Seawall Prophet releases debut EP on Pacific Records

Here’s the scene… you’re walking down the sidewalk, rows of tall palm trees gently swaying in the warm salty breeze coming from the ocean just on the other side of the sandy beach. The sun is shining and you’ve got a smile on your face that has pre-paid to be there and isn’t leaving anytime […]

San Diego embraces Turnover’s musical metamorphosis

On the heels of the release of their fifth full length album, alternative-indie kings, Turnover, is making its way across North America in celebration of their recent album release. Myself In The Way, released November 5th, is another genre shifting work of art created by the Virginia based group that allows them to stay true […]

Bush revolutionizes music with new album, The Art of Survival

The long-anticipated return of GRAMMY Award nominated rock band BUSH has released their ninth full length album The Art Of Survival. The name says it all! Pioneers to the grunge rock scene, they’ve been around for at least a quarter of a century and they’re still killing it. Beyond 1 billion streams and 20 million […]

Disturbed drops eighth studio album, Divisive

Disturbed makes a brave statement with the release of its eighth studio album, Divisive. Through this album, Disturbed uses its platform to bring to light the political and social climate we are all forced to live in. Divisive consists of 10 awe-inspiring songs that speak for themselves. 1 – Hey You  This was the first […]

Fans wrapped around The Fillmore in anticipation for Jessie Reyez

It was a chilly Monday night, perfect for a concert. I was really excited to see Jessie Reyez live. I remember the first time hearing her voice on the song “Nice Guy,” her collaboration with Eminem and I immediately wanted to know more about her. Walking up to The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Fans wrapped […]

Phoenix dropped new album, “Alpha Zulu”

It is impossible to talk about Phoenix as a group without mentioning their catalogue of influential Indie music that remains a staple within the genre throughout their more than 20 year history. Cementing themselves as masters of hook-writing and lush synth melodies, they approached  a difficult paradox that many veteran groups have to face–how do […]

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 […]

HIRIE energizes Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL

After three weeks on the road, HIRIE finally came stomping the stage at St. Petersburg’s famed venue, Jannus Live, as part of their Mood Swing Tour. Ballyhoo! and Surfer Girl were also along for the ride. All three bands filled the night with tones that reverberated against the surrounding buildings and absorbed into the lively […]

Drowning Pool drops electrifying ‘Strike A Nerve’ album

Drowning Pool is back after what seemed to be an indefinite hiatus. The band’s new album, Strike A Nerve, officially dropped on September 30th, 2022, so let’s dive in! The album’s intro track, “Doing Time In Hell”, is only a minute long and screams, “Get ready, you are in for a ride!” And, what a ride […]

FORMAT Festival 2022: Day 1 – Arkansas’ newest hidden gem

In the heart of lakes country in Northwestern Arkansas sits a city by the name of Bentonville. A relatively small town, notable mostly for being the birthplace and headquarters of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. Recently, however, Bentonville has another burgeoning claim to fame in hosting the nation’s newest up-and-coming music and arts celebration. Deep […]

Dirty Heads’ eighth studio album ‘Midnight Control’ slaps

One thing I love about Dirty Heads is while they have an extremely signature sound, it’s still nearly impossible to put your finger on exactly what makes Dirty Heads the Dirty Heads. I opened the listening link for Midnight Control, the Huntington Beach five-piece’s eighth studio album, a couple weeks ago. I had no idea […]

Five Finger Death Punch unleashes unequivocal ‘AfterLife’ album

Metal heavyweight Five Finger Death Punch is back with their highly anticipated ninth studio album AfterLife… so, let’s dig in. The first song, “Welcome To The Circus”, opens with a bang. I love the joker laugh that Ivan Moody planted in here! This was the third single previously released leading up to the full-length drop […]