Tribal Seeds at Escondido’s Concerts on the Green: Night One

Tribal Seeds returned to their hometown for a special two-day performance, with special guests and fellow southern California reggae bands The Expanders and SM Familia on May 28th, 2021. Concerts On The Green hosted the event at the San Diego’s Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA. The interesting setup was perfect during this beautiful […]

Tribal Seeds tears up Night Two at the Escondido Center for the Arts

Tribal Seeds brought a sense of much needed normality to the Center for the Arts in Escondido, California, with The Expanders and SM Familia in direct support for two whole nights! With a handful of shows across the country thus far in 2021, Tribal Seeds brought their highly-anticipated act to a California audience who danced […]

Bayfest set to return to San Diego’s waterfront July 2021

What do Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Fortunate Youth, The Aggrolites, KBong and DENM all have in common? Besides the fact they’re all from SoCal and make the music we love, if you guessed they’re all on the lineup for Bayfest San Diego 2021, you’d be correct! This one-day festival is returning July 10th to […]

Blended Festival announced for San Diego this fall

Blended Festival (also known as Blended Wine Festival) returns brazenly from quarantine, announcing three new cities for 2021! If you’re not familiar with the growing national event, Blended twists together exquisite food and drink with the best in EDM, hip hop, Latin and pop music; it’s simply hard not to have a good time! After […]

Meet SoCal reggae artist & scene advocate Rude Creation

San Diego, California has always been a hot spot for roots reggae and reggae rock music. From Slightly Stoopid to Big Mountain to Tribal Seeds, the city continues to proffer acts who have changed the course the reggae genre’s collective history. Yet, there are countless artists and bands that reside within the middle of the […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Inna Vision “A Team”

Inna Vision returns with a high-tech music video for the power track “A Team” off his recent 2020 Vision album! Not only that, but Top Shelf Music is proud to host the video’s official premiere today only before the video goes out to the public! Inna Vision lives life to the fullest, albeit virtually, in […]

Iration performs Del Mar drive-in show ahead of city shutdown

The Hawaiian-rooted, California-based alternative reggae rock band Iration joined the Concerts in Your Car series on December 5th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, following two other southern California shows in Anaheim and Ventura days prior. The band’s Coastin’ at the Drive-In Tour was the first the band has played live since releasing […]

Slightly Stoopid & friends perform Del Mar drive-in show

San Diego-based Slightly Stoopid joined the Concerts In Your Car Series on Saturday, October 10th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for their first show since the COVID shutdown in March 2020. During the sold-out drive-in show, the band brought the good vibes, the party and the explosive energy we’ve been needing with the deprivation of […]

Dirty Heads kicks off Del Mar’s Concerts In Your Car series

Kicking off the first CBF Productions ‘Concerts In Your Car’ — a socially-distanced concert series at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego — was Dirty Heads! The band brought the energy and the great vibes we’ve all be craving since COVID-19 hit earlier this year, leading to the shutdown of all live entertainment. After […]

Punks4Change livestream supports San Diego’s Til Two Club venue

Since April of last year, when COVID-19 took over the music scene, all live shows came to a halt and music venues are currently feeling the effects: many are in jeopardy of closing down for good, especially the more intimate venues that don’t have the backing of major ticketing distributors, like Live Nation or Ticketmaster. […]

In memoriam of DJ Carlos Culture, a reggae legend

Before this massive escalation in American reggae, far ahead of the reggae festivals marking the calendar year, people grew up honoring the roots. Roots, rock, reggae — dub, ska, dancehall, lover’s rock, mento, rocksteady, raggamuffin. These genres are the infrastructure making up reggae as we know it. One person who knew it all too well […]

Top Shelf Music gets to know The Vibe

All three members of San Diego alt-funk band The Vibe sit down with Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose! With COVID-19 restrictions for musicians, The Vibe talks about what they had to do to adapt during the forced quarantine, how this downtime has been a blessing and what’s ahead on the horizon. After recently changing […]

SYNRGY to release “Here I Am” E.N Young Remix

SYNRGY is a soulful, sweet San Diego reggae rock band, one that has consistently brought blessings and positive vibes to the scene. From local shows to large weekend festivals, SYNRGY has made a name for themselves since their formation in 2007. Now, with three full-length albums and two EPs under their belts, SYNRGY continues their […]

Hippie Sabotage at Observatory North Park

San Diego was ready to rage on February 27th at the Observatory North Park as Hippie Sabotage hosted The Direction of Dreams Tour, an evening of insane beats and visuals to match. With openers ilo ilo kicking the night off right, the evening was a recipe for a good time.A dynamic duo, to say the […]