Boomshaka returns to San Diego January 2020

Los Angeles might be the home of Hollywood, but San Diego holds down the fort for a music mecca — specifically, reggae. Alternative acts have also risen from this SoCal paradise (cough, Blink-182, Jewel, Stone Temple Pilots, et. Al.), yet reggae rock bands, such as Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds, reign at the top of […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2019: Day Two

KAABOO weekend is always a highlight of the year. After KAABOO Del Mar kicked off to an epic start with Wu-Tang and Snoop Dogg headlining Night One, Day Two vibes were running high… almost as high as the heat! Good thing the pool in the BASK section was popping off all day aside the Sunset […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2019: Day One

A rush of anticipation hit Del Mar, California at the crack of noon on Day One of the 5th Annual KAABOO Del Mar Festival. The best weekend of the year was upon SoCal residents and everyone came prepared. The first of three days of A-list entertainment kicked off with turn-of-Millennium alt rock band Plain White […]

Blink-182 & Lil Wayne satisfy Seattle

Wow, what an amazing night for the people of Seattle, Washington! One of the greatest pop-punk bands and rappers of all time coming full throttle! The White River Amphitheater was full of energy and the fans were ecstatic to listen to rock and hip hop. The stage at the White River Amphitheater was full of huge […]

K. Flay at San Diego’s Observatory North Park

K. Flay’s Solutions Tour hit San Diego at The Observatory North Park on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. Starting the night off right was “not MY Smith, but Your Smith”, dancing her way in to get the crowd hyped with powerful vocals backed by soothing beats and catchy tunes. Formally known as ‘Caroline Smith’, Your Smith […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Teez “Buggy”

Rising Tongan hip hop artist out of Reno, Teez, premieres his third single off his impending debut album R.E.N.O (Real Everything No Ops), out September 27th via Mensch House Records. Following two successful rap tracks, “Lit Bae” and “Murda”, Top Shelf Music is proud to release “Buggy”, a self-inflicted battle of the senses following a […]

Blink-182 & Lil Wayne in San Diego

Blink-182, Lil Wayne and Neck Deep hit San Diego’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheater on August 7th, 2019. Neck Deep, a Welsh punk rock band, kicked off the night with “Motion Sickness”, “She’s A God” and ended with “Where Do We Go When We Go”, warming up the crowd for Lil Wayne. DJ T. Lewis […]

Wyoming’s Cheyenne Frontier Days 2019

Cheyenne Frontier Days is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and festival, commemorating western culture. It has been celebrated annually since 1897 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during what is known as “Cowboy Christmas”. This year marked the 123th festival held on July 19th-28th, 2019.  Apart from rodeo, the festival includes a lot of events such as colorful […]

Boca 45 shares his greatest hits playlist

What to say about the established Bristolian deejay Boca 45? After escalating to a world-renowned name for his unbeatable dance soundtracks, featuring everything from hip hop to grunge rock to trippy psychedelia, Boca 45 (née, Scott Hendy) is celebrating his 45th year with the launch of a life-encompassing album, fittingly entitled Forty Five, on his […]

Khalid & Clairo in Pittsburgh

Khalid’s Free Spirit Tour stopped at Pittsburgh, PA’s PPG Paints Arena on Monday, July 29th. Khalid performed hits from his new album, including “Talk” and old favorites, such as “Young Dumb & Broke” and “Location”. Opening the show was singer-songwriter, Clairo, performing songs from her upcoming album Immunity. The Free Spirit Tour continues through North […]

Dirty Heads ‘Super Moon’ album review

Dirty Heads have been known for their 10 plus-year career as a band who is not afraid to push boundaries within their music, never being defined by genre. Every album they have put out has a distinctly different sound. The new album, Super Moon, is the culmination of all of their previous albums, with some […]

Xiuhtezcatl interviews at Cali Roots 10

Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose sits down with hip hop-reggae socially-conscious artist Xiuhtezcatl at California Roots 10, following his morning performance. With an EP on the way, a summer tour and a book published (with props from mega-actor Leonardo DiCaprio), the young protégé shares what drives him forward, his thoughts on planet sustainability and […]