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 […]

Andrea unveils adorable “Talk to Me” music video

Macedonia rising artist Andrea brings to life her electric “Talk to Me” single in this fun-filled and vibrant music video! Directed by Vladimir “Gjule” Mitrevski, Andrea coaxes her crush to come out of the shadows as colorful slides are spliced with black-and-white contrasts and animated shapes traverse the screen. Choreographed dancers segue between all the […]

MAK combines dance & darkness with “Inside My Head” single

Coming to your ears straight from Brooklyn, New York is some of the smoothest pop you’ll ever want to jive to: MAK is here and he’s ready to slay the scene with his most recent single “Inside My Head” from his second upcoming EP, Lucid Dream. An appropriate title indeed for a synth-full, joyous melody, […]

Outside Lands sets sights on Halloween Weekend 2021

San Francisco’s main event, Outside Lands, is returning triumphantly to the City By The Bay for 2021 to the relief of ticket-holders, festival fans and music-lovers everywhere. That said, it’s going to be a little late. Pushed back from its annual August positioning to over Halloween Weekend 2021, Outside Lands is back and bigger than […]

Lake Street Dive amazes with ‘Obviously’ album

Folk-rock band Lake Street Dive has officially dropped their highly-anticipated new album, Obviously, (through Nonesuch Records) consisting of 11 brand new original songs! The album was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo, whose work spans the musical globe. Elizondo is best known as a songwriting collaborator for Dr. Dre, Eminem and […]

Life is Beautiful 2021 sells out in minutes

In the words of Michael Scott — “Okay, now everybody, just STAY CALM!” We’ve waited, watched postponements and cancellations consume the world… but, now live music is finally back, baby! Life is Beautiful Festival announced their completely stacked lineup as the first major LIVE music festival thus far in 2021. Appropriately tagging their announcement with […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 13

Episode unlucky #13 is late. Well, February was a short month, so deal with it! Also deal with your Top Shelf Music News hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose for another 11 minutes or so, as they share the latest in the music industry — from pending lawsuits to streaming services to Super Bowls and […]

Huron John’s “Arthur” opens new avenues for the indie-pop star

Fans of indie-pop, I am thrilled to announce to you that Chicago-bred creative Huron John is here with the first single, “Arthur”, off of his upcoming sophomore album, Cartoon Therapy. This young chap’s name may sound familiar to you, as he has recently graced the cover of Spotify’s Lorem playlist. Or, maybe you were let […]