Reliving the rush of Aftershock 2021

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aftershock Festival returned to Sacramento’s Discovery Park for not three, but FOUR days! This year was the fifth installment of the event and brought a lineup that included Metallica, The Original Misfits, Volbeat, Cypress Hill, Body Count, Rancid, Gojira, Social Distortion and many more rock and […]

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 […]

Aftershock Festival set to return to Sacramento Fall 2021

After a concert-less year in 2020, festivals are making their comeback! One of the biggest festivals each year is Aftershock in Northern California, who announced a larger than life lineup for 2021! Presented by Danny Wimmer, the return of Aftershock (a.k.a. the west coast’s biggest rock festival) heads back to Discovery Park in Sacramento this October […]

The Bash Fest 2019: Sacramento

The Bash Fest, a touring family-friendly punk rock music and beer festival presented by Rancid, had brought together some of the most notable bands in the punk rock scene to the stage for fans to enjoy. The musical lineup included favorites such as Sharp Shock, L7, Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise and, to headline each night, Rancid […]

Scallywag San Diego 2018 vlog

Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose explores the last stop of Scallywag Fest 2018 in sunny San Diego, California in a skankin’ vlog style. Presented by 91x, performances included Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, The Interrupters and Beach Goons. The first half of the day, festivalgoers were revelling in free beer […]

Scallywag San Diego 2018

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The skankin’ Scallywag San Diego experience

The extensive lawns of San Diego's Waterfront Park is home to many music and cultural festivals: the biannual extreme EDM CRSSD Fest, craft beer celebration BeerX, among others. Besides BeerX, San Diego's 91x radio station commemorates its love for alt-rock outside of the airwaves by hosting handfuls of other events around the calendar year. Of […]

91x presents Scallywag! San Diego

There are some things in life that go better with other things: peanut butter with jelly, iPhones with power chords, yin with yang. Along the lines of essential pairings comes beer with punk rock – you simply can't separate the two. World-renowned FM radio station 91x in San Diego knows this all too well and […]

Surf City Blitz to hit Huntington Beach

If your life is a cross between punk music and motorcycles, boy do we have a festival for you. Introducing Huntington Beach's first Surf City Blitz: two full days of drag racing and hardcore hits from hometown faves like The Offspring, Social Distortion and more this upcoming October 27th and 28th – all on the […]