Ritt Momney sits down with Top Shelf Music

Ritt Momney, aka Jack Rutter, has made quite a name for himself in the music industry over the course of the last few years! One minute, he was just a young kid posting music on his TikTok and the next, he is a seasoned touring vet with two albums under his belt. He may have […]

BeachLife 2022 announced once again for May

After a year postponed and an unusual fall placement for the second annual, Redondo Beach’s best music and arts festival returns to its original May positioning for 2022. Of course, we’re talking about BeachLife, Orange County’s unparalleled weekend event where multi-genre music meets California beach culture unlike any other. As of this morning, BeachLife fans […]

Postmodern Jukebox brings the swing to Thousand Oaks

Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ), founded by famous New York City pianist Scott Bradlee, took the stage at Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA on November 19th, 2021. The band is made of today’s best young jazz musicians, performing modern pop hits into swing and doo-wop sounds. Scott Bradlee’s PMJ is set to complete their nationwide […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 61: James Desautels

Air date: November 24, 2021 On this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax, hosts Victor Ramos and Skunk Manhattan chat with virtuoso violinist, composer, producer, songwriter, arranger and conductor, James Desautels. From concert halls and music festivals to small clubs and intimate recording studios, “Jamie” has performed in 37 countries across five continents over a career spanning […]

Julien Baker headlines Oakland’s Fox Theater

On Saturday November 6th, Julien Baker was back in the Bay Area, after a surprise opening set with Boygenius bandmate and friend Phoebe Bridgers a mere few weeks ago at the Greek Theater in Berkeley. Tonight’s occasion was for the Little Oblivions Tour in honor of Baker’s new full-length album of the same name. Baker’s third studio […]

Outside Lands 2021: an extra special Halloween

Halloween in San Francisco was one for the record books this year! After being postponed two years in a row (and then rescheduled for Halloween weekend), the beloved Outside Lands Music Festival returned to Golden Gate Park for its usual three-day event, starting Friday Oct 29th and ending on Halloween night. Headliners included The Strokes on […]

Los Angeles set for Snoop Dogg’s Once Upon A Time 2021

Once Upon A Time in LA 2021 returns from its 2019 debut! The festival was planned to come back in 2020, yet fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic (as most did). The multigenerational jam-packed lineup for this year gives us a mix of oldies, funk and old and new-school hip hop. Hosted by Snoop Dogg, […]

Chelsea Cutler & Quinn XCII at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Friends, collaborators, family and touring duo, Chelsea Cutler and Quinn XCII have spent years developing their own unique sound, while supporting one another’s growth along the way. They share a long history of contributing to each other’s songs, expanding their fan bases through genuine admiration of one another and touring the country together, with their […]

An evening with JP Saxe & Amy Allen in Los Angeles

On October 19th, the sun set and the cool air made its way through the heart of Hollywood Boulevard, where tourist and street vendors filled the sidewalks. You also could find rising pop star JP Saxe, along with his opening act, Amy Allen, live at The Fonda Theatre as part of his Feelings Are Stupid […]

Billy Idol performs The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

A thunder of rock ‘n roll came rolling in as the legendary Billy Idol took Vegas’ Cosmopolitan stage by storm on October 22nd, electrifying the packed theater with a fierce passion to rock out. Thriving in his native space of performing, Idol exuded a natural confidence that comes from over 40 years of commanding the […]

An evening with James Taylor in Anaheim

On October 30th, after over a year-long delay, James Taylor took to the stage at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. After a quick set change, following an incredible set by Jackson Browne, the lights dimmed and a triangle-shaped cloth was dropped from the ceiling to the stage. At the same time, videos of fans […]

Greta Van Fleet sells out two nights at LA’s Greek Theatre

After their first worldwide tour, March of the Peaceful Army, which was completely sold-out in the U.S., Greta Van Fleet proved theirselves as exceptional live performers. As now GRAMMY laureates, the “March” turned skeptics into believers and everyone else eager for more live experiences. After long months of obligatory non-touring, Greta was one of the […]