Boyz II Men perform with the San Diego Symphony at Rady Shell

Boyz II Men rolled into San Diego’s Rady Shell in Jacobs Park on June 26th, 2022. The Rady Shell opened the summer of 2021; you absolutely cannot miss this gorgeous architecture on the edge of San Diego Bay near Seaport Village! San Diego is beautiful with many historic wonders, the Coronado Bridge, the Midway, Top […]

Traveling back in time with The Mixtape Tour 2022 in San Diego

Entering Viejas Arena on May 26th was like going back in time. Fans lined the amphitheater, dressed in their best 80s attire, exhilarated and antsy to get inside and start witnessing what the new Mixtape Tour would bring! For those who don’t know, this is the second national Mixtape Tour, with the first before the […]

James Arthur & Nina Nesbitt get Nashville singing

James Arthur did not disappoint fans at his sold-out show at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. The 2012 X Factor UK winner played a well-rounded setlist that was sure to please every one of his concertgoers’ setlist wishlists. Nina Nesbitt opened the show solo and played a mix of songs on keys and guitar. Nesbitt showed her […]

Tower of Power brings the funk to South Lake Tahoe

R&B legends Tower of Power graced Bally’s in South Lake Tahoe on February 11th and old-school funk fans couldn’t have been more excited! This was the premiere performance with ToP for Mike Jerel (a finalist on hit TV show, The Voice). Not only that, but original band member Jody Lopez sat in on the song […]

Los Angeles readies for Smokin Grooves Fest 2022

An incredible new hip hop festival is about to hit Los Angeles! For those a fan of underground hip hop, you’ve got to get on Smoking Grooves Festival! It’s carefully curated for the true hip hop lover. Going down at LA State Historic Park on March 19th, the inaugural Smoking Grooves will welcome some of […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Matt Waters “Impatient”

Cincinnati-based rising singer-songwriter Matt Waters is back in action with the world premiere of his latest soulful single “Impatient”. Funk-infused and full of joie de vivre, Waters encapsulates in a song exactly what everyone wants once the sun goes down — not to wait! It’s a New Year, a new night out, a new adventure […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 63: Teague Bass

Our guest for this episode is David Teague (aka, Teague Bass). Touted as one of the most talented bassists in Asia, this “bassist” for hire is a versatile musician whose vast repertoire spans across blues, rock, R&B, jazz, hip hop, house, reggae, ska and pop. A dynamic and energetic performer, Teague’s onstage performance and showmanship are […]

Thundercat at The Pageant, St. Louis

There was a feeling of funk, rhythm and soul in the air on November 16th at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. Los Angeles-based road cat Stephen Bruner (also known by his stage name, Thundercat) rolled into town, breaking out his massive, unique signature six-string Ibanez TCB1006 to take his audience for an absolute ride. […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Nolo Grace “Don’t Wanna Go Home”

Alternative pop rising star Nolo Grace returns with her “Don’t Wanna Go Home” single, premiering exclusively with Top Shelf Music before it hits all digital outlets on November 5th! The Korean-American songstress debuted earlier this year, after learning to embrace her voice and vision over quarantine with producer husband Martin Wave. No novice to production […]

JAiRUS debuts with out of sight “Groove” single

A sense of happiness comes over me when I hear songs like JAiRUS’ new single “Groove”. Inspired by classic R&B/soul, jazz, funk and pop, JAiRUS begins with a beat, adds bass and creates a feeling. The classically trained and freshly 22-year-old LA-based singer-songwriter has gifted listeners with a teleportation-like encounter. “Groove” brings us straight to […]

Nigel Hall (of Lettuce) releases ‘Spiritual’ solo studio album

Nigel Hall (keyboardist and vocalist for funk phenoms, Lettuce) has released his latest solo album titled Spiritual: an honest, creative and brave reflection about Hall’s personal journey with the metaphysical. He really channels listeners into believing in their own path towards higher self-discovery. The takeaway — free yourself. Make music (or whatever your preferred art […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: MediSun “Speak Love”

Reggae and R&B artist MediSun returns with the smooth and soulful “Speak Love” single, premiering today only on Top Shelf Music ahead of its end of August release! Recorded last summer in the Massachusetts home studio of renowned producer and musician Moon Bain, MediSun combines his uplifting lyrics with an all-star cast of players: Teflon […]

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 […]

Weege & 880 South unveils “Always Something” music video

Denver-based singer-songwriter Weege is recently back in action following over a decade-long hiatus from the music industry. Originating in a band called 880 South circa 2004, Weege toured with the greatest in the reggae rock realm at the time — Iration, Rebelution, even helped Slightly Stoopid break into the Bay Area market! But, life happens. […]