About Nina Tabios

If I'm rapping along, you've caught me on a good night. San Francisco-based writer covering hip-hop/R&B for The Bay Bridged, San Francisco Chronicle and Rehab Online Magazine.
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    Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

Photo by @wheres.wables

Jay Casio has tried to forge a new identity since going solo from his initial outfit, one-half of Oakland party rappers RnB Millionaires. In 2014, the autotuned [...]

By |July 12, 2019|Comments Off on Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”
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    Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape

Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape

Fabby Davis Jr., Mr. Dope Era -- When he's not sitting court side at Golden State Warriors games or running his merch shop in downtown Oakland, Mistah FAB stays [...]

By |July 5, 2019|Comments Off on Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape
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    Summer Fridays at Bandcamp: Upcoming Abelton workshop, Umber release party and of course, performances

Summer Fridays at Bandcamp: Upcoming Abelton workshop, Umber release party and of course, performances

Bandcamp Oakland has quickly become a gem of a record-store-slash-performance-space for curious music junkies, local artists, and creators in the area. Peruse its selection of stellar independent records or [...]

By |July 5, 2019|Comments Off on Summer Fridays at Bandcamp: Upcoming Abelton workshop, Umber release party and of course, performances
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    Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

As the Bay Area continues to grow as an R&B hotspot, singer-songwriter Samaria seems to have aligned her silent trajectory right alongside it. The 22-year-old has been quietly dropping [...]

By |July 3, 2019|Comments Off on Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

Caleborate returns with “Hear Me Out”

"Everybody conversate the same now anyways, so don't mind me, I'm just trying to tell my story a different way," -- Caleborate continues to speak his truth and authenticity [...]

By |June 28, 2019|Comments Off on Caleborate returns with “Hear Me Out”
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    Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Nate Mercereau is a virtuoso composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who left San Francisco and headed to Los Angeles where he contributed his talents to records with Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, [...]

By |June 28, 2019|Comments Off on Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Betabrand Podcast Theatre presents the Noise Pop Podcast

Every Thursday, Betabrand plays host to weekly live podcast and this week's feature is none other than The Bay Bridged Phono del Sol partner, Noise Pop. Led by Noise [...]

By |June 27, 2019|Comments Off on Betabrand Podcast Theatre presents the Noise Pop Podcast
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    Gray Area Festival merges art, music and technology from July 25-29

Gray Area Festival merges art, music and technology from July 25-29

Photo: Mariah C. Tiffany

Since 2014, the Gray Area Festival has brought art, music, design and technology together through its immersive conference and experiences at San Francisco's Grand Theater. 2019 [...]

By |June 21, 2019|Comments Off on Gray Area Festival merges art, music and technology from July 25-29
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    Chulita Vinyl Club + Club SCAM throw El/La Para TransLatinasbenefit party at the Chapel

Chulita Vinyl Club + Club SCAM throw El/La Para TransLatinasbenefit party at the Chapel

The womyn of Chulita Vinyl Club is partnering up with Club SCAM to kick off pride with Queer Dance Party. Throwing down in the Mission's Chapel SF, all show [...]

By |June 21, 2019|Comments Off on Chulita Vinyl Club + Club SCAM throw El/La Para TransLatinasbenefit party at the Chapel
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    ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video

ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video

ALLBLACK and Kossisko are putting in the double-time with their new video, "304". Trading in his typical white tee and jerseys for a neon sweatsuit, ALLBLACK once again flexes [...]

By |June 21, 2019|Comments Off on ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video
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    Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish

Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish

Photo by Amy Lombard

OK, look: We love YBN Cordae. The North Carolina rapper possesses a bonafide pen — he fired legit shots to all the old heads in J. [...]

By |June 19, 2019|Comments Off on Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish
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    “Soul gayze” and “avant pop” Future Twin to showcase new music at the Knockout

“Soul gayze” and “avant pop” Future Twin to showcase new music at the Knockout

(photo: Alexey Turanov)

When Jean Jeanie isn't fighting for organized housing in San Francisco, she moonlights as Future Twin, a generative artist fighting the good fight through her "soul gayze" [...]

By |June 19, 2019|1 Comment
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