TSM #HotList: Holiday 2019 Edition

Host Alexia Johnson has the hottest new music finds in this holiday edition of Top Shelf Music’s Artist #HotList! In this late December installment, Alexia lets you check out the latest jams by Ocean Beach band No Kings, roots reggae family band The Lambsbread and two amazing collabs: Tropidelic teaming up with Flobots’ Jonny 5 […]

Roots On 66 2019: Day One (& pre-party!!)

On weekend of September 28th, Roots On 66 Festival in Victorville, California brought reggae music to the high desert. With more than 40 bands connected people through reggae over the weekend, it was like a big backyard party with all your friends. The weekend started off with a pre-party in the camping area, with Elihu […]

No Kings shines with ‘Steady Yourself’ EP

Ocean Beach band No Kings is back in action with Steady Yourself, a brand new four-track EP! No Kings hit the ground running since their start in 2013, rolling out three recorded releases in three years. By 2015, the band pumped the brakes, slowing their roll to bring out the best in their music and […]

No Kings debut album ‘Lowlifes & High Rollers’

Southern California is a hot bed of reggae activity and No Kings out of Ocean Beach, San Diego is one exceptional group in the mix. The four-member band was formed in 2011, when Joel Brust and Garrison Cyr of Subliminal Trip teamed up with a new lead singer Matt Cook and drummer Rafa Scatolin to […]

An evening with No Kings

No Kings is a band based out of San Diego, California that keeps rockabilly in the reggae-rock scene- particularly with bass provided by Garrison Cyr, and vocals sung by Matt Cook. Top Shelf Reggae had a chance to check out this local band for Reggae Sunday Night at a club called U-31 in the North […]