Best mainstream live performance of 2022!

2022 ushered in what many considered the first full year of music without restriction since the pandemic began. This year, the photojournalists and writers of Top Shelf Music have had the privilege of covering some pretty amazing shows! In true end of year fashion we have compiled a list of some of our favorite live […]

Being at America’s biggest rock festival, Louder Than Life 2022

Louder Than Life continued its reputation as the World’s Largest Whiskey & Music Festival and America’s Biggest Rock Fest. This year’s fest brought in over 170,000 attendees and featured over 100 artists! 2022 was headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS and also featured Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, […]

Rob Zombie ignites Irvine, California with Freaks on Parade

Rob Zombie finally brought his Freaks on Parade Tour to SoCal, featuring an all-star lineup of supporting acts — Powerman5000, Static-X and Mudvanye. Kicking off the first of the southern California dates in Irvine at the Five Point Amphitheatre, Rob Zombie started his set with a few seconds of “California Love” by 2Pac before leading […]

Rob Zombie’s Freaks On Parade Tour sets off in St. Louis

Rob Zombie brought a packed lineup of artists to the opening show of his Freaks On Parade 2022 tour in Saint Louis. Teaming up with the ever-elusive heavy metal legend Mudvayne, this show is guaranteed to be a high octane thrill of a time. Starting the show was late 90s rock staple, Powerman5000. The band […]

Aftershock spans four days for Fall 2022

The west coast’s biggest rock festival, Aftershock, is returning to Discovery Park this October 6th through 9th! And, 2022 is aiming to be the biggest edition of the festival yet by expanding to four days, adding a fourth stage and featuring over 90 bands! After last year’s attendance of 145,000, this year is looking to […]

Louisville’s Louder Than Life is larger than ever for 2022

The Louder Than Life 2022 lineup has finally been announced!! This is said to be the festival’s biggest year yet and rightfully so, because the lineup is just… wow! The fest will return to the Highland Festival Grounds in Louisville, Kentucky on September 22th through 25th. Four full days of INSANE rock bands?!? The lineup […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2021: Day Two

Day Two of Blue Ridge Rock Fest definitely gave us some Warped Tour vibes!! With bands like D.R.U.G.S, Bad Omens, I Prevail, Asking Alexandria and Motionless in White… we were definitely feeling the nostalgia! Day Two also seemed to be slightly more organized then the day before! It’s like they found the flaws and fixed […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest announces official ticket exchange for 2021

It’s not too late to get your tickets to Virginia’s upcoming Blue Ridge Rock Fest! The ‘fan driven’ fest sold out only four days after the full lineup was announced, with 50,000 attendees expected to be there… and you can still be one of them! There’s an official fan exchange/resale platform where you can be […]

Welcome to Rockville returns to Daytona Beach

Rock in the sunny state… When you think of Florida, you may think of beaches, good restaurants and fun times in the heat. Me, personally, I think of the best festival since Warped Tour! Welcome To Rockville is a yearly festival (like Warped Tour, only stagnant) that has a really, really, really good lineup of […]

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 […]

After effects of Aftershock 2019

Wow! Can’t believe this is the 8th year of Aftershock in Sacramento, CA. This year, the festival took place at Discovery Park and had a sold-out crowd, including huge headliners. The bar was set very high, but the music, fans and overall experience definitely delivered. Fans were dressed in metal, gothic, and alternative clothing on […]

Aftershock Fest 2019 expands to three days

After selling out the last four years in Sacramento and welcoming a crowd of over 60,000 people, Aftershock Festival has expanded to three days and will include some of the biggest names in metal, punk rock and alternative music. This year’s headliners will feature Slipknot, Stained, Korn, Blink 182, Rob Zombie, Tool, Dropkick Murphys, Lamb […]