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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    Oakland rapper Siri headlines Women’s Audio Mission showcase, Local Sirens

Oakland rapper Siri headlines Women’s Audio Mission showcase, Local Sirens

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By |July 13, 2017|Comments Off on Oakland rapper Siri headlines Women’s Audio Mission showcase, Local Sirens
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    UK producer Mura Masa to perform at Fox Theater in September

UK producer Mura Masa to perform at Fox Theater in September

Though his music isn't necessarily crafted with the live show in mind, Mura Masa's one-man performance is hypnotizing. Save for a few songs with go-to musical-partner-in-crime Bonzai, the UK [...]

By |July 6, 2017|Comments Off on UK producer Mura Masa to perform at Fox Theater in September
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    Nite Jewel, Geneva Jacuzzi, Harriet Brown retro-fit Rickshaw Stop on July 7

Nite Jewel, Geneva Jacuzzi, Harriet Brown retro-fit Rickshaw Stop on July 7

On July 7, Rickshaw Stop turns back the clock a couple decades with a bill featuring the minimal, cool electro-pop of Nite Jewel, synth-driven compositions and visual performances of [...]

By |June 30, 2017|Comments Off on Nite Jewel, Geneva Jacuzzi, Harriet Brown retro-fit Rickshaw Stop on July 7

Oklahoma pop band Sports hit Bottom of the Hill next month

On July 15, San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill will play host to a number of up-and-coming acts that don’t believe in the confines of genres.

Oklahoma band Sports delivers [...]

By |June 21, 2017|Comments Off on Oklahoma pop band Sports hit Bottom of the Hill next month

Los Angeles jazz trio Moonchild to light up the New Parish

Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson make up Moonchild, a Los Angeles trio whose bright, starry, jazz-neo-soul beams with mellow instrumentations and Navran's delicate, airy vocals. Their latest [...]

By |June 20, 2017|Comments Off on Los Angeles jazz trio Moonchild to light up the New Parish
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    London producer Tom Misch drops a set at 1015 Folsom this weekend

London producer Tom Misch drops a set at 1015 Folsom this weekend

First discovered by Los Angeles sound collection Soulection, London's Tom Misch has carved out a nice niche for himself. His intricate, soul-driven productions such as "Watch Me Dance" and [...]

By |June 19, 2017|Comments Off on London producer Tom Misch drops a set at 1015 Folsom this weekend
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    Oakland beat showcase SMART BOMB recognized in 2017 YCBA 100

Oakland beat showcase SMART BOMB recognized in 2017 YCBA 100

Every year, San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts publishes its YCBA 100 list that names people, organizations and movements that are using the arts to innovate and [...]

By |June 16, 2017|Comments Off on Oakland beat showcase SMART BOMB recognized in 2017 YCBA 100
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    2017 Phono del Sol festival fare brings in flavor by the truckload

2017 Phono del Sol festival fare brings in flavor by the truckload

Good food, good music, and good company. The 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival has the tunes and grub part covered, you just need to provide the [...]

By |June 14, 2017|Comments Off on 2017 Phono del Sol festival fare brings in flavor by the truckload

Phono Del Sol: Rayana Jay is the new Bay Area sound

In the past eight months, Richmond singer Rayana Jay has seen her career trajectory go from strictly local to national — and even international — recognition. Her latest EP, [...]

By |June 8, 2017|Comments Off on Phono Del Sol: Rayana Jay is the new Bay Area sound
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    San Jose producer B. Lewis releases new track, “Strange Things”

San Jose producer B. Lewis releases new track, “Strange Things”

Bay Area music coverage tends to hone its focus on San Francisco and Oakland, but the South Bay shouldn’t be undermined, especially when it comes to the beat producer [...]

By |June 5, 2017|Comments Off on San Jose producer B. Lewis releases new track, “Strange Things”

Soul Slam XII: Prince + MJ featuring DJ Spinna

Summer in San Francisco guarantees two things: Foggy Fourth of Julys and Soul Slam.

Each year, Mezzanine turns into a dance oasis to celebrate the timeless, beloved sounds of the [...]

By |June 5, 2017|Comments Off on Soul Slam XII: Prince + MJ featuring DJ Spinna

Brownies + Lemonade take over the Bay at 1015 Folsom

San Francisco’s 1015 Folsom is the leading venue that hosts forward-thinking music across all genres. From hip-hop to electronic to grime and house, Bay Areans looking for the newest [...]

By |May 23, 2017|Comments Off on Brownies + Lemonade take over the Bay at 1015 Folsom
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