Atmosphere sells out the Fox Theater in Oakland

On October 15th, fans descended upon the historic Fox Theater in Oakland, CA to see Atmosphere, Plain Ole Bill, and Blimes and Gab play to a sold-out audience. For those of you who have never caught a show at the Fox Theater, you are missing out on a truly unique architectural and sound experience. The […]

ONE OK ROCK brings Japanese jams to Oakland, CA

Subarashī! That means ‘amazing’ in Japanese, by the way and is one word we could use to describe the night in Oakland, California on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022. Thousands of fans lined up around the famous Fox Theater hours before the doors opened, many wearing ONE OK ROCK shirts. It was very cool to see […]

My Chemical Romance brings the emo out of Oakland

Wednesday, also known as “hump day”, is a day to get ready for the rest of the week. October 5th, 2022 was not a typical Wednesday: it was the day My Chemical Romance returned to Oakland, California after over 10 years! But, before we talk about them, let’s start from the beginning… It was a […]

Kid Cudi takes Oakland to the moon

Kid Cudi’s To The Moon World Tour landed in Oakland at the Oakland Arena on Sunday August 21st, with special guests Denzel Curry and Strick. Unfortunately for fans, two days prior to the show Don Toliver — who was originally set to open — pulled out of the tour, with an announcement on Twitter stating “due […]

Tash Sultana entrances Oakland’s Fox Theater

The night of Thursday July 21st, I made my way back to Oakland for the second time in a week for multi-instrumentalist Australian artist Tash Sultana’s sold-out show at The Fox Theater. The show was in such high demand, the venue even added a second show for the following night! Tour support for Sultana’s North […]

Machine Gun Kelly takes Mainstream Sellout Tour to Oakland

On Tuesday July 19th, Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour hit Oakland Arena with special guests Avril Lavigne and WILLOW. The anticipation for this tour was extremely high due to all three artists releasing new albums prior to hitting the road together, all featuring a collab of some sort, as well as Colson Baker (aka, […]

Pearl Jam plays Oakland Arena: Night One

Thursday May 12th was night one of two at Oakland Arena for Pearl Jam’s Gigaton Tour, featuring support from Pluralone. Dressed in my best flannel, I made my way to the NBA Warriors’ old home at the Oakland Arena for a night of nostalgic 90s grunge. This was my first official arena show that I’ve had […]

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 […]

Bay Area Vibez: Day two

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Exclusive interview with CRSB

Top Shelf Reggae had the opportunity to speak with the tremendously talented San Francisco Bay Area natives Sonny B. and Chris Ramos at the New Parish in Oakland, CA. Together as blood cousins and best friends, they have formed a very successful group and labeling themselves as CRSB, which has recently been touring up and […]

Soundcheck with San Francisco natives CRSB

Just before delivering an incredible, energetic performance and lighting the stage on fire, we were honored to witness the Bay Area natives CRSB warm up their vocals and fine tune their instruments. CRSB, composed of two cousins Chris Ramos and Sonny B. kicked off the evening on a chilly Oakland evening to a sold out […]