Tropidelic drops “Sunny Days” single & video, feat. Devin The Dude

The hard-working boys from Cleveland are back in action with not only a nostalgic new single featuring Devin The Dude, but a bangin’ new video to boot! That’s right, Tropidelic — the horn-heavy, reggae-hip hop conglomerate — has partnered with one of Houston’s top emcees to render “Sunny Days”, a song about reflecting on simpler […]

Rockstead to release “Distractions” single off forthcoming album

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, four-piece reggae rock band Rockstead has been making moves and making people groove since 2013. The band is known for their ability to mix reggae, rock, hip hop and alternative flawlessly into their performance and sound. Through the last seven years, the band has managed to make quite a name for […]

Celebrating 311 Day 2020

In what could possibly be the last concert for a long time (with the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe and all), diehard 311 fans flocked in hoards to Viva Las Vegas for three full days of 311 performances — complete with pre-parties and after-parties around the casino! An annual tradition, the band has been […]

TSM #HotList: Holiday 2019 Edition

Host Alexia Johnson has the hottest new music finds in this holiday edition of Top Shelf Music’s Artist #HotList! In this late December installment, Alexia lets you check out the latest jams by Ocean Beach band No Kings, roots reggae family band The Lambsbread and two amazing collabs: Tropidelic teaming up with Flobots’ Jonny 5 […]

Tribal Seeds lit up Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

On Thursday, October 24th, Tribal Seeds came to Jannus Live St. Petersburg, Florida. As Tribal Seeds ended their summer tour with Slightly Stoopid, they set up their fall tour with two amazing bands, Tropidelic and New Kingston. With these three bands together, it was one wild night that everyone who attended will not soon forget. […]

Resonance returns to Pennsylvania for its 6th year

Bringing folk and jam band and funk and EDM to the forefront, Pennsylvania’s favorite festival is back in its sixth year at Slippery Rock. That’s right, in a few short days, Resonance Fest is upon us! Changing its locale to the serene station at Coopers Lake (a 500-acre reserve with lakes and hills and even […]

Tropidelic ‘Here In The Heights’ album review

Tropidelic is in a category all its own. Their latest album, Here In The Heights, is a product of successfully combining funk, reggae, rock and hip hop with excellent and creative songwriting. With passion, soul, funky guitar and brass instrumentals, the six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio gives Here In The Heights the band’s trademark sound. […]

Cruising the Hudson with The Expendables

The ship set sail on June 12th, cruising through New York’s Hudson River. Aboard this kickin’ yacht party was Tropidelic and The Expendables, who treated their fans to an unforgettable night of good old reggae rock vibes. Both bands rock the boat in true reggae fashion by ‘lighting’ up the stage with sweet sounds of […]

Bumpin Uglies ‘Buzz’ EP review

No time to stop in all aspects. Bumpin Uglies is a plethora of different music, yet they are for sure a fusion of reggae, punk and ska. Formed a little over a decade ago in Annapolis, this funky foursome has paved a dusty tour van path across the country since the band's formation in 2008. The […]

Tropidelic at Revolution Bar & Music Hall NYC

A funky explosion of brass mixed with a little hip hop hit the Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, NY as the six-piece band of Tropidelic took the stage. The band made a stop on their tour to rock with Long Island on December 8th, joined by performers who reflected the bands ranging genres: […]

An interview with Tropidelic

Ohio-based band Tropidelic has been hustling all year long and with so much going on, we decided it was dire time to catch up with one of the biggest reggae-rock bands on the rise! Following a sit-down video interview at California Roots 9, we here at Top Shelf Reggae were wondering what more has happened […]

Roots of Creation presents Summer in the 603 Fest

Summer in the northeast may be hot and muggy, but to beat the heat, there's nothing better than a good ol' fashioned block party! New Hampshire's own Roots of Creation (RoC) has teamed up with Granite Lion Entertainment this year to bring reggae-rock lovers a day festival they'll never forget. Going down this upcoming August […]

Tropidelic talks at Cali Roots 2018

Ska-reggae sensation Tropidelic interviews with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 1 at California Roots Festival 2018. The band started the holiday weekend right by inaugurating the Cali Roots Stage that Friday morning. Fresh off the stage, the band chats about their performance, their latest music, their Freakstomp Festival in the fall and more. […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day One

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Oogee Wawa releases “City to City” single

This past week, I had to opportunity to sit down and listen to, take notes and ultimately write a review of Oogee Wawa's new track, “City to City”, which just was released this Friday, June 22nd. What a perfect birthday gift!! “City to City” is a track pretty solidly created for the fans after years […]