Axe Shining Axe Shining Santa Cruz, California . Axe Shining has a unique sound spreading to the world. Selling out venues and having a #8 Album on Billboard. Axe Shining has a sound that must be heard, if you hear it you’ll be a part of this musical journey that is definitely going places. Axe has pulled from genres like punk, reggae, rub-a-dub, dancehall, hip hop, punk and rock to put out a sound that must be heard. Inspired by Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Beastie Boys, Dirty Heads and more. .