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, […]

SOFI TUKKER concludes Wet Tennis Tour in San Diego

Not a lot of things would get me out of my habitual television-binge Monday nights after a long first weekday back at the office. Actually, probably only a few things: the end of the world, dolphins magically shooting confetti and cash out of their blowholes at Seaworld and my first official SOFI TUKKER experience are […]

10th Annual Dancefestopia revealed for fall in Kansas City

High energy is the best way to describe Dancefestopia in Kansas City. With more than 150 artists over the span of six days, September 6th through 11th, there is plenty to keep you busy at this 100% local, independently operated and funded music festival — one of the few remaining in the United States. If […]

Diplo kicks off summer concerts in Sacramento

On Friday nights, some people sleep or go out to eat with friends and family. Others party and that’s exactly what Sacramento did. At the Sacramento Rail Yards on Friday, May 20th, Diplo came to celebrate his music. The vibe was very entertaining, to say the least, and there were approximately over 6,000 fans that evening […]

Meet New Wave experimental band Minimal Schlager

During my time at the SXSW music festival, I had the opportunity to interact with some of the coolest musicians from all across the globe. One of the most interesting bands came in the form of a New Wave electronic dance group called Minimal Schlager. Brother and sister Francisco and Alicia have been making music […]

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour hits San Diego, with Zero 9:36 & more

Zero 9:36 came to San Diego’s House of Blues Voodoo Room, with support from Garzi and Fame on Fire! I’m such a sucker for these smaller venues, because it’s so intimate and I feel like the bands are so much more appreciative of the people who comes out! GARZI kicked off the night, who told […]

DROELOE & friends treat St. Louis to a late night dance party

The Old Rock House in downtown St. Louis welcomed DROELOE and company to their club for a night of dancing and electronic music. The show was opened by a host of talented deejays and musicians, allowing fans to dance the night away by the name of Drace, Chuck Sutton and Biicla — each delivering hard-hitting […]

Rezz hypnotizes The Factory, St. Louis

Rezz and friends mesmerized a packed house at The Factory in St. Louis. Mesmerizing visuals and heavy bass were constant themes throughout the night as an extremely talented lineup of artists shared the stage. The show was opened Denver-based producer A Hundred Drums. Blending elements of electronic and hip hop, AHD’s music has a more […]

Meet Hello Yes: a new project from Zhu members

Fresh from our release radar comes a brand new project Hello Yes, the brainchild of Mitch Bell and Aaron Leibowitz, otherwise known as the guitarist and saxophonist for GRAMMY-nominated world renown electronic artist Zhu. The two have toured all over the past four years, hitting the big stages at Life Is Beautiful, EDC, Lightning In […]