Bad Cop Bad Cop at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach

It was a proper night of angst and love as punk rock fans packed the famous Alex’s Bar in Long Beach to see a stellar lineup of Upper Downer, Bella Novella, Bar Stool Preachers and Bad Cop Bad Cop. California locals Upper Downer started the night off with a raucous set that got the crowd […]

Soultry Dubs impresses with ‘Soultry Sound’ album

Track listing: Soul Rizing Intro, feat. Nattali Rize Soul Journ, feat. Ashley Irae, Sistren Kim Divine Energy, feat. Lion Child 11:11 Verb Dub Babylon Fyah, feat. Ashley Irae, Sistren Kim Let Us Unite Dub, feat. Mpress Kandace, Sistren Kim Age of Aquarius, feat. Ashley Irae Heartbreaker, feat. Lion Child Soul Journ Dub, feat. Ashley Irae, […]

Pepper invades Long Beach’s Fingerprints Records

A meet-and-greet is always an exemplary time with your favorite artists. Now, add in the insanity that comes with the territory of all three rowdy, ridiculous members of Pepper in an intimate setting, such as a mid-sized record store in Long Beach, and you’ve got quite an evening. Fingerprints Records, a beacon of light for […]

A moment with Mike Love at One Love Cali Reggae Fest

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2019 brought a new era of reggae musicians, all bringing back the true roots sound! One such talented artist was the amazing and eccentric Hawaiian native Mike Love. Back in May of 2018, I attended the Trevor Hall show at The Observatory Theatre in Santa Ana; opening for him was […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2019: Day Three

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One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2019: Day Two

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One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2019: Day One

Around Day One Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Arise Roots Around Day One Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach Dub Allstars Around Day One Around Day One Around Day One Don Carlos […]

Long Beach’s Marley Festival 2019

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Music Tastes Good 2018: Day Two

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HIRIE at The Federal Underground

HIRIE HIRIE HIRIE HIRIE HIRIE HIRIE HIRIE HIRIE HIRIE After a sizzling summer of touring festivals with the likes of Fortunate Youth, Iya Terra, Common Kings, J Boog and Rebelution, HIRIE launched her Woman Comes First Tour this fall, playing intimate venues across the west. We caught up with her at The Federal Underground in […]

Music Tastes Good 2018: Day One

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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' […]

Satiating vibes at Music Tastes Good 3

The tranquil waters of the Long Beach bay is a welcoming setting for any weekend event. Despite stationed smack dab in the middle of downtown LB, the grassy knolls along the water still feel like you're immersed in nature, away from city life. Music festivals such as Shoreline Jam, One Love Festival and Goldenvoice's upcoming […]

Arise Roots interviews at One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae got to chat with Arise Roots after their performance at One Love Cali Reggae Festival 2018 in Long Beach, CA. The band was in high demand, so this short and sweet interview highlights what’s new for Arise Roots, what the band has up next and what they like to […]

A talk with Tyrone’s Jacket at One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae chatted with enigmatic and energetic band on the rise, Tyrone’s Jacket, right after their performance at One Love Cali Reggae Festival 2018 in Long Beach, CA. Watch to find out what’s next for the band, how Tyrone’s Jacket came to be, what inspires their music and what their individual […]