Being at Bayfest San Diego

There’s nothing like a family reunion. Now imagine one without any family drama, surrounded by endless familiar faces on a beautiful day sprawled across the breathtaking lawns of San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park North, with the monumental Coronado Speedway looming in the distance, boats passing by on the water and the palatial highrises of the […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019: Day One

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Sensi Trails talks new single “Just Livin’” feat. KBong

Sensi Trails' new single “Just Livin'” is now streaming on all digital platforms! Six months ago, I met with the band to cover their journey from North Carolina to California. Since then, they have had so many positive experiences to share with us, including working with KBong and producer E.N Young of Imperial Sound Studios. Get […]

Highest Intention to release title track off forthcoming LP

Cali reggae band Highest Intention, quickly gaining a following for their smooth rhythms and feel good vibes, is back in action with the premiere single off their upcoming full-length album, Universal Light. The 16-track debut album follows the band's first EP and features the likes of Raleigh Neil (of Michael Franti), Paul Wolstencraft (of Slightly […]

A night with Bret Bollinger & Dan Kelly at Harvelle’s

On Friday, October 5th, Dan Kelly of Fortunate Youth and Bret Bollinger of Pepper stripped it down for an intimate, acoustic set at Harvelle’s in Long Beach, CA. Dan opened up with a fun set that featured some Fortunate Youth favorites, like “So Rebel” and “Friends and Family”. He played a smooth cover of “(Sittin' […]

KBong ‘Easy To Love You’ album review & artist commentary

If you’ve ever been to a Stick Figure show, one of the main things that stands out (other than the dog onstage) is their energetic, always-smiling keyboard player. KBong’s stage presence truly makes Stick Figure shows come to life. He can usually be seen doing some kind of cool kick from the keys, jumping up […]

KBong drops new track & video for “Easy To Love You”

If he’s not slaying the keyboards with Stick Figure, Hawaii’s KBong is livin’ it up creating his own music in whatever spare time he had. In his newly released single and music video for the new track “Easy To Love You,” KBong teams up with The Movement to up the ante. The new track is […]

Slightly Stoopid at Avila Beach

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KBong unveils “Open My Eyes” video

Stick Figure keyboardist and influential solo artist, KBong, is making waves once again with his latest music video for “Open My Eyes” – a love song about living in the now. Walking along lavish and lush landscapes, KBong journeys across Hawaii in the video, taking in its innate beauty as if for the first time. […]

Stick Figure at Madison’s Barrymore Theatre

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Stick Figure at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre

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California Roots 2015: Day two

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Kings and Comrades ‘Get Away’ album review

Immediately after Valentine’s Day and a long three day weekend for many of us working individuals, we all just need a little something extra to calm our tense nerves going back to the reality of the daily grind. Luckily for us, Philadelphia-based reggae band Kings and Comrades will be releasing their debut LP titled Get […]

KBong’s Hopes and Dreams album review

Kevin Bong, aka. “KBong” is a Hawaiian born and San Diego native, multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his ‘key’ role in Stick Figure.  Kbong’s first ever full solo studio album dropped June 17th, 2014 titled Hopes and Dreams which is now fully available on iTunes and Amazon. KBong has built up an significant […]

KBong performs “Hold On” from the album Hopes and Dreams

Top Shelf Reggae had the absolute pleasure of working with KBong during the 2014 California Roots Festival in Monterey, CA and capturing an acoustic performance of “Hold On” from KBong’s latest album Hopes and Dreams. KBong’s first full length album will be available for purchase July 17, 2014. Pre-orders are now available at: http://kbong.bandcamp.com/album/hopes-and-dreams