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 […]

Country pop’s Queeva reveals “Show Off” single & music video

Rising country pop star Queeva emits all the polish of an industry veteran, despite only being 17 years old. After debuting in 2017 with the single “Who You Really Are” (at age 14, mind you), Queeva was quick to follow up with her first full-length album, How Do You Know, a mere two years later. […]

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 […]

Griff Clawson reveals “2Lovely” sophomore single

Stepping away from his usual collaborations, SoCal singer-songwriter Griff Clawson is working on blazing a path all his own as a force to be reckoned with in pop music with the launch of his new solo project. His completely self-produced, independently-released single “2Lovely” is available for streaming now! Written and sung by Clawson, his sophomore […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 12

New Year, new music news! Welcome to the first Top Shelf Music News episode of 2021, with your hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. It’s already been quite an entertaining year and we’re ready to talk about it, from album releases to Kanye West’s divorce proceedings. Joining to weigh in on New Year insight is […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 11

Happy holidays! Celebrate the season with Top Shelf Music News and your holiday hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Not only are we talking about recent music releases (like Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift), but we’re having a Collie Jolly Christmas with special guest Collie Buddz! ‘Tis the season to be Collie, after all… With […]

Aloha Radio gratifies in “Live Without” single, ft. Andy J

Aloha Radio — an Orange County three-piece, led by frontwoman Lauren Mulderrig — has pivoted away from their signature ska-reggae sound in “Live Without”, a smoldering new single featuring the talents of Katastro‘s Andy J. The song is poppy, with EDM and hip hop elements over a solid trap beat… the perfect combination for fiery […]

Jon Pattie sparks sentiment in “History” single

Nashville instructor by day, singer-songwriter by night Jon Pattie has been unveiling the second installment in his Reflections series over the past few months, continuing the emotional indie rock journey he began with his Reflections: Vol. I album of 2018. This extra special second series centers around darker themes than its predecessor; it’s a natural […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 10

Welcome to the pumpkin spice and everything nice edition of Top Shelf Music News, with your harvest hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Before you dive into Thanksgiving dinner with your loved ones, whether in-person or virtually, join us as we give thanks to new music and all of the happenings in the industry. From […]

TSM Artist #HotList: November 6th, 2020

Welcome to the Election Tuesday episode of Top Shelf Music’s Artist #HotList, with your host Alexia Johnson. Considering this week is all about Democracy, the catharsis of the most heated and aggressive U.S. election to date, Alexia has compiled songs centering around political action from up-and-coming artists of all genres. “Thunder Clap” — I Am […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 9

Velcome to the vonderfully scary vorld of Top Shelf Music News [evil laugh]! This extra haunted Halloween episode extraordinaire stars your hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose, with Kyle Smith joining as musical guest! Explore the rotten music world of COVID-19, with updates on artist news, upcoming releases and all-around good-to-know knowledge. See you all […]