Punk in the Park is heading to Ventura in March

Punk in the Park is returns for another rager on March 25, 2023, this time at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, California. In addition to this fantastic new coastal venue, the all-ages festival will feature two new stages with LEGENDARY artists Pennywise and Suicidal Tendencies to headline alongside recently announced The Bouncing Souls. The stellar lineup […]

Nuovo Testamento drops second single from upcoming album, ‘Love Lines’

Nuovo Testamento hit the dance floor at full sprint in 2019 with their debut EP Exposure and then quickly followed it up with their masterpiece debut album New Earth. Since that time the synth-pop trio have amassed a wealth of followers, toured the world and have even found time to record their forthcoming album Love Lines, […]

John Mayer announces 2023 acoustic tour

John Mayer is performing a one man show. This tour will be his first acoustic tour which will feature his acoustic guitar rhythms, electric guitar jams, and piano melodies. The 45-year-old lifelong musician will play in twenty arenas throughout the United States and Canada.  Joining Mayer will be on tour with singer-songwriters Lizzy McAlpine and Alec […]

Reckless Son tours prisons before dropping debut EP today

NYC’s groundbreaking underground artist Matt Butler dropping a most provocative collective, a tour de force. Driven by inspiration of the ones left behind, self-titled release Reckless Son is truly a masterpiece produced beautifully and executed with perfection. Reckless Son delivers notes from a man that has witness more than most as he has toured to […]

Charlotte Sands releases ‘Alright,’ first single of 2023

Charlotte Sands released her first new track of 2023, gracing us all with the reminder that it does get better. “Alright” strikes deep to anybody who has ever felt alone, stuck, or overwhelmed. This strong message paired with a powerhouse pop melody and soft piano moments creates a moment of hope and peace when you […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Joe Samba “Boomer Economy”

This rising artist, native of Massachusetts, songwriter and musician is turning heads all over the world right now from the United States to Australia. This hardworking, proud family man is ready to conquer whatever stands in his way with his multiplexity of music blends from rock, punk, reggae, funk, metal and even more! He’s got an upcoming tour with […]

First Ever HeartSupport Fest coming to Orlando in 2023

Two-time Grammy nominated singer, Jake Luhrs, of Lancaster metal band, August Burns Red and his non-profit HeartSupport foundation have announced the first-ever HeartSupport Fest. The two-day event is scheduled for February 18 and 19 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando with doors opening at 12:00 PM EST. Rise Against and Parkway Drive will headline […]

The latest 2023 festival lineup drop feels Just Like Heaven

2023 just keeps getting better for indie music fans! Just Like Heaven Festival returns to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on May 13th, 2023 for its highly anticipated third year, hosting some of the biggest names of the new millennium indie scene. Top billings feature Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, M83, […]

Seawall Prophet releases debut EP on Pacific Records

Here’s the scene… you’re walking down the sidewalk, rows of tall palm trees gently swaying in the warm salty breeze coming from the ocean just on the other side of the sandy beach. The sun is shining and you’ve got a smile on your face that has pre-paid to be there and isn’t leaving anytime […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 81: Demi the Daredevil

We kick off season 3 with Jeff Azar, aka Demi the Daredevil. Initially a drummer, Jeff morphed into a one-man show following the untimely passing of singer, Jovan Ortiz. In 2017, the debut album Secret Schizoid was released and Jeff Azar officially became “Demi the Daredevil”. Inspired by music ranging from pop punk and classic […]

Greensky Bluegrass rolls into New York for an unforgettable night

Bluegrass heavyweights Greensky Bluegrass rolled into the Stanley Theater in Utica, NY on Sunday January 15th for the fourth stop on their winter tour.  I was able to catch the show and starting with opener Mikaela Davis it was truly an impressive night of music.   Mikaela Davis started the night off taking the stage […]

Electric Forest Fest releases impressive 2023 lineup

Top Shelf readers– will we see you in the Forest? Electric Forest has released its impressive 2023 lineup, returning to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan from June 22-25. The beloved four-day Michigan music and arts festival celebrates its 11th year of performances, with a few familiar names returning to the stage. Unfortunately, 2023 […]

Cali Roots finalizes jaw dropping lineup for 2023

California Roots Music and Art Festival, the genre’s most anticipated, prolific, and environmentally-friendly reggae event of the year, has officially dropped the final three acts to complete their Memorial Day weekend roster. Recently announced 2023 Coachella guests Rebelution and Stick Figure join genre-bending icons Thievery Corporation, finalizing the bill for the all ages festival as […]

Kilby Block Party announces biggest lineup to date for 2023

Indie fans have something MAJOR to look forward to in 2023! Kilby Block Party announced this year’s festival lineup and it is without a doubt their biggest to date. Salt Lake City is gearing up for a good time, and you have to be there! Featuring headliners like The Strokes, Pavement, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, […]