Festivals return to AZ with ¡Viva Iriezona! 2021

It’s been a long, long year without music festivals. We’re all feeling so repressed. Sure, drive-in concerts have held (some of) us over through the global pandemic, yet nothing compares to the mass gathering of a music festival… being in a totally free environment with likeminded people, vibing simultaneously to epic one-of-a-kind performances for days […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 9

Velcome to the vonderfully scary vorld of Top Shelf Music News [evil laugh]! This extra haunted Halloween episode extraordinaire stars your hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose, with Kyle Smith joining as musical guest! Explore the rotten music world of COVID-19, with updates on artist news, upcoming releases and all-around good-to-know knowledge. See you all […]

Kyle Smith’s “Just Like Them” single exceeds expectations

If you happen to know who the f*ck Kyle Smith is, you would know that this man is always on the grind. Ex-drug addict turned clean, mean, music-making machine, Smith stands for productivity and drug awareness, pumping out reggae rock singles like nobody business in between self-promotion and, we’re guessing, possibly… sleep? It’s anyone’s guess […]

Kyle Smith performs acoustic set at Sealegs

On June 28th, Kyle Smith played an acoustic set at the sandy, oceanfront property of Sealegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach. After all the time people had been cooped up due to COVID-19, you could see how excited everyone was to get out and soak in some live music. Kyle played a fun acoustic […]

Pepper hosts Bradley’s House benefit at One Love afterparty

As if a gorgeous, sunny California day full of 27 of your favorite roots-reggae bands wasn’t enough at the 2020 One Love Cali Reggae Fest, then you found yourself at DiPiazza’s in Long Beach afterward for one hell of a Pepper afterparty! Pepper invited fans and friends alike to sample their signature wine collection in […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020: Day One

Eager fans basked in the glorious California sun as they began their One Love Cali Reggae experience. The festival kicked off its 5th Anniversary at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach on Friday, February 7th. The amazing three-day festival, presented by Goldenvoice, kicked off Day One with three stages, hosting 26 must-see bands. […]

The full One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020 experience

The One Love Cali Reggae Fest vibe was strong this year, as thrilled festival-goers packed the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach to experience yet another three-day ear-gasm of their favorite roots, rock, reggae and punky ska bands presented by Goldenvoice. While the sun shone brightly for most of the weekend, in true One […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest reveals massive lineup for 2020

A reggae rock lover travels the world and back for events that incorporate all their favorite artists. Imagine having virtually all reggae artists — from Jamaican reggae to island reggae to Cali reggae and back — all in one place. In one weekend. We cannot stress enough that this is the case for One Love […]

Sealegs Presents: SRH Fest 2019

On Saturday, August 24th, SRH FEST returned to take over Sealegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach, California after taking a three-year hiatus. SRH FEST returned to take over Sealegs at the Beach in Huntington Beach, California after taking a three-year hiatus. The lineup included dual winners of the contest to open SRH Fest — […]

Cali Roots 2019: Day Three

Mixed weather didn’t deter Cali Roots X attendees from enjoying the third and final day in Monterey to the fullest. With two days down, Day Three at the fairgrounds brought with it one of the most stacked lineups to date when it comes to reggae rock. The morning started off with The Elovaters’ high-energy set […]

Kyle Smith at Huntington Beach’s Sealegs

As the sun shone bright and the ocean glistened like diamonds, with the familiar summer scent of sunscreen filling the air, Ventura locals Kyle Smith and his fantastic band set out to headline Reggae Sunday’s at the gorgeous beachside venue of Sealegs in Huntington Beach, CA on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Fans and pups of […]

Kyle Smith & Brendan Clemente chat at Cali Roots X

Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose sits down with two great independent artists at California Roots 10, Kyle Smith and Brendan Clemente! Performing together for the first time, the two chat about their individual efforts in the scene, what’s to come next and how Cali Roots brought the two of them together in the first […]

Bret Bollinger and the Bad Habits at Discovery Ventura

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The B Foundation & Kyle Smith at Slidebar

There was no better way to celebrate the first sun-filled Sunday in southern California than to hang with Kyle Smith and The B Foundation! Fans packed the patio at The Slidebar Rock ‘n Roll Kitchen in Fullerton to soak up the smooth sounds and groove to the rocking rhythms. Fans shouted requests of their favorite […]

Kyle Smith interviews after his Tower 12 performance

Kyle Smith Kyle Smith Kyle Smith Kyle Smith Kyle Smith w/ Dan Kelly Kyle Smith w/ Travi Bongo Kyle Smith Kyle Smith w/ Travi Bongo Kyle Smith After opening for the likes of The Aggrolites, J Boog, Pato Banton and Tommorows Bad Seeds, reggae-rock singer and songwriter Kyle Smith and his band made a stop at […]