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

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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' […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day Three

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Kyle Smith sits down at Cali Roots 9

Kyle Smith and drummer Scotty B sit down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 2 at California Roots Festival 2018. Kyle Smith won the Pop-Up contest to be featured that weekend on the Weedmaps Stage, so the band talks their upcoming performance, what’s to come this summer and hypothetical collabs. Artist links: Facebook […]