The Interrupters step up for Flogging Molly in Pittsburgh

It’s a surprisingly beautiful day on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, PA. But the night was also a little different… aside from the usual black and gold painted on the city and its people, you could also find a collection of groups in combat boots, huge spiked mohawks and kilts lining up around Pittsburgh’s favorite […]

Aftershock spans four days for Fall 2022

The west coast’s biggest rock festival, Aftershock, is returning to Discovery Park this October 6th through 9th! And, 2022 is aiming to be the biggest edition of the festival yet by expanding to four days, adding a fourth stage and featuring over 90 bands! After last year’s attendance of 145,000, this year is looking to […]

Slam Dunk Fest set for Leeds & Hatfield for summer 2022

The annual Slam Dunk Festival returns to the United Kingdom this summer! The North installation of the festival takes place on Friday, June 3rd at Temple Newsam in Leeds, followed by the South installation on Saturday, June 4th at Hatfield Park in Hatfield. Slam Dunk is a one-day festival taking place in two different cities […]

Hella Mega Tour leaves San Diego in awe

Selling out stadiums across America, the Hella Mega Tour finally rolled into San Diego on the gorgeous Sunday afternoon of August 29th. The vibe was this happy, positive, calming energy. Yes!! We are finally back, doing what we love with the people that get it! Of course, there were a few new rules for the safety […]

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 […]

Party at FivePoint with Slightly Stoopid, The Interrupters & more

Dreams do come true! And, Slightly Stoopid’s Party at FivePoint in Irvine on Saturday, October 12th delivered just that! Bringing with them their famous reggae-rock friends HIRIE and J Boog to get the party started, Stoopid also brought along the red hot punk band The Interrupters to help kick the night up a notch. 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 […]

Hangout Music Festival set to return to Gulf Shores, AL

Alabama's award-winning Hangout Music Festival is back! Set to return to the sandy white beaches of Gulf Shores May 17th-19th, Hangout infuses everything you want out of the ideal music festival with your dream vacation. Don't believe us? Every year, Hangout Fest revamps Gulf Shores to accommodate music-lovers near and far with in-ground pools at […]

Unbelievable Coachella 2019 lineup unveiled

The bellweather of all music and arts festivals really went big for their 20th annual. That's right, Coachella – one of the grandfathers of the modern festival movement – returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for a celebration two decades in the making. Ever since its inaugural year in 1999, Coachella walked […]

Scallywag San Diego 2018 vlog

Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose explores the last stop of Scallywag Fest 2018 in sunny San Diego, California in a skankin’ vlog style. Presented by 91x, performances included Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, The Interrupters and Beach Goons. The first half of the day, festivalgoers were revelling in free beer […]

Scallywag San Diego 2018

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The skankin’ Scallywag San Diego experience

The extensive lawns of San Diego's Waterfront Park is home to many music and cultural festivals: the biannual extreme EDM CRSSD Fest, craft beer celebration BeerX, among others. Besides BeerX, San Diego's 91x radio station commemorates its love for alt-rock outside of the airwaves by hosting handfuls of other events around the calendar year. Of […]

91x presents Scallywag! San Diego

There are some things in life that go better with other things: peanut butter with jelly, iPhones with power chords, yin with yang. Along the lines of essential pairings comes beer with punk rock – you simply can't separate the two. World-renowned FM radio station 91x in San Diego knows this all too well and […]

Surf City Blitz to hit Huntington Beach

If your life is a cross between punk music and motorcycles, boy do we have a festival for you. Introducing Huntington Beach's first Surf City Blitz: two full days of drag racing and hardcore hits from hometown faves like The Offspring, Social Distortion and more this upcoming October 27th and 28th – all on the […]