WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Payson Lewis “Hotel Suite”

Philly-raised indie pop singer-songwriter Payson Lewis returns in this diabolical, yet comical video for his “Hotel Suite” single, premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf before hitting his own YouTube channel tomorrow! The music video, shot like a classic film by Colin Duffy, reveals right off the bat a couple at odds with each other about […]

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 […]

8th Annual We Can Survive benefit concert coming to LA

It’s that time again to announce the world’s most popular musicians, coming together to show support for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Once again, California is back to bring you its 8th Annual ‘We Can Survive‘ concert, presented by Audacy on October 23rd, at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA. After a concert-less […]

From photographer to performing artist, get to know Dolly Ave

Off the heels of her latest release “Play With It”, featuring Tiktok celebrity Charlie Curtis-Beard, Vietnamese-American lo-fi artist Dolly Ave is one name you need to have on your radar. The single was released at the end of June to further critical acclaim (that stemming from her debut album, Sleep, released back in May of […]

JAiRUS debuts with out of sight “Groove” single

A sense of happiness comes over me when I hear songs like JAiRUS’ new single “Groove”. Inspired by classic R&B/soul, jazz, funk and pop, JAiRUS begins with a beat, adds bass and creates a feeling. The classically trained and freshly 22-year-old LA-based singer-songwriter has gifted listeners with a teleportation-like encounter. “Groove” brings us straight to […]

Get to know rising pop star Gerle

Trying to break into the Top 40 is a hefty ambition, yet one aspiring pop artist is well on her way. Gerle — a pop act in the same vein of past pop royalty, like Madonna and Robyn — has made major waves in the industry thus far, after growing up around the performance stage […]

Napa Valley readies for Bottlerock 2021 this Labor Day Weekend

Bottlerock Napa Valley is back!!! After a long two year wait, northern California’s Bottlerock Music, Food and Art Festival is returning to the Napa Valley Expo this upcoming Labor Day Weekend (September 3rd through 5th) and their lineup does not disappoint! Miley Cyrus is still playing (per last year’s canceled lineup), plus Megan The Stallion, […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 16

Top Shelf Music News hosts Kristy Rose and Matt Cook bring to you the best of summer music news with only some slight alien transmission interruption by singer-songwriter and We Speak English Good podcaster Mike E.P. From fictional bands making real-life albums to virtual festivals in gibberish, don’t miss anything in the music industry by […]

Blended Festival’s fine wine tour gears up for Austin, Texas

On September 10th and 11th, there’s a new festival in town. If there’s anything Austin knows, it’s how to festival. For months, we’ve eagerly awaited the moment the festival world pops that cork and returns to their bubbly business. Pop! Check one, two… sip,  …ahhh. The folks behind San Diego’s intimate 2019 Blended Music and Wine […]

Get ready for Soulshine at Sea, with Michael Franti & more

After spending 2020 secluded and soul-searching at home, I’m certainly ready to let it shine with Michael Franti and Spearhead on their fabulous Soulshine at Sea cruise! You are not going to want to miss out on this! We are talking four unbelievable days of music, wellness and good vibes around the Caribbean aboard the […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 15

Top Shelf Music News returns for summer, with hosts Kristy Rose and PJ Sweeney, subbing in for Matt Cook who had a bad case of gout. With the mask mandate officially lifted and vaccine juice pulsing through everyone’s veins, it’s time to get back out into the world of music! How excited are we? Just […]

SYTË starts fresh in “Up in the Air” video, feat. Qendresa

Kosovo band SYTË adds imagery to their latest vibey single “Up in the Air” in this brand new music video! Featuring Qendresa, the song explores one’s own limitations when it comes to quality of life. You have to do what’s right for you. SYTË says move on (or, perhaps, return) to the place you are […]