Sitting down with StrateJacket at Welcome to Rockville 2024

Sunnyvale, California consists of rugged ocean cliffs and a hidden music gem of a band — StrateJacket. Self-defined as “basement dwelling alternative”, this up-and-coming band might play your backyard or living room… or a festival in front of 200,000 people! The sky’s the limit for StrateJacket — go check em out! This unique three-piece rock […]

Reliving teen angst with Say Anything in St. Louis

Say Anything, one of the early 2000s pop punk bands that had my pre-teen years in a vice grip, recently toured in celebration of the 20-year anniversary of their second studio album …Is A Real Boy. As has been the trend with many emo and indie bands with albums reaching decade-long milestones, the band played […]

UK solo artist LiVES releases “Come Together”… no, not that one

I am obsessed with the Brits, let’s get into it! UK solo artist LiVES (aka, Peter Chisholm) released another single, “Come Together”, for his upcoming album co-written by James Morrison and produced by John Cornfield (Muse, Oasis, The Verve, New Model Army, Supergrass, Catatonia, Razorlight, Robert Plant, Stone Roses, Ride). This would be the second […]

Wonderfront Fest 2024: Day One

Wonderfront Festival 2024 burst into life on its first day in San Diego with a spectacular display of musical talent, scenic beauty, and vibrant energy. This year’s lineup, a testament to the festival’s commitment to diversity, promised an eclectic mix of genres and artists, and Day One was utterly packed and delivered beyond expectations. With […]

A chat with Scott Bartlett, co-founder of Saving Abel

Scott Bartlett, co-founder of the rock band Saving Abel, has made a name for himself through many years and many miles across the globe that he’s dedicated to his craft. The man writes, kills it on the guitar, and — without a doubt — knows his music biz from inside and out. As a singer-songwriter, […]

Experiencing the earth-shaking Welcome to Rockville 2024

Welcome to Rockville Fest conquered Florida once again this year! It has become Top Shelf’s annual trip to the NASCAR International Speedway by the shores of Daytona Beach. This festival is produced by the one and only Danny Wimmer Presents: one of the most riveting and largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America.   […]

Asking Alexandria & friends shake up Seattle’s Showbox SoDo

Seattle’s music scene was ablaze on Sunday, May 12th, as the iconic rock band Asking Alexandria took centerstage at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle as part of their All My Friends North American Tour. It was a showcase of talent from start to finish, featuring opening acts NERV, The Word Alive, and Memphis May Fire, […]

Kash’d Out melts faces in St. Louis with electrifying performance

The Old Rock House in St. Louis was packed with excited fans on May 9th. Anticipation rose as attendees eagerly readied for a night of infectious rhythms. The stage was set for an extremely fun evening, kicked off by the energetic and thrilling performance by Dale and the ZDubs. Dale and his band showed off […]