The Buckleys reinvent country music in Music City

Thursday night Nashville’s Winners, hosted their annual Whiskey Jam, featuring up and coming artists from all over the place. This included Australian hippy-country trio, The Buckleys, who started their careers busking and performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Splitting their time between home and Music City, this band of siblings is committed to bringing […]

Top Shelf Music Weekly Roundup: November 20th, 2022

Welcome to the Top Shelf Weekly Music Roundup, where we showcase some of our favorite new music video releases! If you are interested in having your upcoming music considered for a feature, send an email in the form of a press release to Derek Jones. For fans of EDM, Pop & R&B Thai-Chilean, NYC native, multi-hyphenate […]

Jessie Baylin serves Nashville with a taste of New Jersey

Tuesday, November 15, The Basement East hosted Jessie Baylin and Airpark. The New Jersey native left home when she was 18 to discover herself in Los Angeles, only to quickly figure out that music was her calling. Inspired by artists such as Billie Holiday, Barbara Streisand, and Ella Fitzgerald, Jessie Baylin mixes folk, rock, and […]

Fans beg Matt Maeson for encore in San Diego

Matt Maeson brought his Never Had to Leave Tour to the Observatory North Park in San Diego, California for an insane sold-out performance. The eager crowd packed the venue early in anticipation of hearing new songs from his most recent album of the same name for the very first time live, as well as old […]

Weird Al dares to be stupid in Paso Robles, California

On September 15th, Vina Robles Amphitheater was blessed to host comedic singer songwriter “Weird Al” Yankovic. This was my first time seeing him, but I heard he put on a great performance! By the time he went onstage, the Paso Robles arena was packed full of fans who were eager to see him perform — […]

Heaven 17 returns to Santa Ana, CA

Brothers, Sisters, We Need This Heaven 17 thing! 40 years. Yes, I waited 40 years for Heaven 17 to tour America! I had tickets twice previously to see them, only to be sorely disappointed with cancellations. Once they cancelled due to visa issues and once due to COVID. Thanks, COVID! So, when I saw this […]

UK sensation Conor Maynard performs live in Los Angeles

Built in 1936 and in the Miracle Mile of Los Angeles stands the historic El Rey Theatre. There, on September 10th, you would have found fans lined up under a colorful illuminated marquee, patiently waiting to enter to the venue for the Continued 2022 World Tour. The tour is a double-feature consisting of R&B, soul, […]

Duran Duran’s Future Past Tour hits Hollywood for three nights

It was a soggy southern California summer evening after a weeks-long record-breaking heatwave as Hurricane Kay swept across the southland. The usual Friday night traffic, made worse by the rains, made for a two-hour and 45-minute trek to the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for my teen heartthrobs, Duran Duran. As I crept my […]

Twenty One Pilots makes it snow in St. Louis

Live music is absolutely incredible, isn’t it? There is something genuinely remarkable about the way a packed house can produce an energy that transfers from person to person so fluidly. It is unlike almost anything else in this world. It finds ways to bring humans together in a way that — next to probably only […]

Lady Gaga delivers stunning performance to San Francisco

It was a spectacular show in Oracle Park on Thursday night! Lady Gaga’s anticipated tour lit up San Francisco with her dazzling outfits, amazing vocals, interesting visuals and huge cannons shooting out fire! Let’s recap the night, shall we? Every night in San Francisco is beautiful, but this night was particularly special. Thousands of fans […]

Pitbull’s electric stage energy sells out St. Louis

Pitbull brought the party to a sold-out crowd at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in St. Louis, Missouri. Joined by Iggy Azalea on the Can’t Stop Us Now Tour, the two pop sensations showed that they know how to put on a show. It was a surprisingly young audience packed onto the lawn of the amphitheater as […]

Wiz Khalifa & Logic wrap up Vinyl Verse Tour in St. Louis

The final stop of the Vinyl Verse Tour took place on a rainy Friday night in St. Louis. Fans gathered at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater for an unmissable hip hop event: Wiz Khalifa and Logic, who brought a hard-hitting cast of friends with them to keep the party going the entire night. The show was […]

Latin legend Pepe Aguilar & familia saddle up in Sacramento

It was another hot August night in beautiful Sacramento, as Pepe Aguilar continued his Jaripeo Sin Fronteras Tour. Thousands of fans lined up at the Golden One Center on Friday night; there were many families who wore cowboy hats, pointy boots, traditional Mexican dresses and cowboy-style jeans. The outside of the arena looked like a Super […]

Fitz and the Tantrums brings The Wrong Party Tour to LA

It was a warm Saturday night on August 27th in the heart of Los Angeles, where you found hundreds of fans lined up and filling the streets to get ready for a jam-packed night of great music live at the famed Greek Theatre. If you’re looking for a party and a place to hear some […]