The Revivalists’ David Shaw drops soulful debut solo album

David Shaw, member and frontman of alt rock band The Revivalists, recently released his self-titled debut album. The 12-song LP comes just in time to be our summer favorite, dosed with a killer cocktail of soulful blues, folk and rock ‘n roll cuts! Produced by Jack Splash (a four-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer, with credits on records […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Curt Ramm “Smugglers Cove”

Famed rock and roll horn player Curt Ramm emerges out of the COVID era with the lead single off his forthcoming Rogue Island album! Premiering exclusively today on Top Shelf Music, “Smugglers Cove” is one of four singles on the 11-track instrumental reggae soundscape dropping tomorrow on all digital outlets in anticipation of the full […]

Corey Taylor returns rock to Sauget, Illinois

An intimate, socially-distanced, yet devilishly good time was had in Sauget, Illinois with Corey Mother-Fucking Taylor on the night of May 28th, 2021. Briefly venturing away from the chaos that is Slipknot and Stone Sour, Taylor has been focusing more on his solo work lately — music that deserved a life of its own, not […]

BeachLife Festival announces stacked lineup for Fall 2021

BeachLife is BACK! For those fortunate enough to catch the first round back in 2019, BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach stands as the ultimate weekend party that you do not want to miss! Rooted in beach culture, the inaugural fest welcomed record numbers through the gates (and, when we say ‘gates’, these are ones located […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: 11:11 “Sanarás”

Costa Rican experimental rock band 11:11 returns with an awakening music video for their latest single “Sanarás”. Meaning ‘to heal’ in English, the band is urging listeners and fans to spring into action, do our part to heal this world, especially now that the global pandemic is waning. It’s been a year of terror. Let’s […]

Outside Lands sets sights on Halloween Weekend 2021

San Francisco’s main event, Outside Lands, is returning triumphantly to the City By The Bay for 2021 to the relief of ticket-holders, festival fans and music-lovers everywhere. That said, it’s going to be a little late. Pushed back from its annual August positioning to over Halloween Weekend 2021, Outside Lands is back and bigger than […]

DENM defies expectations in “Fallin” single

Promptly joining the celebrated list of southern California’s musical messengers, sun-kissed 20-something musician, songwriter and producer DENM (pronounced: Denim) has dropped his latest single “Fallin”. This ballad, dripping with SoCal vibes, is the newest release in preparation for his upcoming debut album Slum Beach Denny, planning to be released this year in partnership with Ineffable […]

All star conglomerate The Gama Sennin debuts with “I Kill You”

The destruction of the ego can be a daunting task. It has the power to result in a mystical, transcendent experience that has monumental benefits… or, it can be a terrifying, seamlessly never-ending fever dream. A life-altering event that holds that much pure and raw energy can only be matched by Los Angeles-based rock supergroup […]

Non Neutral bursts forth with “Lust Conquers All” single

Costa Rican band Non Neutral is forging ahead with their latest “Lust Conquers All” single, combining elements of hip hop and metal to render a commanding rock anthem. The new track follows the band’s Every Direction Is Forward EP of late 2016, a release that cemented Non Neutral as a catalyst amongst the top Latin […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 10

Welcome to the pumpkin spice and everything nice edition of Top Shelf Music News, with your harvest hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose. Before you dive into Thanksgiving dinner with your loved ones, whether in-person or virtually, join us as we give thanks to new music and all of the happenings in the industry. From […]

Mango Furs drop “Shoes Untied” single & video

Nashville-based band Mango Furs are rising the ranks of the indie rock scene, fusing together new psychedelia with that of 1960s surf rock — an American equivalent to Tame Impala, if you will. After bursting onto the public radar in 2019 with “Tangerine” and an EP entitled Inner Migrations, Mango Furs are raising the bar […]

Saves The Day x Senses Fail drop Misfits cover EP, ‘Through Being Ghoul’

Blessed be emo kids! We have a fantastic new set of covers from some of our favorite powerhouses. The best part? They’re covering Misfits. Oh yeah. There’s honestly nothing we love more than some of our favorite early 2000s heartthrobs absolutely crushing some classics. It’s like a whole new bunch of songs that we already […]

Executive Order is feeling “Wicked”

Three-piece rock band Executive Order is feeling “Wicked” this Halloween season, releasing a follow-up to their debut single “All Bleed Red” out last month. Being from Hawaii, you’d expect a heavy island vibe to their music, yet this genre-twisting band is anything but laidback. Pairing metal and emotional rock to good ol’ rock and roll, […]

The Beach Boys play Ventura drive-in show with John Stamos & Mark McGrath

On October 23rd, Ventura was blessed with a legendary performance by The Beach Boys, featuring John Stamos and Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray), in the form of a drive-in concert. The venue was put together to accommodate social distancing, music enthusiasts and fun-seeking fans. Attendees arrived in their own personal vehicles and every automobile had […]