Experiencing the earth-shaking Welcome to Rockville 2024

Welcome to Rockville Fest conquered Florida once again this year! It has become Top Shelf’s annual trip to the NASCAR International Speedway by the shores of Daytona Beach. This festival is produced by the one and only Danny Wimmer Presents: one of the most riveting and largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America.   […]

Inkcarceration 2024 combines music & madmen once again in Ohio

Have you ever been to a haunted tattoo rock festival? Clearly, this is an event you do not want to miss! It’s a fest you will remember for a lifetime, believe us. Literally held within the walls of the Historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival is coming back in […]

Urban Heat shares origins & 2024 outlook at Darker Waves Fest

In November 2023, the inaugural Darker Waves Festival wowed New Wave fans with its impressively iconic 80s and darkwave headliners, such as New Order, Tears for Fears, She Wants Revenge, and Echo and the Bunnymen. This festival also featured a slew of great performances beyond the headliners, with many festival-goers finding new bands to love […]

Welcome to Rockville is bringing 150+ bands to Daytona Beach next spring

Previously, we’ve informed you about the Welcome to Rockville experience. However, just in case you need a reminder, let us enlighten you on this massive heavy metal global movement that is changing the way we perceive music today! After a record-breaking attendance of over 170,000 in 2023, Welcome to Rockville returns to the Daytona International […]

Punk in the Park 2023: Day One

On the vibrant day of November 4th, 2023, the sprawling Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, California, transformed into a punk haven as thousands of fervent punk enthusiasts flocked to experience the third edition of Punk in the Park. The event promised an exhilarating lineup of more than 30 incredible bands, a Vans Pro Skate […]

When We Were Young: October 21, 2023

The anticipation, the excitement, the expectations… is this really happening? The 2023 When We Were Young Festival lineup is something all punk and emo music fans from the 2000s would love. The only way to arrive at the fairgrounds was by Uber or Lyft. I got dropped off there at 12 PM, hoping to catch […]

Sound On Sound 2023: Day One

Though day one of the Sound On Sound music festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut might have been delayed by a few hours due to rain – that did nothing to dull the spirits of its almost 35,000 attendees. Lining up all around Seaside Park was a sea of rain jackets and Red Hot Chili Peppers merchandising, […]

Outside Lands 2023: Day Three

Sunday Funday kicked off in grand fashion with Gasolina, the world’s largest touring reggaeton party, showcasing the best sounds in classic and current reggaeton, dembow, dancehall and beyond hosted in Cocktail Magic. Droves of fans twerked their way to Lindley Meadow to celebrate Gasolina, whose mission is to create a community within the reggaeton and […]

Dry Diggings 2023: Day One

Dry Diggings has carved out a reputation as one of California’s most infamous music festivals. Every year, hordes of music enthusiasts congregate for a weekend of sheer delight, braving the sweltering heat. In this edition, attendees were invited to a new locale, the Gold County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Auburn. Each day was filled […]

Calling all rebels and renegades to Monterey County Fairgrounds

Nestled along the picturesque southern edge of Monterey Bay in California, there exists a one-of-a-kind festival that graces the region only once a year. Brace yourselves for the triumphant return of the Rebels & Renegades Festival, set to captivate hearts and souls from October 6th to 8th, 2023. For those familiar with the Monterey County […]

Secret Dreams Festival is back for a second year of EDM magic

Step outside anywhere from Cincinnati to Cleveland in the music and arts community, and all you will hear people talking about right now is one place, and one place only, Legend Valley, Thornville OH, on August 17-19. With less than a week away, you can feel the heat rising as Secret Dreams Productions gets ready […]

Electric Forest 2023: Day 3

Waking up again, in a field of tens of thousands of strangers, all hungover and exhausted from dancing all night, the feeling of gratitude hit me in the chest like a panic attack. How could I be so lucky, to be in this field right now, with all these lovely people, sharing an amazing weekend […]

Get ready to get wrecked at ShipRocked 2024

Imagine your ideal vacation: a place far away from chaos where you can relax and savor every moment. Well, we have just the place for you! Close your eyes and picture yourself on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The gentle ocean breeze caresses your face while the warm sun shines down on […]

Electric Forest 2023: Day One

I wasn’t even supposed to be at Electric Forest this year. I had already spent four days in the desert back in April for Coachella and was in the process of packing my gear for Bonnaroo when fellow photographer and homie Kenny Jusino asked if I could cover Electric Forest for him. He had originally […]