The stress-free, fun-filled weekend at BeachLife 2022

This year’s BeachLife Festival perfectly reflected the famous picturesque lifestyle of southern California. Spanning the weekend of May 13th through the 15th in Redondo Beach, festival-goers experienced the warmth of the California sun, the cool breeze of the Pacific Ocean and the swaying shade of palm trees, all while listening to a variety of 50 […]

The Movement sells out yet another night in St. Petersburg

On Saturday April 30th, The Movement came back to St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live again for yet another sold-out show, alongside reggae rock’s finest, Pacific Dub and Seranation. It was sold-out long in advance and fans showed up early, trying to catch the bands before the show. Everyone was hyped for the night to begin and […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Pipe Down “Smile”, feat. Rilen’ Out

Reggae is relatable anywhere. Take it from island reggae band Pipe Down, strumming sweet and sultry reggae tunes on a snow-covered Lake Tahoe mountaintop wearing a Hawaiian T-shirt. It doesn’t get much cooler than that… well, except for the fact that the official video for the track is premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf Music! […]

Celebrating 4/20 at Florida Groves Fest 2022

It was a huge 420 party in Orlando on April 16th at Florida Groves Fest, with tons of amazing vendors, artist and bands coming together for an awesome event. If you are a cannabis activist, supporter, consumer or just interested to learn more about this amazing plant, this is an event you need to check […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Island Head “Blue Butterfly”

Dub reggae outfit Island Head premieres the beautiful lyric video for their “Blue Butterfly” single today only on Top Shelf Music! The somber yet inspiring track is an ode to Kyle Messinetti, son of lead singer Will Messinetti, who was taken from this earth too soon by an unfortunate overdose. A tragedy turned eloquent eulogy […]

Mike Love & friends perform Jannus Live, St. Petersburg

Friday April 15th, everyone got off work and headed to downtown St. Petersburg for a night of soul-healing reggae music at Jannus Live. It was a magical night that started off with a local band called Drifting Roots, joining headliner Mike Love on his Florida run. It was Drifting Roots‘ first time performing at Jannus […]

15 songs to countdown Cali Roots 2022

The countdown has officially begun! Who’s been listening to the Cali Roots playlist and getting ready for Memorial Day Weekend in Monterey? I know I’ve been planning outfits, checking the lineup, looking at photos from years’ past, getting hyped about seeing everyone’s faces and doing it all while listening to the official California Roots playlist […]

Passafire & Bikini Trill at The Observatory, Santa Ana

Duddy B. (of Dirty Heads) once called Bikini Trill “The Scooby-Doo Gang of Musicians”. He further elaborated that they travel around in a van, only to emerge in the most colorful cloud of smoke. If you’ve ever seen Bikini Trill, you know how spot-on he is: their vibrance is evident, not only in color, but […]

The Irie knows how to “Kick It” in new video

Hang with the boys of The Irie? Yes, please. Based off the new wickedly vivacious video by the band, a night with them is anything but ordinary. Waking up all over the floor (and Johnny even on the furniture), The Irie comes to after a long night of partying with babes… at least, from what […]

Muffin But Good Vibes anniversary party in San Diego

The venue was packed, the music was flawless, the crowd was wild and the vibes were good; you would never guess it was a Tuesday night, thanks to Craig McKnight of Muffin But Good Vibes. Southern California was brought together at San Diego’s Music Box to celebrate the successful 2nd Anniversary of McKnight’s unique family […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022: Day Three

Last, but definitely not least, it was Day Three of Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022. Early arrivers were rewarded with the energy and great tunes of Tribe of I, Surfer Girl and Hawaii-native Anuhea. Tunnel Vision — the reggae-ska-punk group from southern California — helped keep the vibe going, performing three sets throughout the day: […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022: Day Two

The good times kept on rolling at Reggae Rise Up Florida with Day Two! People piled in once gates opened, readying themselves for another momentous day of music. Honey Hounds from Jacksonville started the day off right, with their bluesy style resonating from the Vibes Stage. Kyle Smith then flipped the script withe his punk […]

How The Resinators bring Muffin But Good Vibes

If you’re a San Diego resident and a reggae lover, chances are you’ve been exposed to the growing presence of a reggae-infused bakery rising to the top known as Muffin But Good Vibes. If you’re unaware of MBGV and wondering ‘how the hell does a bakery infuse reggae??’, simply taking a look at their website […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022: Day One

It had been a short five months since the last Reggae Rise Up Florida, yet the festival still managed to kick off their 2022 event with the energy and excitement that radiates from Vinoy Park each year! Music, art and community merged together with the Tampa Bay, with the scenic backdrop of St. Petersburg, Florida. Day […]

SYNRGY surges toward LP with lead single “Aquablue”

San Diego-based birds of passage SYNRGY have finally released their very highly anticipated brand new single, “Aquablue” as of March 18th. Written by Brian Zach, this independently produced and self-funded prequel will be followed up by the full-length album drop of Aquablue on April 8th. Being more of a soul-driven reggae rock group, known for […]