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 […]