SZNS drops catchy new anthem “We’re Not Gonna Be Friends”

Reminiscent of throwback favorites, SZNS blew up out of nowhere in 2021 with their track “Tequila with Lime”. A catchy, no-holds-barred synthy girlpop tune with delicious latin undertones, it blends unapologetic empowerment with a fun take on today’s dating scene. “Y-E-S, shoot your shot, but if I say N-O, boy bye, get lost!” How can […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: MoZaiq “I Love”

Desert reggae duo MoZaiq returns with a sincere and heartfelt ode to not only their loyal fanbase, but the reggae genre in general! Consisting of one half Marc Diaz and one half Noel Morin Jr., MoZaiq, as a whole, ceaselessly encourages uplifting messages embedded between a rootsy fusion sound. That said, this single takes the […]

Fall Badfish mini-fest finally returns to Ohio

“Badfish”… an iconic song on Sublime’s 40oz. to Freedom album. Badfish is also one of the arguably most prolific tribute bands touring today. And, if you ask music fans in Northeast Ohio and beyond, the band represents a semi-annual festival that many liken to a holiday weekend.   At Nelsons Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, […]

Falling In Reverse: reflections from a fan

Post hardcore/metalcore band Falling In Reverse is at the top of their game right now, starting out in 2011 and fronted by the most insane man I’ve ever seen take the stage, Ronnie Radke. He’s someone who’d I definitely call a ‘madman’, but in a good way… The first album, ‘The Drug In Me Is […]

Slaves announce official rebrand to Rain City

The time has come! Slaves has finally undergone their rebrand and is officially now ‘Rain City’!! Being a ‘super fan’ of this band, I’m so excited for this new chapter! This band has gone through a lot of trials and tribulations, rebuilding from the ground up and always coming back stronger than before. They have […]

Enormous Cali Vibes Fest to hit Long Beach in 2022

A new festival just hit the market…or is it? For those who have made the connection, Cali Vibes — an epic, jam-packed three-day reggae and hip hop fusion event set for February 2022 — is just a new chapter for the renowned One Love Cali Reggae Festival (that would’ve been in its sixth year if […]

Enjoying Rebel Rock Fest 2021… until it was cancelled

Well…. Rebel Rock Fest didn’t go exactly as planned. 30 minutes before gates were supposed to open on the second day, we found out the whole weekend was cancelled!! We found out via an Instagram post, too, not a mass email or text… Instagram. Interesting. They said the reason for canceling the event was because […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Donovan Keith “Mine”

Donovan Keith returns with a signature blend of soul, rock and funk with “Mine”, the latest single off of his debut solo album. Premiering exclusively on Top Shelf Music today, “Mine” is a passionate track with contagious energy and multiple layers to uncover. It proves relatable to anyone who’s found themselves longing for something lost […]

Christos DC reveals “Be of Knowledge”, feat. Nick Sefakis

Roots reggae artist and producer, Christos DC, has just released a brand new track titled “Be of Knowledge”, featuring Nick Sefakis. Christos DC has collaborated with some of the biggest names in reggae, such as Sly & Robbie, Don Carlos, Akae Beka and more. Christos and Nick have also joined forces in the past on […]

Attending BeachLife Festival 2021

After canceling its second year in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BeachLife Festival returned to Redondo Beach for an epic three-day music event, featuring a diverse lineup on a beautiful, laidback beach setting for all kinds of music lovers. With plenty of space and keeping an intimate, comfortable fee, BeachLife offered four stages hosting […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Joker’s Hand “Goth Girlfriend”

Retro rockers Kevin Kawano and Matthew Lau of Joker’s Hand return in their devilish new single “Goth Girlfriend”, premiering today only on Top Shelf Music ahead of its October 4th public release! The duo — having previous accolades from Los Angeles-based radio stations, such as KROQ, for their “Anthem”, “Gold Rush” and “Hijacked” tracks — […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Dylan Keawe “Don’t Know Much”

Southern California singer-songwriter Dylan Keawe returns with the uplifting single “Don’t Know Much”, available on all digital outlets tomorrow! Top Shelf Music is proud to host the track’s world premiere of this promising reggae artist, considering it follows Keawe’s vibey, R&B-influenced “Never Ever” that we fell in love with last March! With a bubble organ […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Qarreo “Dancing in the Rain”

Isn’t it always fun to spread your arms wide and twirl around in the rain? Rainfall can be associated with sadness and despair, yet it can also represent a cleansing, a renewal… a much needed reprieve. Qarreo capitalizes on its opportunities in their novel cover of “Dancing in the Rain”, originally by reggae rock band […]

Alt rocker Betty Moon talks latest album, ‘COSMICOMA’

Los Angeles-based songwriter and producer Betty Moon has racked up 10 full-length albums since the start of her career, with her latest COSMICOMA out last May. Self-produced in her southern California home studio (with the help of longtime friends and collaborators Justin Smolian and Owen Barry), the album harkens back to her earlier sound, mixing […]