Jungle Jam 2017 lineup revealed

What's better than a solid four-day reggae festival? A solid four-day reggae festival in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica, of course! Embedded with island vibes and set on the oceanfront backdrop of Jaco, the 7th Annual Jungle Jam is going to be better than ever in March 2017. Starting on Thursday, March 9th, the […]

Fortunate Youth announces the 2017 Spring CD Release Tour

Two-time Billboard and iTunes Reggae chart topping band Fortunate Youth will be performing in your area on their just announced 2017 Spring CD Release Tour. CD release tour? Yes, you heard that correctly. The California-based band has announced that they've been busy in the studio finishing up the final touches on their fourth full length […]

Fortunate Youth ft. Marlon Asher & The Green “Pass The Herb”

The nonstop touring group that call themselves Fortunate Youth really know how to bring in the summer vibes with their very own animated music video for the track “Pass The Herb.” featuring Marlon Asher and The Green. The four minute and nineteen second (Really??) homage to passing the herb is not only fun to watch, […]

Dry Diggings Festival 2016

Set to take place in the gold rich landscapes of Placerville, California, the second annual Dry Diggings Festival boasts an incredible 22 band lineup alongside the likes of hand selected artisan, commercial and food vendors, which will include gluten and wheat free options as well as some of the finest local craft brews, like Sierra […]

California Roots 2016: Day one

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Get ready for the 2016 ARISE Music Festival

An independent, family-run, leave-no-trace event, the 4th annual ARISE Music Festival will take place from August 5-7, 2016 at the magnificent Sunrise Ranch located in Loveland, Colorado just one hour away from Denver.  the event will highlight a diverse lineup of musical genres Featuring over 200 performances across seven stages and 100 pristine acres, the event […]

Fortunate Youth “Midnight Lover” official music video

The nonstop touring group that call themselves Fortunate Youth really know how to bring in the new year with their very first official music video for the track “Midnight Lover.” The three minute and seventeen second homage to Nintendo’s Mario Kart is not only fun to watch, but leaves you with the sudden urge to […]

Gallery: The Emerald Cup 2015

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Give thanks to Thanksgiving music shows

It is about that time of year when seasons are changing in color, and the U.S. is getting ready to bundle up and celebrate holidays. Snow will be falling in most parts of the country soon, but Southern California will still be hot… with reggae music, that is! Although many families in the U.S. celebrate […]

California Roots 2016: Round 1 artist announcement

California Roots Presents have announced the phase one line-up for the seventh annual California Roots taking place May 27-29th, 2016 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in beautiful Monterey, California. Headlining the Cali Roots first round of announcements is the return of 2011 and 2014 headliner Rebelution. The grounds are also home to one of the […]

Shoreline Jam 2015 weekend festival

On Labor Day weekend here in the U.S., the Shoreline Jam music festival took place in Long Beach, California. Top Shelf Reggae was there for both days of reggae-rock and hip-hop music. It was a beautiful sight as the Queen Mary and Queensway Bay were visible from the site. Along with some nice musical performances, […]

California Roots 2015: Day three

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Fortunate Youth & Arise Roots at the Belly Up

Two bands from Los Angeles, California came down to Solana Beach in San Diego to perform some beloved reggae music on Thursday, June 11th. Arise Roots and Fortunate Youth are known for their modern reggae music, which usually includes special messages. A great crowd showed up for both bands as Top Shelf Reggae indeed saw […]

Fortunate Youth’s ‘Don’t Think Twice’ album review

The unique sounds of Fortunate Youth have relatively remained unchanged throughout the years. The intense roots reggae inspired tones and eccentric vocal characteristics from lead singer Dan Kelly has lead the band to produce hit after sweet hit, so why alter the magical formula? Dan Kelly proves that he still has the songwriting chops and […]

Passafire announces 2015 Spring Tour

Georgia-based band Passafire loves to tour around the calendar year, spreading music and good vibes throughout the nation as they go. Hardworking rockers as they are, it's of no surprise that spring of 2015 brings along with it an EP release and consequently, a national mini-tour. Teaming up with world music and reggae renowned Stranger […]