Can’t stop, won’t stop: sitting down with Geoff Weers of The Expendables

Northern California heavy hitters, The Expendables have become well-known in the music world for their creative intent and a mastering of their craft that is untouchable. Their vibe is on point, and they only want to be true to the music. Layered with sounds and lyrics deep enough that it’s alluring and inviting to listeners […]

Stephen Marley brings Babylon by Bus Tour to Saratoga

On Thursday June 9th, Stephen Marley — son of the legendary Bob Marley — brought his Babylon by Bus Tour to Saratoga’s Mountain Winery. The tour had just kicked off at Cali Roots Festival and continues on, featuring different reggae acts depending on location. Tonight’s show featured Skip Marley, grandson of Bob Marley, as well […]

Tech N9ne takes over Santa Cruz’s Catalyst Club

On Tuesday April 19th, I made my way to The Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz for Tech N9ne’s ASIN9NE Tour with special guests ¡Mayday!, Joey Cool and X-Raided. This was my first show back under The Catalyst Club’s roof after two years due to the pandemic — obviously it was a very special show for me. […]

A night with Satsang at Felton Music Hall

On Wednesday, November 17th, Montana-based quartet Satsang brought their All. Right. Now tour to Felton Music Hall, located up in the Santa Cruz mountains. Self-produced by frontman, Drew Mcmanus, the new album was entirely written and recorded during the bands hiatus from the road. Drew flew the band up to Montana, where they rented a cabin and recorded what is now, All. […]

An intimate show with Anti-Flag in Santa Cruz

On October 10th, I was fortunate enough to see Anti-Flag in Santa Cruz alongside some other amazing punk rock bands. Oxymorrons started off the night, with a mixture of hip hop and hardcore punk. Oxymorrons are the ‘babies’ of the tour, yet, the way they all connected with the crowd was amazing and spoke for […]

SOL Mountain Fest 2021: Day One

Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival kicked off Day One of the two-day festival on Saturday, September 18th under the beautiful redwoods at Felton’s Roaring Camp, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Gates opened at 11am with the first band, Wolf Jett, on the stage at noon. The festival initially sold out weeks before due to limited […]

Tribal Seeds performs Felton Music Hall’s Roaring Camp

Back again at Roaring Camp, courtesy of Felton Music Hall  and California Roots Presents, was a SOLD OUT Night Two show with Tribal Seeds — and, this time with Santa Cruz locals Pacific Roots! It was another reggae filled night in the Santa Cruz mountains with nothing, but good vibes. As people danced in their […]

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 […]

Collie Buddz 420 Weekend

Anybody who is remotely familiar with reggae music knows the name Collie Buddz. The internationally known Bermuda born reggae sensation had quite the 4/20 weekend as all three dates for the mini 420 Tour yielded sold out, packed to the rim venues. Top Shelf Reggae had the absolute pleasure of attending two of the three […]

Winter West Coast 2014 Tour with Tribal Seeds

The award winning roots reggae rock artists took the stage Saturday night and performed in front of the sold out Catalyst Club in sunny Santa Cruz, California. The group is currently on their Winter West Coast 2014 tour sharing the stage with Through the Roots which are four cities into their nineteen city tour. The […]

Through the Roots light up the stage in Santa Cruz

Through the Roots, a relatively new group based out of the reggae rock hub San Diego hit the stage January 11, 2014 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz where we caught up with them setting the stage absolutely on fire. The sold out, standing room only venue was a perfect setting for their signature Cali […]