Stick Figure drops new single “Above the Storm” | Top Shelf Reggae

Music fanatics worldwide were captivated when on November 13, 2015, renowned California reggae band Stick Figure released their new album Set In Stone to critical acclaimed reviews. Featured on Top Shelf Reggae among many other notable platforms and received to rave recognition and extolled acknowledgements, Set In Stone, is the perfect addition to any serious […]

1st Annual Desert Oasis Recap | Top Shelf Reggae

The sun was shining bright and the temperature was hot for the 1st Annual Desert Oasis Music Festival in Indio, California on October 7 and 8. The lineup revolved around reggae and rock, with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley headlining on Saturday and Rebelution headlining Sunday. The festival started each day at 2PM. The first band […]

New “Reggae Night” music video from Morgan Heritage | Top Shelf Reggae

Morgan Heritage releases a new music video today, called “Reggae Night.” The song is from Morgan Heritage’s latest hit album Avrakedabra. “Reggae Night” features DreZion and is a magnificent cover of Jimmy Cliff’s song. The vocals were recorded in a hotel in Zimbabwe. Morgan Heritage is made up of Peetah Morgan; Una Morgan on keyboards and vocals; Roy […]

California Roots 2018 takes shape | Top Shelf Reggae

For the past eight years since the inaugural California Roots Music and Arts Festival, there is always an early October date that rings significant to reggae-rock-rap lovers alike. It's been a long summer since the previous Cali Roots went down over Memorial Day Weekend, and with the transition to fall comes the transition to the […]

The Green “Marching Orders” album review | Top Shelf Reggae

The Green’s new album, Marching Orders, has all the relaxed guitar riffs, lush vocals, and nostalgic lyrics you could hope for in an early fall release. With the members of The Green’s varying instrumentations and awe-inspiring harmonies, Marching Orders isn't the kind of fall album you'll have playing in the background, but the kind you’ll […]

KAABOO 2017: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Day Two KAABOO Del Mar turned out to be pure MAGIC. From start to finish, the day was filled with performances that truly brought the thunder. While One Drop was kicking off the Grandview DARENOTS were on each other's shoulders, The Tubes lead singer struggled out of a straight jacket, Garbage's Shirley Manson took the band […]

House of Reggae Pt. 191

Step this way for another hour of fine Jamaican music where today I’m doing a triple tribute to three reggae legends who have passed away in recent weeks, the keyboard king Earl ‘Wire’ Lindo, the ska vocalist Winston Samuels and the reggae pioneer Larry Marshall… Larry Marshall – Nanny Goat Larry Marshall – Mean Girl […]

KAABOO 2017: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

KAABOO Del Mar 2017 hit the ground running, with the full MIX-perience firing at all cylinders the minute the gates opened to the public on Day One. Looking around the grounds was almost overwhelming, with so much to take in: artists erecting enormous masterpieces, entertainers absolutely slaying each of the six stages, and hired acrobats […]

Dry Diggings 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

We arrived to the first day of Dry Diggings later than originally planned, but we could still feel the excitement in the air as the sun began to set and Barrington Levy took the stage. The Expendables followed Barrington’s high-energy performance. They rocked the stage as always with shredding guitar solos. The beat-boxing rapper, Matisyahu […]

The 3rd Annual KAABOO MIX-perience | Top Shelf Reggae

What to say about the third annual KAABOO Del Mar Festival… what not to say, rather? Being stationed on the coastline of sunny San Diego in mid-September is not a bad place to be in the first place, let alone reveling in celebrities and surprises, with everyone around you having the time of their lives. […]