Dropkick Murphys & Rancid take over Paso Robles

The Boston to Berkeley Tour, with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys, took a stop in Paso Robles, California at Vina Robles Amphitheater on October 13th, 2021. First up was a band by the name of The Bronx, which I was pretty excited for. A band formed in Los Angeles back in 2002, they came out onstage […]

An intimate show with Anti-Flag in Santa Cruz

On October 10th, I was fortunate enough to see Anti-Flag in Santa Cruz alongside some other amazing punk rock bands. Oxymorrons started off the night, with a mixture of hip hop and hardcore punk. Oxymorrons are the ‘babies’ of the tour, yet, the way they all connected with the crowd was amazing and spoke for […]

Being at SoCal Hoedown 2021

For five previous years, SoCal Hoedown has had fantastic lineup, with some of the best punk musicians gathering together to perform for one epic day! Hamapple, a punk band from southern California, kicked off the long-awaited 2021 SoCal Hoedown return. To get the fans psyched up, they started the event at noon with some upbeat, […]

New Found Glory brings Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour to Anaheim

Located alongside Disneyland at Anaheim’s Garden Walk, long-awaited circle pits and crowd-surfers were in full force proving pop punk is, indeed, still alive and well. For two blessed nights, New Found Glory sold out the House of Blues Anaheim with their highly-anticipated Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour. The show was originally co-headlined with Simple Plan […]

Rise Against’s Nowhere Generation Tour rocks St. Louis

On a scorching summer evening in St. Louis, rock legends Rise Against teamed up with punk icons Descendents, along with Scranton, PA born rock veterans, The Menzingers, to remind everyone how thankful they are that live music is back. Opening for the tour was The Menzingers, giving the crowd a head-banging array of classics, as […]

Rise Against starts punk rock party in Paso Robles, CA

On August 18th, Vina Robles Amphitheater had a punk rock take over with Rise Against, Descendents and The Menzingers for the Nowhere Generation tour. The Menzingers started off the night with their pop punk sound, being the ‘babies’ of the tour, forming in 2006. The way they all connected with the crowd was amazing, making […]

Big Spin unveils “I Can Give You Nothing” video

Mexico-based punk rock band Big Spin adds imagery and animation to their “I Can Give You Nothing” single, a song previously released on their self-titled album. With the aid of contemporary dancer and ballerina Paulina del Carmen, Big Spin’s premiere reggae rock-style single comes to colorful life in the new music video above. Despite its […]

Fan-curated Blue Ridge Rock Fest returns to Virginia fall 2021

Festivals are finally making their long-awaited return! What better way to welcome festival-goers back than a complete ‘fan driven’ festival!? Blue Ridge Rock Fest has everything — from artists to vendors to even pricing — get voted on by the consumer! That’s right, Blue Ridge 2021 is going down in Danville, VA this September 9th […]

First ever Rebel Rock Fest to hit Florida this fall

Having to delay their inaugural fest from 2020 to 2021, Rebel Rock Festival is finally (almost) here!! This new rock and heavy metal fest will take place September 24th through 26th at Orlando’s Central Florida Fairgrounds, kicking off on Thursday with a Taco Metal Party hosted by Jose ‘Metal Ambassador’ Mangin. Volbeat just got announced […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Wanted Noise “More Sunrises”

San Diego surf skate punk collective Wanted Noise premieres the highly-anticipated music video for their slammin’ “More Sunrises” single today only on Top Shelf Music! Waking up on the beach at sunrise from another night of partying, the band does what any other person in that predicament would do — try to get more beer. […]

Prism B!tch debuts with punk rock ‘Perla’ album

Emerging with a quality-driven and experimental new sound, Albuquerque-based four-piece rock band Prism B!tch are pushing their new genre of “Mom-Rock” to a whole new level with the release of their debut independent full-length studio album, Perla. Available on vinyl, CD and all digital streaming platforms now, this genre-hopping debut has created quite the sonic […]

Non Neutral bursts forth with “Lust Conquers All” single

Costa Rican band Non Neutral is forging ahead with their latest “Lust Conquers All” single, combining elements of hip hop and metal to render a commanding rock anthem. The new track follows the band’s Every Direction Is Forward EP of late 2016, a release that cemented Non Neutral as a catalyst amongst the top Latin […]