BeachLife 2022 announced once again for May

After a year postponed and an unusual fall placement for the second annual, Redondo Beach’s best music and arts festival returns to its original May positioning for 2022. Of course, we’re talking about BeachLife, Orange County’s unparalleled weekend event where multi-genre music meets California beach culture unlike any other. As of this morning, BeachLife fans […]

Donavon Frankenreiter rings in 2022 at The Venice West

After two fantastic hometown New Year’s shows, Donavon Frankenreiter and his band put on a unique and intimate show in Venice on January 2nd at The Venice West. I had the chance to chat briefly with Donavon, who expressed what a special and emotional night this was for them: this was to be drummer Jara […]

A night with Satsang at Felton Music Hall

On Wednesday, November 17th, Montana-based quartet Satsang brought their All. Right. Now tour to Felton Music Hall, located up in the Santa Cruz mountains. Self-produced by frontman, Drew Mcmanus, the new album was entirely written and recorded during the bands hiatus from the road. Drew flew the band up to Montana, where they rented a cabin and recorded what is now, All. […]

Beth Crowley talks her spooky single “In The End”

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Beth Crowley melds mystical folklore with soothing sounds in her hauntingly beautiful new single “In The End”. Based off Netflix’s The Witcher series, this song tells a familiar tale of star-crossed lovers, whose love will “burn until there’s nothing left”, yet will ultimately lead to their downfall. Sometimes “twin flames” can destroy as […]

Same Same But Different Fest 2021 brought the beach party

The third annual Same Same But Different Festival (SSBD) returned this September 9th through 12th in full force, representing all that is freedom and love in the hidden gem of Lake Perris, California. A beautiful, hot weekend perfectly complimented with a cool dip in Lake Perris was a combination made in heaven. Gleaming the best […]

Lucy Dacus at The Fillmore San Francisco

Monday September 27th, I made my way to the historic Fillmore music venue in San Francisco, originally built in 1912, featuring greats like Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Grateful Dead. Tonight’s show was in support of Richmond, Virginia’s singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus and her Home Video Tour. Dacus’ third album, Home Video, released this June […]

SOL Mountain Fest 2021: Day One

Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival kicked off Day One of the two-day festival on Saturday, September 18th under the beautiful redwoods at Felton’s Roaring Camp, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Gates opened at 11am with the first band, Wolf Jett, on the stage at noon. The festival initially sold out weeks before due to limited […]

Gone Gone Beyond looks to a bright future in ‘2030’ LP

When you think of the year 2030, what comes to mind? Are you seeing a better world, a better life, a brighter place? As crazy as it seems, that year is actually in the pretty near future. Most people tend to associate the year 2030 as the end-all year for the climate change crisis… but, according […]

Desert Daze set for mystical metamorphosis November 2021

After this past 18 months, all of us need a break. No… we need an outlet. We need to let loose wildly, uninhibitedly in the purest form of human expression. As festivals return to planet Earth from their forced COVID-19 hiatus, it seems that an energy shift has happened. We’re attending live shows out of […]

Get ready for Soulshine at Sea, with Michael Franti & more

After spending 2020 secluded and soul-searching at home, I’m certainly ready to let it shine with Michael Franti and Spearhead on their fabulous Soulshine at Sea cruise! You are not going to want to miss out on this! We are talking four unbelievable days of music, wellness and good vibes around the Caribbean aboard the […]

Roaring Camp welcomes The California Honeydrops

On Friday, June 18th, Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp welcomed The California Honeydrops with opening sets by AJ Lee & Blue Summit. Nine-time award winner of ‘Best Female Vocalist’ by the Northern California Bluegrass Society (NCBS), AJ Lee melted hearts with her sweet vocals, while Sully Tuttle’s blazing guitar licks got the crowd pumped. A special […]

Dawes performs at Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp

Friday June 4th, Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp welcomed Los Angeles-based rock band Dawes, who rocked a DOUBLE set under northern California’s beautiful Redwoods. Frontman Taylor Goldsmith let the guitar solos rip on songs like “Peace In The Valley” and the band, as a whole, was on fire! They played new songs off their 2020 seventh […]

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 […]