Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022 is already nearing!

It’s the New Year and that means we are that much closer to another amazing reggae music festival! If you have been, you know the beauty and magic that takes place at Reggae Rise Up Florida… and, if you haven’t been before, it’s about time you come experience it. In the heart of downtown St. […]

Solrise shares “Cold & Rugged” lyric video

Rootsy reggae Barcelona-based band Solrise returns with a lyric video for their “Cold & Rugged” single — an appropriately-titled song for wintertime!! And, it’s in English (for all you tuning in from the States). Released last year before their latest single “Sitting There”, “Cold & Rugged” centers around the sad hard feelings that come with […]

MoZaiq unveils “I Love” video

Desert reggae trailblazers Marc Diaz and Noel Morin Jr. (better known as MoZaiq) return with their cinematic debut! Their first music video to ever hit the digital world, “I Love” pays tribute to not only reggae music as a whole, but moreover where the two learned to love reggae music — in their hometown of […]

Reggae Rise Up Vegas 2021: Day One

Las Vegas is more known for its high-end casinos, nightlife, entertainment, fine dining and wild activities. But, reggae fans had their weekend to rock on! On October 9th and 10th, Las Vegas hosted its first Reggae Rise Up. It was so interesting to see reggae fans from all over the country gather together in the […]

Enormous Cali Vibes Fest to hit Long Beach in 2022

A new festival just hit the market…or is it? For those who have made the connection, Cali Vibes — an epic, jam-packed three-day reggae and hip hop fusion event set for February 2022 — is just a new chapter for the renowned One Love Cali Reggae Festival (that would’ve been in its sixth year if […]

Christos DC reveals “Be of Knowledge”, feat. Nick Sefakis

Roots reggae artist and producer, Christos DC, has just released a brand new track titled “Be of Knowledge”, featuring Nick Sefakis. Christos DC has collaborated with some of the biggest names in reggae, such as Sly & Robbie, Don Carlos, Akae Beka and more. Christos and Nick have also joined forces in the past on […]

Introducing, The Driftwood Gambler

The Driftwood Gambler, a.k.a. reggae rock artist Tyler Person, might also be known as another name in the biz — Snugit Loose. For those up on up-and-coming artists, Snugit Loose broke into the industry with tenacity and heart, rendering an entire full-length album and several singles within his first year as a reggae act! Music […]

Josh Heinrichs & friends bring roots reggae to San Diego’s Music Box

On August 25th at the intimate Music Box in San Diego, Josh Heinrichs headlined a great show for roots reggae lovers. First to hit the stage was Eureka Sound. Their trumpet player, Gary Gopar, is also a music professor at Cypress College and several of Eureka Sound‘s members are his former students! Many of Gary’s […]

Florida gears up for Reggae Rise Up’s return

It’s almost time for Reggae Rise Up Florida, one of the largest and most beautiful festivals in the country! Every year (well, almost every year) it’s held at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park, with its stretching views of the Tampa Bay waters with boaters, dolphins, art, palm trees, hammocks and plenty of space to spread out […]

Mykal Rose brings reggae to Santa Barbara

On August 20th, Elings Park in Santa Barbara was blessed with a performance by legendary reggae artist Mykal Rose. To start off the night was Jacob Marquez and The Good Vibes, an up-and-coming local reggae band with an island reggae sound. The way they all connected with the crowd made it feel personal and authentic. […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: JonQuan “One Bright Road”, feat. Elliot Martin

Singer-songwriter JonQuan teams with acclaimed vocalist Elliot Martin (of John Brown’s Body) in this brand new roots reggae single “One Bright Road”! Premiering today on Top Shelf Music only, the track illuminates the struggles of humanity, yet, moreover, how to overcome them without losing hope. JonQuan, known also as frontman and keyboardist of Virginia Beach’s […]

Rebelution performs at Berkley’s historic Greek Theatre

Rebelution… wow, what a night at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California! It is an amazing venue and Top Shelf Music was so happy to cover this show on August “Friday the 13th”, 2021 Before a recap, we want to appreciate the amazing William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre. This is the longest running outdoor amphitheater […]

First ever Cali Roots Sessions: San Francisco announced

The reggae rock festival kings who brought the world over 10 years of Cali Roots is proud to announce a kickoff series of shows, slated to take place throughout the next year leading to the beloved (and long-awaited) 2022 California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, CA. Included in this rundown is the inaugural Cali Roots […]

Bayfest San Diego 2021

San Diego’s premiere reggae rock festival on the water Bayfest returned on July 10th to host thousands of local fans, bands and vendors after more than a year since the pandemic began. Instantly, the event brought amazing free and great vibes, with fans rejoicing and reuniting with one another after so long apart. The second […]