Unfortunately, 2023 […]

Tips to help your trip at Same Same But Different 2022

It’s almost here! Time to bust out your camp gear and your party pants as we enter the single digit countdown to Same Same But Different Festival 2022! After experiencing four days of pure bliss in last year’s installment, I knew that this was a festival I never wanted to miss! Now that I have […]

Dillon Francis & Ghastly get Sacramento amped AF

I pray for the wicked on the weekend. Time to dance and listen to EDM. Oh, it’s Saturday night! At the Sacramento Rail Yards on Saturday night, Dillon Francis came to party and vibe with his fans. The energy of the night was wild, with over 5,000 fans celebrating like it’s 1999. Sacramento has been waiting […]

Same Same But Different 2022 drops loaded Phase 2 lineup

Those in the southern California area are starting to be well aware of the inexplicable majesty that is Same Same But Different Festival… or perhaps you’ve taken a whirly-twirl with its sister fest, the Mustache Bash in the heart of San Diego. At both events, you’re welcomed with weird, overwhelmed by spectacle and overloaded with […]

Arkansas to welcome its first FORMAT Festival for Fall 2022

Looking for festivals to fill your roster this year? Have you checked out FORMAT Festival… or even heard of it?? This brand-new festival in Bentonville, Arkansas is one you will want to buy tickets to STAT! The inaugural festival will take place this September 23rd through 25th and will feature not only a stellar lineup, […]