About Matt St. John

Matt St. John is a writer and journalist living in San Francisco. His work has appeared in Vice, El Pais, and the East Bay Express. For more of his musings on pop music and the occasional political rant, follow him on Twitter @mattystjohn.
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    Boofrmda4’s “Fake Love” is vibrant and fun East Bay R&B

Boofrmda4’s “Fake Love” is vibrant and fun East Bay R&B

Oakland R&B singer Boofrmda4 recently released a new track called "Fake Love." The song features a relaxed chorus by Oakland rapper Tree Thomas and a frantic beat by Armani [...]

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    Nyanni’s new track “Over Night” explores the consequences of mixing love and Hennessy

Nyanni’s new track “Over Night” explores the consequences of mixing love and Hennessy

Nyanni (photo: Edgar Daniel)

Late last year, I met Nyanni on the platform of West Oakland BART, while working on a story about Oakland's BART dancing scene. The 22-year-old [...]

Jawbreaker working on new music

Jawbreaker got aging emo/punk kids on Reddit forums super stoked last year by reuniting for Riot Fest in Chicago, and a couple shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New [...]

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Jane Handcock gets vulnerable with her new video

Watch Oakland R&B singer Jane Handcock cruise around the East Bay in a vintage convertible in her new video “My N***a.” The song is a refreshingly vulnerable and long [...]

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    East Bay rapper Zion I releases ‘Tonite Show’ with DJ Fresh

East Bay rapper Zion I releases ‘Tonite Show’ with DJ Fresh

East Bay rapper Baba Zumbi — also known as Zion I — recently released a new record with Los Angeles producer DJ Fresh. The duo recorded the 10-track [...]

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